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cathylongley
Click to view contentAs National Cybersecurity Awareness Monthwinds down, it's a great time to look at the ways that NFPA codes and standards are addressing digital transformation and the byproduct of these solutions – the data that is being captured and generated.   Conveniently enough, NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley recently delivered a virtual keynote address… (Show more)
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dvigstol
Click to view contentThe leaves are falling, there is a nip in the air, and for us folks up north, we’ve even had snow on the ground already. All of these things can mean only one thing, summer has packed her bags and left the building! However, as sad as I might be that my days of soaking up the sun and hanging out at the beach have come to an end, we are now blessed… (Show more)
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boconnor
Click to view contentWe live in a world where flammable and combustible liquids are all around us. Gasoline, rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, hand sanitizer, and cooking oils are just a few common examples. When storing large quantities of flammable liquids, it’s important to understand how to protect them properly because of their rapid rate of fire growth. This… (Show more)
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kspencer
Soon after the launch of NFPA LiNK, the Association’s newest digital platform for building, electrical, and life safety professionals and practitioners, we introduced a new video blog series that offers a quick look inside the key functions and features of the tool. This week’s video addresses the “share” functionality.   When referencing code… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentOver the past few decades, there have been great strides in public awareness around home fire safety and prevention. One example of this success is around smoke alarms, which shows that most homes now have at least one installed. But even with measures of progress, we continue to see that more work needs to be done around better educating people… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Unlike the state’s rough wildfire season, the end of California’s 2020 legislative session is clearly in sight. This year, lawmakers considered a number of bills on the state’s wildfire challenge. Among these were two measures aimed at strengthening California’s defensible space requirements and helping Cal Fire assess properties and educate… (Show more)
mhousewright
Click to view contentUnlike the state’s rough wildfire season, the end of California’s 2020 legislative session is clearly in sight. This year, lawmakers considered a number of bills on the state’s wildfire challenge. Among these were two measures aimed at strengthening California’s defensible space requirements and helping Cal Fire assess properties and educate… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view contentWith the December, January, and February representing the leading months for home fires, fire departments typically work to better educate their communities about potential fire hazards during the winter months and ways to reduce associated risks. This winter season, however, many departments are wondering how they can reach out to… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view contentNFPA has released NFPA 1700 Guide for Structural Fire Fighting, the first NFPA document connecting fire dynamics research to response strategy, tactics, and best practices for firefighters controlling fires within a structure.    In 2014, NFPA received a new standards project request from a retired Kansas City fire chief asking for the development… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentNFPA has announced the 2021 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace as the latest addition to  NFPA LiNK, the Association’s new information delivery platform that will include codes and standards, supplementary content, and visual aids for building, electrical, and life safety professionals and practitioners.… (Show more)
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channahs
Click to view contentAs I (allegedly) approach a half century on this earth, reflection on life lessons learned are in abundance. Looking back there is no question that the most impactful lessons I learned, that I still use every day, were on days that started in the blazing heat of summer and ended in the brisk chill of autumn spent between painted white lines on… (Show more)
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boconnor
Click to view contentPortable fire extinguishers are often times our first line of defense against small fires and chances are you aren’t too far from one right now. Like any lifesaving equipment you want to ensure that it is operable at all times so it will work when you need it most. With proper inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) protocols fire extinguishers… (Show more)
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