Tag: NFPA

Colorado Passes ‘Landmark’ Law on Wildfire Resiliency and Building Codes

On May 12, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed SB23-166, a new law establishing a Wildfire Resiliency Code Board to enhance building codes, bolster fire-resistant construction, and protect against wildfire risks in the state’s wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Code Council strongly supported SB23-166 and have praised its passage, […]

What We Learned from… FM Compliance Week 2023

We here at Facilities Management Advisor have wrapped up a successful FM Compliance Week 2023! The week included webinars and digital resources regarding facility compliance to serve facilities managers who are tasked with operations and maintenance work. They are also responsible for keeping building occupants safe, healthy, and happy. To succeed, they must be in […]

Back to Basics: Most Common Fire Safety Code Violations

To both minimize fire risks and avoid civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance, facilities managers must ensure their workplaces meet applicable fire safety codes. A National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) official recently spoke with Facilities Management Advisor about the importance of following the law and what facilities managers should look out for. “Facility managers have […]

Faces of Facilities: Ty Dupass from the Community College of Philadelphia

As a native New Yorker, Ty Dupass considers the September 11th tragedy a “pivotal moment” in his career and is particularly proud of his degree in fire science, which he has “dedicated to the service persons and civilians who lost their lives on 9/11.” Dupass currently serves as Director of Environmental Services and Life Safety […]

Back to Basics: Workplace Fire Safety and Prevention

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. Fires present a real danger to businesses, especially in workplaces where fire hazards are part of the job. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire department in the United States responds to a […]

Campus Fire Safety Tips as College Students Return

As Labor Day nears, college students across the country have recently returned to campus or are gearing up to return as in-person learning resumes at many higher education institutions. Through their annual “Campus Fire Safety for Students” campaign in September, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS) are working […]

Facilities Management Advisor’s Top 10 Stories of 2021

‘Tis the season for publications to share Top 10 lists and annual wrap-ups! We at Facilities Management Advisor figured we’d join the party and create a list of our own highlighting the most popular articles that you, our valued readers, read over the past year. The Top 10 list covers some of the major FM […]

What Happens When a Fire Sprinkler System Fails

Fire sprinkler systems are installed in commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities to protect occupants, property structures, and contents. These systems contain fires and help save lives. Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) indicate that the civilian death rate from fires is 87% lower in buildings with sprinklers, compared to properties without fire sprinkler […]

Houston Concert Tragedy Casts Crowd Management into the Spotlight

Update 11/15/21: The death toll has risen to 10 after a college student and 9-year-old boy critically injured at the event later died. Over the weekend, tragedy unfolded at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, when eight young concert goers, between the ages of 14 and 27, were killed when reported crowd surges occurred during the Astroworld […]

NFPA Provides Fire Stats for 2020, a ‘Far from Typical’ Year

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released findings from its latest “Fire Loss in the U.S.” report, which shows that the total number of U.S. fires overall rose 8% from 2019 to 2020. While some year-to-year fluctuation is normal, NFPA said this increase reflects a “far from typical” year due to the pandemic.  “In […]