National Fire Protection Association

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Don't Remodel Your Clients Out of Their Fire Safety

The wrong home updates could compromise a home's fire prevention systems More

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NAHB Opposes New Building Code

The NAHB has urged its members to oppose a new National Fire Protection Agency model building code, reviving a debate between the two associations over stair tread and riser standards. The NFPA 5000, issued in August 2002, requires a minimum tread depth of 11 inches and a maximum riser height of 7 inches for both residential and commercial buildings. More

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Safe House

In 2000, there were 379,500 residential fires in the United States, about one... More

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