NASFM: "A Strong, United Voice for Fire Prevention"
2015 Life Safety Achievement Award Recipients Announced
Since 1994, the Life Safety Achievement Award has recognized both professional and volunteer fire departments for outstanding fire safety statistics and effective fire prevention programs during the preceding calendar year.
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Lightning Protection Institute Joins NASFM to Reduce Fire Risk Present in Millions of U.S. Homes
The combination of a single lightning strike and the presence of a common gas piping, known as corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST), can pose a serious fire hazard. Fire safety officials believe millions of U.S. homes could be at risk.
"Hazardous outcomes with CSST have already prompted a class action settlement, law suits, a NFPA review and a public awareness campaign," said Bud VanSickle, LPI executive director. "As a nationwide group dedicated to lightning safety and lightning protection, LPI supports NASFM's efforts with the codes and standards community to raise the lightning test within the CSST product standard."
"Raising the ANSI LC1 product standard to require greater immunity of CSST from the lightning threat is imperative for greater safety going forward in new construction," said Jim Narva, executive director of the NASFM. "We believe LPI's leadership position in the lightning protection industry can increase awareness and encourage support for improvements to the performance standard for the product."
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