July / August 2012 The Rebirth of Fenway

Fire and life safety upgrades at Boston's Fenway Park; Integrating safety and historic preservation on the Statue of Libery; Emergency preparation at live events; 2011 firefighter fatalities.

FEATURES

2011 Firefighter Fatalities in the United States

Report finds the second-lowest number of on-duty firefighter deaths since 1977.

Crowning Achievement

How the National Park Service integrated safety and historical preservation to make the Statue of Liberty as code-compliant as possible without affecting key historic elements.

Fenway at 100

Fenway Park’s recent fire and life safety upgrades have made it compliant with NFPA codes regarding life safety, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and emergency messaging.

Safety at Center Stage

A stage rigging collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed seven and injured dozens. It also changed the way we think about emergency preparation and response at live events.

P.O.V.

First Word

An icon worth preserving

Perspectives

Pam Leschak of the USDA Forest Service on how fire-adapted communities can combat the threat of wildland fire.

News+Analysis

In A Flash

Voting members accept 2013 editions of NFPA 13 and 72 at NFPA’s Association Technical Meeting. Plus, award winners take the stage at the Conference & Expo.

Firewatch

Exterior fire spreads into house, killing occupant

Looking Back

The Hartford circus fire of 1944

THE EXPERTS

Research

How far the Foundation has come in helping NFPA confront emerging issues.

Structural Ops

A risk-versus-benefit analysis can reduce firefighter on-duty deaths.

Buzzwords

PA system designers must determine the system’s applicability and compliance.

Electrical Safety

Part II of a review of proposed articles for the 2014 edition of the NEC®.

Heads Up

How to locate sprinklers when cloud ceilings are present.

In Compliance

Occupancy requirements for events held in tents.

Outreach

A look at a Texas fire department’s PSA program.

Wildfire Watch

How fire-adapted communities take responsibility for their wildfire risks.