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National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association
National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) is a United States trade association, albeit with some international members, that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments.[1] The association was formed in 1896 by a group of insurance firms.[citation needed] Its purpose was to standardize the then-new fire sprinkler systems.[citation needed] It reports to have 65,000 members.[2] Codes and standards[edit] The association's codes and standards are published online [3]
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Quincy, Massachusetts
Quincy (pronounced /ˈkwɪnzi/ KWIN-zee) is the largest city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It is a major part of Metropolitan Boston
Metropolitan Boston
and is Boston's immediate southern suburb. Its population in 2014 was 93,397, making it the 8th-largest city in the state.[1] Known as the "City of Presidents,"[3] Quincy is the birthplace of two U.S. presidents — John Adams
John Adams
and his son John Quincy Adams — as well as John Hancock, a President of the Continental Congress
Continental Congress
and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. First settled in 1625, Quincy was briefly part of Dorchester and Boston
Boston
before becoming the north precinct of Braintree in 1640
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Insurance
Insurance
Insurance
is a means of protection from financial loss. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss. An entity which provides insurance is known as an insurer, insurance company, insurance carrier or underwriter. A person or entity who buys insurance is known as an insured or policyholder. The insurance transaction involves the insured assuming a guaranteed and known relatively small loss in the form of payment to the insurer in exchange for the insurer's promise to compensate the insured in the event of a covered loss
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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NFPA 1600
NFPA 1600 (Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs) is a standard published by the National Fire Protection Association. Purpose[edit] The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission), recognized NFPA 1600 as our National Preparedness Standard. Widely used by public, not-for-profit, nongovernmental, and private entities on a local, regional, national, international and global basis, NFPA 1600 has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a voluntary consensus standard for emergency preparedness.[1] References[edit]^ "NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs"
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Public.Resource.Org
Public.Resource.Org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to publishing and sharing public domain materials in the United States and internationally. It was founded by Carl Malamud
Carl Malamud
and is based in Sebastopol, California. Public.Resource.Org takes particular interest in digitizing and making accessible the works of the United States
United States
Federal Government, which because of US government licensing rules for its own work are almost always in the public domain
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NFPA 70B
NFPA 70B (Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance) is a standard of the National Fire Protection Association that addresses recommended electrical equipment maintenance. NFPA 70B is part of NFPA 70. Purpose[edit] This recommended practice applies to preventive maintenance for electrical, electronic, and communication systems and equipment and is not intended to duplicate or supersede instructions that manufacturers normally provide. Systems and equipment covered are typical of those installed in industrial plants, institutional and commercial buildings, and large multifamily residential complexes. Related NFPA standards[edit]NFPA 70 — National Electrical Code (NEC) NFPA 70E — Standard for Electrical Safety in the WorkplaceExternal links[edit]NFPA 70B: Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment MaintenanceThis standards- or measurement-related article is a stub
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NFPA 70E
NFPA 70E, titled Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, is a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The document covers electrical safety requirements for employees. The NFPA is best known for its sponsorship of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).Contents1 Purpose 2 See also2.1 Other NFPA standards3 External linksPurpose[edit] NFPA 70E addresses employee workplace electrical safety requirements. The standard focuses on practical safeguards that also allow workers to be productive within their job functions
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NFPA 72
The NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm Code) is a standard published by the National Fire Protection Association. Purpose[edit] The NFPA 72 specifies "the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, fire warning equipment and emergency warning equipment, and their components." [§ 1.1.1]. Federal, state, and local municipalities across the United States have adopted the NFPA 72 as a standard in the enforcement of fire code regulation. Municipalities often adopt revisions of the code after years of review and amendments, making many local fire codes specific to their governing authorities. Structure[edit] The NFPA 72 2007 edition is sectioned as follows:1. Administration 2. Referenced Publications 3. Definitions 4. Fundamentals of Fire Alarm Systems 5. Initiating Devices 6. Protected Premises Fire Alarm Systems 7. Eevee Fire Codes 8. Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems 9. Public Fire Alarm Reporting Systems 10
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NFPA 1901
NFPA 1901, the Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, is published by the National Fire Protection Association to outline the standard for firefighting apparatus. The listing sets minimum standards for mechanical, cosmetic, lighting, and all equipment to be included with fire apparatus to be standards compliant in the United States.[1]NFPA 1901 Approved Reflective Chevron Markings on Fire/Rescue TruckHistory[edit] In the 1975, NFPA 1901 was designated as the numerical code for an accumulation of edits and revisions regarding automotive safety beginning in 1965 and was titled, Standard on Automotive Fire Apparatus. The most recent substantial edit was in 1991, which required the driving and cab area be completely enclosed, mandatory access handrails, and reflective striping on all fire apparatus.[2] References[edit]^ http://www.firecom.com/pdf/NFPA_1901.pdf Excerpts from NFPA 1901 ^ NPFA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, 2009 ed. Annex E Pg
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NFPA 1001
NFPA 1001 (Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications) is a standard published by the National Fire Protection Association. Purpose[edit] NFPA 1001 identifies the minimum job performance requirements (JPRs) for career and volunteer fire fighters whose duties are primarily structural in nature. Structure[edit] The NFPA 1001 is sectioned as follows:1. Administration 2. Referenced Publications 3. Definitions 4. Entrance Requirements 5. Fire Fighter I 6. Fire Fighter II Annex A: Explanatory Material Annex B: Explanation of the Standard and Concepts of JPRs Annex C: Informational ReferencesExternal links[edit]document informationThis standards- or measurement-related article is a stub
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NFPA 1670
NFPA 1670 (Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents) is a standard published by the National Fire Protection Association. Purpose[edit] This standard shall identify and establish levels of functional capability for conducting operations at technical search and rescue incidents while minimizing threats to rescuers."NFPA 1670". Retrieved November 19, 2012. This standards- or measurement-related article is a stub
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Fire Sprinkler
A fire sprinkler or sprinkler head is the component of a fire sprinkler system that discharges water when the effects of a fire have been detected, such as when a predetermined temperature has been exceeded. Fire sprinklers are extensively used worldwide, with over 40 million sprinkler heads fitted each year. In buildings protected by properly designed and maintained fire sprinklers, over 99% of fires were controlled by fire sprinklers alone.[1][2][3]Contents1 History 2 US regulations2.1 Quick Response Sprinklers3 Operation 4 Types4.1 ESFR 4.2 Quick response5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] In 1812, British inventor Sir William Congreve patented a manual sprinkler system using perforated pipes along the ceiling
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NFPA 70
The National Electrical
Electrical
Code (NEC), or NFPA 70, is a regionally adoptable standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States. It is part of the National Fire Codes series published by the National Fire Protection Association
National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA), a private trade association.[1] Despite the use of the term "national", it is not a federal law. It is typically adopted by states and municipalities in an effort to standardize their enforcement of safe electrical practices.[2] In some cases, the NEC is amended, altered and may even be rejected in lieu of regional regulations as voted on by local governing bodies. The "authority having jurisdiction" inspects for compliance with these minimum standards.[3][4]Contents1 Background1.1 Public access2 Structure 3 High and low voltage rule classification 4 Requirements4.1 Conduit and cable protection 4.2 Actual vs
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NFPA 101
The publication Life Safety Code, known as NFPA 101, is a consensus standard widely adopted in the United States. It is administered, trademarked, copyrighted, and published by the National Fire Protection Association and, like many NFPA documents, is systematically revised on a three-year cycle. Despite its title, the standard is not a legal code, is not published as an instrument of law, and has no statutory authority in its own right
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