Stay Connected with Engineered Systems
We are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

Today's News

Department of Veterans Affairs adopts 2009 edition of NFPA code

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made the 2009 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s Life Safety Code ®, mandatory in all state homes that receive a per diem for providing nursing care to eligible veterans. This decision will ensure that these facilities are   up-to-date with current life safety and fire safety standards. Veterans Affairs is one of many government agencies that recognize and utilize the Life Safety Code.

“It is reassuring to see that Veterans Affairs is emphasizing the importance of fire safety by requiring their facilities to meet requirements in the most current edition of the Life Safety Code as they provide care for the men and women who have bravely served in the United States military,” said Gregory Cade, NFPA’s division director of government affairs.

The transition to the 2009 edition, which is the current edition, will officially take place on April 1. Prior to adopting the current code, state home facilities had been required to follow the 2006 edition of NFPA 101. The next edition of the code will be available in 2012.

The Life Safety Code is the industry benchmark for safety in all types of structures. It is one of the few documents which apply to both existing and new structures, covering a wide variety of topics to ensure that dangers to life from fire and other hazards are minimized.
You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!
5/13/15 11:00 am EDT

When's & Why's of Fuel Options and Selection for Backup Power

This presentation will bring listeners up to speed on what the best options are today and in the near future. 

Engineered Systems Magazine


2015 April

Check out the April issue of ES with the cover story: Discovery vs. Disaster: Why You Should Know The Limits Of Your Data Center.
Table Of Contents Subscribe

System Design

Based on your experience and knowledge level, are you currently comfortable designing or maintaining a system incorporating VRF or radiant ceiling panels?
View Results Poll Archive


The Green Energy Management Book

Learn from our experts how to evaluate job opportunities, market your services, sell a Walk-through Survey, target areas for an Energy Audit, calculate energy savings, do retrofit work, and win continuing contracts for retrofit work.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Tomorrow's Environment Podcast

This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!


new Facebook icon Twitter icon YouTube iconLinkedIn icon  Google+