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NFPA, Tesla and utilities: perfect timing for energy storage
NFPA, Tesla and utilities: perfect timing for energy storage
In the days leading up to this morning�s announcement from Tesla about aggregating energy storage to form an energy network, the Technical Committee on Energy Storage Systems gathered at NFPA headquarters in Quincy to finish the development of the NFPA...
Remembering Ann Marie Gallagher and the unsolved mystery of the Cocoanut Grove Fire
Remembering Ann Marie Gallagher and the unsolved mystery of the Cocoanut Grove Fire
On the 70th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire a few years back, three survivors told NFPA their stories. Ann Marie Gallagher was a 16-year-old girl from New Hampshire who was in Boston with her family, and was one of the survivors who we featured ...
Ambulance vehicle data recorders: Recommendation or requirement?
Ambulance vehicle data recorders: Recommendation or requirement?
Vehicle data recorders track speed, acceleration and deceleration, braking events, seat belt usage and other metrics of ambulance operation.
See It Before You Sign It campus fire safety campaign raises awareness of off-campus housing fire...
See It Before You Sign It campus fire safety campaign raises awareness of off-campus housing fire...
As part of an effort to help reduce fire deaths on U.S. college campuses,�the�National Fire Protection Association�(NFPA),�Campus Firewatch, the�U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the�U.S. Fire Administration�(USFA) are teaming up again...
#101Wednesdays: Allegedly neglected fire protection systems contribute to another Oakland tragedy
#101Wednesdays: Allegedly neglected fire protection systems contribute to another Oakland tragedy
I�m back this week with another installment of #101Wednesdays after spending last week in Las Vegas teaching NFPA�s Life Safety Code Essentials seminar. The news of another multiple-fatality fire in Oakland, CA that greeted me at work Monday reinforced...
The Intersection of IoT with Building Safety Codes
The Intersection of IoT with Building Safety Codes
AT the first session this morning, Steve Griffith and Jack Lyons from NEMA reviewed the Association's strategic initiatives related to the internet of things. Steve showed the projected growth of interconnected devices to 40 billion by 2019. He focused...