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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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NFPA’s President, Jim Pauley, visited the Latin American region for the first time this week, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Costa Rica Fire Department. A big congratulations goes out from all of us at NFPA for reaching this milestone! During the celebrations, Jim was able to meet Costa Rica's President, Luis Guillermo Solis as well as representatives from the fire service in other Latin American countries. Costa Rica has adopted all over NFPA's codes & standards, and has always been a big supporter of NFPA's work, so Jim wanted to be sure to attend and thank everyone for... Continue reading
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by Robert Solomon, NFPA's Division Manager for Building Fire Protection There is a little bit of sadness at the Happiest Place on Earth today. We learned yesterday that Tom Moses passed away in his Florida home on the morning of July 21. For almost 50 years, Mr. Moses served with the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) in Florida. At the time of his death, he was on the Board of Supervisors for RCID and he was the City Manager for the City of Bay Lake. RCID oversees the 38.5 square miles that is home to Walt Disney World. The District... Continue reading
At the NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago in June, members considered changes to 11 NFPA documents, including NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. See the final results of the 2015 Technical Meeting and download the official transcript. Continue reading
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NFPA established its relationship with the fire service in 1896 through its work on fire sprinkler systems and electrical safety. Now it’s taking that relationship to a new level. This fall, NFPA will host the first NFPA Responder Forum, an annual event designed to expose the fire service to emerging technologies, research, and standards development. As NFPA's Ken Willette explains in his NFPA Journal® column, the event will be held October 26–28 in Indianapolis and will include two days of panel discussions, presentations, and small-group meetings. Participants will be sponsored by the nine major fire organizations, and attendance will be... Continue reading
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By NFPA's Faith Berry Are you looking to update your wildfire preparedness knowledge? Do you want to meet some prominent wildfire preparedness educators from across the nation? Do you want to know what the latest research tells us about how best to prepare homes, communities and fire departments before a wildfire event? Then the Backyards & Beyond Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the place to be this fall. The picture is from HomeVestors.com in the article "Wildfire Risk High for Real Estate Investment in 2015." If you register by September 18th your registration fees will be $150 lower.... Continue reading
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 Jun 25, 2015 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 Jun 25, 2015 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 Jun 25, 2015 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 Jun 25, 2015 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 Jun 25, 2015 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 Jun 25, 2015 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 Jun 25, 2015 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 Jun 25, 2015 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 Jun 24, 2015 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 Jun 24, 2015 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 Jun 24, 2015 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 Jun 24, 2015 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 Jun 24, 2015 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 Jun 24, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo