Dispatches - Fire Dancer Q&A
A veteran fire dancer sets out to give the practice more prominence in NFPA codes and standards
#101Wednesdays: Maintaining Fire Safety in Medical Tents
With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and around the world, many hospitals and health care organizations are preparing for the need for additional space for treatment, testing, triage, or quarantine. For many facilities, this includes the…
Christmas Tree Fire Safety Requirements | NFPA
The presence of additional furnishings and contents, especially dry and unmaintained Christmas trees and other vegetation can contribute significantly to the fuel load of a space and how quickly a fire can develop and spread.
NFPA's new fact sheet addresses critical fire protection and life safety considerations for safe usage of tents
UPDATE: Last month, I posted a blog (see below) that addressed fire and life safety considerations for restaurants and other businesses using tents to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a follow-up to that blog, a new fact sheet, Building and Life…
NFPA Journal - Reader Feedback
NFPA Journal readers share their thoughts
NFPA 1: Furnishings and decorations in educational occupancies, #FireCodefridays
It's back to school time. Time for teachers to prepare their classrooms for the upcoming school year and welcome students back to classes. Where does the summer go? Soon artwork will cover the walls, student projects will be on display, and lockers…
NFPA 1: Back To School Fire Code Inspection Issues, #FireCodefridays
It's back to school time. Time for teachers open their classrooms for the new school year and welcome students back to classes. Soon artwork will cover the walls, student projects will be on display, and lockers will be overflowing with books and…
NFPA 101 - NFPA Journal, May/JUne 2020
A 2015 fire on a pool deck at The Cosmopolitan resort in Las Vegas involved large artificial palm trees made of plastic foam. The 2021 edition of NFPA 101 will include new sections addressing combustible artificial decorative vegetation, outdoor furniture, and a section on combustible artificial decorative vegetation on roofs and near buildings.
Fall 2018 Motions Committee Report
Report of the Motions Committee listing certified amending motions that may be presented at the 2019 NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session).