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Post new year fires show that we still have much work to do in 2021 and beyond to reduce home fire deaths (Tue, 26 Jan 2021)
This article initially appeared in the January issue of the NFPA Network newsletter. After a nice holiday break, I returned to work on January 4th and was immediately struck by stories from around the globe about home fires and civilian loss of life. The news feed that day and since has led me to wonder if, after years of having nearly 3,000 home fire deaths, if 2021 will be the year that we all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Massive fire at apartment complex under construction in southwest Las Vegas reinforces critical importance of NFPA 241 (Mon, 25 Jan 2021)
Caption: Smoldering damage left on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, after a fire tore through an apartment complex under construction in southwest Las Vegas. (Photo: Clark County Fire Department) A massive structure fire occurred at an apartment complex under construction in the southwest Las Vegas valley last week, resulting in an estimated $25 to $30 million in property damage. According to local news... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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NFPA LiNK digital reference tool gets new addition with NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code (Sun, 24 Jan 2021)
The new information delivery platform from the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA LiNK™, has been updated to include the 2021 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code. The platform, which launched in the fall of 2020, will include all NFPA codes and standards, supplementary content, and visual aids for building, electrical, and life safety professionals and practitioners.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Low Frequency Fire and Smoke Alarms (Thu, 21 Jan 2021)
The optimal sound and sound level for fire and smoke alarms has long been debated. The hope is that the right sound will be recognizable by building occupants and evoke the immediate desired response of evacuation. Beginning July 1, 1996, NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code required that the building evacuation signal be the temporal-three sound. Typically, the temporal-three sound is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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NFPA Faces of Fire electrical video campaign series highlights surgeon dedicated to the healing of patients suffering from burn injuries (Wed, 20 Jan 2021)
In the final official video interview of the six-part Faces of Fire/Electrical campaign series, NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors introduce Dr. Victor Joe, MD, FACS, FCCP, a clinical professor of surgery and medical director at UCI Health Regional Burn Center in California. As medical director, Dr. Joe is dedicated to the complete physical and emotional healing of patients suffering... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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How vulnerable are our fire protection systems to cyber-attacks? Let’s talk about it! (Wed, 20 Jan 2021)
We live in a digital and interconnected world. There are endless devices and systems that connect to the internet – from an Instant Pot in your home to sprinkler and fire alarm systems, elevators, automatic lock doors, HVAC systems and countless others. Internet connected systems are vulnerable to a wide range of physical and cyber threats. Cyber actors are constantly looking for vulnerabilities... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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