Scuttlebutt 11/11

Teach, Sparky, Teach! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has teamed up with Emmy-award winning and best-selling author Don Hoffman and illustrator Todd Dakins to create Sparky the Fire Dog ® , a picture book in celebration of the NFPA...


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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s Fire & Life Safety Conference will take place December 12-14 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. The conference will include three days of educational sessions, as well as two days of post-conference seminars.

More than 60 education sessions will be presented for attendees to learn the latest on fire and life safety code topics and receive continuing education units (CEUs). Presentations will be led by NFPA staff experts and technical committee members and will be organized in four tracks – building and life safety, detection and alarm, fire suppression, and codes and standards.

The conference program includes lunchtime presentations on recent Fire Protection Research Foundation projects, how September 11th and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire affected high-rise design and a panel discussion on emerging code issues.

The following post-conference seminars will include: Water Supply Analysis and Hydraulic Calculations (formerly known as Sprinkler Hydraulics); 2012 NFPA 1, Fire Code; 2012 NFPA 101, Life Safety Code Changes; and 2012 NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities Update.

More information on the conference can be found at www.nfpa.org/FLSCONF. 

 

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