NFPA Journal - July/August 2012 - (Page 11)

>> in a flash NEWS FROM NFPA + BEYOND Vegas Recap Voting members accept 2013 editions of NFPA 13 and 72 at NFPA’s Association Technical Meeting. Plus, award winners take the stage at the Conference & Expo. by fred durso, jr. Voting members at nFPa’s association technical meeting, held June 13-14 in Las Vegas, considered 19 documents, including nFPa 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems; nFPa 13r, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies; and nFPa 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. only documents with certified amending motions were considered at the meeting; all other documents will be submitted to the standards Council for issuance as consent documents. other documents accepted at the technical meeting include: nFPa 20, Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection; nFPa 59a, Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); nFPa 61, Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities; nFPa 105, Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives; nFPa 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities; nFPa 275, Method of Fire Tests for the Evaluation of Thermal Barriers; nFPa 499, Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas; nFPa 1124, Manufacture, Transportation, Storage, and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles; nFPa 1127, High Power Rocketry; nFPa 1144, Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire; nFPa 1500, Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program; nFPa 1582, Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments; nFPa 1917, Automotive Ambulances; nFPa 1951, Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents; and nFPa 1971, Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. nFPa 1991, Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, was returned to the Hazardous materials Protective Clothing and equipment technical Committee, which plans to introduce changes to the permeation resistance tests of certain suit materials used by emergency responders. research is currently under way, and the results will be presented to the technical committee for consideration. Conference Award Winners Edward K. Budnick received this year’s standards medal, the most prestigious award given by nFPa’s standards Council, during nFPa’s Conference & expo. budnick, who recently retired from the consulting firm Hughes associates, was honored for his longtime commitment and contribution to nFPa committees, including the technical Correlating Committee on automatic sprinkler systems and the Fixed guideway transit systems technical Committee. Gregory T. Linteris won this year’s Harry C. bigglestone award for excellence in Communication of Fire Protection Concepts. a mechanical engineer at the national institute of standards and technology, Linteris received a $5,000 cash prize for his paper, “Clean agent suppression of energized Photograph: Mike Hazell JULY/AUGUST 2012 NFPA JOURNAL 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - July/August 2012

NFPA Journal - July/august 2012
First Word
Mail Call
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Fenway at 100
Crowning Achievement
Safety at Center Stage
Firefighter Fatalities in the United States, 2011
What’s Hot
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - July/August 2012