NFPA Insider July 2013


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First Word

First Word with Jim Shannon as he discusses how NFPA is working to utilize the latest technology to deliver fire and life safety information.


Journal® Live

The story of how and why the MNS was created is the topic of "Loud + Clear," the cover story in the July/August NFPA Journal® with Dave Boswell, Vice President of Hughes Associates who worked on the Circuit of the Americas racetrack project in Austin, Texas. Dave and his team were brought in to assist with the creation of an innovative mass notification system (MNS) at the track and to provide expertise on the 2010 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

Up to Code

Amy Cronin, Division Manager of Codes and Standards, talks about the process of making appeals to the NFPA Standards Council. She discusses key questions, such as:

  • How much notice is required?
  • How do I request a hearing?
  • What type of presentation is necessary?


In a Flash

Bringing you highlights from our bi-weekly NFPA Journal e-newsletter. Each issue of Update contains the latest articles and features from NFPA Journal®, as well as quick access to the information and resources on NFPA's codes and standards-making process, research, training, safety information, and more.