September / October 2007 FPW 2007: Practice Your Escape Plan

2007 Fire Prevention Week; U.S. Multiple Fire Deaths for 2006; Updating NFPA 99, and an introduction to necplus.

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FPW 2007: Practice Your Escape Plan
From October 7 to October 13, fire safety advocates across the country will be spreading the word that when it comes to escape plans, practice is key.
John Nicholson


U.S. Multiple-Death Fires for 2006
For the second year in a row, the largest loss of life in a multiple-death fire occurred in a vehicle fire.
Stephen G. Badger

U.S. Fire Loss in 2006
In 2006, public fire departments responded to 1,642,500 fires in the U.S., according to estimates based on NFPA data.
Michael J. Karter, Jr.

Treating NFPA 99
Like a patient after a transplant, NFPA 99 is on the road to improvement thanks to a Technical Correlating Commitee interested in making the proper diagnosis.
John Nicholson

Case Study: Building Design & Patient Safety
New York City hospital conducts a self-examination of fire walls and fire barriers that leads to improved safety.
Kenneth R. Chin

necplus: Web-Based NEC Subscription Service
The internet may now revolutionize the way we access and use electrical information, including electrical codes and standards.
Alisa Wolf


Why does the fire alarm code change? Part II.
Wayne Moore, P.E., FSFPE
In Compliance
Access-controlled egress doors and locks
Chip Carson, P.E.
100 years in print
Art Cote, P.E., FSFPE
Fill in the blank
Judy Comoletti
Wind a factor in fast-spreading fire
Kenneth Tremblay
A major focus on many NFPA codes and standards is safe occupant egress.
Kathleen H. Almand, P.E., FSFPE
First Word
Astounding progress
James M. Shannon
Section Forum
Be in the spotlight, share your expertise, and contribute to NFPA Journal's exclusive "Section Forum"
Heads Up
Hose connections to sprinkler systems
Russell P. Fleming, P.E.
Structural Ops
Threats to fire fighter safety
Russ Sanders & Ben Klaene