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Kate Greene
I work in the NFPA marketing department and focus on training and events.
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NFPA Membership provides you with many benefits. One of them is access to Section Membership -- select an area that best fits your career (choose from 11 Sections) for access to trends, advance notice of changes in codes and standards,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Martin Myers is the retired Fire Marshal of the City of Kalamazoo and Coordinator of Fire Inspectors Program for the State of Michigan. Marty recently spent a few minutes with us recalling his promotion to Fire Marshal in 1985 and sharing his experiences with NFPA Certification programs. His dedication to the mentorship and development of new inspectors as well as the development of training programs is impressive. In 2011, he was awarded the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society President's Award for his efforts in coordinating and leading NFPA training programs. When I was promoted to Fire Marshal in 1985, I was... Continue reading
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The featured presentation on Tuesday, June 10 is entitled, "The 2013 Boston Marathon: How the Multi-Discipline, Multi-Jurisdiction Approach to Planning for the Marathon Affected the Response to, and Recovery from, the Bombings." Pictured at the podium is Kurt Schwartz, Undersecretary,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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The NFPA Conference & Expo brings to life the products and services needed to meet and maintain compliance with prevailing codes and standards in the design, construction and operation of buildings and facilities of every kind. As of today, there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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2014 NEC Article 100 is just as essential for industry veterans as it is for newly trained electrical professionals. Understanding the latest definitions used in the 2014 NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® keeps everyone on the same page — reducing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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From now until April 25, you can attend the entire 3-day Conference for $935! ...And if you are a Technical Committee Member, your dedication makes you eligible for additional savings - $880. Your registration will give you access to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Preview the entire NFPA Conference program online. Search by track, session, speaker, date or enter your own search request. Get full access to the session descriptions and speaker biographies. Try it now! Get the latest info on NFPA Conference &... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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The Association Technical Meeting will begin at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 11 and will continue at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 12 with breaks as required. Under the rules now in effect, only Certified Amending Motions (with valid sign-in)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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The CFPS® Nominating Committee is preparing for the annual election of CFPS Board members. The Board of Directors Election is a two-part process. Part One consists of the Call for Nominations which will take place from March 12-April 2, 2014. Part Two consists of the actual voting which will take place from April 17-May 8, 2014. The annual election is conducted electronically through e-mail and a secure web site. On or around March 12, 2014 Certificate Holders will receive an email announcing the Call for Nominations. Those interested in running for a position on the Board of Directors should nominate... Continue reading
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New this year is the introduction of Conference session formats with icons to identify them. These are included in the Conference Schedule in the Brochure. Codes and Standards Applications and Updates identify sessions that offer insights on understanding and applying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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We thought a quick overview of the different registration packages would be helpful to highlight since there have been a few changes from previous years. The following is the schedule for the week: General Session - Monday, June 9 from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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The 100-day countdown begins today! Add NFPA Conference Expo to your calendar! Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Do you anticipate being in Vegas this June for NFPA Conference & Expo? Keep your expenses down by taking advantage of these Early-Bird Discounts! 1. Book your hotel by March 2 for best rates on Mandalay Bay properties - $39... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Time again to plan your trip to the annual NFPA Conference & Expo--and this year it's back in fabulous Las Vegas This year’s most important event for the fire, life safety, and electrical industries will be held at the Mandalay... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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The 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo Keynote Address will be presented by best-selling author and historian, Michael Beschloss. The Keynote Address is one of the highlights of the General Session -- an opportunity for everyone in attendance to hear from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Now available! A digital version of the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo brochure. This year we added some special features that we hope you enjoy. First, guess where we'll be? Las Vegas of course! Be one of the first to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Greetings and a sincere wish for a healthy and prosperous 2014 from the CFPS® Board of Directors. We wish to congratulate the 148 professionals who took up the CFPS challenge and passed the exam this year. We also wish to thank the 520 existing CFPS certification holders who produced their 3 year required points documentation and successfully recertified in 2013. Note: For those of you approaching your recertification date, starting the process is as easy as navigating to www.nfpa.org/cfps and clicking on Enter CFPS Online services. Also remember that navigating to the www.nfpa.org/cfps page and clicking on For CFPS certificate... Continue reading
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Heath Garrison is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for electrical safety and electrical installations for the entire laboratory at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. The 327-acre campus in Golden, Colorado, houses four LEED-rated buildings. Heath is a Certified Master Electrician and an ICC Certified Electrical Inspector with 15 years of commercial, industrial, and residential experience. He recently passed the exam to earn the NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification. The... Continue reading
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Alan McCartney is the Program Manager - Corporate Fire Protection for the US Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The US Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest publically-owned electric power utility (generation and transmission). His primary responsibilities include: corporate fire protection/life safety programmatic development and execution; operations, maintenance and engineering support relative to fire protection/life safety; serving as fire protection/life safety Subject Matter Expert/Authority Having Jurisdiction; and corporate fire protection and life safety governance. Over the past 30 years, he’s had a diverse career serving as the Technical Director-Property for Liberty Mutual (Agency Markets); Fire Protection Program Manager for... Continue reading
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Nancy Makey is the Idaho National Laboratory Fire Marshal and a Director on the NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) Board of Directors. She lives in the city of Idaho Falls, Idaho which is located along the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, near the Teton Mountain Range, and Yellowstone National Park. The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s missions in nuclear and energy research, science and national defense. As the Fire Marshal, Nancy is responsible for the fire protection program for the laboratory and code interpretation... Continue reading
The Call for Presentations for the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas is open! This short video highlights the perks that speakers receive by participating in the Conference program. It's easy to submit your ideas online, however, we need to hear from you by Monday, September 16! And if you're busy and need a little reminder, download this 'calendar reminder' for August 30th. You’ll be alerted that there are 2 weeks left to send in your session proposals to meet the September 16th deadline. The 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo will be held June 9-12, 2014 at the... Continue reading
The Call for Presentations for the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas is open! This short video highlights the perks that speakers receive by participating in the Conference program. It's easy to submit your ideas online, however, we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Anthony R. Cole, P.E., CFPS, CFEI is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University. He teaches in the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Program in the School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, which is part of the College of Justice, and Safety. He also owns ARC Fire Engineering, a small firm specializing in various aspects of industrial fire protection, investigations, and emergency response. Location: Nicholasville, Kentucky, a suburb just south of Lexington, Kentucky. Current responsibilities: “For the longest time I was in the industrial fire protection and process industries field, spending time both as a HPR/Insurance Loss Control... Continue reading
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The CFPS Board of Directors held their annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois on June 9, 2013. The board honored two outgoing Directors, Thomas K. Varney and Edward J. Jones while welcoming two new Directors, Bret Martin and Anthony R. Cole. The board reelected Bruce H. Clarke as Chairman and David R. Hague as vice-Chairman and elected David W. Ward as Secretary/Treasurer. In other business, the board voted on several changes to the Bylaws, reviewed annual financial information and certification data, and discussed the future of the CFPS program. Learn more about CFPS. Continue reading
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NFPA is soliciting session proposals for the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo, to be held June 9-12, in Las Vegas. The NFPA Conference & Expo is widely regarded as the most comprehensive event in the industry. With approximately 5,000 attendees,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at NFPA Conference & Expo