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Mike Hazell
Web Publisher, NFPA
Interests: NFPA, Fire Prevention, Fire Protection, Public Education, Public Advocacy, Home Fire Sprinklers
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During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies. 13R-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 21, thereby deleting sections 6.9.5 and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. 13-1 Motion to Reject Second Revision Nos. 25 and 44 including any related portions of First Revision... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances. 24-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 2 and Reject an Identifiable... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 652, Standard on Combustible Dusts. 652-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 483 was not pursued. 652-2 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 40, thereby... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 1917, Standard for Automotive Ambulances 1917-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 17 failed. 1917-2 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 18 failed. 1917-3 Motion... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Kerry M. Bell, PE, Chair of the NFPA Standards Council, presides over the Technical Meeting in Chicago. Mr. Bell is a Principal Engineer and Corporate Fellow at UL. The following eight NFPA documents will be considered by NFPA members today in Chicago as part of NFPA's Technical Meeting at McCormick Place. NFPA 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus NFPA 1917, Standard for Automotive Ambulances NFPA 652, Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust NFPA 24, Standard... Continue reading
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus 1901-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 154 passed. NFPA 1901 was passed with 1 amending motion. NFPA 1901... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments. 1710-1... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Kerry M. Bell, PE, Chair of the NFPA Standards Council, presides over the Technical Meeting in Chicago. Mr. Bell is a Principal Engineer and Corporate Fellow at UL. The following eight NFPA documents will be considered by NFPA members today... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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As we wrap up our Conference & Expo in Chicago, we invite you to submit a proposal for educational presentations at our 2016 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. Submissions emphasizing a specific product, process or manufacturer will not be considered. NFPA will review all presentation proposals. Selections will be made based on quality, relevance, focus, practical application, and on the presenter’s experience and credentials. Continue reading
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The first day of NFPA's Association Technical Meeting has concluded with action on NFPA 33, NFPA 520, and NFPA 11. Continue reading
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam 11-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 30 was not pursued. 11-2 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 23 was not pursued. 11-3 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 24 was not pursued. 11-4 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 25 was not pursued. 11-5 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 26 was not pursued. 11-6 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 27 was not pursued. 11-7 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 28 was not pursued.... Continue reading
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam 11-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 30 was not pursued. 11-2 Motion to Accept Public Comment... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 520, Standard on Subterranean Spaces 520-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment Nos. 1 and 2 failed. NFPA 520 was passed with 0 amending motions. NFPA... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 520, Standard on Subterranean Spaces 520-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment Nos. 1 and 2 failed. NFPA 520 was passed with 0 amending motions. NFPA 520 COMPLETED. Read full coverage of the NFPA Conference & Expo on our blog. Continue reading
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application using Flammable or Combustible Materials 33-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 14 failed. 33-2 Motion to Accept Public Comment Nos. 10, 11, 12 and 13 failed. NFPA 33 was passed with 0 amending motions. NFPA 33 COMPLETED. Read full coverage of the NFPA Conference & Expo on our blog. Continue reading
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application using Flammable or Combustible Materials 33-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 14 failed. 33-2 Motion to Accept Public Comment... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
NFPA’s Association Technical Meeting is now underway at McCormick Place in Chicago. Today, members will consider the following documents: NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials NFPA 520, Standard on Subterranean Spaces NFPA 11, Standard for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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As the third largest wildfire in the history of California, the Rim Fire is without question one for the history books. Todd McNeal of Twain Harte Fire reviewed valuable lessons about extreme fire behavior that an incident of this magnitude... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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It was everything you’d need to know about NFPA’s standards-development process. Our new, interactive “Standards Showcase” was held at McCormick Place on Tuesday afternoon and featured a lively exchange between attendees and NFPA staff on a variety of subjects: updates... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Today marks the third full day of the NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago -- and this morning, education sessions across all 11 topic tracks will be presented. See the full schedule. This afternoon, the first half of the NFPA... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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With more than 125 education sessions being held here at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago, it's sometimes challenging to find the time to attend all the sessions on your wish list. Russell Leavitt of Telgian Corporation spoke about... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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by NFPA's Kyle MacNaught Given the tornado warnings that happened yesterday in Chicago, it was apropo to talk about mass notification systems. The education sessions at NFPA’s Conference & Expo picked up after lunch today with a riveting panel to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
The affordable home smoke alarm was selected as the first technical achievement to receive the Philip J. DiNenno Prize at NFPA’s Conference & Expo in Chicago. The award and $50,000 in prize money was presented to Lyman Blackwell who co-developed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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A new vision. A new mission. A new perspective on becoming an information and knowledge organization. In President Jim Pauley’s address at the General Session at NFPA’s Conference & Expo on June 22, he described an association in transformation. He said NFPA must continually ask itself – Who are we? What do we do? How do we do it? And how can we have the greatest impact? He described a long-range strategic planning exercise that helped NFPA formulate its ideal future state. The new NFPA vision - “We are the leading global advocate for the elimination of death, injury, property... Continue reading