West Virginia Adopts Updated Editions of NFPA Standards

The state of West Virginia has adopted the 2008 edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 70®, National Electrical Code® , and the 2009 editions of both NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® and NFPA 1, Fire Code, as well as many other updated reference documents. These code adoptions became effective as of July 1, 2010.“It’s vital to set statewide minimum requirements for fire and life safety to keep our residents safe, “ said Sterling Lewis, Jr., West Virginia state fire marshal. “Firefighters, building officials, and others will now have the most up-to-date resources available as they perform duties to promote the safety and well-bei...

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