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The nonprofit NFPA's (National Fire Protection Association) Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund Committee last month named the Seattle Hazmat Response Team, Seattle, Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture Washington as the 2004 recipient of the Warren E. Isman Educational Grant.

The team will use the grant to attend the International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference in June, sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). The grant for $2,500, is awarded to hazardous materials incident response teams from fire, police or Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture other publicly-funded programs seeking specialized training.

Qualified teams must have demonstrated excellent leadership and communications skills and must have been trained in compliance with NFPA 472, Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents, and NFPA 473, Standard for Professional Competence of EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents.

The grant in honor of Isman, a former Fairfax County, Va. fire chief, following his death in 1991, was initiated by the IAFC. A senior instructor for the University of Maryland Fire Service Extension Program, Isman wrote three fire-related textbooks and served as a member of the IAFC board of directors and as chair of both NFPA'sTechnical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response Personnel and Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture IAFC's Committee on Hazardous Materials.

NFPA assumed responsibility for the grant's distribution in 1993 following establishment of the Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund."The 2004 grant recipient exhibited a strong commitment to making hazardous materials safety a priority in their community," said Ken Isman, chair of the Warren E. Isman Task Group, a subcommittee of the Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund Committee, Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture and Chief Isman's son.

"This grant exemplifies my father's devotion to the sharing of ideas and experiences in order to expand skills for hazmat teams" The Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund Committee, appointed by NFPA's board of directors, selects scholarship recipients annually based on achievement, leadership, volunteerism, Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture and intention to pursue a career in fire science/fire safety engineering.

The Committee also oversees the John L. Jablonsky and David B. Gratz scholarships for graduate students in fire service programs and the George D. Miller scholarship for undergraduate and Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture graduate students enrolled in fire service or public administration programs.

Applications for the Jablonsky, Gratz and Miller scholarship awards are due at NFPA by April 1, 2004.NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture education.

NFPA headquarters is located in Quincy, MA, USA.At its regular meeting earlier this month, the board of directors of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) voted to approve the consolidation of its Fall Education Conference into its World Safety Conference & Exposition‚®(WSCE), Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture also known as the annual meeting.

The move, designed to ease member schedules and travel, will allow Association business to be carried out in one meeting starting in 2005, Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture eliminating the need for attendance at two meetings. Meanwhile, NFPA's 2004 WSCE will take place May 23-26 in Salt Lake City.

The 2004 Fall Education Conference will be held November 14-17 in Miami Beach.The board also voted to change the annual meeting month from May to June, effective next year, Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture in order for the Association to have more flexibility in selecting sites.

Typically, fewer large conferences take place in the summer months, including June. By moving the conference to June, there would also be more review-time for the codes and standards-making process."We are extremely pleased to offer these changes to our members," Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture said James M. Shannon, NFPA president.

"Most recently, we have heard from members who have found attending two conferences very difficult, Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture given demanding work and family schedules. This consolidation will provide needed relief without compromising our mission and important NFPA programs."

Special notice on NFPA regulations and procedures.

During this transition a major concern has been how will this impact the processing of NFPA codes and standards. The solution is to maintain two distinct revision cycles, but utilize a single Technical Committee Report (TCR) Session that will be held annually at the World Safety Conference & Exposition‚®. Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture

Revised regulations and procedures are now in effect for all NFPA documents being processed in the Fall 2005 and subsequent revision cycles, and these will help to eliminate unnecessary time expenditures during the TCR Sessions and will provide agenda control and Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture management tools that will increase the efficiency of these sessions.

The key time saving device being implemented is a new procedure whereby persons wishing to make a motion at a TCR Session must file in advance of the session, a notice of "intent to make a motion." Among other benefits, this will allow identification of "consent documents," which are non-controversial documents with no motions that can bypass the TCR Session and Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture go directly to the Standards Council for issuance.

This applies to approximately 80 percent of all processed NFPA documents.Beginning in the 2004 and Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture continuing through 2005, this will include two sets of the Regulations Governing Committee Projects and two sets of Convention Rules.

One set applies to all NFPA documents reporting up to and including the Annual 2005 Revision Cycle. The second set applies to all NFPA documents reporting in the Fall 2005 and subsequent Revision Cycles. These regulations and procedures are clearly identified in this section with an appropriate heading and footer. Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture

NFPA has held their Annual Association Membership Meetings in the spring of each year (May or June) since 1897. The Fall Conference was also added in 1948 (October or November), Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture but it wasn't until 1974 that documents began to be processed through a Fall TCR Session.

Thus, NFPA is effectively returning to a processing arrangement that it has used for the majority of its existence. Because two revision cycles will still be used (but with a single TCR Session and also recognizing consent documents), most NFPA committee projects will not notice a significant change with the handling of their assigned documents. Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture

NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and Removing Smoke Odors From Fire-damaged Furniture other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education. NFPA headquarters is located in Quincy, MA, USA.

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