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Watch archived videos of live, interactive presentations for NFPA members featuring technical staff discussing NFPA codes and standards.

January 2016
Matt Klaus, NFPA Technical Services Lead, Fire Protection Engineering, discusses NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, and NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies.

November 2015
Matt Klaus, NFPA Principal Fire Protection Engineer, discusses the 2017 edition of  NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.

October 2015
Mark Earley, NFPA Chief Electrical Engineer, discusses proposed changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC®).

September 2015
Gregory Harrington, NFPA's Principal Fire Protection Engineer, discusses NFPA 1: Fire Code, 2015 Edition

July 2015
Christopher Coache, NFPA's Senior Electrical Engineer, discusses NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®

June 2015
Dick Roux, Senior Electrical Specialist at NFPA discusses the 2016 edition of NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

February 2015
Bob Benedetti joins Butch Stearns of The Pulse Network to discuss code amendments to the 2015 edition of NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code. This revisions to NFPA 30 build upon recommendations from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) and other proposals from the field.

October 2014
Matt Klaus, Principal Fire Protection Engineer, NFPA discusses NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, with an update on Storage Protection.

September 2014
Gil Moniz, Sr. Electrical Specialist, NFPA discusses important changes to the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®.

May 2014
Jonathan Hart, NFPA Fire Protection Engineer, discusses code changes and improvements to the upcoming 2015 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code.

April 2014
NFPA Senior Electrical Specialist Dick Roux discusses code changes and improvements to the 2013 edition of NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. The new 2013 edition of NFPA 72 builds upon the major reorganization of the Code that occurred in the 2010 edition.

March 2014
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.

February 2014
Senior Electrical Engineer Christopher Coache provides an update on the latest news and information regarding Article 517 of the 2014 National Electrical Code®. NFPA Senior Specialist Orlando Hernandez and Fire Investigator Randy Watson discuss the 2014 edition of NFPA 921: Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigations.

December 2013
Principal Fire Protection Engineer Matt Klaus joined NFPA Office Hours to provide an update on the latest news and information regarding NFPA 25 and NFPA 13. Matt discussed the scope of NFPA 25, and what is and is not being done as part of a water-based system inspection, as well as, provided an update on the most recent developments in the NFPA 13 revision process.

October 2013
NFPA 70E – A Discussion about OSHA, Compliance, Training and Certification.
David M. Wallis, Director, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance explains the relationship between OSHA and NFPA 70E and the consequences of non-compliance.
Michael Fontaine, NFPA Senior Electrical Engineer discusses why it is valuable to go beyond the NFPA 70E handbook and train to stay compliant.
Leon Katcharian, NFPA Director of Certification provides an overview of the new NFPA 70E certification.

August 2013
Christopher Coache, NFPA Senior Electrical Engineer, reviews the new NFPA seminar covering the 2014 version of the NEC. Specifically, the major changes to the new edition as well as the re-organization of the seminar modules.

June 2013
Rich Bielen, NFPA Division Manager, Fire Protection Systems, and Jonathan Hart, NFPA Fire Protection Engineer present a recap of the NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities session from the recent NFPA Conference and Expo in Chicago.

April 2013
Mark Earley, NFPA Chief Electrical Engineer, discusses the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC®) including key topics such as: Four new articles in the 2014 NEC, changes in voltage thresholds, and revisions to the green articles in the code.

February 2013 
Ron Cote discusses how numerous NFPA code provisions such as NFPA 101 mandate that a considerable number of safety systems be present in order to keep everyone safe should an unwanted fire occur in public assembly buildings.

December 2012
Guy Colonna, P.E., NFPA Division Manager, Industrial & Chemical Engineering, Hazardous Chemicals/Materials, discusses changes with combustible dust standards. Guy talks about what will be in the new fundamentals standard, how you can submit input to the technical committee and NFPA resources to assist you in recognizing, evaluating and controlling combustible dust hazards in your facility.

February 2013 
Ron Cote discusses how numerous NFPA code provisions such as NFPA 101 mandate that a considerable number of safety systems be present in order to keep everyone safe should an unwanted fire occur in public assembly buildings.

December 2012
Guy Colonna, P.E., NFPA Division Manager, Industrial & Chemical Engineering, Hazardous Chemicals/Materials, discusses changes with combustible dust standards. Guy talks about what will be in the new fundamentals standard, how you can submit input to the technical committee and NFPA resources to assist you in recognizing, evaluating and controlling combustible dust hazards in your facility.

October 2012
Matthew Klaus
, NFPA Senior Engineer, Sprinklers, Fire Protection Systems, discusses the new  NFPA 4, Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing, currently in development. Matt talks about t
he scope of NFPA 4; who is involved in the testing process of integrated systems; triggers and frequency of integrated system testing; and how NFPA 4 interacts with other system-based documents such as NFPA 72 and NFPA 13.

August 2012
Ken Willette, NFPA Division Manager for Public Fire Protection, discusses NFPA 1710, Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments. Ken talks about the background and development of NFPA 1710; the elements of fire service response time; minimum company staffing recommendations, and more.

June 2012
Ron Cote discusses Life Safety Code®, NFPA 101®:  the history of the code, how far it has come and what the code does today.