The Santika nightclub fire; NFPA 99 and wet work areas; NFPA codes and nursing homes; 2010 Conference preview.
Previewing the upcoming Conference & Expo®.
The number of fires in health care facilities has dropped over the past three decades, thanks in part to smoking bans. But bans haven’t eliminated smoking fires.
Advocates look to NFPA for leadership on code changes that can make nursing homes more comfortable and humane.
Do operating rooms need additional protection against electrical shock? The debate continues.
From Thailand to Russia, the recipe for devastating nightclub fires is the same: too many people, too few exits, highly combustible building materials, and pyrotechnics, mixed with too few fire-safety regulations and little enforcement.
A 2009 fire that killed four residents of a New York board and care facility has raised questions about the code requirements for these occupancies.
An example of how preparation, training, and sprinklers can lower the risk to life and property in nursing home fires.
A look back at the initiatives and programs NFPA launched in 2009 — and a look ahead at 2010.
USFA’s Kelvin Cochran, NFPA’s Nancy McNabb
News and dispatches compiled by NFPA Journal staff.
Woman dies in home fire.
Katie Jane Nursing Home Fire.
How committees prepare for the next edition of NFPA 70E.
Research focusing on the needs of the fire service will have a great impact on firefighter health and safety.
Planning for a large fire in an occupied convention center.
New alarm requirements to better protect the hearing-impaired.
Decades have passed since NFPA 13R was first published, but we’re still debating the issue of home fire sprinklers.
Why protecting openings between floors is a must.
And the winner is... It’s award time at NFPA.