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FEATURESLessons of Comayagua
In the aftermath of a prison fire in Honduras that killed 361 people, Journal looks at how NFPA codes can improve fire safety in prisons and many other occupancies throughout Latin America.
Jaime A. Moncada, P.E.
After Waldo Canyon
The costliest wildfire in Colorado history was a serious test of local mitigation and preparedness efforts. How effective was the mitigation, and how can it be improved?
Fred Durso, Jr.
Fire Loss in the United States During 2011
Last year, U.S. fire departments responded to nearly 1.4 million fires, 4.4 percent more than the year before.
Michael J. Karter, Jr.
Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2011
Last year, 23 catastrophic multiple-death fires resulted in 114 fire deaths, including 16 children under age six. An unusually high proportion of fires began with explosions.
Stephen G. Badger
NEWS + ANALYSISIn A Flash
Newcomers fuel a debate on sprinklering animal housing facilities, and end up getting a crash course in NFPA and its code development process.
Hot coals start multimillion-dollar fire.
A 20-year look at the Woburn Nursing Center fire.
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