The Journey to Compliance 

How does a fire inspector navigate the journey through NFPA 1 Fire Code in order to have inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) compliance of fire sprinklers and standpipe systems?

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Covid-19, Vacant Construction Sites, and Buildings Under Construction

In this difficult time of the most virulent pandemic to hit the United States since 1918, the National Fire Sprinkler Association recommends that, in states and communities that have shut-down the construction industry, fire protection activities must be considered an essential, life-sustaining activity and should be able to continue work. Our fire sprinkler industry is working hard to ensure that job sites are safe, and utilizing the recommendations from the respective agencies for guidance.

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NFSA Works Diligently on Being “Essential” During COVID-19 and on Tax Incentives for the Future

On March 25th, Congress passed the Coronavirus Stabilization Act of 2020. This legislation, which includes over $2 trillion in aid to combat both the virus and the negative economic impacts associated with social distancing, also includes a technical correction to the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) that gives incentives to corporations that retrofit their businesses with fire sprinkler systems.

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Questions and Answers for Employers Regarding Employee Benefits/Employee Relations

To further assist NFSA members regarding management of COVID-19 related issues, please see wide-ranging information provided to NFSA by trusted legal partners Foley Hoag LLP and Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP . These analyses cover issues such as employee travel, excluding employees from the workplace, notification requirements for employees confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, attendance, vacation, sick time and FMLA requirements, unemployment insurance, working from home and more. We know that these issues are providing challenges and that our members have questions, our hope here is that we have gathered the information that can help.

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