May / June 2008 Safety Center Stage

2008 World Safety Conference & Exposition; Pushing the boundaries of fire protection at Las Vegas theatres; and the Monte Carlo Hotel Casino Fire.

FEATURES

2008 World Safety Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas

The premier fire-and life-safety event in the United States comes to Las Vegas.

2009 Code Changes

We take a look at the significant changes expected in four NFPA codes.

An Interview With Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller talks about magic and fire safety.

Changes To The 2010 Edition Of NFPA 72

The technical committees responsible for NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm Code, are hard at work revising the code for the 2010 edition.

Foxwoods Casino Fire

Four days after the Monte Carlo incident, emergency crews were called to the scene of another casino fire.

Monte Carlo Hotel Fire

A rooftop fire at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas did an estimated $100 million in property damage and business interruption costs.

NFPA 921 Overview

The new edition of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, will help fire investigators use their experience to the greatest advantage.

NFPA Journal Interviews Carl Peterson about NFPA 1710

Clarifying the requirements of NFPA’s standard on career fire departments

Safety Center Stage

Pushing the boundaries of the theatrical experience and fire protection in Las Vegas.

Sprinkler Activation

Do high-volume, low-speed fans affect sprinkler activation?

The Quintessential Code

In the 2009 edition of NFPA 1, firefighter communications lead a host of significant changes.

Treasurers Report

NFPA's annual financial statement.

P.O.V.

First Word

Chief Warren McDaniels.

News+Analysis

Firewatch

From our files.

Looking Back

People profiles.

THE EXPERTS

The 70E Connection

Identifying arc flash hazards.

Research

The aged wiring project.

Structural Ops

Defensive Fire Attacks

Buzzwords

Proper fire alarm system commissioning.

Heads Up

Focus on CPVC best practices.

In Compliance

Simultaneous occupancy and NFPA 101®.

Outreach

The challenges of urban fire protection.