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NFPA 241: Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations

NFPA 241 provides measures for preventing or minimizing fire damage to structures, including those in underground locations, during construction, alteration, or demolition.
NFPA 241 ensures fire safety throughout the construction process
BREAKING NEWS: On Thursday, September 14, a fire broke out at an apartment building under construction in Weymouth, Massachusetts. According to local news reports, the structure has been destroyed. Multiple large-scale fires have occurred at…
NFPA 241 Fact Sheet: Fires in Structures Under Construction
Recent Fires at Residential Occupancies under Construction Reinforce Critical Importance of NFPA 241
Townhouse complex fire in Reno, NV - Photo courtesy of Reno Gazette Journal Two massive fires in the last ten days occurred at residential complexes under construction, reinforcing the critical importance of following the fire and life safety requirements…
NFPA 241 Construction Site Safety Research Fact Sheet
Massive fire at apartment complex under construction in southwest Las Vegas reinforces critical importance of NFPA 241
Caption: Smoldering damage left on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, after a fire tore through an apartment complex under construction in southwest Las Vegas. (Photo: Clark County Fire Department) A massive structure fire occurred at an apartment complex under…
NFPA Journal - Dispatches, Nov Dec 2018
The blaze that gutted a museum in Brazil in September is the latest example of a catastrophic fire in a historic building.
NFPA Journal - The Arson Issue, Sept Oct 2017
Sidebar: Taking steps to protect buildings under construction against arson.
NFPA Journal - Dispatches, Burned Again, March April 2017
Large blaze sparks questions about safety of lightweight construction.
NFPA Journal - First Word, Jan Feb 2018
NFPA President Jim Pauley reflects on 2017 and looks at the year ahead.
NFPA Journal - International, Nov Dec 2017
Column: Opportunity knocks in China, and NFPA is being asked to take on a larger role.
NFPA Journal - Restoring Order, Sept Oct 2018
Restoring historic courthouses with modern fire safety features.
NFPA Journal - NFPA 241, Sept Oct 2017
The number of fires in buildings under construction has surged. What can NFPA do?
The Importance of Safeguarding Site Construction, Alteration, and Demolition during the COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 16, Boston became the first city in the nation to issue a stop (for two weeks) to its booming construction industry. Shortly after, similar measures were put into place in Pennsylvania, where on March 19, all construction operations were also…
NFPA Journal - Dispatches, Spring 2021
Fires in buildings under construction continue to occur at an alarming rate, prompting efforts to beef up protections
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