Deputy Executive Director American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Attendees will hear from the Healthcare Section Codes and Standards Committee in this annual session. Panelists will discuss the NFPA process and some of the more significant changes to the codes, such as NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. The audience will also gain greater insight into the proposed motions that will be heard at the Technical Meeting.
Lieutenant San Antonio FD
Changing a culture is like turning a battleship. The personal protective equipment (PPE) that firefighters wear is designed to protect them from the dangers of the firefight and everything that is associated with it. The reality is that firefighters are regularly exposed to carcinogen contamination. Dermal exposure, inhalation exposure, and off-gassing; how much protection can firefighters expect from their PPE? This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of the cancer-causing carcinogen contamination of firefighter PPE and firefighters. Attendees will receive up-to-date data on realistic protection expectations and get information on proven strategies and practices for contamination reduction.
Principal Specialist, Electrical NFPA
Each new edition of the National Electric Code® (NEC®) adds new requirements addressing new technologies; the electrical inspection community must evolve in response as these new technologies become a part of the electrical infrastructure of the buildings they are inspecting. Join a panel of authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) as they discuss how they are preparing for and conducting electrical inspections in today's evolving electrical systems.
Fire Chief - Emergency Management Director Lebanon Fire Department
The demand for compressed natural gas (CNG) continues to increase throughout the United States -- even in areas without access to natural gas via pipeline. Such areas rely on portable pipelines, which are designed to provide natural gas to areas not served by traditional pipelines. In this session, attendees will learn about the components, bulk transportation, and Fire Code challenges associated with this technology.