October – The National Fire Protection Association is the first standards organization to offer codes and standards available online for free. As part of its commitment to enhancing public safety, you can now visit NFPA.org to view the list of available current codes and standards. You can select the document you want to review, click the free access link, and then sign-in or create a new account.
September 29 – If you’re thinking about flying your drone outside, think twice about the location. At the request of national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration is addressing concerns about unathorized drone operations near national landmarks. In the interest of security, a number of sites are listed as restricted access for drone. This went into effect October 5, 2017. Read the full report by following the link above.
October 4 – According to a press release from the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and its federal partners are responding to the situation in Puerto Rico with a response that includes making roads accessible and providing emergency power for life sustaining activities. Stabilization and recovery are key initiatives across all federal channels in cooperation with the Commonwealth. To read more on what each federal arm is doing, check out the press release by clicking the link above.
October Update – With this season about to see its 16th hurricane, many people are wondering where to turn to for offering help. Many people either wish to donate their services, money, or goods to the cause of rebuilding and aiding victims of disaster. All the goodwill needs to be directed appropriately, so that it is most effective. Checking out USA.gov’s tips is a great start if you are wanting to help out.