July/August issue of NFPA Journal looks at life safety issues at large festivals, leaving bedroom doors closed for fire safety, “The Secret List,” and more

July 14, 2016 – In its new July/August issue, NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), offers a broad look at assembly occupancy life safety issues, from outdoor festivals to subway platforms to big-top circus events.

In the cover story, “Life of the Party,” Associate Editor Jesse Roman delves into the new world of medicine, technology, and crowd challenges that exist within the booming global festival industry. The article looks at how the industry is embracing the concept of “harm reduction” by integrating methods of safety, security, and medical efforts designed to complement the life safety evaluations required for large assembly events by NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®.

Other assembly occupancy stories covered in this issue include:

The July/August issue also features the following:

  • A detailed look at the 2015 firefighter fatalities report that shows the recent downward trend in line-of-duty deaths is continuing. The report also includes an update on behavioral health in the fire service, including firefighter suicide.
  • In “Perspectives,” Billy Goldfeder, keeper of the “The Secret List,” shares his wisdom and knowledge of fire-ground safety. 
  • In “Outreach,” NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy Lorraine Carli shares new messaging about closed bedroom doors and home fire safety.
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Contact: Lorraine Carli, Public Affairs Office: +1 617 984-7275