January / February 2007 Cruise Ship Fires

Cruise ship fires; LNG safety; A preview of the 2007 World Safety Conference & Exposition; A profile of NFPA's new VP Chris Dubay.

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Cruise Ship Fires
With bigger passenger ships being built, some, which may carry 5,000 passengers, the potential for disaster is high; and one of the greatest threats to cruise ship safety is a fire at sea.
John Nicholson


Engineering a Future at NFPA
Christian Dubay brings a sense of tradition to his new Vice President, Codes and Standards and Chief Engineer position at NFPA.
John Nicholson

Liquefied Natural Gas
LNG safety and protecting a facility: Striving to be the safest in industry
Keith Olson, Joe Behnke, and Dale Edlbeck

Vehicle Fire Problem
In 2005, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of one highway vehicles fire every two minutes.
John Nicholson

U.S. Standards Strategy: A Clear and Consistent Message
NFPA Board of Directors vote unanimously to endorse the United States Standards Strategy
Joe Bhatia

WSC&E Comes To Boston
More than 4,000 fire and life safety, electrical, and security professionals will convene in Boston for the 2007 NFPA World Safety Conference & Exposition®.
Erik Holden


Waiting for the fire
Wayne Moore
In Compliance
Egress capacity factors
Chip Carson
One hundred years in print
John Nicholson
Frightful outside, delightful inside
Judy Comoletti
Fire heavily damages older hotel
Ken Tremblay
Understanding storage hazards
Kathleen Almand
First Word
NFPA President Jim M. Shannon provides a review of 2006
John Nicholson
Section Forum
Be in the spotlight, share your expertise, and contribute to NFPA Journal's exclusive "Section Forum"
Heads Up
Debating single-point design
Russell P. Fleming
Structural Ops
Rate of flow is an essential part of a pre-incident plan.
Ben Klaene and Russ Sanders
In A Flash
Candle fires had been climbing steadily from 1990 to 2001
Compiled by John Nicholson