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July / August 2007 Firefighter Fatalities Studies 1977 - 2006

The 2006 U.S. firefighter fatality report; Proposed changes to NFPA 2001; Rolf Jensen award; Texas refinery fire.


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Contents


COVER STORY

Firefighter Fatalities Studies 1977 - 2006
NFPA has published many articles on firefighter deaths over the years, but in 1977 a concentrated effort was made to identify all on-duty fatalities that had occured in the previous year.
Rita Fahy, Paul R. LeBlanc, and Joseph Molis

FEATURES

US firefighter fatalities in 2006
In 2006, a total of 89 on-duty firefighter deaths occurred in the U.S.
Rita F. Fahy, Paul R. LeBlanc, and Joseph L. Molis

Firefighter fatality incidents - 2006
A selection of fatality narratives.
Rita F. Fahy, Paul R. LeBlanc, and Joseph L. Molis

Changes to NFPA 2001
NFPA 2001 provides design, installation, and maintenance requirements for clean agent extinguishing systems.
Jeff Harrington, P.E., FSFPE

Tuscaloosa Gets Alarmed!
The 2006 winner of the Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Award is the Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service.
Lisa Braxton

Buildup to Disaster
The BP Texas City Refinery explosion and fire, the largest loss-of-life explosion and fire in a non-residential property took the lives of 15 and injured 200 others.
Cheryl Mackenzie


COLUMNS AND DEPARTMENTS


Buzzwords
Why does the fire alarm code change?
Wayne Moore, P.E., FSFPE
In Compliance
Panic hardware and fire exit hardware
Chip Carson, P.E.
Centennial
100 years in print
Art Cote, P.E., FSFPE
Outreach
Hold the anchovies
Lisa Braxton
Firewatch
Gusting winds a factor in fuel depot fire
Kenneth Tremblay
Research
Providing technical justification for change
Kathleen H. Almand, P.E., FSFPE
First Word
Nine brave firefighters
James M. Shannon
Section Forum
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Heads Up
An earth-shaking endorsement
Russell P. Fleming, P.E.
Structural Ops
Firefighting safety: The role of occupancy
Russ Sanders & Ben Klaene