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What guidance does the NFPA Standard 915 provide for remote inspections?

May 13, 2024

NFPA 915 addresses various aspects of Remote Video Inspections (RVIs). Remote inspections can take different forms, which would include a walkthrough of a facility or business for various purposes.

Is there an NFPA standard for remote inspections?

May 13, 2024

With the advent of reliable, handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets, there was increased interest in remote inspections. A number of organizations, including various governmental institutions, insurance companies, and private contractors were interested in the possibilities the new technology offered.

How many water supplies are required for automatic sprinkler systems?

April 11, 2024

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) requires that every sprinkler system have at least one water supply. There are exacting requirements on size connections, hardware, and monitoring of this supply.

What guidance does NFPA provide for automatic sprinkler system water supplies?

April 11, 2024

The most common method of water supply for automatic sprinkler systems is connection to a city or municipal main. The main must be the same size or larger than the sprinkler riser it is connected to.

What are some of the strategies NFPA 909 and NFPA 914 use to guide in the protection of cultural resource properties and structures?

March 13, 2024

The codes strongly emphasize the importance of adequate means of egress for anyone using the subject buildings.

What NFPA codes provide guidance for protection of historic and culturally signficant properties?

March 13, 2024

Two NFPA codes deal with protection of historic and culturally significant properties.

Does NFPA provide education and guidance about CO – carbon monoxide – poisoning prevention?

January 10, 2024

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 420 people die of carbon monoxide or CO poisoning each year in the US and it is responsible for over 100,000 emergency department visits.

What NFPA code provides guidance to warn of carbon monoxide poisoning in a building?

January 10, 2024

A recent incident illustrates the importance of prompt warning of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure in a public building. Over 40 people were hospitalized on New Year’s Eve due to CO poisoning at a church in Utah.

How are NFPA standards and codes kept up to date?

December 13, 2023

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an “international nonprofit organization . . . that seeks to reduce the burden of fire and other hazards by providing consensus codes and standards designed to minimize and reduce the effects of fire.”

Why is it valuable to understand the impact of NFPA standards and codes?

December 13, 2023

The value of having a functioning, easily accessible fire extinguisher can make the difference between a minimal fire incident or a serious property and casualty loss.