NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE FIRE MARSHALS
A Strong United Voice for Fire Prevention
The ICC 2021 Online Governmental Consensus Vote is now open in cdpACCESS, with voting beginning November 19th and continuing through December 7th.
The National Association of State Fire Marshals, through its Model Code Committee, has compiled a recommended voting guide to assist eligible voters during this process. While there are many important proposals NASFM and its members have weighed in on, there are two issues we consider to be of particular importance, Tall Wood Buildings and Valet Trash. NASFM has developed position statements for these topics, including the issue, background, and recommended actions. Please see the corresponding link for each of recommended actions on these issues.
It is important that you review each issue and take the time to cast your electronic vote in cdpACCESS. The simple truth is, each Fire Marshal’s office has 12 votes, together they have the opportunity to be the deciding factor on many of the proposed 2021 code changes.
If you have any questions please contact Jon Narva, NASFM Director of External Relations at Jon@NarvaAssociates.com.
Thanksgiving just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the turkey. And deep-fried turkey has become a favorite Thanksgiving tradition in many households. But if used improperly, an overloaded fryer can easily tip over and set an entire house ablaze. Our friends at the U.S. Fire Administration offer the following helpful tips to backyard chefs who plan to deep-fry a turkey for Thanksgiving:
FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) 2018 FY FP&S grant application period will open on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8 AM ET and will close on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5 PM ET.
To assist our members, we have prepared a summary of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) outlining the specifics of this year’s grant opportunity, the criteria, and the priorities. Click HERE for the summary.
Please make sure to thoroughly review the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) prior to beginning your grant application, it contains the full guidelines and requirements for submission. The NOFO and supporting information can be found at https://www.fema.gov/fire-prevention-safety-grants.
Please note our new mailing address and forward all future correspondence to this address. Thank you!
National Association of State Fire Marshals
P.O. Box 948238
Maitland, FL 32794
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19 - Dec 7 - ICC Code Development Online Voting Open
21 - AFG FP&S Grant Period Closes