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NFPA names NEC Challenge winner

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01/30/2014

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.

NFPA selects new president

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01/29/2014

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.

NFPA now offers electrical safety program

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10/23/2013

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is now offering a certification program for electrical professionals, the organization announced Oct. 23.

Home sprinkler installation costs drop nationwide

And prices are lowest in states that have sprinkler requirements, indicating home fire sprinklers get more cost effective the more prevalent they are
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10/22/2013

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.

New guidance for cloud ceiling fire protection

Under certain conditions, a sprinkler system isn’t needed on both the cloud ceiling and the structural ceiling, a new study finds
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08/28/2013

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?

Home-sprinkler requirements don’t dampen housing starts

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06/14/2013

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.

Illinois advocate is home sprinkler champion

NFPA recognizes Tom Lia for his work getting communities to adopt sprinkler requirements
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05/13/2013

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.

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act: Still pending after all these years

First proposed in 2003, Congress has yet to pass the measure, even though it has broad support
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03/25/2013

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.

Going against the grain: Builder promotes sprinklers

Florida homebuilder offers free sprinkler systems in homes he builds and works with NFPA to advocate for them
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12/12/2012

CAPE CORAL, Fla.—Many homebuilders fight against installing home fire sprinklers, contending they discourage sales by jacking up a home’s price tag. But Sam Davis, a builder based here, believes so strongly that sprinklers save lives that he offers them free in all the homes he builds.

Security companies: You can still have your say on NFPA 730!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

NFPA 730 and NFPA 731, the National Fire Protection Association rules governing installation and maintenance of security systems, have proved controversial in the past—and now they’re up for revision again.

Because the proposed changes could impact security companies, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is urging its members to comment. You have until 5 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 16, to do so.

Here’s some of what SIA had to say in a recent communication to members:
 

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has opened the next revision of the NFPA 730: Premises Security Guide and the NFPA 731: Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems for public comment. Of importance to many Security Industry Association members is the proposal to change the title and scope of NFPA 730 to NFPA 730: Premises Security Code and the resulting change of all instances of “should” to “shall” within the document. This change can have an impact on the installed products and systems of many SIA members. After conferring with other industry groups including ASIS International and NFPA, we recommend that SIA members consider submitting comments directly to the NFPA.

For more information, visit www.siaonline.org and www.nfpa.org.

 

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