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New report gathers information on real world explosion incidents in which an oven, furnace or dryer was involved for NFPA 86

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NFPA 86, Standard for Ovens and Furnaces, provides standardized methods to minimize fire and explosion hazards of ovens and furnaces used for commercial and industrial processing of materials. Within NFPA 86 are requirements for proper explosion...

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The cost is so insignificant: NFPA chats with homebuilder who supports home fire sprinklers

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A recent summit hosted by the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition introduced attendees to something of an anomaly--a builder who fully supports home fire sprinklers. Admitting that some of his peers and local homebuilding associations take a different...

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A new certification for health care facility managers

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Over the past 2 years at NFPA we have all been waiting for the Centers for Medicare + Medicaid Services (CMS) to announce that they are switching their requirements from the 2000 edition of NFPA 101, The Life Safety Code, to the 2012 version. It’s...

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NFPA reminds first responders about safety and training as Toyota introduces new hydrogen-fueled car

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Last week, Toyota introduced their new hydrogen fuel car, Mirai , to California streets. Like any alternative fuel vehicle (AFV), cars powered by hydrogen present unique challenges for the fire service and emergency responders.   “In general,...

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Comments sought on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) to NFPA 69, Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems

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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 69, Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 69, proposed TIA No. 1211, referencing 7.2.3.1.2, 7.2.3.1.1(new), A.3.3.25, and...

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