The New Mexico Fire Marshal's Association and the Southern New Mexico Building Officials Annual Conference in Ruidoso NM; at the MCM Elegente (Formerly The Lodge at Sierra Blanca) & Ruidoso Convention Center
April 11-12, 2016
We will be hosting a round table discussion with the New Mexico State Fire Marshal's Office to discuss requirements of Mobile Food Vendors in relation to the fire code and commercial kitchen hood suppression systems.
We are looking for Sponsors for the 2016 Conference if you would like to sponsor or know someone who would like to be a sponsor please click here and complete thesponsorship form.
The Board of Directors has approved the re-instatement of the membership dues that were suspended. They also approved an increase of the annual membership dues from $25.00 to $35.00 a year/person. The Board is looking at several new benefits for members in good standing. Invoices will be sent out in January and will be good for the 2016 calendar year. If you have any questions please contact Chris Gober
Keep your family safe with a working smoke alarm in every bedroom.
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!
When it comes to smoke alarms, it’s about “location, location, location”.
The key message of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms.
Visit www.nfpa.org for more information on Fire Prevention Week.
NFPA is excited to share this important information so everyone better understands the life-saving value of home smoke alarms. Visit NFPA's "Smoke Alarm Central" for more information. Download NFPA Safety tip sheet for Smoke Alarms
Advocating for Home Fire Sprinklers
One of the goals of the Fire Sprinkler Initiative (FSI) is to give home fire sprinkler advocates the tools they need to encourage local governments to adopt legislation mandating these life-saving systems for all new one- and two-family homes. Members of the fire service and other safety advocates are in a unique position to influence the legislative process as leaders in the community. They can speak to the death and destruction they see every day caused by home fires and how home fire sprinklers can help reduce these painful losses. Download NFPA safety tips for home fire sprinklers.
Solid Fuel Cooking Appliances in Commerical Occupancies
NFPA Journal highlights the potentially serious problems that can occur with solid fuel and the resulting creosote buildup and explores what AHJs need to know about solid-fuel cooking fires in commercial establishments. This an excellent article concerning the increase of fires related to solid fuel cooking appliances in resturants, and outlines the requirements from NFPA 96. I encourage you to read the article. To read the article click here.
International Association of Fire Chiefs Food Truck Fire & Life Safety
In Semptember the IAFC posted a webnair titled Fire/Life Safety COnsiderations for Street Vendors, Fairs, and Festivals.
This presentation focused on recent food truck incidents, in both the U.S. and Canada, and discussed propane hazards and concerns in food trucks, carts and trailers, as well as cooking under tents and canopies at outdoor festivals, events , street fairs and the like, to create an awareness or ‘eye-opener’ in terms of permitting, code compliance and event planning.
Click here to view the powerpoint from the Webnair that was on the IAFC website.