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NFPA

National Fire Protection Association. Website: NFPA.org.
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The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.
Studying past combustible dust explosions, OSHA citations, as well as NFPA standards provide guidelines for prevention.
It is also possible that, given the guide's code-like presentation and its NFPA provenance, some municipalities may look upon the material as a code and adopt it as such.
The NEC states that cables installed within plenum spaces must meet the traditional plenum-cable requirements of NFPA 262 and no mention is made of limited combustible cable.
Many were surprised at the amount of the support for the NFPA code.
We have had quick-response sprinklers since about 1984, and these are one of the types mandated for use in nursing homes by NFPA 101.
Many NFPA codes and standards have been adopted by reference in the I-Codes.
With the exception of the committee responsible for developing the new NFPA building code, discussion at NFPA committee deliberations is controlled, and non-committee members are required to seek permission in advance to speak at a meeting.
NFPA 600 breaks fire brigades down into four categories: (1) those that perform incipient fire fighting, (2) those that perform advanced exterior fire fighting only, (3) those that perform interior structural fire fighting only, and (4) those that perform both advanced exterior and interior structural fire fighting.
NFPA 43B contains tables indicating the class of different peroxide formulations.
Compliance with NFPA is not required by law, unless specifically adopted for reference by individual States.
According to Roger Coleman at NFPA, the PAM II technique his group used is sensitive only down to 1 ppm, but has been the standard test for daminozide.