Author Index
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  • Karter, Michael
    The number of reported fires in the United States fell to a historic low in 2013, and overall property damage due to fire declined from 2012—but civilian fire deaths increased.
    9/4/2014
  • Karter, Michael
    Last year, 2,855 civilian fire deaths were recorded, the fewest since 1977, according to NFPA’s Fire Analysis & Research Division.
    9/3/2013
  • Karter, Michael
    Last year, U.S. fire departments responded to nearly 1.4 million fires, 4.4 percent more than the year before.
    9/1/2012
  • Karter, Michael
    U.S. fire departments responded to 1,331,500 fires, a decrease of 1.3 percent from the previous year.
    9/1/2011
  • Karter, Michael
    The overall number of fires fell by more than 7 percent from the previous year, while the value of property damaged by fire fell by 19 percent.
    9/1/2010
  • Karter, Michael
    Home fires accounted for 83 percent of all civilian fire deaths last year.
    9/1/2009
  • Karter, Michael
    In 2007, public fire departments responded to 1,557,500 fires in the United States. This represents a decrease of 5.2 percent from the year before and is the lowest total since 2004.
    9/1/2008
  • Keegan, Edward
    Home to this year’s annual conference, the facility was also the site of a memorable Chicago fire.
    5/1/2009
  • Keith, Gary
    Water supply requirements and home fire sprinklers.
    11/1/2012
  • Keith, Gary
    A social media holdout” urges us to follow along on Twitter.
    11/1/2011
  • Keith, Gary
    It’s a fact: Sprinklers are green, and new research proves it.
    5/1/2010
  • Keith, Gary
    Fire departments step up sprinkler education efforts with a blend of motivation and guidance
    9/1/2009
  • Keith, Gary
    Kids are never too old for "the Fire Chat"
    7/1/2008
  • Kerbe, Steve
    Just in time for Fall, NIST evaluates positive pressure ventilation tactics in a retired high school.
    9/1/2008
  • Kimball, Amanda
    The Fire Protection Research Foundation begins research to address the lack of guidance available on the use of fire detection technologies in warehouses.
    3/1/2012
  • Klaus, Matt
    The importance of owner’s certificates in sprinkler system design.
    11/1/2017
  • Klaus, Matt
    Should plumbers be allowed to install home fire sprinklers?
    9/1/2017
  • Klaus, Matt
    Which NFPA sprinkler installation standard is best to use for townhouses?
    7/1/2017
  • Klaus, Matt
    A note on protecting valuable cultural spaces with preaction sprinkler systems.
    5/1/2017
  • Klaus, Matt
    As storage materials and configurations change, so must a facility’s sprinkler protection.
    3/1/2017
  • Klaus, Matt
    Matching sprinkler system demands with water supply is key.
    1/3/2017
  • Klaus, Matt
    Internal pipe assessments can be costly and time consuming. Is there an alternative?
    11/1/2016
  • Klaus, Matt
    Attic questions: Understanding concealed space sprinkler requirements.
    9/1/2016
  • Klaus, Matt
    To reuse, or not: Can sprinklers removed from a system be reattached?
    7/1/2016
  • Klaus, Matt
    The difference between ‘working’ and ‘preliminary’ plans.
    5/2/2016
  • Klaus, Matt
    Straight facts: Debunking homebuilder myths about home sprinklers.
    3/1/2016
  • Klaus, Matt
    Why some requirements in NFPA 25 call for water discharge, even in a drought.
    1/4/2016
  • Klaus, Matt
    The importance of the scope and purpose statements in the automatic sprinkler system installation standards.
    11/2/2015
  • Klaus, Matt
    Why equivalencies aren’t the same as an anything-goes approach to installation.
    9/1/2015
  • Klaus, Matt
    Advice for handling sprinkler ‘shadow areas’ created by obstructions.
    7/1/2015
  • Klaus, Matt
    Addressing the problem of corrosion in wet-system sprinkler piping.
    5/1/2015
  • Klaus, Matt
    When is it permissible to omit sprinklers from concealed spaces? There's no easy answer.
    3/2/2015
  • Klaus, Matt
    The pros and cons of some common water supply sources for home fire sprinklers.
    12/29/2014
  • Klaus, Matt
    A recent series of tests yields important information for the protection of rack storage.
    10/30/2014
  • Klaus, Matt
    How often should you test fire pumps? The short answer: It depends.
    9/3/2014
  • Klaus, Matt
    Determining the occupancy classification is key in a sprinkler system design.
    7/3/2014
  • Klaus, Matt
    Commodity classification and the right sprinkler system.
    5/2/2014
  • Klaus, Matt
    Sprinkler protection in the MRI room.
    1/6/2014
  • Klaus, Matt
    When — and how — should you run sprinkler piping under a building?
    10/31/2013
  • Klaus, Matt
    Should sprinklers that have been removed be allowed to be reinstalled?
    9/3/2013
  • Klaus, Matt
    Minimally invasive ways to conduct internal assessments of piping.
    7/1/2013
  • Klaus, Matt
    A look at changes to the 2014 edition of NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
    5/1/2013
  • Klaus, Matt
    Help with understanding the requirements for protecting sprinkler systems from earthquakes.
    5/1/2013
  • Klaus, Matt
    More on the challenges posed by high-volume, low-speed fans for sprinkler designers and installers.
    3/1/2013
  • Klaus, Matt
    From an inspection standpoint, NFPA 25 is not a design evaluation standard.
    1/1/2013
  • Klaus, Matt
    Alternatives to antifreeze solutions in sprinklers.
    11/1/2012
  • Klaus, Matt
    Sprinker protection for one type of storage may not work for others.
    9/1/2012
  • Klaus, Matt
    How to locate sprinklers when cloud ceilings are present.
    7/1/2012
  • Klaus, Matt
    Thirteen things you need to know about the 2013 edition of NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
    5/1/2012
  • Klaus, Matt
    Certain kinds of spaces in certain kinds of structures do not have to be protected by sprinkler systems.
    11/1/2011
  • Klaus, Matt
    Suppression systems for industrial occupancies.
  • Koffel, William
    Problems related to improper fire and smoke barriers are among the top deficiencies in health care facilities across the United States. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your facility complies.
    1/7/2014
  • Koffel, William
    A new NFPA effort is addressing a variety of questions related to the scope and adequacy of NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
    10/31/2013
  • Koffel, William
    Call them teachable moments if you must: What we can learn when things go all pear-shaped in the design and installation of fire protection systems.
    11/1/2011