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When are Sprinklers Required in Elevator Shafts and Machine Rooms? (Thu, 29 Jul 2021)
Elevators are found in almost all new buildings that are greater than one story. While they certainly provide a convenient and accessible means for traveling up and down through a building they also create vertical openings in a building, increasing the potential for the spread of fire and smoke. There are many fire and life safety code provisions that mitigate this risk and permit elevators to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Remembering NFPA Board member Hatem Kheir of Egypt and his contributions to life safety (Thu, 29 Jul 2021)
“NFPA, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and the world have lost an incredible safety ambassador with the passing of NFPA Board member Hatem Kheir this week,” NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley said. “Hatem was the consummate safety professional. His mechanical engineering background, passion for reducing risk, professional collaborations, commitment to educating the young and at risk, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Research Foundation webinar on “Traditional and Particulate-Blocking Firefighter Hoods: Pros, Cons, and Trade-Offs” (Thu, 29 Jul 2021)
The next Fire Protection Research Foundation webinar, as part of its 2021 webinar series, will feature the findings from a DHS FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant funded research study, led by North Carolina State University’s Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC). The webinar will focus on developing a system-level methodology for evaluating protective hood materials and designs for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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NFPA officially launches CRAIG 1300™, an all-new Community Risk Assessment Insight Generator that helps identify, assess, and mitigate public safety risks (Thu, 22 Jul 2021)
 This week, NFPA announced the official launch of CRAIG 1300™, an innovative community risk assessment (CRA) dashboard powered by mySidewalk, a leading technology company that specializes in community data. CRAIG 1300 helps fire departments and safety officials collect community data, enabling them to identify, assess and share local demographic, geographic and economic needs. Community risk... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Determining Current Carrying Capacity of Conductors (Tue, 20 Jul 2021)
The purpose of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from the hazards that arise due to the use of electricity. Typically, this means protecting people from hazards like shock and arc flash, as well as property from fire. Fires resulting from improper wiring have historically been a significant threat ever since electrical systems have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Job Safety Planning and Job Briefing (Tue, 20 Jul 2021)
Before starting each job that involves exposure to electrical hazards, the employee in charge must complete a job safety plan and conduct a job briefing with the employees involved. That is the NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requirement. It makes sense for the occasional need to justifiably expose an employee an electrical hazard but what about tasks that expose an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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