2014

  • July / August 2014 Assembly Occupancies

    In this issue we profile Jim Shannon, NFPA's outgoing president, and look at his legacy as the "digital president." PLUS: animal technical rescue, new concerns around interior finishes, Levi's Stadium, and more.

  • May / June 2014 Conference + Expo preview

    In this issue we bring you complete coverage of the upcoming NFPA C+E in Las Vegas, from timely codes and standards topics to an A–Z listing of expo exhibitors.

  • March / April 2014 Industrial + Storage Occupancies

    In this issue we take a look at a new study on the importance of fire sprinklers in industrial occupancies, and the updates to NFPA 32, Dry Cleaning Plants. Our cover story examines the aftermath of a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer facility.

  • January / February 2014 Health Care Occupancies

    This health care-themed issue includes features on barrier separations in hospitals and other health care occupancies, and on a new book detailing the impact of Hurricane Katrina on a New Orleans hospital. Our cover story examines the usefulness—and the potential pitfalls—of social media during large-scale emergencies.

2013

  • November/December 2013

    For this issue’s “suppression and detection” focus, we look at the review process currently underway for NFPA 25 and at some of the new provisions in NFPA 72 that address the use of Ethernets and other computer networks to carry fire alarm signals. The issue also includes excerpted versions of the 2012 firefighter injury and large-loss fires reports, as well as a timely commentary on the U.S. wildfire problem by NFPA President Jim Shannon.

  • September/October 2013

    In addition to furniture flammability, we look at the role of the fire service in integrated responses to mass-casualty shootings. Plus, an interview on corrosion in dry-pipe sprinkler systems in cultural resource occupancies.

  • NFPA Journal Cover - July/August 2013
    July/August 2013 Assembly Occupancies

    In addition to our cover story on MNS at Circuit of the Americas, we take a close look at the creation of a new guide for event safety. Plus, an update from the annual meeting in Chicago.

  • May / June 2013 A preview of the NFPA Conference & Expo

    Special report: The 40th anniversary of America Burning; NIST's study on firefighter crew size and high-rise fires replaces anecdote with solid data; Changes to the new editions of NFPA 25 and the NEC

  • March / April 2013 Industrial + Storage Occupancies

    Why so much depends on NFPA-certified marine chemists; Duane Pearsall and his accidental smoke detector; 'Mommy's on fire. Call 911'

  • January / February 2013 Health Care Occupancies issue

    Health Care Facilities: Prepping for the Worst; 50 Years of Nursing Home Life Safety Improvements; Rebuilding a Hospital in Joplin, Missouri

2012

  • November / December 2012 A Night to Remember

    Cocoanut Grove Coalition forms on the 70th anniversary of the imfamous club fire; an update of the fire and life safety risks associated with green buildings; and the 2011 Large-Loss Fires and Firefighter Injuries.

  • September / October 2012 Confined + Endangered

    Lessons learned from the Comayagua, Honduras prison fire; The costliest wildfire in Colorado history; 2011 Fire Loss in the United States report; and the Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2011.

  • 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.

  • May / June 2012 Vegas Sized Preview

    The new Digital Edition of the NFPA Journal; 13 questions about sprinkler systems; A 2012 NFPA Conference & Expo preview; Updating fire fighter safety standards.

  • March / April 2012 Elemental Questions

    Hazard analysis: lithium-ion batteries and fire safety; detection in high-challenge warehouses; A conversation with U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell, Jr.

  • January / February 2012 The Dangers of Too Much Stuff

    Fire dangers associated with "hoarding"; Preventing operating room fires; NFPA 418, Heliports; Common design, maintenance, and operational deficiencies of health care occupancies in the Life Safety Code.

2011

  • Special Bonus Issue: NFPA + Wildfire Working Together

    Teaching homeowners, builders, firefighters, and community leaders how to prepare home to resist ignition from wildland fire; Scrutinizing the stay-and-defend or leave-early models; Environmental factors of wildfire

  • November / December 2011 The Making of a Standard

    The making of NFPA 56(PS); U.S. firefighter injuries in 2010; 2010 large-loss fires; NFPA 13 and permissable spinkler omissions.

  • September / October 2011 A Decade of Difference

    September 11 and NFPA codes/standards; Sparky the Fire Dog turns 60; Catastrophic multi-death fires in 2010 and the annual Fire Loss in the U.S. report.

  • July / August 2011 Warehouse Challenge

    Three approaches to fixed fire protection in large warehouses; Improving life safety in assembly occupancies; Unwanted fire alarms; and the 2010 Firefighter Fatality report.

  • May / June 2011 New Edition

    Proposed changes to the Life Safety and Fire Codes; The "Great Boston Molasses Flood"; SCB and OSHA join NFPA to shape dust hazard safety codes; Walking Boston's fire trail.

  • March / April 2011 The Triangle Fire, 100 Years Later

    The Triangle Fire, 100 Years Later; New study compares sprinklered vs. non-sprinklered homes; the effect of high-volume, low-speed fans on sprinkler performance.

  • January / February 2011 Our EVs, Ourselves

    Safety training for electric vehicles; Changes to NFPA 101; Kids and safety messaging; and a preview of the 2011 NFPA Conference + Expo.

2010

  • November / December 2010 "We Had To Get It Right"

    Fire protection systems for the Capitol Visitor Center; NFPA's new Faces of Fire campaign; Firefighter injuries in 2009; Large-loss fires in 2009.

  • September / October 2010 The Big Picture

    Emergency preparedness on college campuses; 2009 U.S. Fire Loss Report; Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2009; Interview with new NFPA Board of Directors chairman Tom Jaeger.

  • July / August 2010 NFPA + Disabilities: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going

    NFPA + disabilities; Designing smoke control at Dulles International Airport; 2009 Firefighter Fatality report; Crowd-control training programs.

  • May / June 2010 "Capital of the New World"

    Tour of the fire protection systems at CityCenter; Provisions to the NEC addressing renewable energy; Lessons learned from the Monte Carlo fire.

  • March / April 2010 Refining the Process

    Safety at the Imperial Sugar refinery; Electic vehicle safety; The new NFPA 654; NFPA's new wildland fire head.

  • January / February 2010 Remembering Santika

    The Santika nightclub fire; NFPA 99 and wet work areas; NFPA codes and nursing homes; 2010 Conference preview.

2009

  • November / December 2009 Which Way For Green?

    Integrating residential fire sprinklers and local water supplies; NFPA codes and nuclear power; 2008 Firefighter Injury and Large-Loss Reports.

  • September / October 2009 Fire and Vacant Homes

    Vacant home fires; campus emergency communications; the latest on the new NFPA 72; the 2008 Catastrophic Multi-Death Fire Report.

  • July / August 2009 Lightweight Construction

    Lightweight construction; the 2008 Firefighter Fatalities report; elevator evacuation; and how the DHS uses NFPA codes and stardards.

  • May / June 2009 Editor's Welcome

    2009 World Safety Conference & Exposition: code updates, revisions to NFPA 72, education sessions, a preview of the Fermilab tour, and the creation of the Hazardous Material Code.

  • March / April 2009 The Case for Home Fire Sprinklers

    The case for home fire sprinklers, the firefighting challenges of mega storage occupancies, and the future of the U.S. fire service.

  • January / February 2009 NFPA 99 - Under The Knife

    Upgrades to NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities, the dangers of smoking and medical oxygen, and how to measure NFPA code compliance.

2008

  • November / December 2008 Dust Explosions

    Dust explosions, Integrated Building Systems, the EQ recycling center fire, and reports on Large-Loss Fires and Firefighter Injuries for 2007.

  • September / October 2008 The Lake View School Fire

    The Lake View School Fire, 2008 U.S. Fire Loss Report, Campus Fire Safety, and how AFCI's can ehance home safety.

  • July / August 2008 Akron Airdock Fire

    Life safety challenges with the new Airbus A380 passenger jet; Tunnel fire detection project; and the 2007 U.S. Firefighter Fatality Report.

  • 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.

  • March / April 2008 Welcome to the Bird's Nest

    Constructing the National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics; NFPA statistics on sprinkler performance; Fire testing ethanol; and Hazmat responder training.

  • January / February 2008 A Tragedy Foretold: The TAM Airlines Disaster

    The TAM Airlines disaster in Brazil; An NFPA report carbon monoxide poisoning; Previewing the 2008 WSC&E.

2007

  • NFPA Journal November / December 2007
    November / December 2007 Last Dance at the Cocoanut Grove

    Once a popular Boston nightspot, the Cocoanut Grove is forever etched in history as the city's worst nightmare.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • May / June 2007 2007 World Safety Conference and Exposition Comes to Boston

    2007 World Safety Conference & Exposition; NEC code changes; Simplifying the accessibility myth, Mass notification; Nightclub safety for students

  • March / April 2007 Burj Dubai: Innovations in Crisis Response Planning

    Crisis planning in the world's tallest tower; Safety challenges in convention centers; Problems with nuisance alarms; Proposed changes to NFPA 58.

  • January / February 2007 Cruise Ship Fires

    Cruise ship fires; LNG safety; A preview of the 2007 World Safety Conference & Exposition; A profile of NFPA's new VP Chris Dubay.

2006

  • November / December Issue of NFPA Journal
    November / December 2006 Security Standards. Why NFPA?

    NFPA's first electronic security standard; Large-loss fires for 2005; Firefighter injuries for 2005; The distinguished career of Art Cote.

  • September / October 2006 U.S. Multiple-Death Fires for 2005

    Fire Prevention Week focuses on home cooking fires; NFPA reports on multiple-death fires in 2005; Establishing safety zones around LNG facilities

  • July / August 2006 US firefighter fatalities in 2005

    The 2005 U.S. firefighter fatality report; Reaching out to young mothers for a Risk Watch presentation; NFPA 75 - fire protection and business continuity; Hydrogen infrastructure safety.

  • May / June 2006 Buncefield oil depot incident

    A case study of the Buncefield oil depot blaze; What's new in NFPA 72; Enhancing life safety through mass notification; NFPA and fire-safe cigarettes; Amusement park security measures.

  • March / April 2006 Sound Decisions

    Proposed changes to NFPA 72; Retrofitting Warehouse ESFR Sprinkler Systems; The genesis of the Fire-Safe Cigarette Coalition.

  • January / February 2006 Health Care 101

    NFPA 101® provides effective design requirements for improved health care environments, Updating NFPA 13, Case Study: Sprinkler Retrofits.

2005

  • November / December 2005 Large-Loss Fires for 2004

    Large-loss fires for 2004; Firefighter injuries for 2004; Air France flight 358; High home heating fuel costs pose safety threat.

  • September / October 2005 U.S. Multiple-Death Fires for 2004

    U.S. Multiple-Death Fires for 2004; 2004 U.S. Fire Loss; Will your building’s fire suppression system work in an emergency?; Candle safety is the focus of this year’s Fire Prevention Week

  • July / August 2005 Sudden Cardiac Death, 1995-2004

    Sudden Cardiac Death, 1995-2004; New transit projects in Asia and New York City rely on NFPA 130; Welcoming Sprinklers into the Home; U.S. Firefighter Fatalities for 2004.

  • May / June 2005 What’s New for 2005 WSCE?

    2005 WSCE, Fireworks Ban, NIST’s WTC Report, NIST’s Station Nightclub Report, Mandalay Bay Hotel, Directional Sound, Hydrogen Vehicular Fuel, Fire Safety for Immigrants, NFPA 1033 and 921.

  • March / April 2005 Fire Unchecked

    Caracas High-Rise Fire, “Green” Buildings, Evacuating People with Disabilities, Proposed NFPA 5000 and 101 Changes, Workplace Electrical Safety, FedEx Plane Fire, Teterboro Airport Crash, Firefighter Health

  • January / February 2005 Intruder Detected

    Premises Security, Chicago High-Rise Ordinance, NFPA 1600, College Fire Protection, Sprinklers and Earthquakes, Dust Explosions, ATF Fire Research Lab.

2004

  • January / February 2004 NFPA Journal Cover
    November / December 2004 No Exit

    Paraguay Supermarket Fire, Pennsylvania Fire Safety Audits, Suncor Oil Sands, U.S. Fire Loss for 2003, Firefighter Injuries for 2003.

  • September / October 2004 Air Space

    Air and Space Museum, Consumer Fireworks Ban, LNG Facilities, Telecommunications Facilities, 9/11 Commission and NFPA 1600, Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems.

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    July / August 2004

    Shipboard Inspections, Ford Power Plant Explosion, Smoke Detectors on Boats.

  • NFPA Journal May / June 2004 cover
    May / June 2004

    NEC’s 50th Edition, Kennedy Space Center, Boston Convention Center, NFPA 96 Revisions, Consolidating NFPA Meetings, Motor Speedway, Mass Evacuations.

  • NFPA Journal March / April 2004 cover
    March / April 2004

    Dry-Pipe Sprinkler Software, Robots to the Rescue, California's Wildfire Woes, Safer Nightlife.

  • January / February 2004

    21st Century Civil Defense, Movie Sets, Code Changes After Station Fire, WMD Training Centers, Anti-terrorism Firefighting Gear, D.C. Haz-Mat Ban.

2003

  • November / December 2003

    NFPA 5000 Bound for California, Remote-Area Calculations, Unconventional High-Rise Evacuations, In-Drain Hangar Protection, I-5 Gasoline Tanker Fire

  • September / October 2003

    Delayed School Evacuations, FPW Online, Fire Protection in Dorms, Fire Alarm Evacuation Readiness, FBI Brokers Cooperation, Student Work on Walls.

  • July / August 2003

    Home Security Bars, Alarms and Sleeping Kids, Gearing Up for Terrorism, Fighting SARS, Crowd Crush at Nightclubs.

  • May / June 2003

    The Big Dig, Hartford Nursing Home Fire, Live-Fire Training, Canadian Nuclear Plant, Next-Generation N-Plants, Vital-Records Storage.

  • March / April 2003

    Remote Homes and Wildfires, Arizona Wildfire Evacuations, FDNY’s McKinsey Report, Citizens Corps, Response to Station Fire, Fire Service Needs Assessment.

  • January / February 2003

    Copyright Case, High-Rise Safety, Colonial Williamsburg, Getty Museum, Natural Disasters, Cocoanut Grove, Wildfire Detector.

2002

  • November / December 2002

    Fire-Safe Cigarettes, Pentagon 9/11 Report, Campus Fire Safety, Older Oil Facilities, Fuel-Cell Vehicles, German Train Fire, Bonding Aircraft.

  • September / October 2002

    NIST’s WTC Investigation, Post-9/11 Firefighting, WTC Evacuation, Smoke-Alarm Research, LAX Shootings, NFPA Certification, Firewise, Dusseldorf Airport, AFFF’s Future.

  • July / August 2002

    Assisted Living Facilities, 2001 Firefighter Fatalities, Tropical Storm Hits Houston Hospitals, White-Powder Scares, Anthrax Lessons, USFA’s Paulison.

  • May / June 2002

    NFPA’s New President, NFPA and International Buildings, Pyrotechnics, Roller Coaster Fire, Minneapolis Convention Center.

  • March / April 2002

    Protecting Essential Records, 2001 Wildfires, NFPA 5000, Halon Alternative, Fire Service Public Education.

  • January / February 2002

    Winter Olympics, Motorsports Fire Safety, NFPA and the World Trade Organization

2001

  • NFPA Journal November / December 2001 Issue
    November / December 2001 Collapse Aftermath

    NFPA Journal provides a comprehensive overview - in five parts - of the World Trade Center disaster.

  • NFPA Journal September / October 2001 Issue
    September / October 2001 Catastrophic Fires of 2000

    Last year, 176 people died in 34 multiple-death fires, more than half of which were residential.