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NFPA president visits Panama to celebrate adoption of NFPA 1 and the country’s 30-year history of working with NFPA to enhance fire safety.

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Countries worldwide turn to NFPA for our codes and standards, and as a resource for information and knowledge on all things related to fire, life, and electrical safety. This week NFPA President Jim Pauley is in Panama, one of the international regions...

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Errata issued on NFPA 257, Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies

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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 257, Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies: NFPA 257, Errata 257-17-1, referencing 1.3 of the 2017 edition, issued on January 17, 2017  An errata is a correction issued...

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Comments sought on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 70E, NFPA 1582, and NFPA 1931

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The following three proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, NFPA 1582, Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, and NFPA 1931, Standard for...

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NFPA 70, National Electrical Code accepting public input for Annual 2019 revision cycle

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NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, is accepting public input for the Annual 2019 revision cycle.   To submit input through NFPA's online submission system, select NFPA 70 from the list of NFPA codes and standards. Once on the NFPA 70...

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NFPA 1: Second Draft Report now posted for public access and review, #FireCodefridays

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We have just moved one step closer to the publication of the 2018 edition of NFPA 1, Fire Code.   Earlier this week the Second Draft Report for the Code was posted online for public access to the actions of the committee from the Second Draft...

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NFPA Standards Council reassigns Articles in NFPA 70, National Electrical Code

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The NFPA Standards Council has directed reassignment of a number of Articles in NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®(NEC), in accordance with a request from the National Electrical Code Correlating Committee. The reassignment of Articles 215 and 230...

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NFPA 1: Clearance around fire hydrants, #FireCodefridays

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Last weekend, our region received its first "real" snowfall of the season.  A solid 17" of snow fell at my house.  I can't complain as a few days in the 50s this week has melted most of it!   Snow accumulation can quickly obstruct fire...

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Errata issued on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems

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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler System: NFPA 13, Errata 13-16-2, referencing Figure 8.6.5.2.1.3(a), Figure 8.8.5.2.1.3(a), 11.3.1.2, Table 21.3.3, and Equation A.9.3.5.12.2a of the 2016...

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Call for members on new NFPA Technical Committee on Building Fire Life Safety Directors

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At its April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved a new Technical Committee on Building Fire & Life Safety Directors and directed that a call for members be published. During the March 2014 meeting, the Council considered the request of...

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Call for members on new Technical Committee on Tactical Operations for Video Equipment and Cameras

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At its April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved a new Technical Committee on Tactical Operations for Video Equipment and Cameras and directed that a call for members be published. The Council voted to approve the request of the IAB/HDSSC...

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