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Standards Council Approves TIA on NFPA 1982 PASS Audibility

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  At its December meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved TIA 13-2 to the 2013 edition of NFPA 1982, Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems. The TIA is effective December 21, 2016.   The TIA was submitted to address concerns related to...

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NFPA Standards Council issues preliminary minutes and one decision from the November meeting

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The NFPA Standards Council met on November 30-December 1, 2016 in San Diego, CA. At the meeting, some of the following items were addressed by the Council:   act on the issuance of proposed TIAs on NFPA 13, 52, 70, 99, 1125, 1616, 1982 consider an...

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Errata issued on NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 2017 edition

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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®: NFPA 70, Errata 70-17-2, referencing 840.3(G) of the 2017 edition, issued 12/16/2016 An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes...

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NFPA 1: Referencing NFPA 72 and fire alarm requirements in NFPA 1, #FireCodeFridays (Monday edition)

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Last week I spent Monday through Wednesday attending NFPA's 3 day classroom training on NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code in Orlando, FL (followed by a few days of vacation with my family...when in Orlando, right?)  Attending this...

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Standards Council issues Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 13, NFPA 52, NFPA 70, NFPA 99, NFPA 1616 and NFPA 1982

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At its November 30-December 1, 2016 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of several proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs).  The following TIAs on NFPA 13, NFPA 52, NFPA 70, NFPA 99, NFPA 1616 were issued on December 1,...

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In the December issue of NFPA News: participation in the standards development process; tentative interim amendment issued on NFPA 36; errata issued on NFPA 58 and NFPA 501; and more...

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The December 2016 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.   In this issue: Safety begins with you - public participation in the standards development process Tentative Interim Amendment issued on...

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NFPA 1: My reflection on the past week's fire events and the importance of the Fire Code. #FireCodefridays

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By now, we are all aware of the horrible tragedy that occurred in Oakland, CA, where 36 people lost their lives in a horrific fire event at the Ghost Ship warehouse (the Ghost Ship housed assembly uses, residential uses, business use and others), which...

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NFPA 1: Requirements for artificial and natural cut Christmas trees. #FireCodefridays

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I've learned a lot about Christmas trees since working with NFPA 1, Fire Code.  How much can there be to learn about a Christmas tree?  Homes have them, businesses have them, place of worship have them, schools may have them, restaurants have...

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Errata issued on NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code

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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code: NFPA 58, Errata 58-17-1, referencing Table 5.9.4.1(B), 11.4.1.16, and Table 16.1(i), Table Note 3 of the 2017 edition, issued on November 28, 2016. An errata is a...

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