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  This week I was in Nashville, TN attending the SES Annual Conference. I am grateful for the opportunity to have attended this conference and network with other professionals who use and develop standards like those developed by NFPA. And I had
Posted: August 10, 2018, 6:08 pm
  The new and VASTLY improved NFPA 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code is now available! The total rewrite took about 3 years to complete, with task groups, committee meetings, and input from industry experts. The new
Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:56 pm
The August 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.   In this issue:   New project being explored on fire service personnel professional qualifications Proposed TIAs seeking comments on NFPA
Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:55 pm
The newest edition of our oldest standard, NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, underwent a significant reorganization. Making sure the standard's users easily find what they're looking for, NFPA 13 Staff Liaison David Hague recently
Posted: July 27, 2018, 6:24 pm
Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years and were thought to have been eradicated in the developed world around 1940. However, since about 1995, there has been a resurgence, most likely due to a number of reasons such as the banning of certain
Posted: July 27, 2018, 4:08 pm
NFPA Regional Director Russ Sanders was honored with the 2018 Everett Hudiburg Award by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Executive Board. The prestigious award recognizes an individual who has made significant
Posted: July 23, 2018, 2:19 pm
Nine-fold. That’s how great the increase was in residential battery energy storage system (ESS) installations from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018, according to PV Magazine. Homeowners are not the only ones going gaga over green technology. State officials and
Posted: July 20, 2018, 6:23 pm
Today’s post is from NFPA staff member, Jennifer Sisco. Jen is a Fire Protection Engineer in the Building and Life Safety Department where she serves as Staff Liaison to multiple NFPA Technical Committees, including Smoke Management systems
Posted: July 13, 2018, 2:15 pm
The second of three training courses developed to educate communities on NFPA 3000TM (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program is now available. NFPA 3000 provides unified planning, response and recovery guidance
Posted: July 3, 2018, 4:22 pm
Last month, NFPA hosted the Building Safety and Security (BS&S) Workshop, which brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to address targeted violence issues, and to collectively prioritize the next layers of “security safety” to
Posted: June 27, 2018, 6:37 pm
  In my recent NFPA Live session I went over the recently issued tentative interim amendments for the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code. These TIAs have provided more options to comply with the ground-fault protection requirements for
Posted: June 18, 2018, 12:55 pm
  Staying up-to-speed on new hazards, changing technologies, best practices, and the codes that ensure safety, can be a full-time job for those that work in the building, life safety, and emergency response realm.   To help authorities and
Posted: June 13, 2018, 12:06 am
  Essential electrical systems are intended to ensure that when facilities lose normal power there is a reliable source of backup power that can quickly restore power to circuits and equipment needed for life safety purposes and those that affect
Posted: June 12, 2018, 4:58 pm
News reports continue to document the popularity of renewable energy sources. Last week, New Jersey joined New York and California in mandating that utility companies draw 50% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. At the same time,
Posted: May 29, 2018, 6:19 pm
One of the most notable features about NFPA’s standards development process is that it is an open, consensus-based process that encourages public participation in the development of its standards. A great way for your voice to be heard is to submit
Posted: May 24, 2018, 2:50 pm