“One size does not fit all” is one of the more ubiquitous phrases in today’s lexicon, and, one of the most obvious, right? So, why should one set of personal protective equipment be the “best fit” for all emergencies that firefighters respond to?

NFPA 1971: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, is the standard on protective ensembles for structural firefighting and proximity firefighting, not the standard on the protective ensemble for all firefighter responses.

The protective ensemble that we commonly refer to as turnout gear is specifically designed to protect the wearer from the mechanical and thermal hazards of structural and interior structural firefighting. Read More...

If you’re responsible for reviewing fire sprinkler system design plans, learn how to avoid dangerous (and costly) errors or omissions. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting a two-day, hands-on training aimed at giving project managers, designers, engineers, and others the tools they need to accurately and efficiently review sprinkler plans.  


Back by popular demand, the workshop goes beyond a lecture-style format and offers something more hands-on; instructors will guide participants through a plan review and calculations while identifying deficiencies and documenting findings. The workshop, based on NFPA 13, Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems, also covers: 

• Regulatory requirements for plans and calculations submittals
• Blueprint reading skills
• Sprinkler specifications
• An eight-step process for hydraulic calculations review 
• An eight-step process for sprinkler plans review

We invite you to join NFPA’s fire sprinkler experts in Cranston, Rhode Island, July 13-14, for this unique training experience. Find out more and register by visiting NFPA’s training page.