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Kate Greene
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Summer has come and gone, it seems we have skipped right over fall into winter conditions, and we have exciting new activity going on at the CFPS® Board. In the previous Chairman’s Update I reported how the work of our Testing Transition Committee would be of paramount focus this Board year. That committee, with the invaluable support of the NFPA Staff has already been hard at work, and the picture is beginning to come more into focus as to how the future, digital Fire Protection Handbook will impact both our knowledge base and the testing process. In fact, this committee’s... Continue reading
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Mark Stevens, CFPS Mark Stevens is a Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner with the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office. He lives in Oakland, a town of about 6,500 people located in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine. Staff of 15 covers the state of Maine Currently, Mark works in the field of fire prevention with an emphasis on code enforcement. His major responsibilities are conducting fire and life safety inspections in all state licensed facilities ranging from hospitals and detention/correctional facilities to single family dwellings. As supervisor of the plans review section of the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office, he also oversees... Continue reading
REMINDER - NFPA is accepting proposals for educational presentations at its 2015 Conference & Expo. Share your knowledge with your peers as a presenter in Chicago, June 22-25. Submit your session ideas by Monday, September 15, 2014. The 2015 NFPA... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Hello, fellow fire protection professionals. As CFPS Chair I bring greetings from the entire Board, with hopes that you are having a fire-safe summer, and are having an opportunity to enjoy some vacation time. We held our annual meeting at the NFPA Conference & Expo® in early June, and I have some news and developments from that meeting to share with you. The immediate past-chair, Bruce Clarke has previously informed us all of the election results, and the addition of two new Directors to the Board. But this is important information worth repeating: We would like to extend our deepest... Continue reading
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Now open! Submit your session proposals online now through Monday, September 15 for the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo® in Chicago. The event will be held June 22-25, 2014 at the McCormick Place Convention Center. Download a calendar reminder -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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We congratulate Alan Burton of Atlanta, Georgia for earning his CFPE! Last year Alan Burton earned his Certified Fire Plan Examiner certification. To achieve this level, he has also dedicated himself to complete training and passing the exams for the Certified Fire Inspector-I, and Certified Fire Inspector-II. He is now the Section Chief of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department-Airport Division (Fire Prevention & Community Risks Reduction Section). As the Chief of Fire Prevention & Community Risk Reductions at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Alan wears many hats. His duties and responsibilities are to: oversee Community Risk Reduction (i.e. fire extinguisher training,... Continue reading
Next week Las Vegas will see an influx of countless professionals — from architects, engineers, contractors, and building managers to public and private fire service, enforcement agencies, insurers, and utilities. NFPA Conference & Expo opens on Monday, June 9th with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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As you plan your NFPA Conference & Expo® itinerary, simply plan to travel with your "Passport" to NFPA Section locations and events. "Stamps" can be collected at any of the 8 Sections expo booths, the NFPA expo booth #857, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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NFPA Principal Life Safety Engineer, Ron Coté, P.E. discusses the proposed changes to NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® that received NITMAMs (challenges) for Association action at Conference & Expo in June in Las Vegas. These include: determining occupant load for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
The 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo announces that all conference sessions are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). They will be available 30 days after the conference. CEUs earned for select sessions can be applied to the requirements for these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Bruce Clarke Greetings and well wishes once again from the CFPS Board of Directors. Welcome New Certificants We are pleased to announce that our program continues to enjoy very positive “smart” growth with 70 new certificants added to the CFPS ranks since January 1, 2014. The CFPS board joins me in extending congratulations and a warm welcome to our new certificants. You should all be very proud of this great achievement. The addition of these new certificants brings the total number of active CFPS holders to 2306. I know the required exam is not easy by any standards but I... Continue reading
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If you are a fire service responder, inspector or educator, a unique session at the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo may be of interest to you. The Health Care Section is sponsoring an education session focusing on fires in surgical... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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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 May 15, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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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 May 15, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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The Sustainablity Track is a new addition this year at NFPA Conference & Expo! Check out these 15 Sessions in Sustainability Track: Solar M05 Photovoltaic System Fire Hazards W13 Photovoltaics for the Fire Service M21 How Microinverters Make Solar Safe... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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M01 NFPA 99-2015, Health Care Facilities Code, Changes Speakers: Jonathan Hart, NFPA; Dave Dagenais, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital; Chad Beebe, American Society for Healthcare Engineering NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, addresses a wide range of topics unique to health care facilities.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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The countdown is on! NFPA Conference & Expo opens in 30-days at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas! Monday, June 9th includes Education Sessions, the General Session, and the Grand Opening of the Expo! Sessions, special presentations, and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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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 May 2, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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We asked Nicole Dutton, MLIS, our knowledgeable and well-travelled librarian at NFPA’s Charles S. Morgan Technical Library to offer some suggestions for Vegas-related reading. Take a look at these lists - there's something for everyone! If you love fiction, check... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Did you know that on top of offering a comprehensive conference program, several of our exhibitors will be making presentations on the exhibit hall floor? These presentations will cover hot topics such as “Optimizing Your Business with a Sound Mobile... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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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 Apr 28, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Registration gives you access to the entire Conference program including the General Session, more than 150 education sessions (mix and match), the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) and the Expo. Special pricing is open to all Members and Non-Members, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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When I started working at NFPA last July, I was introduced to Fred Leber from LRI Fire Protection (Toronto) and his daughter Cindy Leber (Toronto) from Building Reports Canada. The Leber's hosted a new event at NFPA's 2013 Conference &... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Friday is your LAST CHANCE for the Early-Bird Conference discount! Register now for savings! Your registration will give you access to the entire Conference program including the General Session, more than 150 education sessions, the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at NFPA Conference & Expo