Tag: NFPA 80
Fire Doors And Compliance In Multi-Family Facilities
A February fire in New York City is a reminder of the importance of code-compliant fire door assemblies and the need for enforcement of the fire door inspections mandated by current codes and standards.
News From NFPA: Return To Office Considerations For People With Disabilities
During the pandemic, building configurations or uses may have changed in new and significant ways. These can have life safety implications, particularly for people with disabilities.
News From NFPA: Modifying Sprinkler Systems In Existing Facilities
A renovation or redesign to a building layout may require the sprinkler system be brought up to date, and NFPA 13 addresses this scenario.
NFPA Releases New Report On Fire In The U.S.
Research highlights factors that have reduced loss since the America Burning report was released in 1973, and areas where work is still needed.
News From NFPA: Remote Inspections, Construction Sites, And Cannabis Facilities
These three issues are among the timely topics the National Fire Protection Association has addressed recently, with a virtual event on June 22 to delve deeper.
News From NFPA: Fire Safety On Construction Sites
Are you emphasizing a culture of safety during construction, alteration, and demolition projects?
News From NFPA: Inspection And Testing Of Fire Doors In Facilities
Facility managers have a critical role in ensuring that fire doors are maintained in good working condition after these are installed in a building.
News From NFPA: Connecting The Dots With ITM Data Exchange
Inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems plays a significant role in managing facility risks.
NFPA Releases Fact Sheet On Ammonium Nitrate Dangers
Available in English and Spanish, this resource for code officials, business owners, and facility management was developed following the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
News From NFPA: What Is Causing False Fire Alarm Activations?
When properly designed, installed, inspected, tested, and maintained, fire alarm systems and detectors normally provide many years of fault-free operation.
NFPA Highlights Remote Inspection Steps
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an infographic emphasizing five key considerations for Remote Video Inspection (RVI) programs: procedures, communication, technology, verification, and completion.
News From NFPA: Ready Or Not, Disaster Can Strike Facilities Anytime
Whether it's a natural threat of extreme weather or a manmade hazard, a disaster can take out an electrical system. What is your plan?
NFPA Fact Sheet Outlines Fire And Life Safety For Restaurants, Others Using Tents
Across the U.S., tent and other membrane structures have been set up for outdoor dining and other customer service. Here's what you need to know to help keep these spaces safe.
News From NFPA: Fire And Life Safety Insights For Reopening Buildings
To help building industry stakeholders navigate all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Fire Protection Association has responded with a variety of resources.
News From NFPA: Wall Penetrations And Security Equipment
Provisions added to the current edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® address wall penetrations for the installation of facility security devices in exit enclosures.
News From NFPA: Spare Sprinklers And When To Replace In Your Facility
According to NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, if a facility has a sprinkler system installed, then having a stock of spare sprinklers is required.
NFPA 13 Compliant PURGENVENT Awarded Patent
AGF Manufacturing announced that a patent for their Purge and Vent valve was granted, which covers their PURGENVENT sprinkler air vent product line designed to reduce corrosion in wet pipe fire sprinkler systems by releasing trapped air.
Energy Storage System Standard NFPA 855 Released
For facility management and other stakeholders, National Fire Protection Association releases first comprehensive collection of criteria for the fire protection of energy storage system installations.
New Members Join NFPA Standards Council
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors adds to its Standards Council and reappoints a current member for a one-year extension.
Online Tool Identifies NFPA Codes & Standards
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released CodeFinder, a new interactive online tool that identifies the NFPA codes and standards that are in effect in U.S. municipalities or counties, as well as in regions of Canada, South America, Latin America, and the Middle East.
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