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Georgia fire officers win national anthem contest for NFPA's 2014 Conference & Expo

May 16, 2014SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—Capt. Mark Ware of the Sandy Springs Fire Department in Sandy Springs, Ga., and Lt. Rodney Brooks of the Henry County Fire Department in McDonough, Ga., are the winners of the National Anthem singer contest sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association. The two will perform the national anthem in front of more than 3,000 attendees during the opening general session of the NFPA 2014 Conference & Expo, to be held here June 9-12. Ware and Brooks submitted their audition video...

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NFPA: Total cost of fire up 34 percent from 1980

May 8, 2014SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association in April released an updated report on the total cost of fire in the United States, which showed that the total cost of fire in 2011 was estimated at $329 billion, or roughly 2.1 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Adjusted for inflation, the total cost represents a 34 percent increase over 1980, while its proportion ofGDP has declined by about one-third. The core total cost of fire is defined as the sum of economic loss (e.g....

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NFPA names NEC Challenge winner

January 30, 2014SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—Derek Vigstol, of Princeton, Minn., won the title of NEC Challenge Champion in a nation-wide challenge to celebrate the National Fire Protection Association's release of the 53rd National Electrical Code. Vigstol won $5,000, NFPA announced Jan. 30. The code outlines a standard for safe electrical installation and inspection. “Electrical safety is a serious topic,” Lorraine Carli, NFPA's vice president of outreach and advocacy, said in a prepared statement. “The...

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NFPA selects new president

January 29, 2014SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—The board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association has unanimously selected Jim Pauley to be the organization's next president, according to a Jan. 29 news release. Pauley, now Schneider Electric's senior vice president of external affairs and government relations, will succeed NFPA president James Shannon in July, according to the release. “This appointment ensures the continued pursuit of the critical mission of NFPA and positions the association to address...

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NFPA now offers electrical safety program

October 23, 2013SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is now offering a certification program for electrical professionals, the organization announced Oct. 23. The Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional program educates those working with electricity on NFPA electrical safety standards and aims to promote electrical safety in the workplace. The program is based on NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2012 edition, which sets requirements for safe work...

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Home sprinkler installation costs drop nationwide

October 22, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—The cost of installing home fire sprinklers has decreased nationwide, and states that mandate home fire sprinklers have even lower installation costs, a new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation has found.“In the two states with statewide regulations, Maryland and California, significantly lower costs were found there than in the sample as a whole,” Kathleen Almand, executive director of the foundation, told Security Systems News. The foundation is an affiliate...

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New guidance for cloud ceiling fire protection

August 28, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—Cloud ceilings—drop ceilings that don't extend all the way to perimeter walls—are increasingly popular in commercial and industrial buildings. But for fire protection, is a sprinkler system necessary on both the cloud ceiling and the structural ceiling above it?That's the question asked by a newly completed Fire Protection Research Foundation study. The foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association, based here, initiated the project. Hughes Associates,...

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Home-sprinkler requirements don't dampen housing starts

June 14, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—Homebuilders often oppose state or local laws requiring home fire sprinklers, contending the added expense will negatively impact housing construction. But now positive new housing statistics from California—where home sprinklers are mandated—refute that claim, according to a spokeswoman for the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.“Sprinklers save lives. That's the bottom line and that's been proven, and they don't impact the housing...

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Illinois advocate is home sprinkler champion

May 13, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—This year marked the fifth year the National Fire Protection Association has held its annual Fire Sprinkler Summit—and the first year the organization gave out a Home Fire Sprinkler Champion Award.The winner of the award was Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. NFPA President Jim Shannon presented the award to Lia at NFPA's 2013 “Bringing Safety Home” Fire Sprinkler Summit, held in Chicago on April 15-16.Maria Figueroa,...

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Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act: Still pending after all these years

March 25, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation recently launched an online letter campaign in support of the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, which is expected to come before Congress again in 2013, 10 years after it was first proposed.The campaign should help, but whether the long-awaited legislation passes this session depends on a variety of factors, including debate by members of this gridlocked Congress on how to revise the tax code, according to spokesmen for the National Fire...

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