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ccoache
Click to view contentI often get questions on which standard, equation or computer program should be used to calculate the incident energy when the incident energy analysis method is used. Some argue that the information should be in NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace or they use the Annex D equations without understanding their applicability.… (Show more)
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cthompson
Each year as summer turns to fall, we see an uptick in home fires from increased heating device use, cooking, and other everyday activities. We know more about how to protect ourselves from fire than ever, but there are still situations that highlight opportunities to do more. Last week, Jefferson County suffered a tragic loss, when a mother and… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
County commissioners, firefighters, and community members in Hartsville, Tennessee were able to see firsthand last week the value of residential fire sprinklers when representatives from the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) brought a side-by-side burn and sprinkler demonstration trailer to town to promote requiring sprinklers in new… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view content  NFPA President & CEO Jim Pauley will deliver the virtual keynote address to kick off Siemen's Smart Infrastructure Summit & Expo on Thursday, October 1.   In his presentation, Transforming Your Fire & Life Safety Systems into the Digital Age, Pauley will point to historic moments in time that led to the development of codes and standards and… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentFire Prevention Week provides a great opportunity to remind communities about the importance of fire prevention at home. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” reinforces critical home fire safety messages, as cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. But the cooking safety messages… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
This week NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced the rollout of the first two video interviews of a new campaign series entitled, Faces of Fire/Electrical, which features personal stories of people impacted by electrical incidents and demonstrates the need for continued education and awareness about electrical hazards in the… (Show more)
lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentThis week NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced the rollout of the first two video interviews of a new campaign series entitled, Faces of Fire/Electrical, which features personal stories of people impacted by electrical incidents and demonstrates the need for continued education and awareness about electrical hazards in the… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  With many students returning to school remotely this fall, NFPA is urging added caution when using and charging laptops and other digital devices at home. Many households may have more people using and charging electrical devices on a daily basis than usual. This additional use of equipment means more opportunity for misuse and misapplication,… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentFire sprinklers are familiar to many of us and many people know they exist in stores, warehouses, and other commercial buildings. But not everyone may be aware of the importance of fire sprinklers in the home. But according to 2019 research, over one-quarter (27 percent) of reported fires happened in the home. When it comes to residential fire… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
  With many students returning to school remotely this fall, NFPA is urging added caution when using and charging laptops and other digital devices at home. Many households may have more people using and charging electrical devices on a daily basis than usual. This additional use of equipment means more opportunity for misuse and misapplication,… (Show more)
boconnor
Click to view content  Everyone is familiar with the sound of a fire alarm and flash of the visual notification thanks to drills that are required at schools and the workplace. They are typically designed in a way so that everyone can see and hear, no matter where you are located in the building. What happens when you are in a building such as a hospital or… (Show more)
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ncomeau
Click to view contentKeeping communities safe from fire, electrical, and other related hazards isn’t something that just happens—it’s the result of having a fully functioning Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem.  When any one component fails, consequences can be catastrophic.    In the case of the May 16, 2020 explosion at a downtown Los Angeles cannabis-related business… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view contentAs the COVID-19 pandemic has continued over the past several months, I, like so many others have been carefully monitoring the data and following recommendations from leading epidemiologists and public health experts for how to keep myself and my family safe from the virus. NFPA has paid particular attention to how to keep our staff safe. And like… (Show more)
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