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                   FIRE MARSHALS ASSOCIATION QF NORTH                                AMERICA   0 January       1995

                                                                                                FMANA Chapters
FMANA Executive Board
                                                                                                Alabama Chapter
Rocco Gabriele, President                               Robert Melton                               Steve Powell , President
State Fire Marshal , Pikesville , MD                    Fire Marshal , Dallas , TX                  (205) 663- 6304
(410) 764- 4324                                         (214) 670- 7951                             FAX (205) 663- 9041
FAX (410) 764-4576                                      FAX (214) 670-4564
                                                                                                Alberta Chapter
Reginald Penney, First Vice President                   Dad Cross                                   L. T. (Les) McMillan , President
Battalion Chief, Palm Beach County, FL                  Chief Deputy Fire Marshal                   (403) 287- 4230
(407) 233- 0051                                         Charleston , WV                             FAX (403) 243- 9947
FAX (407) 233- 0057                                     (304) 558- 2191
                                                        FAX (304) 558- 2537                     Arizona Chapter
Wade Schaefer , Second Vice President                                                               Howard Rosenberg, President
State Fire Marshal, Lansing, MI                         Thomas Brace                                (602) 883- 4341
(517) 322- 5454                                         State Fire Marshal
FAX (517) 322- 2908                                     St. Paul, MN                            Delaware Valley Chapter
                                                        (612) 643- 3080
                                                                                                      T. Leich~ President
Davis Parsons                                           FAX (612) 643- 3095
                                                                                                    (302) 892- 9071
Los Angeles City Fire Marshal
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 485- 5969                                                                                 Fire Marshals Association of Oklahoma
FAX (213) 847- 3441                                                                                 Bill Hargraves , President
                                                                                                    (405) 767- 0361
                                    J. Benjamin Roy, Jr.
                                FMANA Executive Secretary                                       Florida Fire Marshals Association
                              (617) 984- 7424 or (302) 653- 5710                                   John Holley, President
                                     FAX (302) 653- 5712                                           (904) 329- 0120

                                     Fire Marshals Quarterly                                    Michigan Fire Inspectors Society
                                          (617) 984- 7424                                         Michael McKinley, President
                                      or FAX (302) 653- 5712                                      (616) 784-4326
                                                                                                  FAX (616) 784- 8046

Published quarterly as a service to the membership of the Fire Marshals Association of          New England Association of Fire
North America (FMANA)
                                                                                                Marshals
Editor: 1. Benjamin Roy, Jr.                                                                        Michael Murphy, President
Assistant Editor: Sharon S. Roy                                                                     (508) 358- 7951
Layout & Graphics: Melinda Leydon
                                                                                                    FAX (508) 358-4739

We encourage you to send any items of interest for inclusion in the Quarterly to:               New York State Fire Marshals and
                                                                                                Inspectors Association
                                 Executive Secretary                                                Keith Fennelly, President
                     Fire Marshals Association of North America                                     (914) 793- 6402
                                        NFPA
                                 I Batterymarch Park                                            Texas Fire Marshals Association
                                      O. Box 9101                                                   Tom Leggitt
                              Quincy, MA 02269- 9101                                                (512) 930- 3606
                                                                                                    FAX (512) 930- 3613
                           FIRE      MAR$"AI.$- A5S0CIA'IONO"tt~.THAMERICA' January 1995

 Coming Events
 (For more information on any of these events , contact the appropriate
 sponsoring organization or FMANA Executive Secretary Ben Roy.                             FMANA Membership:
 February                                                                                    Tell a Friend!
   10 NFPA         Continuing Education Senninars:  Life Safety Code                  Do you have friends or professional colleagues who nnight
         National Electrical Code,  Sprinkler Systems , and Fire Alarm             benefit by beconning a member of the Fire Marshals Associa-
         Systems , San Francisco , CA.                                             tion of North America?
 24- 26 FMANA Executive Board Meeting, West Palm Beach , FL.
 27      NFPA Regional Meeting, Fort Worth , TX.                                      Please rennind them that FMANA is an organization of
                                                                                   professionally oriented people with the goal of nnininnizing
 March                                                                             loss of life and property by fire through education in fife
        NFPA Regional Meeting, Tampa , FL.                                        prevention fundamentals , enforcement offlfe laws, investiga-
  10 NFPA Continuing Education Seminars:          Life Safety Code                tion of fire causes , and regulation of fife hazards.
       National Electrical Code Sprinkler Systems, and Fire Alarm
       Systems , Houston TX.                                                          As you know ,    FMANA members are required to be
20- 24 FMANA Fire Protection Institute , Ocala, FL.                               members of the National Fire Protection Association. The
20- 24 NFPA Continuing Education Senninars:       Life Safety Code                NFPA annual dues ($95) cover your FMANA membership.
       National Electrical Code,  Sprinkler Systems, and Fire Alarm
       Systems , Ft. Lauderdale , FL.                                                            For more information, write:
 21    NFPA Regional Meeting, Los Angeles , CA.                                                  Executive Secretary Ben Roy
27- 31 NFPA Continuing Education Senninars:       Life Safety Code,                              Fire Marshals Association of North America
       National Electrical Code Sprinkler Systems , and Fire Alarm                               NFPA
       Systems , Falls Church , VA.                                                              I Batterymarch Park
                                                                                                 Quincy, MA 02269- 9101
April                                                                                            or call (617)984- 7424
        NFPA Continuing Education Senninars:      Life Safety Code,
        National Electrical Code Sprinkler Systems , and Fire Alarm
        Systems , Farmington , CT.
        NFPA Regional Meeting, Detroit , MI.
        IAAIlNFPA Regional Training Senninar Follow- Up Inves-                        Gary Tokle Named NFPA
        tigation & Case Finalization " Ames , IA.
10- 14 NFPA Continuing Education Senninars:       Life Safety Code
                                                                                       Assistant Vice President
        National Electrical Code Sprinkler Systems , and Fire Alarm
                                                                                 Gary Tokle has been promoted from director to assistant vice
        Systems , Princeton , NJ.
                                                                              president ofNFPA' s Public Fire Protection division.
19- 21 Symposium on Elevators , Fire and Accessibility, Baltimore
       MD.
24- 28 NFPA Continuing Education Senninars:
                                                                                 This position reflects Gary      s overall responsibility for the
                                                  Life Safety Code
                                                                              Association s public fife protection programs , including develop-
       National Electrical Code Sprinkler Systems , and Fire Alarm
                                                                              ment of codes and standards for the fife service, cooperative efforts
       Systems, Oak Brook , IL.
                                                                              between NFPA and state and local fife officials , and the adnninistra-
May                                                                           tionofNFPA' s intemational Urban Fire Forum , a consortium of fife
                                                                              chiefs from major metropolitan centers who share ideas for solutions
        NFPA Continuing Education Senninars:             Life Safety Code     to the unique problems found in urban fife departments.
       National Ekctrical Code,          Sprinkler Systems , and Fire Alarm
        Systems, Columbus , OH.                                                  With 20 years of experience in fife protection , Gary has been
15- 19 NFPA Continuing Education                 Life Safety Code
                                               Senninars:                     fIrefighter and chief officer for the Los Angeles City Fire Department
        National Electrical Code Sprinkler Systems, and Fire Alarm            and the Missoula (MT) Rural Fire District. Most recently, he was
        Systems , Nashville , TN.                                             deputy director of the California State Fire Marshal' s Office. Gary is
15- 19 IAAI Annual Senninar and Conference , Los Angeles , CA.                editor of the Hazardous Materials Handbook and serves as chairman
21- 25 NFPA & FMANA Annual Meeting, Denver , CO.                              of the Board of Visitors of the National Fire Academy.
                   ;FI'E;jAItSHALS"                 ASSOCIATION. OFNC)RTH-AMERI~ .
                                                                                                         ~January1995

From the President's Desk                                                by Rocco Gabriele
                                                                                                              Urban Fire
                                        The last meeting of the Fire Marshals Association of North
                                                                                                            Marshals Forum
                                      America (FMANA) was held in Toronto , Canada , during the                 Held in
                                      NFPA Fall Meeting.
                                                                                                                San Francisco
                                         lam proud to say that all of our programs were well received
                                      by those in attendance. The Codes and Standards Forum,                 The fourth annual Urban Fire Mar-
                                      moderated by Wade Schaefer of Lansing (MI) and Robert               shals Forum was held on Sunday, May
                                      Melton of Dallas, was its usual perennial success. The purpose       15, 1994 , during theNFPA Annual Meet-
                                      of this forum is to review changes to codes and standards. But       ing in San Francisco. Forum topics in-
                                      more importantly, it underscores the role of the fife marshal in     cluded:
                                      the standards-making process. We continue to encourage par-
                                      ticipation in this information- gathering and sharing session.       1. Security Gates Across Fire Lanes -
                                                                                                              Are they a problem in your city, and
   Our joint program with the Education Section was an overwhelming success. The session                      if so , how do you deal with them?
was moderated by Davis Parsons of the L.A. City Fire pepartment. Topics discussed included
water nnist systems , an update on the halon issue
                                                   , replacing residential smoke detectors , and a         2. Crimevs. Fire Safety- Burglar Bars
discussion on the false alarm problem.                                                                        double keyed dead bolts, electric lock-
                                                                                                              ing devices in high rise buildings,
   Our Wednesday program was also moderated by Davis Parsons. Again, the subjects                             etc. Is your city affected?
                                                                       any programs ofinterest
presented were interesting and timely. Unfortunately, there were so m
                                                                                                                              Learn Not to Bum   and
being presented that attendance at this session was not up to expectation. Those in attendance             3. Overview of

received an overview of performance- based standards and an excellent presentation by the                      an Update on Spanish Version Field
Ontario Fire Marshals Office on fighting fifes through creative coalitions. Our hats are off to                Tested in Los Angeles - Presented
                                                                                                               by Jan Gratton , NFPA Fire Safety
our Canadian brothers for an excellent presentation and a creative idea.
                                                                                                               Education Representativeand NFP A
   During the deliberations of the Executive Board , we approved ajoint Section presentation                   Board Member , and Meri - K Appy,
to include FMANA, the Fire Service and Education Sections, and representatives from the                        NFPA Assistant Vice President for
National Association of Home Builders todiscuss mandatory residential sprinklers for one- and                  Public Education.
tWo- family dwellings. The Board also discussed FMANA participating in a Fire Service
                                                                This presentation could result                 The fIrst two topics were discussed in
Section presentation entitled " Standards: Need for Assessment.
in a position paper to the Standards Council which would express the fife service and fife                  a roundtable format. On the security
 marshals concern with standards.                                                                           gates issue , most of the participants use
                                                                                                            utilize bolt cutters or a security padlock
     The Executive Board was made aware of a relatively new phenomena in the entertainment                  system to gain access. However , two
                                                               " Propane and CNG are being used             cities (Dallas & Plana, TX) require a
 industry: " Flammable Gases for the Approximate Audience.
 for visual effects at indoor shows. Several of us who attended a theater in Toronto received a             garagedooropening system on the secu-
 fIrst - hand experience when propane was used for visual effects during the show. The Board was            rity gates as well as a manual back up in
 renninded by Henry Renfrew , Connecticut State Fire Marshals Office (retired) andwritingboard              residential type occupancies. This per-
 member Davis Parsons that FMANA should become involved early in the standard-                              units emergency access to the properties
 process for this propane gas use. Henry will chair the new comnnittee and Davis will represent              without delay.
 FMAN A.
                                                                                                                All of the major cities share sinnilar
   It appears our program for the annual meeting in Denver will be pretty full. I encourage as               conflicts where safety from crime is at
 many FMANA members as possible to attend since we will also hold Section elections at this                  odds with fife safety.
 meeting.
                                                                                                                 Forum attendees appreciated the
     By now you should have received and had the opportunity to peruse the new FMANA                         LNTB presentation, a very important
  directory. What a great job by orirExecutive Secretary Ben Roy and Sharon Roy! They both                   program with many documented saves.
  worked very hard to make the directory a reality and the final product is the fruit of their effort.       The Spanish version cUlTently being used
  We owe a great debt of gratitude to both Ben and Sharon! It was a meticulous, time-consunning              in Los Angeles holds great pronnise for
  job, but well worth the effort.                                                                            those cities with large Spanish-speaking
                                                                                                             populations.
                                                                                                working
     I close by saying " thank you " to all theFMANA Board members. They are a hard-
  group, dedicated to our importsnt nnission. I am honored to be their president. Thank you.
                          ~IREMARSH.LS'               ASsoCIA,TION              OF    NORTH AMERICA.            .,'JailliJaioy1995

Executive Secretary s Corner                                                               by Ben Roy
                                       I hope you and your family had a joyous holiday season.                          Former NFPA
                                   Nineteen- ninety- four was a busy year for FMANA and the New
                                   Year will be even busier. Major projects for 1995 include:                         President
                                     The Quarterly     - There will be four editions of        The Quarterly
                                                                                                                    Charles Morgan
                                   printed in 19951 Production schedules have been developed                               Dies at 79
                                   which should ensure that you will receive your copy by the last
                                   dayofJanuary, April , July, and October (hopefully, the U. S. Post
                                                                                                                      As reported in the August/Sep-
                                   Office will cooperate!) We intend to meet those deadlines,                      tember 1994 issue of       Fire News
                                   regardless of how much material we have, so the editions may
                                                                                                                   NFPA President Emeritus Charles
                                   vary in size.
                                                                                                                   Morgan died on Friday, August 5
                                                                                                                   1994 , in Concord , MA. He was 79
   You will find elsewhere in this edition a request for yon to subunit articles for publication.                  years old.
We really need articles from the field and hope you will help us out. We can take any format
00. 5 inch diskette but to ensure accuracy, please be sure to provide hard copy along with the                         Mr. Morgan began work as a re-
diskette.
                                                                                                                   search assistant at the NFPA in 1938.
                                                                                                                   Over the years , he filled a variety of
   We expect to run a series of articles on the codes and standards- making system and                             posts including technical comnnittee
performance based codes and standards starting with the April issue.                                               secretary, editor , advertising man-
                                                                                                                   ager , and executive secretary of the
   . Chapters- We will be holding a meeting with the president or a representative of each                         Fire Marshals Association of North
     Chapter to develop closer working relationships with these important organizations.                           America. In 1949 , Mr. Morgan was
                                                                                                                   named assistant general manager , was
   . Urban Fire Marshals Forum - We expect to conduct an Urban Fire Marshals Forum,                                named general manager in 1968, and
     sinnilar to the Urban Fire Forum and the State Fire Marshals Forum. A planning task force
                                                                                                                   in 1972 , was named president of the
     is already hard at work developing the program for this event.                                                Association. He retired in 1979 but
                                                                                                                   remained active on the Board of Di-
   . Fire Protection Institute- We will sponsor three offerings of "Principles             of Fire Protection
                                                                                                                   rectors until suffering a stroke in 1990.
     Engineering. " Please see a related article in this issue.
                                                                                                                       From 1975 to 1979, Mr. Morgan
   . The Education Comnnittee expects to unveil additional courses to enhance the FPI
                                                                                                                   was chairman of the Conference of
     during 1995.
                                                                                                                   Fire Protection Associations ,     com-
                                                                                                                   prised of adnninistrators of 17 na-
   . MasterPlan and Work Plan- The FMANA MasterPlan will be thoroughly reviewed and
                                                                                                                   tional fIre safety organizations around
     updated and the companion Work Plan for 1996 will bedeveloped. Note: The 1995 Work                            the world. He was an Honorary Life
     Plan will be published in the April edition of          The Quarterly.
                                                                                                                   Member of FMANA and received
                                                                                                                   theFMANA' s Percy Bugbee A ward
   Additionally, we hope to begin marketing FMANA products in the April edition of                                 the highest honor bestowed by our
The Quarterly. Our fIrst offerings will be a new FMANA lapel pin and a FMANA golf shirt.                           organization.
Look for our advertisement!
                                                                                                                       Mr. Morgan is survived by his
  In closing, I would be renniss if! did not mention the significant part the FMANAExecutive
                                                                                                                   wife Rachel , son Roger and daughter
Board has played in developing the agenda for this year. Thanks for a job well done!                               Andrea , a brother , three sisters , and
                                                                                                                   two granddaughters. His family has
                                                                                                                   requested that memorials be made to
                                                                                                                   theLNTB Foundation atNFP A head-
                                                                                                                   quarters.
                      FIREMARSH~A~$OCIATION'OFN()RTIIAME~CA"'
                                                                                                              January 199$

The Washin ton Scene                                                 by Anthony O' Neill, NFPA Vice President for Government AHairs

                                                           10) to improve fIrefighters training to com-      this legislation was the release of the Public
Arson Prevention Act of 1994                                                                                 Works and Transportation Comnnittee report
(Public Law 103.254)                                           bat arson by offering expanded training
                                                               courses in State fife acadennies and de-      on October 7, 1994 (H. Report 103- 848,
   On September 20, the USFA published a
                                                                  veloping innovative courses with the       Part 1).
proposed rule in the Federal Register on how
the expected grant money would be awarded                         NFA and making them available to rural
                                                                  areas by teleconferencing and satellite.       As a natural disaster mitigation measure
to States or consortia of States. On Septem-
                                                                                                             the legislation requires participating states to
ber 28, 1994 the President signed PL 103-
                                                                 Please write or FAX the NFPA                adopt and enforce state-of- the- art model
327, making appropriations for several Fed-                                                                                            National Electrical
eral Departments and independent agencies,                 Washington Office at (703- 516-4350) for a        building codes and the

                                                           copy of the complete Federal Register             Code       (NFPA 70), the         Fuel Gas Code
including FEMA. There is $2. 5 nnillion in
                                                           notice.                                           (NFPA 54), the          Flammable and Combus-
rhw USFA' s budget for implementation of
                                                                                                             tible Liquids Code          (NFPA 30) and theNFPA
the Arson Prevention Act of 1994 (PL 103-
                                                           UsFA Authorization Act of                         standard on         Liquefied Petroleum Gases
254)
                                                           1994 Includes Fire Advisory                       (NFPA 58).
    The proposed rules identifies the eligibil-            CouncU
ity criteria for States or consortia of States to
                                                             On September 20 , the House Science
apply for arson related grants and details                 Subcommittee reviewed the Clinton
                                                           Adnninistration s level funding request of
evaluation criteria and anti-arson goals that
the arson awards are targeted to support.
                                                           $31 490, 000 per year for the next three fiscal
                                                           years which many feel is inadequate, given                 NFPA Directory
   As set forth in the Federal Register , the              the increasing demands on the USF A and the
                                                           National Fire Academy. The NFPA, along
                                                                                                                              Available
grant applications for States must promote
one or more of the following goals:                        with other fife service organizations , recom-
                                                           mended an increase in funds for the USFA                 TheNFP A' s annual directory is now avail-
I) improve arson investigation training in
                                                           and NFA programs. The legislation also            able. This year s directory contains: articles
    accordance with nationally recognized
                                                           recommended the establishment of a " United       of organization; by- laws; regulations gov-
    certification standards;
                                                           States Fire Advisory Council" to advise the       erning comnnittee projects; regulations for
2) to provide resources for theformation of                                                                  Sections; officers and staff; roster of adnnin-
    interagency task forces including fife                 USFA Administrator in " all matters related
                                                            to the United States Fire Adnninistration" and   istrative , advisory, and technical comnnit-
    police and other related agencies;
                                                            to reevaluate the goals and priorities estab-    tees; listings of comnnittee scopes and docu-
3) to combat fraud as a cause of arson and
                                                            lished 20 years ago by National Commission       ments; and the schedule of events for pro-
     advanceresearch on prevention of fraud
                                                            on Fire Prevention and Control in its report     cessing comnnittee documents.
     as a motive for arson;
4) to provide for management of arson                           America Burning.
                                                                                                                    Please return the attached coupon if you
     squads including a) training courses                                                                     would like to receive a copy. Return the
     b) preparation of arson unit manage-                      Innmediately after the hearing, the Sub-
                                                            comnnittee held a mark- up and by voice vote      coupon to: Standards Administration, NFPA
     ment guides, and c) development and
                                                            approved the bill. Due to the end of the 1O3rd    I Batterymarch Park , P. O. Box91O1, Quincy,
     dissennination of new public education
                                                                                                              MA 02269- 9101.
     materials;
 5) tocomba~andresearchpreventionmeth-
     ods to civil unrest as a cause of arson;
                                                            Congress , there was not any further action on
                                                            this legislation. Congressman Rick Boucher
                                                            sponsor of the legislation and Chairman of
                                                                                                             1-----------
                                                                                                              Please send me:
                                                            the Science Subcomnnittee intends to reintro-
 6) to combat juvenile arson through coun-                                                                                    1995 NFPA Directory

                                                                                                               Name
                                                                                                              IAddress
     seling programs;                                       duce the bill in the l04th Congress.
 7) to combat, and research causes and pre-
                                                            Disaster Protection Natural Act


                                                                                                              I Gty
     vention of drug- related arson;
                                                                  On September 28, 1994 , HR 2873 was
 8) to combat , and research prevention of
                                                            favorably reported out of the House Public
     arson arising from domestic violence;
                                                            Works Comnnittee by unanimous consent
 9) tocomba~andimproveflfefighters ' abil-
      ity to identify and prevent rural and
      forest arson fifes , and;
                                                                an important step on its way to beconning
                                                                Law. Last action of the l03rd Congress on
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                                                                                                              I State
                        FIRE    MARSHALS AssOCIAJION OF NOR1'H                         QiERICA
                                                                                                      I January
                                                                                                                       1995

                                          State Fire Marshals In the News
 Delaware                                           Government, and has a master s degree in           local fife service entities and law enforce-
                                                    special studies from George Washington             ment, " said Mr. Boespflug. " I also plan to
 Trading Cards Spread Fire Prevention
                                                    University in Washington.                          increase our educational efforts in the areas
 Messages
                                                                                                       of fife prevention and nnitigation of code
    Delaware law enforcement agencies have              Mr. Gabriele is a member of the NFPA           deficiencies.
 issued a series of trading cards sinnilar to       and is president of the Fire Marshals Asso-
 those used to depict sports personalities. The     ciationofNorth America. He also serves on             Former State Fire Marshal Bob Allan
 cards are extremely popular with juveniles         the board of directors of the National Asso-       resigned to pursue a teaching position at a
 who collect and trade them.                        ciation of State Fire Marshals.                    national fife service training academy.
     The Delaware Fire Marshal's Office se-         Minnesota                                          Oregon
 ries contains ten cards including State Fire
 Marshal Dan Kiley; former State Fire Mar-          Tom Brace Appointed to Pipeline Safety             Slate Fire Marshal Appointed
 shals Ben Roy, Bob Favinger , and Walt             Office                                                Robert Panuccio , former director of fife
 LaRue; the agency s two accelerant detec-             Minnesota State Fire Marshal Tom Brace          and emergency services for the city of
 tion canines, Yo- Yo and Midnight; Deputy          has been given the additional responsibility       RicWand, W A , has been appointed Oregon
 Fire Marshals Bill Sipple and Russell Staats;     of heading the state s Office of Pipeline           State Fire Marshal. His fIre service career
Fire Inspector Allen Moore; and Juvenile           Safety. He said the new task will be an             started in Medford (OR) where he was hired
Intervention Program Manager John                  opportunity to strengthen the relationship         as a fIrefighter in 1961. He was promoted
Lattomus.                                          between the State Fire Marshals Division           through the ranks to training chief, leaving
                                                   and the Office of Pipeline Safety. Two spe-        Medford in 1974 to take a fife chiefs posi-
    Each card features a photo , personal in-      cific issues he plans to address are propane       tion in Westminster , CO.
formation , and a fife safety message.             regulation and fife investigation as it pertains
                                                   to gas explosions.                                     As director of fife and emergency ser-
    These cards are a sure- fife way for us to                                                        vices in RicWand since 1975, Mr. Panuccio
get our fife safety messages across to juve-          Mr. Brace has been State Fire Marshal           was responsible for managing 52 employees
niles, " said State Fire Marshal Kiley.            since 1987 and is a member of the FMANA            as well as the city s fife prevention , public
                                                   Executive Board. He also is vice president of      education , fife suppression and investiga-
Maryland                                           the National Association of State Fire Mar-        tion , emergency management , and advanced
                                                   shals.                                             life support medical services. He has a
Rocco Gabriele Re-Appointed        Fire
                                                                                                      bachelor s degree in public adnninistration
Marshal                                            North Dakota                                       from Southern Oregon State College and has
    Rocco Gabriele has been appointed to a                                                            completed executive fife service graduate
third consecutive six- year term as fire mar-      Joel Boespflug Named Stote Fire                    work at Western Oregon State College.
shal for the state of Maryland. He assumed         Marshal
the post of the state s chief fife protection        Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp has                 The state fife marshal's office , a division
officer on November 1 1982.                        announced the appointrnentof Joel Boespflug        of the Oregon State Police , has 57 employees
                                                   as State Fire Marshal. Mr. Boespflug has 15        and a $10 nnillion budget. Oregon had been
   Mr. Gabriele previously served for 24           years of experience in the fife service and is     without a permanent state fife marshal since
years with the Maryland State Police , retir-      a five year veteran of the StateFireMarshal'       Everett Hall resigned in March 1993.
ing at the rank of captain. During his years as    Office. He eamed a bachelor s degree in
a state trooper , Gabriele spent 18 years in the   business adnninistration from the University       South Dakota
investigative field.                               of Mary in Bismarck.
                                                                                                      State Fire Marshal Resigns
   Mr. Gabriele has been a member of the               Mr. Boespflug was higWy recommended               Effective November II ,       1994 , Haury
state   s volunteer fire service for 45 years,     by fife service personnel across the state. He     Hauryman resigned as the South Dakota State
serving with the Rosedale Volunteer Fire           is acknowledged as the state hazardous ma-         Fire Marshal. Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Al
Company ofBaltimore County. He is a gradu-         terials response and training expert.              Christie has been appointed Acting Fire
ate of Harvard University, the John F.                                                                Marshal until further notice. All correspon-
Kennedy School of Government Program                  I will work hard to make the State Fire         dence should be directed to Chief Christie or
for Senior Executives in State and Local           Marshal' s Office more effective in assisting      Michael Kumm , director of the division of
                                                                                                      Commercial Inspection and Regulation.
                      '1.~~RSHALsAssO,                 CI.A   TIC)N OF NC)RTHAMEIUCA                    .~Cln..ary1         99 5


   School Fires Demonstrate Effectiveness of Sprinkler Protection
                                         by Jon Nisja, Supervisor, Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division

   During the last week of April , three large      fire involvement and requested fife depart-           rofit sprinkler project for this building, had
Minnesota high school buildings in subur-           ment response. The initial responding inci-           been scheduled for a public vote the next
ban Minneapolis/St. Paul communities were           dent commander was Captain James Thune                month.
damaged by arson fifes. All three fifes dem-        of the Burnsville Fire Department. While
onstrated the effectiveness of automatic sprin-     responding, Captain Thune observed a heavy               Four days later , on April 29, two other
kler protection. Retrofit of automatic sprin-       plume of smoke from approximately 1/2                 high school fifes were reported during the
kler protection into existing school buildings      nnile away. He provided the following de-             early morning hours. These fifes occurred
appears to be relatively uncommon nation-           scription of fife conditions:                         within nninutes of each other. The two high
ally, but based on these fifes , an extremely                                                              schools are located approximately 10 nniles
effective defense against fIre.                         Upon arrival , flames were showing                 from each other.
                                                    through the doors and windows of the single
   The fIrst and most damaging fife occurred        story performing arts wing. The flames had                At 5:47 AM, a fire was discovered at
on Monday, April 25, 1994 , at Burnsville           already shattered the glass in the doors and           Edina High SchooL This building had re-
High SchooL The school , a sprawling two-           windows-and flames were seen rolling up                cently been upgraded with automatic sprin-
story building, was constructed in 1955 and         over the roof of the adjacent two story sec-           klers and a complete , fully addressable fife
had major additions in 1977, 1978, and 1979.        tion. We observed that the flames appeared             alarm system. The sprinkler installation was
At the time of the fife, the building was           to be totally charged deep inside the building         completed in 1993 and the fife alarm instal-
approximately 413, 000 square feet in size          and burning in a sizable , agitated manner.            lation was in progress when the fife occurred
and housed about 2, 200 students , making it                                                               (at the time of the fife, the digital alarm
one of the largest high schools in the state.          The bulk of the fife was extinguished by            communicating portion of the system was
Preliminary investigation revealed multiple         an aggressive interior attack , however, high          not yetin service , although the internal detec-
points of origin, the most severe of which          heat conditions were noted in the building             tion portions were operational).
was located in the common area near the             following extinguishment. Salvage and over-

auditorium lobby and inside adjacent locker         haul operations took several hours to com-                 The fife at Edina originated in an assistant
 bays. This area of the school was built off Ire-   plete. Firefighting operations ultimately in-           principal' s office located in the adnninistra-
 resistive, non-combustible construction. In-       volved 90 flfefighters from fourotherdepart-            tive section of the building. The fife also
 teriorwalls were primarily of brick construc-      ments.                                                  involved a liquid accelerant. The fife was
 tion; floors and floor/ceiling separations of                                                              extinguished by the two sprinkler heads in
 the mainstory were concrete and pre-stressed           The majority of the building was not                the office. Very little smoke or fife damage
 concrete , respectively. The interior ceiling       equipped with automatic sprinkler protec-              occurred outside the room of origin. Particu-
 was finished with a decorative redwood              tion; however , sprinklers had been installed          larly impressive in this fire was that the
 material which appeared to have a Class II          to protect the auditorium stage and the south-         school's switchboard and computers located
 (or Class B) flame spread rating as required        ern section (gymnasium area) as part of a              in the adjacent office space were not dam-
 by the code,                                        remodeling project. The fife burned up to and           aged and were fully operational following
                                                     activated the fIrst four sprinkler heads in this        the prelinninary investigation, There was some
    An additional fife appeared to have been         section along with an additional seven sprin-           water damage in the building due to the
 ignited in a rear exit system adjacent to the       kler heads on the stage being activated due to          sprinkler system flowing with no remote
 auditorium stage; no communication between          heat build-up within the higher stage area.             alarm transnnission. The incident was dis-
 the fifes was observable. All areas of fife         The fife was stopped at the point of sprinklers         covered by maintenance personnel upon ar-
 origin appeared to have used some form of           and did not spread beyond these points. Total           rival at work during the early morning hours.
 liquid accelerant which contributed to the          fife loss, which was virtually linnited to the
 rapid fife spread. Once ignited, the fifes          unsprinklered portions of the building, was                The fife could have quickly spread to
 spread tothedecorativeceiling material which        estimated at $7- 8 nnillion. The damage was             involve the main north/south corridor , in-
 contributed to the spread of the fife.              extensive enough to cause the building to be            cluding all adjoining rooms and spaces on
                                                     out of service for the remainder of the school          the upper level, Fortunately, the two sprin-
     Initial notification was made to police         year; classes had to be moved to other school           klers in the office immediately operated,

 officers at 11:49 PM through the transnnis-         building on split-shift scheduling (morning             controlling and extinguishing theflfe. Clearly,
 sian of an intrusion alarm to a central station     classes for some students, aftemoon classes             automatic sprinklers made the difference in
 monitoring service, Upon arrival two nnin-          for other students). Ironically, a bond refer-          this fire and we avoided a most serious loss.
 utes later, police officers observed extensive      endum for facility upgrades, including a ret-           If this protection had not been in place , our
                        FIRE    MARSHALS AssOCI"TION' OF NORTH AMERICA                                I Jariuary1995
 community would have suffered a "tragic             Edina had a scheduled day off for the stu-       two of these fIres and reducing further spread
 loss " commented Edina ChiefTed Paulfranz.          dents anyway. Both buildings were opera-         in the partially sprinklered school. Even
                                                     tional the following school day.                 though other factors were present which nega-
    At about the same time as the Edina High                                                          tively contributed to these fifes , such as inte-
 School fire , a fire was discovered at                  We have been on an aggressive program        rior flame spread , accelerated fIres, and fife
 Minnetonka High School. This fife was si-          of fIre and life safety upgrades to the schools   doors being propped open , automatic sprin-
 multaneously reported by the school'sjani-         in Minnesota based on legislation which           kler protection overcame these obstacles and
 tor and the alarm monitoring company, in           passed in 1990 mandating state fife marshal       allowed these investments of the communi-
 response to a sprinkler water flow alarm.          inspection of existing school buildings " said    ties to continue operation.
 Multiple fife appeared to have been started in     Minnesota State Fire Marshal Tom Brace.
 administrative offices and a staff mail room.        We have been encouraging schools to in-            (Editorial note; At the time of this writing,
Once again , liquid accelerant use was sus-         stall automatic sprinkler protection rather       fire damage at the Burnsvil/e High School is
pected. In this inciden~ eleven sprink1erheads      than what we consider more costly and less        being repaired and sprinklers are being in-
activated, including two in the exit corridor       effective construction modifications to their     stalled.)
which quickly extinguished the fife. The            buildings. Wehaveleamedagreatdealabout
corridor sprinklers were activated when the         the effectiveness of sprinkler systems in
fife spread from one of the rooms of origin         school~ based on these recent fifes We are
into the corridor as aresult of a fife separation   also concerned about the more violent nature           Got a Question?
door which was " wedged" open.                      and large scale use of accelerants by arson-
                                                    ists. We cannot depend strictly on the            Who to call at the NFPA'
   The sprinkler system had been retrofitted        building s construction features to protect       Public Fire Protection
into this school in 1986 in response toamajor       the building, its contents or occupants from      Division:
remodeling project and structural addition.         fife. So far, sprinklers are the only method we
Minnetonka Fire Marshal Steven Anderson             have seen which can substantially nnininnize      Gary Tokle ,    Assistant Vice President
stated, ' This system was originally installed      these types of violent incidents.                 (617) 984-7490
based on building code requirements to pro-
tect the structure , although we also recog-            Fire Marshal Brace is also a former presi-    Carl Peterson , Assistant Director
nized the benefit of sprinklers as a life safety    dent of the International Association of Ar-      (617)984- 7485
feature. Even at the height of these fifes, with    son Investigators. He concluded by saying,        (apparatus and equipmen~ fife reporting)
enough heat to set off twelve sprink1er heads         We salute the wisdom and foresight of the
conditions in the building were never unten-        Edina and Minnetonka School Districts and         Bill Baden , (617) 984-7484
able due to smoke or heat. In addition , we         fife departments in their efforts to retroac-     (forestry, urban and wild land interface)
realized another benefit of sprinklers which        tively install automatic sprinklers. Their de-
we did not envision and that's the fact that        cisions saved their buildings and potentially     Jon Jones, (617) 984-7483
they did an excellent job preserving evidence       millions of dollars worth of damage.              (professional qualifications , EMS)
which we feel will assist us in the prosecution
of this case.                                         Although many would characterize the            Bruce Teele ,  (617) 984-7482
                                                    Bumsville fife as a major loss, sprinklers        (protective clothing and equipment, fireboats)
   Based on the qnick actions of the                played a definitive role in saving large por-
Minnetonka High School janitor , a partial          tions of the building. " Even though nnillions    Chuck Smeby, (617) 984- 7420
license number was obtained frorn a fleeing         of dollars of damage occurred , the sprinklers    (hazmats and training, NBFSPQ)
vehicle that resulted in the identification and     saved approximately 43, 000 sqnare feet of
arrest of a suspect. At this writing, a24 year-     property which is conservatively estimated        Stephen Foley, (617) 984- 7481
old suspect is awaiting trial on arson and          at$3 nnillion. In other words, we had a multi-    (Fire Department Occupational Health &
burglary charges.                                   nnillion dollar save, " stated Bumsville Fire     Safety, public fife service organization)
                                                    Marshal James Schwab. " We have been
   Due to the quick and effective activation        working with the school district to get this      Ben Roy, (617) 984- 7424
of the sprinkler system, both schools were          building sprinklered , which they intended to     (Fire Marshal' s Association of North
able to proceed with scheduled school plays            , unfortunately the fife happened before       America)
in their buildings only twelve hours after the      the sprinklers could be installed.
fifes. Total fife loss for these two fifes was                                                           Staff in the Public Fire Protection Divi-
only $150, 000. Neither the Edina nor                  Although not exceedingly common in             sion are responsible for more than 80 NFP A
Minnetonka. school building were able to            existing school buildings, sprinkler protec-      codes and standards and four NFP A Member
hold classes the day of the fires , although        tion played a significant role in extinguishing   Sections.
                      FIIJE MARsHALSA$$QCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA                                           . J.   anuary 1995

                                    Ensuring Fire Safety " On                                     Location
                                       by Deputy Chief Davis Parsons, Fire Marshal for the City of Los Angeles


     This article discusses the Fire                     automatic fife sprinklers , early warning and      production. All location production requires
Department s relationship with the motion                detection , and a host of other precautionary      a Filming Pennit from the fire department.
picture , television , andcommercialproduc-              practices and policies. The overall fife record    Approximately 65 percent of the time , safety
tion industry with regard to the regulatory              in modern , code confonning studios is very        issues are nninimal and there is no require-
process involved inlocationproduction work               good. Even so , the industry has provided the      ment for a Fire Safety Officer (FSO). The
                                                         Los Angeles City Fire Department with some         next level is where safety of cas~ crew and
Background                                               challenging fires in years past.                   extras is a concern due to location , shooting
   Motion picture , television , and commer-                                                                requirements , and " minor " pyrotechnic spe-
cial production is a glamorous industry that                In addition to studio work, a great deal of     cial effects. The requirement at this level has
creates a product that entertains, amuses , and          production takes place on location. A recent       been for continuous standby of a Certified
sells. It's an industry that can provide a               survey, taken by the California State Fire         Fire Safety Officer (CFSO). The CFSO is a
bonanza in the form of tax and pennit rev-               Marshal (CFSM), revealed that the amount           retired member of the departmen~ having a
enue for a municipality. It can also provide a           of annual location production that takes place     nninimum of one year experience as a Fire
major industrial base that creates jobs, fills           in Los Angeles exceeds the amount of all           Inspector , and certified through a written and
hotels and restaurants , and stimulates many             other location production activity through-        oral examination process.
other areas of commerce.                                 out the country. For example , in a given
                                                         month , as many as 2 100 location shootings           The third , and highest level of concern
   This creative giant that brings together              will take place in Los                             involves a number of factors. They include:
glamour and commerce can also accumulate                 Angeles,                                                  significant use of pyrotechnic special
a great deal of political capital and raw power.                                                                    effects , proxinnity to the public, large
And that power can be brought to bear when                                                                            numbers of extras , and a number of
it is forced to deal with regulatory agen-                                                                             other situations that bring about spe-
cies , even a fife department with goals                                                                              cial circumstances that have the
and motives as straightforward as that                                                                               potential of compronnising the life
of providing for public safety.                                                                                   safety ofthose involved in and exposed
                                                                                                                to the production process. The require-
    TheCity of Los Angeles is home                                                                             ment at this level has been , and will con-
to a very large segment of the motion picture,            more than                                          tinue to be , continuous standby of one or
television , and commercial production in-                fourtirnes the                                    more Uniformed Fire Safety Officers
dustry. In addition to the location shootings             level of activity                                  (UFSO). The UFSO is a uniformed member
that take place , there are more than 80 pro-             in all of the rest of Los Angeles County.         of the department , trained as a firefighter and
duction studios in the city, ranging from                                                                    promoted to the rank of Inspector through a
major facilities taking up entire city blocks                The Los Angeles Fire Department has a           Civil Service examination process, This in-
to converted warehouses in the city s indus-              legal mandate to safeguard life and property       dividual also receives specified training that
trial district. When considering location and             from fife , explosion, panic, or other hazard-     includes location requirements and pyro-
studio production in the City of Los Angeles              ous conditions that may arise in the use or        technic special effects.
alone , the industry generates more than $8               occupancy of buildings , structures , or pre-
billion annually. Arecentlaborstatisticdem-               noises. With respect to the issue of filming          Over the years, industry has disputed the
onstrated that the Industry employed more                 locations, the department s two most signifi-      requirement for a FSO at a high percentage of
than 73, 000 city residents. Additionally, sur-           cant areas of concern are: I) members of the       location shootings. The fife department re-
rounding cities, such as Burbank, Culver                  public being unknowingly placed in poten-          sisted dramatic change due to legitimatecon-
City, and Santa Monica are home to asignifi-              tialjeopardy by the filnning process, and 2)       cern for the safety of cast , crew , extras and
cant amount of production activity.                       the use of pyrotechnic effects. Also of con-       the public. However , econonnic recession
                                                          cern are the hazards to which cast, crew , and     industry " flight " and change in the politics

The Issue                                                 extras are exposed.                                of city governance have worked together to
    The studio environment provides many                                                                     bring about a mandate for change in the way
challenges in the area of fife prevention and             The Process of Change                              that the city does business with this industry.
life safety, with much attention to fixed sys-                For a number of years, the LAFD has            Existing FSO requirements were a signifi-
tems that include construction requirements               provided three levels of service for location      cant aspect of that mandate.
                        FIRE    MAIISHALSASsOCIA'I'ION OF NOi(TH
                                                                                              M\ERICA . Jartuary1995




    After many meetings , debates, proposals,
 and counter- proposals , an agreement was
                                                                          Symposium on Elevators, Fire,
 hammered out. That agreement is viewed as                                     and Accessibility
 alandmarkagreement by industry. It is viewed
 with a cautious confidence by a fife depart-               The 2nd Symposium on Elevators , Fire and Accessibility will be held April 19- , 1995
 ment that, on the surface , has fewer resources         in Baltimore , MD. The event is being cosponsored by the American Society of Mechanical
 to maintain an acceptable level of fife and life        Engineers (ASME) A17 Elevator and Escalator Committee , in conjunction with AEMA
 safety in the dynamic environment presented             AH&MA , the Access Board , BOCA , BOMA , CABO , EPV A, ICBO , NAEC, NAESA,
 by location production.                                 NA VTP, NEIl ,      National Easter Seal Society, NFPA , NIST Building and Fire Research
                                                         Laboratory, PV A , and SBCCI.
    The agreement created a Spot - Check Pro-
 gram that will replace approximately 95 per-               The fIrst symposium was held in February 1991 and was attended by more than 170 people
cent of the CFSO stand- by safety watches.               from government and industry. The following presentations were given at the flfstsymposium:
The fife department s Film Desk will be                   Emergency Operation of Elevators During a Fire Elevator Operation in a High Arnbient
reorganized and increased in size and be-                Temperature Environment Sprinklers in Elevator Hoistways and Machine Rooms " and
come a working unit of the Fire Prevention                Handicapped Use of Elevators.
Bureau s Public Safety Section. For as many
as 500 location shootings per month , the                   Following the fIrst Symposium , the ASME A17 Code Coordination Comnnittee met to
previous requirement for a CFSO will be                  identify potential areas forrevisions to meAl7 and NFPAstandards and to the Model Building
replaced with spot checks by uniformed fife              Codes. Some of the major revisions and improvements directly attributable to the fIrSt
inspectors. Industry has agreed to strictsafety          symposium are as follows:
guidelines and with procedures for dealing
with chronic code and conditional pernnit                . Coordination between the AI7 and NFPA 13 Comnnittees which has resulted in the
violations.                                                clarification of the response of elevators due to sprinkler activation. For example, the
                                                           requirements for sprinklers and electrical equipment in the pit were coordinated such that the
   At the time of this writing, the Spot-                  mainline disconnect does not have to be disconnected when the sprinkler is discharged.
Check Program is wending its way through
the legislative/political process. It has re-            . A17 is actively pursuing provisions to safely take an elevator out of service when the
ceived the collective blessings of the fife                temperature in the machine rooms become too great.
departmen~ the mayor , the City Council'
Public Safety and Budget & Finance Com-                 . The A17. 1    Code now requires a permanent means to prevent accumulation of water in
nnittees , and industry representatives. It does           elevator pits from sprinklers or other sources.
not conflict with the California State Fire
Marshal' s policies, nor does it bring about            . A17. 1     and NFPA 72 have recently coordinated the requirements for smoke detector
conflict with the requirements of neighbor-                activation of firefighters ' service.
ing fire depattments.
                                                        . The Symposium provided      a forum for an ongoing dialogue between the ASME, theNFPA
   In addition to the Spot- Check Program                  and the Model Building Codes to work together to coordinate their requirements and keep
the department and industry have agreed to                 their codes and standards up do date.
create an oversight panel that will provide for
an ongoing review of the program and all                . The A 17 Comnnittee gained people with expertise  other than elevator expertise to join their
other aspects of the relationship of the two               comnnittees providing an invaluable input which would not have otherwise been available.
entities. The panel holds the pronnise of an
interesting and challenging future.

   For those interested in the specifics of any
aspect of the Los Angeles City Fire
                                                             Have You Got a Story to Tell?
Department's Fire Safety Officer programs
                                                                   The Fire Marshals Association of North America is looking fora few good writers!
contact Deputy Chief Davis Parsons, Fire
                                                                    re trying to make The Quarterly a more member-oriented newsletter and we d like
Marshal , Los Angeles City Fire Department
                                                             to hear from you. In an effort to encourage more participation among Section
200 N. Main St. Room     920 , Los Angeles                   members , we re offering a free FMANA golf shirt to anyone who subunits an article
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                                                             Roy, Executive Secretary, P. O. Box 600, Smyrna , DE 19977.
                 FIRE MARSHALS AssOCIATIO"                         OF   NORTH AMERICA                        January '1995

                                                                             Yes! You Can Reach NFPA and
                                                                                        FMANA Electronically!
  995 Nominations and
Election of Officers                                                          The NFPA' s electronic ramp to the " information superhighway "          is

                                                                           by way of active participation in ICHIEFS, the electronic bulletin
   Article 8 of the FMANA by- laws requires:                               board managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

  . The President to appoint a nonninating comnnittee con-                    The NFPA' s folder/directory on ICHIEFS is managed by NFPA
    sisting of the First Vice President as chair , and two                 librarian Arlene Bamhart and contains a wealth of information from
    additional members-at- large who are not members of the                and about the Association , including:
    Board.
  . The nominating comnnittee must nonninate at least one                      . news from the Fire Marshals of North America (FMANA).
                                                                                                               Fire Technology   and   NFPA Journal.
    candidate for each office that will be available at the next               . the tables of content for


    Annual Meeting.                                                            . an on- line version of Fire News.
  . The nonninatingcomnnitteemustreportits nonninations to                     . NFPA news releases and calendar items.
    the Executive Secretary byOctober31 prior to the Annual                    . the availability of new products.
    Meeting-                                                                   . summaries of fife investigations.
  . The report of the nominating comnnittee must be reported                   . the availability of reports from the NFPA' s Fire Analysis and
    in an official publication no later than January 31 priorto                  Research Division and the National Fire Protection Research
    the Annual Meeting.                                                          Foundation.
  . Candidates other than those named by the nonninating                       . news from theNFPA' s Public Education and Public Fire Protec-
    comnnittee may be nominated by petition of 10 members                        tion areas.
    and shall be received within 45 days after the publication                 . library acquisitions and prepared bibliographies
    of the nominating comnnittee s report.                                     . NFPA classified ads.

    President Gabriele has appointed the following individuals                  In addition to promoting Association awareness , the NFPA' s link
to the 1995 NonninatingComnnittee: Reginald Penney (Chair-                  to ICHIEFS also makes it possible for you to communicate with NFP A
man) FMANA First Vice President , West Palm Beach , FL;                     electtonically. If you are already using ICHIEFS , you can contact the
Davis Parsons (Vice Chairman), Member of the FMANA                          NFPA library at user id NFPALIBRARY and FMANA at user id
Executive Board , Los Angeles , CA; and Members- at- large,                 FMANA. If you are connected to the Intemet , send your NFP A queries
Les McMillan, President , Alberta Chapter , Calgary, Alberta,               to NFPALIBRARY(i!Jconnectinc. com, and your FMANA inquires to
Canada; and John Bender, FPE , Baltimore , MD.                              FMANA (i!Jconnectinc. com , as you would any e-mail. If you have
                                                                            questions about NFPA information on ICHIEFS, contact Arlene
   The following isthereportofthe nonninatingcomnnittee for                 Barnhart at the e- mail address above or by phone , (617) 984- 7446.
offices that wiU be open during the 1995 Annual Meeting:

President: Reginald Penney
First Vice President: Wade Schaefer
Second Vice President: Robert Melton
Board at Large (two- year tenus): Davis Parsons
John Robison , Alabama State Fire Marshal
(one- year tenD): James Crawford , FIre Marshal , Portland , OR
(To fill the second year of Robert Melton s term. Fire Marshal
Melton has been nonninated to the office of Second Vice
President.)

   Additional nonninations may be subnnitted in accordance
with Article 8 oftheFMANA By Laws and must be received
by Executive Secretary Ben Roy by 5 PM (EST), Wednesday,
March 15, 1995.
                    FI REMAR$HALS4S$O:C:UnlO,..OF"C)RTHA.MERiCA . Janucil'y199 5

                           , 995 NFPA Fall Meeting lOP Available
  The Report on Proposals (ROP), containing the reports of all technical comnnittees presenting material for action at the 1995 NFPA Fall
Meeting in Chicago , November 13- 15, 1995 , has just been released. If you would like a copy, please complete andretum the coupon below.

  Recipients of the Technical Comnnittee Reports may comment on the reports until April 7 , 1995. Comments must be subnnitted during the
comment period and will not be accepted at the meeting when the reports are acted on. There are comment forms in the reports.

   Comments on these reports should be subnnitted to the secretary of the Standards Council , in the form of proposed amendments , using the
form(s) provided in the Technical Comnnittee Reports and accompanied by supporting data. Comnnittee actions on all comments received will
be published and available on request prior to the Fall Meeting. Anyone subnnitting comments will automatically receive a copy of the Report
on Comments.

  Contents of the 1995 Fall Meeting Report on Proposals include:
(P = Partial Revision; W = Withdrawal; R = Reconfirmation; N = New; C = Complete Revision)


         Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems                     913       Protection of Historic Structures and Sites
         Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection                        1401      Fire Service Training Reports and Records
         Storage of Forest Products                                     1404      Fire Department Self- Contained Breathing
         Bulk Oxygen Systems at Consumer Sites                                    Apparatus Program
5lA      Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants                             1405      Land- Based Fire Fighters Who Respond to Marine
59A      Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)                                              Vessel Fires
         Fur Storage , Funnigation and Cleaning                         1901      Pumper Fire Apparatus
         Health Care Facilities                                         1902      Initial Attack Fire Apparatus
99B      Hypobaric Facilities                                           1903      Mobile Water Supply Fire Apparatus
110      Emergency and Standby Power Systems                            1904      Aerial Ladder and Elevating Platform Fire
III      Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby                           Apparatus
         Power Systems                                                  1911      Service Tests of Pumps on Fire Department
121      Self- Propelled and Mobile Surface Mining                                Apparatus
        Equipment                                                       2001      Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems
140     Motion Picture and Television Industry                          2002      Fire Suppression System Properties
231E
231F
255
        Storage of Baled Cotton
        Storage of Roll Paper
        Surface Burning Characteristics of Building
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268     Ignitibility of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a
        Radiant Heat Energy Source                                            Name
495     Explosive Materials Code                                              Address
498     Explosives Motor Vehicle Terminals                                    City
SOIA    Manufactured Home Installations , Sites , and                         State                         ZIP
        Communities
501C    Recreational Vehicles                                                 Return this coupon to Customer Service ,          NFPA , I
SOlD    Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds                            Batterymarch Park , P. O.   Box 9101 ,   Quincy, MA 02269-
502     Linnited Access Highways , Tunnels, Bridges,

600
        Elevated Roadways, and Air Right Structures
        Industrial Fire Brigades
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601     Guard Service in Fire Loss Prevention
650     Pneumatic Conveying Systems for Handling
        Combustible Materials
850     Electric Generating Plants
851     Hydroelectric Generating Plants
                       FIREMARSHALSAS SqCIATION                       OF NORTH AMERICA                    I Jllinuary 19.



Technical CommiHees Soliciting                                                           Certified Fire Protection
Proposals                                                                                         Specialists (CFPS)
   The following comnnittees are planning to meet to begin prepara-
                                                                                                    Complete Exams
tion of their respective reports. In accordance with the Regulations
Governing Comnnittee Projects, comnnittees are now accepting pro-                  The Certified Fire Protection Specialist Board recently completed
posals for recommendations on document content on the documents                its Fall series of examinations. More than 125 professionals seeking
listed below. Proposals received by 5:00 PM (EST) on the closing date
                                                                              the CFPS credential registered for one of three test sites offered in
indicated will be acted on by the comnnittee, and that action will be         September and October.
published in the comnnittee s report. Proposals must be submitted to
Arthur Cote , PE , Secretary, NFPA Standards Council, on proposal                The CFPS certification is the only program to offer professional
forms available from the NFPA Standards Adnninistration Office                certification for the fife protection engineering technologist that does
                                                                              not require an engineering degree. Exam registrations have increased
NFPA , I Batterymarch Park , P. O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-
                                                                              more than 400 percent in the past nine months.
9101.

NFPA 1- 1992        Fire Prevention Code                                         The Certified Fire Protection Specialist Board was formed in 1971
                                                               3/3/95
NFPA 36- 1993                                                                 to document competency and offer professional certification for
                    Solvent Extraction Plants                  8/1/95
NFPA 51- 1992       Oxygen- Fuel Gas Systems for Welding,
                                                                              individuals involved in curtailing fIre loss , both physical and finan-
                                                                              cial , in industrial, commercial, and institutional establishments.
                    Cutting, and Allied Processes 5/19/95
NFPA 68- 1994                                                                 The goal of the CFPS Board is to promote the discipline of fire
                    Venting of Deflagrations                  7121/95
NFPA 69- 1992                                                                 protection and prevention.
                    Explosion Prevention Systems              7/21/95
NFPA 101- 1994      Safety to Life from Fire in Buildings
                    and Structures
                                                                                  The CFPS credential is awarded to individuals who have demon-
                                                               417/95
NFPA402M- I991  Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting                             strated advanced levels of education and experience in areas such as:
                Operations                                                    fife behavior , fife hazards , industrial and process fife hazards , build-
                                                    2/20/95
NFPA424M- I991 Airport/Community Emergency                                    ing services, alarm and detection systems , building design and
                Planning                                                      construction , occupancy hazards, sprinkler systems , extinguishing
                                                    2/20/95
NFPA 1500- 1992 Fire Department Occupational Safety                           agents , and transportation hazards.
                and Health                           OPEN
                                                                                  The CFPS credential has been awarded to professionals in the fife
                                                                              prevention/protection industry such as: fife marshals, fife protection
                                                                              consultants, fife chiefs, risk and safety managers, loss control special-
                                                                              ists , inspectors, educators , and design professionals.

                                                                                 The exannination is an " open book" format based upon the
                NFPA Vision and                                               principles found in theNFPA Fire Protection Handbook 17th
             Mission Statements                                               Edition. This text serves as the foundation for the credential and as the
                                                                              primary study reference.

      During the 1994 NFP A Annual Meeting in San Francisco                      A recent poll of Certified Fire Protection Specialists showed that
   President George Miller unveiled the Association s new                    the extensive preparation for the exam provided applicants renewed
   Vision and Mission Statements:                                            insights and knowledge about their professional responsibilities.
                                                                             In addition , Certified Fire Protection Specialists enjoy many profes-
      NFPA Vision- Our vision is that by the year 2000, NFPA                 sional rewards including: increased employer and public confidence
   will be recognized worldwide as a prennier source for the                 in their abilities ,   a nationally recognized credential, unlinnited net-
   development and dissemination of fife safety information.                 working and educational opportunities, and career advancement
                                                                             opportunities.
      Mission Statement - Our nnission is to reduce the burden
   offlfe on the quality oflife by advocating scientifically- based            Registrations for the 1995 exanninations are now being accepted.
   consensus codes and standards , research , and education for              The 1995 examinations will be held in 15 different cities and at four
   flfe- and related safety issues.                                          different times during the year. For exam registration forms and
                                                                             information about the CFPS certification , call (508) 881- 6044.
                            FIREMARSHALS~SO~IATIc)N . cjF NO*THAA\Elti~ 1..Jcinu~ry 'l995

                                 FMANA Codes and Standards Forum
                                               by Wade Schaefer, FMANA Second Vice President


   The FMANA Codes and Standards Fo-                     viewed along with material safety data sheets     dinate requirements to be incorporated into
rum was held at the NFPA Annual Meeting                  and toxicological data where available. The       the revised edition of NFP A 43D.
on Monday, May 16, 1994 , in San Francisco               Chlorine Institute is challenging the health
to discuss significantorcontroversialchanges             hazard rating established for chlorine.           NFPA485
that were to be acted on at the meeting.                                                                     NFPA 485 is a proposed new standard
                                                         NFP A 325 Fire Hazard Properties of Flam-         that addresses the requirements for facilities
NFPA 30B                                                 mabk Liquids, Gases, and Volatik Solids           that store, handle, process, or use solid or
     NFPA Senior Flammable Liquids Engi-                    The comnnittee also completed a partial        molten lithium. The key to the application of
neer Robert Benedetti apprised the attendees             revision to about 100 chennical entries in        this standard for finished parts or scrap is that
that the 1994editionofNFPA30B Codefor                    NFP A 325,  Fire Hazard Properties of Flam-       the material must exhibit the burning charac-
the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol                   mable Liquids, Gases, and Volatile Solids.        teristics of lithium. This information can be
Products  proposestoincorporatethefollow-                This revision primarily served to incorporate     obtained from the MSDS (Material Safety
ing significant changes from the previous                the changes to chemical entries in NFPA 325       Data Sheet) provided by the manufacturer.
(1990) edition:                                          causea by the changes to NFPA 49. The
                                                         comnnittee has initiated a sinnilar review of        The standard does not apply to the pri-
   I. The procedure fordeterrnining the haz-             the hazard ratings for all the chennicals in      mary production of solid lithium or to fillely
ard level classification of an aerosol product           NFPA 325 in accordance with the criteria in       divided solid forms of dry lithium or when
has been completely revised from a proce-                NFPA 704.                                         dispersed in a flammable liquid. Finely di-
dure based on the relative amounts of flam-                                                                vided lithium powder exhibits pyrophoric
mablecomponents (propellant and base prod-               NFPA 43D and 485                                  properties. The main message found in the
uct) present in the nnixture to a procedure that            Martha Curtis , NFP A staffliaison to NFP A    standard is to keep water away from and out
is based on the actual heats of combustion, in           43D and NFPA 485, provided the following          of areas containing in- process lithium. Seal-
kilo Joules per gram , of all components hav-            information:                                      ing techniques for water- tight construction
ing flash points below 500"F. The designa-                                                                 for roofs, floors, walls and doors should be
tions Levell , Level 2 , and Level 3 have been           NFPA 43D,       Code for the Storage of           used. There should be no primary storage of
retained.                                                Pesticides                                        ordinary combustible materials and flam-
                                                            NFPA 43D is a complete revision of the         mable or combustible liquids in lithium pro-
   2. The requirement for an explosion sup-              1986 edition of the code. The document is         cessing areas. Also , there should be no open
pression system for flammable propellant                 focused on Restricted Use Pesticides that are     flames, torches, grinding or spark producing
pump rooms has been deleted , as these op-               FIFRA registered. The proposed new edition        operations unless following approved hot
erations are not normally occupied.                      of thee ode contains tiITeechapters including:    work procedures and NFPA SIB (welding
                                                                                                           standard).
        3. The tables for fife protection criteria for      Chapter I: The scope/purpose/applica-
aerosol product storage areas have been re-              tion and relevant definitions for applying the       The standard contains seven chapters w ith
vised to incorporate new data and to clarify             code.                                             requirements aimed at reducing the hazards
the intended requirements.                                                                                 resulting from handling, processing and stor-
                                                            Chapter 2: The general requirements for        ing lithium. These chapters include:
NFPA 49,        Hazardous Chemicals Data                 hazard management , structures and build-
        NFPA ChiefChennical and Marine Engi-             ings; control of ignition sources; fife protec-      Chapter I: The scope/purpose/applica-
neerGuy Colonna reported that the Comnnit-               tion; loading and unloading facilities , hazard   tion and relevant defmitions for applying the
tee on Classification and Properties of Haz-             identification and training.                      standard.
ardous Chennicals Data completed a total
revision to NFP A 49,       Hazardous Chemicals             Chapter 3: The storage separation re-             Chapter 2: General safety precautions.
Data. The primary focus for the revision was             quirements; segregation of incompatible
the NFPA 704 hazard ratings for each of the              materials; pesticide storage location; storage       Chapter 3: Requirements for building
300 plus chennical entries. The committee                conditions; storage arrangements.                 construction (noncombustible or equi valent).
reviewed toxicological data in order to imple-
ment the quantitative health hazard rating                  The comnnittee worked with the EP A and           Chapter 4: Requirements for safe han-
criteria according to the 1990 edition of                the Agricultural Chennical Industry to coor-      dling and processing of solid and molten
NFPA 704. Each chemical entry was re-                                                                      lithium.
                              FIRE MARSHALS ASSOCIATION OF                          NORTH AMERICA.                January 1995

       Chapter 5: Storage requirements for solid                4. Cost savings between 1/2" and 3/4"
                                                                                                                   The Official Model
or molten lithium (restriction on height of                  not significant.                                        Rocket Motor
storage and aisle width).                                        The material savings for the piping mate-
                                                             rial between 1/2" and 3/4" is approximately
                                                                                                                    Certification List
    Chapter 6: Fire protection requirements                  42 percent. In addition , 1/2" can be installed   by J. Patrick Miller
for lithium handling, processing and storage                 much faster than 3/4" . This will result in an    National Association of
areas (special listed Class D fIre extinguish-               additional savings since approximately the        Rocketry
ing agents required).                                        same amount of pipe , 1/2" or 3/4" , is used in   Member, NFPA Commil-
                                                             a grid system.                                    tee on Pyrotechnics
   Chapter 7: Requirements for personal
protective equipment for lithium handling                       5. No significant total cost savings.                  The National Associa-
operations (Specialized personal protective                     The cost per square foot for the Prince        tionofRocketry(NAR) is
equipment is needed for this activity).                      George County installation was $.37. This         a not- far- profit organiza-
                                                             cost relates a selling price to the builder of    tion for consumers of
NFPA      13D ResidentiaISprinkkrSystems                       50persquarefootwhich appears to be only         model rocket products
Proposed TIA                                                 50- 66 percent of the current market pricing.     sometimes called sport rocket products.
    Harry Shaw of Harry Shaw and Associ-                                                                       Founded in 1957 , the NAR is dedicated to
        , talked about the proposed TIA for
ates Inc.                                                       6. Grid system was used for calcula-           consumer safety on the model rocket flying
1/2" NonMetallicPipeforNFPA                  13D Resi-       tions.                                            field.
                        Throughout the
dential Sprinkler Systems.                                      NFPA 13D allows grid systems provid-
1994 NFPA 13 proposal cycle , the comnnit-                   ing hydraulic calculations used in accor-                 The NAR is an affiliate of the Hobby
tee and the NFPA membership had many                         dance with Chapter 6 ofNFPA 13.                   Industry of America (HIA; Elmwood Park
concems for not pernnitting the use of 1/2"                                                                    NJ) and the International Astronautical Fed-
non metallic pipe. These concerns and the                       7. There is no requirementthatall 1/2"
                                                                                                               eration (lAF; Paris , France). Since 1967 , the
answers included:                                                                                              NARhas been a voting memberoftheNFPA
                                                             systems be grid systems.
                                                                                                               Comnnittee on Pyrotechnics. G. Harry Stine
                                                                The primary NFPA 13D requirement for
                                                                                                               its longtimecomnnittee representative , served
    1. Flexihility a problem if a domestic                   UL listed non metallic pipe is an approved
                                                                                                               as Chairman from 1974 until his retirement
fIXture was opened.                                          hydraulic design regardless of type of sys-       earlier this year.
   Flexibility is a function of the total system             tem.
design, not only the sizes of the piping used.
                                                                                                                 In 1959, the NAR established its Stan-
The flexibility is directly related to the "                    8. Clogging problems.                          dards & Testing Comnnittee , the purpose of
factor" of the system.                                          Althongh the comnnittee statements do          which is to test and certify model rocket
                                                             not include any adverse comments about            motors prior to sale to consumers. A number
   2. Multi- purpose piping systems need                     clogging, some NFPA members did raise             of states and locales use the NAR Certifica-
an additional water supply (if part of grid                  this issue from the floor during the 1993         tion as a prerequisite for sale of model rocket
system).                                                     NFPA Fall Meeting. A survey was con-              motors to consumers.
  Based upon the original goals of the 1980                  ducted of water authorities and organizations
NFPA 13Dand the reported experience with                     that would either have an awareness or be             The NAR' s testing procedures are de-
residential sprinkler successful activations,                affected in the event blockage or clogging        rived from the standards contained in NFP A
there does not appear to be justification for a              was a problem. The people contacted were          1122      Code for Model RockEtry,   and NFPA
requirement to provide additional water.                     not aware of or did not believe there was a       1125,     Manufacture of Model Rocket Motors.
                                                             clogging problem attributed to 1/2" non me-       Motors passing these procedures are issued
   3. Hydraulic problems with the use of                     tallic pipe.                                      NAR Certification and pernnitted to display
1/2" non metallic pipe with NFPA 13D                                                                           the NAR' s registered trademark.
residential sprinkler systems.                                   He stated that although the only concern
   The Prince George s County program                        of the NFPA membership may be the ques-               If you would like a copy of the NAR'
using " a
        water in the bucket" test under the                                                                    testing procedures and/or a listing of certified
                                                             tion whether 112" non metallic pipe is techni-
supervision of the County Fire Protection                                                                      rocket motors, please contact: C. James Cook,
                                                             cally acceptable , it may be relevant to con-
Department , clearly demonstrated no hy-                                                                       Secretary, NAR Standards & Testing Com-
                                                             sider the possible reliability and cost advan-
                                                                                                               nnittee , 9 Oakhurst Road, Hopkinton , MA
draulic problems using 1/2" non metallic                     tages if it is allowed to be used.
                                                                                                               01748, or call NAR headquarters, (800) 262-
pipe with a multi- purpose piping grid sys-
                                                                                                               4872.
tem. Prince George County has approved the
system.
                            FIREMARsHAL$~SsOCIA tiOtj;QF'
                                                                                        NORTHAA\ERlcAl Jciitu.-rY 1 99$

                           FMANA to Host Three Fire Protection Institutes
        One of the goals ofFMANAis to provide                    . Fire Endurance Evaluation - Design                  Room reservations should be made di-
    educational and professional development                      for protection of doors , windows , assem-       rectly with the hotel. You must advise the
    opportunities through technological pro-                      blies including walls , floors , andceilings.    hotel you are a part of the FMANAIFlorida
    grams.                                                        Innovative methods.                              Fire College group in order to secure the
                                                              . Construction and Structural Features               above listed rates.
       The FMANA Fire Protection Institute is                     - Compartmentalization. Design to
    the vehicle developed by our organization to                  restrict flfespread. Compartment involve-           Holiday lnn Ocala West
    meet that goal. The institute courses have                    ment theory. Performance of basic                   3621 W. Silver Spring Boulevard
    been designed to provide information to the                   material.                                           Ocala , FL 34474
    fife code enforcement official not readily                . Materials Application - Evaluation of                 (904) 629- 0381 or (800) 942-4420
    available through other courses or seminars                   furnishings , finishes , floor coverings.
    currently offered. Additionally, these courses                Fire spread , h~at and smoke production          Baltimore MD-July 10-           , 1995
    are offered at the lowest possible cost , so that             toxicity evaluation.
    they are affordable to the participant.                                                                        Maritime Institute of Technology &
                                                             . Life Risk Analysis - Tenability limits
                                                                                                                   Graduate Studies (MITAGS)
                                                                  human behavior factors ,         attitudes
                                                                                                                   Linthicum Heigbts ,  MD.
       The five- day course Principles of Fire                    vulnerability, inhibition- facilitation.
    Protection Engineering, " (formerly known                                                                        MITAGS isjustnninutes from Baltimore-
                                                             . Fire Protection Design Evalnation -
    as the " Basic
                                                                                                                   Washington International Airport and is eas-
                Course ) was developed by                         Procedures for the evaluation of fife
                                                                                                                   ily accessible via 1- 95. MIT AGS provides a
 John Bryan , Ed. , retired chairman of the                       safety. Smoke control , air conditioning
 department of fire protection engineering at                                                                      room plus three meals and a late night snack
                                                                 and ventilation systems. Logic diagram
                                                                                                                   for $1O9/day. Participants are encouraged to
 the University of Maryland. We are indeed                       analysis.
 fortunate to have a person of Dr. Bryan                                                                           stay at the facility since after-hours interac-
                                                             .   Design of Water Suppression Systems
 stature involved in the development of our                                                                        tion between classmates has proven extremely
                                                                 - Basic characteristics of system. Design
 curriculum.                                                                                                      beneficial in the past. Room reservations
                                                                 for pipe schedule systems , hydraulically
                                                                                                                  should be made directly with the Institute.
                                                                 calculated and balanced systems.
      Three offerings of " Principles of Fire Pro-           . Sprinkler System Developments -
tectionEngineering " are scheduled for 1995:                                                                          Maritime Institute of Technology
                                                               Detector acti vated sprinkJersystems , plas-
Ocala, FL, March 20- 24; Baltimore , MD                                                                               5700 Hammonds Ferry Road
                                                               tic pipe systems, quick response , extended
July 10- 14; and Reno , NY , July 24- 29.
                                                                                                                      Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
                                                                 coverage heads.
                                                                                                                      (410) 859- 5700
                                                             . Egress and Exits - Basic          theoretical
General Information                                              concepts , protection features , computa-
                                                                 tion of egress components , design vari-          Reno, NV-July24- 29, 1995
                                 enrollees.
. Each session is restricted to 50
                                                                                                                   Eldorado Hotel
. The instructional staff for the Institutes                     ables.
                                                            . Detection and Alarm Systems                          Reno, NY
     will include Dr. John Bryan and Dr. James                                                               -
                                                                 Thermal , pressure , flame , smoke activa-           The facility is located nninutes from the
    Milke of the Department of Fire Protection                                                                     Reno International Airport and is easily ac-
    Engineering, University of Maryland.                         tion. Reliability, installationdesignchar-
                                                                                                                  cessible via 1- 80. Arrangements have been
.   The fee for the Institutes is $250 for mem-
                                                                 acteristics.
                                                                                                                  made with the Eldorado to provide rooms at
     bers ofNFPA or FMANA; $295 for non-                                                                          the special rate of $79 /day single or double
     members. This registration fee covers the              Ocala , FL - March 20-          , 1995                occupancy. Reservations mustbemade prior
     course and course materials only. Expenses             Florida State Fire College
                                                                                                                  to June 24 , 1995 , to ensure the special rate.
     associated with travel lodging, and meals              (BureauofFireStandards and Training)                      Reservations should be made directly with
     are not covered by the registration fee.               11655 N. W. Gainesville Road
                                                                                                                  the hotel. You must advise the hotel you are
                                                            Ocala , FL
                                                                                                                  a part of the FMANA group in order to secure
    Topics for the " Principles of Fire Protec-                The facility is located approximately 30
                                                                                                                  the above listed rates.
tion Engineering " Institute include:                       nninutes from the Gainesville airport and is
. Combustion and Ignition Phenomenon                        easily accessible via 1- 75. Arrangements
                                                                                                                     Eldorado Hotel
    Theories of combustion , flame types , fife             have been made with the Holiday Inn Ocala
                                                                                                                    Fourth & Virginia Streets
   propagation. Suppression theory and ap-                  West for a special room rate of $34/day
                                                                                                                    P. O. Box 3399
   plication of suppression agents.                         single or double occupancy. Reservations
                                                                                                                    Reno , NV 89505
                                                            must be made prior to February 18 , 1995 , to
                                                            ensure the special rate.                                (702) 786- 5700 or (800) 648- 5966
                        FIRE MAR$HALSAssOCIATIONOF NORTH AMERICA I Jainuary1995

r--- ---- --- Institute Registration Form                                                                       Codes and Standards News
     (Please print or type)
  FMANA Fire Protection
                                                                                                                  Davis Parsons
     The registration fee for the five- day Institute program is $250 for NFP A or
     FMANA members; $295 for non-members. You can register now and we will                                        Named to NFPA

     Name:                                                                                                      Standards Council
     bill you later (please include Purchase Order); or if you prefer,                   you can provide a




     Title:
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        3/20 to 3/24 1995 in Ocala
        7/10 to 7/14 , 1995 in Baltimore
        7/24 to 7/29 , 1995 in Reno
                                             FL
                                           ,,NV
                                           , MD
     Principles of Fire Protection Engineering                                                                  Davis (Dave) Parsons , Fire Marshal of the
                                                                                                             City of Los Angeles, and member of the
                                                                                                             FMANAExecutive Board, has been appointed
                                                                                                             to a three- year term on the NFPA Standards
                                                                                                             Council.
    Please choose one of the Following.                                                                         Mr. Parsons has served as Los Angeles
        Please register me in the course I have selected and bill me later
I D                                                                                                          Fire Marshal for the past five years and also
: D     Enclosed is a purchase order number:                                                                 holds the rank of Deputy Chief. He has been
                                                                                                             a member of the Los Angeles City Fire De-

              00 deposit
    Enclosed is a check for:
I D $50.
I D $250 or $295 registration fee (make checks payable to NFPA)
                                                                                                             partment for more than 32 years.

                                                                                                               Dave holds a bachelor s degree from
                                                                                                             Redlands University; is a graduate of the
    Please charge the following amount to my credit card                                                     National Fire Academy Executive Fire Of-
             00 deposit D $250 registration fee D $295 registration fee                                      ficer Program; and was the recipient of a
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    Mastercard No.                                             Exp. Date:                                    University, JFK School ofGovemment , where
    Visa No.                                                   Exp. Date:                                    he completed the program for Senior Execu-
                                                                                                             tives in State and Local Government.
    The registrationfee covers the course and course materials only. Expenses

    associated with travel. lodging, or meals are not covered by the registration fee.
                                                                                                                Dave serves on the Board of Directors of



    Dept. FPI
     please mail this form to:
    Ben Roy, Executive Secretary

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                                                                                                             the NFPA' s Aviation Section on the Motion
                                                                                                             Picture and Television Industry Technical
                                                                                                             Comnnittee. Heis also an associate member of
                                                                                                             the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.



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                                        A LeHer Regarding the ISFSI/ Alliance
      In the past few weeks, the NFPA has received many inquiries concerning its position relative                   to the request by Ed McCormack of the
  ISFSI/Allio;nce to the American NaJional Standards Institute (ANSI) to have the ISFSI/Allio;nce become an accredited standards making
  entity. It is Mr. McComuu:k' s intent to have the ISFSI/Allio;nce developfire service related standards. Following
                                                                                                                                    is a kiter that NFPA Vice
  President and Chief Engineer Art Cote sent to the Allio;ncefor Fire and Emergency Management
                                                                                                                                  on    December 15 1994:


 The Alliance for Fire and Emergency Management                                                  afire fighter is career or volunteer... The issue here is safety and the
 30 Main Street                                                                                  protectian of human life. (Emphasis added.
 Ashland , MA 01721- 1187
 Attn: Ms. Mary McCormack , Secretary                                                               I certainly could not agree more with Ed' s statement. While there
 Standards Cabinet                                                                               are operational differences between the career and volunteer fife
                                                                                                 service fife doesn t distinguish between whether fIre fighters are
 Dear Ms. McCormack:                                                                             career or volunteer and standards developed to provide nninimum
                                                                                                 levels of safety and training should not either.
   It was with a great deal of interest that I read your letter of
 September 29 and the attachments that you included. It is very                                    Inyourletter , you state: " As you can well understand, associations
 difficult for me to understand how the material in your letter addresses                        must continue to be responsive to the needs and concerns of their
 the issues raised in my lettertoJames Lapping, Chairman of the ANSI                             members. " Standards developing organizations do not write stan-
 Executive Standards Council, indicating NFPA' s opposition to the                               dards for " their" members. They write standards for the benefit of the
 ISFSI/Alliance developing fire service standards that are both                                  public at large. If every membership organization decided that it
 overlapping and conflicting. The material that you sent to me actually                          should apply for ANSI accreditation and become a standards devel-
 raises many more questions and creates significant inconsistencies                              oper in order to address only the needs of its own membership, the
 with earlier positions of the ISFSI/Alliance and its officers relating to                       entire standards making system would ultimately collapse due to the
 fife service standards that have been and are being developed. In                               myriad of conflicts and confusion that would arise from the many
 earlier statements , these individuals and your organization have                               parochial standards that would bedeveloped. The basis forassunning
 extolled the virtues and the positive impact thatNFP A standards have                           the responsibility of developing standards should be mnch broader
 had on the fire service.                                                                        than responding to the linnited number of members that belong to the
                                                                                                 various components of the Alliance. This is also in contlict with one
    I feel compelled to point out these inconsistencies and again
                                                                                                 of the major objectives and purposes of ANSI which states: " ANSI
question the need for the ISFSI/Alliance to get into the standards                               ensures that a single set of non conflicting American National
making business. Hopefully, you will be able to provide some insight                             Standards are developed by ANSI-accredited standards developers
as to why there has been a significant change in position on the part                            and that all interests concerned have the opportunity to participate in
of the ISFSI/ Alliance and how your decision to develop multiple                                 the development process.
conflicting standards will improve the delivery of fire protection
services.
                                                                                                In your letter, pat! of your rationale for beconning an accredited
    An article by Ed McCormack , Chief Executive Officer of ISFSI                            standards making body is the fact that the Alliance s Fire Department
in the Spring 94 Edition of Fire Professional states the following:                          Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) wanted to develop a perfor-
                                                                                             mance standard based on NFPA 1521 , Standard for Fire Department
    There is an important thing that many of us - all the world over-                        Safety Officer. TheFDSOA felt that there should be additional levels
have lost sight of. And that is that fife doesn t know the difference                        beyond the comprehensive program established in NFP A 1521. It is
between languages , colour, country, culture or sex. Nor does it know                        interesting to note that at the time this occurred , Captain David
-or care- whether it is being fought by a paid fIrefighter or a volunteer                    Dodson , Chair of the FDSOA was on the NFPA Fire Service
one. Fire does not concem itself such irrelevant details; fIre kills and                     Occupational Safety and Health Comnnittee representing the Alli-
maims - randomly and without warning. In any country, it is the                              ance/FDSOA and chaired the 1521 Task Group. At no time did
enemy.                                                                                       Captain Dodson bring before thecomnnittee or the NFPA 1521 Task
                                                                                             Group the need to modify NFPA 1521 in the manner being proposed
    Therefore, it is essential thatallflrefighters around the world are                      nor did the ISFSI/Alliance or the FDSOA recommend to theNFPA
provided with the same levels of training, safety equipment, protec-                         Standards Council the need for the development of additional safety
tive equipment" and safety programs. The issue here is not whether                           officer levels to support a certification program. You indicate that
                       FIREMAR$HALS ASsOCIAJIONOF NORTH AMERICA'.Januciry1995

 levels of performance was an FDSOA issue and not an NFPAissue.             volunteer and career fITe fighters. For you to indicate that NFPA'
 Since NFPA has a fife department safety officer standard , I would         involvement with the fire service is only a recent event is absolutely
 disagree that this is not an NFP A issue and certainly do not understand   inaccurate. Furthermore , I don t understand how you can compare
 how this justifies the establishment of another standards making           the NFPA' s long involvement with the fife service to your recent
 organization that will develop overlapping and conflicting fife ser-       move , less than six months ago, to establish a volunteer fife fighter
 vice standards.                                                            association to compete with the only longstanding national volunteer
                                                                            organization , the National Volunteer Fire Council.
    You further justify the need for the ISFSUAlliance to become a
standards making entity by stating thatitis necessary in order to "meet         You have listed six items to further justify your perceived need for
the needs of the members of the Alliance s membership associations.          the development of separate standards for the volunteer fife service.
In most cases , these needs are not those expressed by members of           These include a statement relating to NFPA 600, Industrial Fire
NFPA." I would rennind you that there is no need to be a member of          Brigades; the statement " efforts by some in the fife service to have
NFPA to patticipate in the standards making process or to subunit           NFPA 1500 adopted to replace OSHA' s 1910. 156 " Fire Brigades
proposals for change to an NFP A document. In addition many of the          the statement regarding a request to the NFPA to have it create a
members of ISFSUAlliance are also members of the NFPA , and as              technical comnnittee to develop standards for paid , career fife depatt-
pointed out in my letter of September 22 , 1994 to James Lapping,           ments; and the statement that there is a proposed amendment
ISFSU Alliance has members on many NFP A fife service comnnittees.          exempting volunteers, to a proposed piece of Federal legislation , the
In fact Mr. Lou Amabili has been the Chairman of the Fire Officer           Comprehensive OSHA Reform Act. I do not see how these issues
Professional Qualifications Comnnittee since 1984 and a member of           which have yet to be decided relate to or justify the need for the
the comnnittee since it was fIrSt created in 1972. Therefore , I do not     development of separate standards for volunteer fife fighters.
agree with your statement that the issues which the ISFSUAlliance
wishes to address are not shared by members ofNFPA.                            One of the most significant distortions offact that has been carried
                                                                            out by the ISFSUAlliance recently and which is contained in your
   You attempt to indicate that only the ISFSU Alliance is addressing       attachment to justify the need for separate nninimum training stan-
the needs of the volunteer fife service by indicating that the ISFSI        dards is the erroneous statement that the Professional Qualification
established a Volunteer Instructors Section within ISFSI in 1974.           Standards, established by the Joint Council of Fire Service Organiza-
Evidently you are not awareofNFPA' s long involvernent with both            tions, were intended to apply only to the career fife service.
the career and volunteer fife service. In 1933 NFPA established the
Volunteer Firernen s Section and began publishing the fIrst profes-            You indicate that there was an understanding among the organiza-
sionaljoumalforvolunteers , the " Volunteer Firemen. " Overtime the         tions involved and the technical comnnittees at the time (1972) that
members dropped the distinction between volunteer and career, and           the standards would apply solely to career personnel. This is simply
as you mention , NFPA' s Fire Service Section continues today with          not true. In fact in 1979 theISFSlpublished in its newsletter " Instruct-
representation from both segments of the fife service.                         Gram " that:

   You also state that " NFPA' s true involvement... " with the fife                The nature of the standards , and their reason for being, how-
service only began with the adoption ofNFPA 1001 in 1974 and that           ever , are equalJy applicable for both the paid and volnnteer fife service
prior to that " NFP A had been an organization for the development          personnel. There can be no question that volunteer firefighters take
of standards for use primarily by the fire insurance industry.              their responsibility as fIrefighters as seriously as full- time employed
NFPA' s long history of involvement with the fife service is well           fIrefighters; it follows that they take their performance as fIrefighters
known. A standard for threads on fire hose couplings was published          seriously. Volunteers, jnst as paid personnel, need to know what to
in 1905 and the flfstedition of what became NFPA 19, Automotive             do and how to do it. The public and other members of the company
Fire Apparatus , was published in 1914. Comnnitteesdealingwithfire          depend on it. And uniform standards for fire personnel can help by
service issues met regularly in the 1920' s. The NFPA Forest Fire           serving as guidelines for acceptable levels of performance.
Comnnittee , which dealt with rural and forest fife issues , was estab-
lished in 1930 and published their fIrst document in 1935 Fire                 So we have a system through which fire service personne~ both
Prevention and Protection of Summer Homes in Forested Areas.                paid and volunteer, may move and progress, in afashion which is
  Volunteer Fire Depattments for Rural and Small Community Ser-             logicalandtiedroactuallevels of performance. " (Emphasis added.
vice " was adopted in 1947. TheFireServiceTrainingComnnitteewas
established in 1941. In 1906 the Fire Marshal's Association of North           As you stated, the ISFSI has been an active fife service organiza-
America became affiliated with the NFP A.                                   tion and has been involved with the volunteer fire service since the
                                                                            mid-seventies and ISFSI was and still is a member of various NFPA
   NFPA member sections such as the Fire Service Section and the            professional qualifications committees. Mr. Larry Davis , the current
Wildland Fire Management Section have always involved both                  Chairman of the Board of the ISFSU Alliance has served on the NFP A
                       FIREMiOHALSASSij'CIAtlijN~OFNoRrlt ' .AM'RICA' Ii ;" JanuarY 1995
                               c ' ,c":,,,..          'c. c.



 Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications Committee , which is respon-            lions, Book Three that " training and education requirements of
 sibleforNFPA 1001 , Fire FighterProfessionalQualifications; NFPA
                                                                                  NFPA 1500 are much more stringent and better defined " and " are
  1002 , Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications;
                                                                                  much more measurable " when comparing OSHA requirements with
 andNFPA 1003, Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. In               NFPA 1500. In fact Mr. Davis states that                 the development of
 Mr. Davis ' book Rural Firefighting Operations, Book One pub-
                                                                                  NFPA 1500 is probably the most revolutionary firefighter safety
 lished in 1985 by ISFSI , Mr. Davis states In 1976 , NFPA 1021                   developmentsince the introduction of the portable radio.          (Emphasis
 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, was adopted as            added.
 a result of actions taken by the National Professional Qualifications
 Board for the Fire Service oftheJoint Council of National Fire Service               You also raise a concern about the fact that NFPA standards are
 Organizations. This Standard was wrilten so that any fire depart-                reviewed for possible revision on a five year cycle. Thatrequirement
 mentwhethercareerorvolunteer, can use it.. (Emphasis added.                      is not an NFP A requirement but an ANSI requirement, from whom
                                                                                  you seek accreditation as a standards developer. I assume you would
   In light of your participation in the development of the Profes-               also be required to comply with that requirement and revise any
sional Qualification standards and the statements quoted above I                 documents that you publish on a sinnilar schedule.
don t understand how you can now try to deny that these standards
have always been intended to apply to both career and volunteer fife                Another inaccurate statement contaired in your supporting mate-
fighters. In your own response you take credit for the role of Mr.               rial is that NFPA staff had indicated to you        that when writing
Davis ' books and " how they were intended to help the volunteer fife            standards for all fire departments , the standards had to be written for
service.
                                                                                 the largest departments. " That simply is not the case.

  The professional qualifications standards were originalJy devel-                   NFPA standards as you are aware establish         nninimum require-
oped to be applicable to both volunteer and career as you are well               ments and the fact is that many departments , both large and small , go
aware, and overthepast twenty years literaIJy tens of thousands offlfe           beyond them. In fact ISFSI/Alliance Chairman Larry Davis , in his
fighters both volunteer and career have been certified by state training         book Rural Firefighting Operations, Book Three, states that  one
organizations as meeting the standards.                                          must remember that NFPA 1500 was wriltenfor allfire depart-
                                                                                 ments large and smalL"       Also he states that NFPA 1500    was
    In another section of the report you have used NFPA 1500,                    intelUkd to saJisfy the safety needsIn all departments- large and
Standard for a Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health                    small, career, volunteer or combina&m , rural or urban. (Empha-
Program , to justify the need to have multiple standards for the                 sis added.
volunteer fife service. You indicate that volunteer fife fighters did not
have input into the standard. This , again , is false. There has always             Another uniustified statement that you make relating to the NFP A
been representation from the National Volunteer Fire Council on the              fife service standards concerns a Recommended Practice (not a
committee and other volunteer organizations have become very                     standard) that is being developed addressing fife fighter physical
involved since the issuance of the fIrst edition and have representa-            fitness , NFPA 1583. As you know , both the ISFSI/Alliance and its
tives on the committee. In addition during the development of both               affiliate , Fire Department Safety Officers Association , have repre-
the first edition in 1987 and the second edition in 1992 , there was             sentatives on the Fire Service Occupational Safety and Health Com-
significant public involvement dITring both the public proposal and              nnittee which is developing the proposed NFPA 1583, Thisdocument
the public comment periods, with literally thousands of proposals and            is underdevelopment at this time , and to try to forecast the recommen-
comments being subnnitted , many by the volunteer fife service. Many
                                                                                 dations it may offer or to indicate possible negative impacts that it may
of those proposals and comments provided information that was                    have is extremely   alarmist in nature. The committee is currently
incorporated into the document.                                                  evaluating the public input that has been received. When the
                                                                                 document is completed , itis my opinion that it will establish clear and
   Your letter indicates thatNFPA 1500 created a problem because                 reasonable guidelines for developing a fife fighter physical evalua-
the professional qualifications standards, that you have long sup-               tion program because it is being developed by a balanced committee
ported and extolled the virtues of, were now part of a safety and health
                                                                                 offITeservice , medical, legal and other interests , including the ISFSI/
document that made them mandatory. The fact of the matter is that,               Alliance, who are knowledgeable of the physical requirements offlfe
as you well know , NFPA standards are voluntary and not mandatory.               fighting.
This does not preclude a govemmental agency from adopting and
enforcing them if they believe that it"is in the public interest. It is             You made a statement in the material that you sent to me that the
interesting to note that ISFSI/Alliance Chairman Larry Davis wrote               medical requirements contained in NFPA 1582 , Standard for Fire
in the book that you published in 1990 Rural Fi~efighting Opera-                 Fighter Medical Requirements ... may be a necessity for career




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                          FIRE MARSHALS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA. January 1995

departments , it is very unlikely that many in the volunteer service
could meet all of the requirements of 1582. " I believe that you are
                                                                                 NFPA Hosts Third State Fire
underestimating both the quality of the people that make up the                      Marshals Forum
volunteer fife service and also the reasonableness of NFPA 1582.
When that standard was issued in 1992 there was some latitude                   NFPA President George Miller hosted the third State Fire Mar-
incorporated , which allows the attending physician to use discretion        shals Forum at Association headquarters in Quincy, MA , October 27-
in making many decisions based on the individuals medical condi-               , 1994.
tionsandcapabilities. !tis also interesting that you have incorporated
a requirement for compliance with NFPA 1582 into your proposed                  Thirty-nine State Fire Marshals spent two full days discussing
standard for volunteer fife department organization and operation            areas of mutual concern and mapping out strategies so that the NFPA
even though you indicate that you believe that it is a burden on the         and fife marshals can work to improve fife protection and fife safety
volunteer fife service.                                                      into the next century. The program for the Forum was developed by
                                                                             a peer group planning task force consisting of State Fire Marshals
                                                                             Rocco Gabriele , Francis McGarry, Tom Brace , A. D. Bell, and John
   Section 6- 2* of the proposed ISFSII Alliance standard states that
                                                                             Robison.
  Compliance with the requirements of NFPA 1582- 1992 shall
fulfill all of the requirements of this standard. " A- 1.2 states that          Specific subjects included performance based codes and stan-
  Volunteer fife departments should adopt and comply with NFPA               dards; break-out discussions with NFPA staff; trends in public fire
 1582. " How can the ISFSIIAlIiance on one hand state that NFPA              safety education; the forum round- table; emergency management and
 1582 is unrealistic for the volunteer fife service , and use this as a      the fife service; NFPA' s role in the codes and standards process; and
justification for the need for you to develop volunteer fife service         a wrap-up session.
standards, and on the other hand make NFPA 1582 a requirement of
your proposed standard?                                                         The performance based codes and standards segment of the
                                                                             program was moderated by New York State Fire Adnninistrator
    Inclosing I would like to reiterate what I stated in my originalletter   Francis McGarry and featured presentations on:
to James Lapping opposing the accreditation of another fife service
standards making process that intends to develop standards that                  Peiformance Based Codes and Standards             The Big Picture
overlap or conflict with existing NFPA standards. The ISFSII                    by J. Kenneth Richardson , Head, National Fire Laboratory, Na-
Alliance has been very involved in the NFPA process and played a             tional Research Council of Canada Institute for Research in Construc-
significant role in the development of fife service standards.               tion and Member , NFP A Board of Directors.

   There are presently ten (10) representatives from ISFSII Alliance             The New Zealand Experience with Peiformance Based Building

servingoneight(8) differentNFP A technical comnnittees. We would             Codes
encourage your organization to continue to work through the NFPA               by Jonathan Bamett , Assistant Professor, Fire Protection Engi-
                                                                             neering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
system. The ISFSIIAlliance has been very active and effective in
developing and marketing excellent products such as manuals, books,
                                                                                 Current Trends and Peifol1nance Based Standards Develop-
and senninars related to current standards. I continue to believe that
                                                                             ment Within the United States
the development of overlapping and conflicting standards will only
                                                                               by James Milke , Assistant Professor , Fire Protection Engineering,
cause confusion among the users relating to legal liability over which
                                                                             University of Maryland.
standards should be applied and may lead to a division among
emergency service providers, This will only lead to an environment
that will be harmful to the public being served and clearly does not
support ANSI's goal of elinninating conflicts and nnininnizing dupli-
cation among American National Standards.

   Sincerely,

   Atthur E. Cote , PE
   Vice President and Chief Engineer                                                                                     - i "f"
   cc: Robert Armstrong, American National Standards Inst.       (ANSI)


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                                                                                                 Third State Fire Marshals Forum
                           FIRE   MARSHALS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA                           . January 1995
     Perfonnance Based Codes and Standards
                                                 NFPA' s Role and
 Direction
    by Arthur Cote , Vice President and Chief Engineer, NFPA.

      The Challenges Presented        in   the Administration and Enforce-
 ment of Perfonnance Based Standards
   by Charles Kime , Executive Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal
 Phoenix Fire Department.

    After the presentations were completed , an interactive round- table
 discussion was held between forum participants and the presenters.

    This session was probably the most comprehensive presentation on
 the subject of performance based codes ever presented to the fife
 service and the presenters provided a valuable overview of a subject
 that will be confronting all code enforcers in the next decade. Most              Nomination of Tom Brace leading discussion se.5sion
 attendees considered this presentation the highlight of the Forum , and
 felt the subject matter should be expanded upon at future Forums.

   Break out discussions with NFPA staff included two one- hour
sessions on the following subjects:
    NFPA      Fire Prevention Code with Steven Sawyer, Life Safety
specialist & staff liaison to the NFPA I Technical Comnnittee.
    A Demonstration of the Electronic Life Safety Code" with Rick
Sterling, end user computing manager.
    The Learn Not to Bum Champion Program - A Statewide Ap-
proach" with Judy Comoletti , manager of public education.
    Fire Protection Halon Update " with Casey Grant , chief systems
and applications engineer.

   The program on public education was moderated by Georgia State
Fire Marshal A. D. Bell and included a presentation entitled "Why is
America Still Burning?" by Carl Holmes , Oklahoma City Assistant
Fire Chief (retired). Mr. Holmes ' remarks were thought- provoking
and pinpointed several reasons why we are not as successful with a                     FMANA President Rocco Gabriele leading
public fife safety education programs as we should be.                                       Forum Round Table discussion

   The State Fire Marshals Forum Round- Table was moderated by
Maryland State Fire Marshal Rocco Gabriele and began with a
presentation by NFPA President George Miller on " NFPA' s Role in
the Codes and Standards Process. " The presentation outlined NFPA'
extremely active role in the codes and standards making process as
well as the direction NFP A is taking with respect to maintaining and
enhancing its position in this field.

   Minnesota State Fire Marshal Thomas Brace gave a presentation
and lead the participants on a lively discussion on the subject of
 Emergency Management and the Fire Service.

   Alabama State Fire Marshal John Robison moderated the final
session of the Forum , entitled Where Does the State Fire Marshals
Forum Go From Here?" All attendees believed the Forums should be
continued and that the current planning Task Force should remain in
place to develop the next Forum agenda.
                                                                             President George Miller addressing State Fire Marshals Forum
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