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NFPA members: Join our live NFPA Insider discussion on August 27th to hear about Fire Prevention Week, robots drones, more

NFPA INSIDER is a live, bi-monthly online session — an added benefit for NFPA members only — that features expanded news and content from the latest issue of NFPA Journal and other NFPA sources. In this month's NFPA INSIDER, on Thursday, August 27th at 2:00 pm (EDT), members will hear: Jim Pauley, President of NFPA, discusses this year's Fire Pre...

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Comments sought on proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) on NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products

The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 30B, proposed TIA No. 1197, 2015 edition, referencing 3.3.2, Aerosol Container Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the October 16, 2015 closing date....

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Comments sought on proposed Tentative Interim Amendment to NFPA 55, Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code

The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 55, Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 55, proposed TIA No. 1195, 2016 edition, referencing 1.1.1* New Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the October 16, 2015 closing date. Along with your comment,...

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Read the NFPA Standards Council agenda for next week's meeting

The NFPA Standards Council will be meeting on August 17-19, 2015 at the Marriott in Quincy, Massachusetts. At this meeting, some of the topics the Council will address include: appeals on NFPA 13, NFPA 24, NFPA 33, NFPA 72, NFPA 111, NFPA 520, NFPA 1901 issuance of the Annual 2015 documents with Certified Amending Motions issuance of proposed TIAs...

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NFPA Standards Council seeking public comments on a potential new project for Accelerant Detection Canines and Handlers

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council is in receipt of a New Project Initiation Request for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard for Accelerant Detection Canines and Handlers. Building upon the 2014 edition of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations which identifies the value of “properly trained...

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NFPA issues errata on NFPA 408, Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers, and NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft Hangars

NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 408, Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers, and NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft Hangars: NFPA 408, Errata 408-10-1, referencing 1.2.3 of the 2010 edition, issued: July 14, 2015 NFPA 409, Errata 409-16-1, referencing 7.5.3 of the 2016 edition, issued: July 14, 2015 An errata is a...

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New NFPA Journal column tackles fire alarm and PA systems in assembly occupancies

Evacuation and alarms and notifications can be challenging in assembly occupancies, and there are a number of provisions in NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, for signaling and communicating with people during an emergency evacuation. Wayne D. Moore, vice president at Jensen Hughes, sheds some light on this topic in his new column,...

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NFPA staffers discuss food truck fire safety on radio program

One year after a deadly Philadelphia food truck explosion, two NFPA representatives spoke about food truck safety in a recent radio interview. Christal Frost, host of a weekday show on WTCM NewsTalk 580 in Traverse City, Michigan, asked the pair about risk factors involved with the increasingly-popular mobile food vendors and what the NFPA is...

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New NFPA Journal column explores shadow areas in sprinkler installations

A “shadow area” in sprinkler lingo is the theoretically dry space beyond an obstruction, such as a structural column of soffit, which will not be covered by water discharged from a sprinkler. What to do about these areas is a common question NFPA staff liaison Matt Klaus gets when he teaches courses on NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Kl...

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NFPA Journal explains NFPA 101 requirements for existing buildings

Does NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, apply to existing buildings that are not undergoing rehabilitation? Are features that don’t comply with NFPA 101 grandfathered so that they don’t have to comply with the requirements for existing buildings? And how long do requirements for new buildings that were applied at the time the buildings were constructed...

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