Tom Wysocki Honored at NFPA Annual Meeting
Kerry Bell (right) presents Committee Service award to
GSI's Tom Wysocki.
June 16, 2016 The National
Fire Protection Association awarded GSI's President and Senior Consultant
the prestigious NFPA Committee Service award. In presenting the
award (above), NFPA Standards Council Chairman Kerry Bell noted: "The
Committee Service Award is given to a technical committee member for
continuous and exemplary service on one or more committees over a
substantial period of time, and in recognition and appreciation of
distinguished service to the NFPA in the development of NFPA Codes and
Wysocki has served on a number of Technical Committees for
over 39 years. His service record includes the Technical
Committees on Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Systems (1979 - 2005) (this
Technical Committee was discharged in 2005 and became part of the Gaseous
Fire Extinguishing Systems committee), Halogenated Fire Extinguishing
Systems (1979 – 2005; Chair 1991 - 2005) (this Technical Committee was also
discharged in 2005 and became part of the Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems
committee) Electronic Computer Equipment (1988 – Present ; and Chair 2000 -
2009), and Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems (2005 – Present). Tom
Wysocki also received the Standards Council Special Achievement Award in
Fire Protection News/Highlights
February, 2016 The NFPA Technical Committee on Hybrid Fire
Extinguishing Systems has met twice to develop a first draft of the new
standard. The next meeting is scheduled for late September/early
October of 2016. The standard has been assigned a number of 770.
December 12, 2014 NFPA has published a request for persons
to serve on the technical committee to write a new standard on Hybrid
Fire Systems. This new standard was authorized by the NFPA
Standards Council at their October 2014 meeting. If interested in
applying for membership, go to the
NFPA website to submit an application.
April 15, 2014 The Fire Suppression Systems Associations (FSSA)
announced publication of their latest guide for special hazards fire
extinguishing systems: The FSSA General Information Guide for Carbon
Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Systems. The guide is the fourth
and final book in the series of CO2 system guides. Previously
published guides covered total flood, local application rate by area,
and local application rate by volume design. The general
information guide contains a wealth of information on various aspects of
carbon dioxide system design, installation, maintenance, and safety as
well as physical and thermodynamic properties of carbon dioxide.
These guides, as well as a number of other documents pertaining to
special hazards fire protection, are available through the FSSA website:
December 31, 2013 Cold weather increases the odds of fire
during refueling of cars, trucks and other vehicles. The Petroleum
Equipment Institute has a video of such a fire (girl involved does not
appear to be hurt) and some safety tips on refueling practices. To
access the PEI website,
November 15, 2011 One of the most common questions
regarding Carbon Dioxide system design using NFPA 12 is the meaning of
the NFPA 12 nozzle codes. GSI's Tom Wysocki has prepared a video
lesson to help answer the question in a very practical manner.
AHJs, system designers, fire protection engineers and others who work
with CO2 systems may the find the presentation worthwhile. For
more information or to stream the video,
please click here.
September 1, 2011
URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT The U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with nine
manufacturers and distributors, announced a voluntary recall of all
pourable gel fuels made or sold by these companies.
"Due to the serious risks of flash fire
and burns when consumers add pourable gel to an already burning fire
pot, consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel."
For more information,
please click here to go to the announcement on the CPSC website.
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