Topics include building safety at the 2008 Olympics, the E2 crowd crush, and sprinkler performance
March 20, 2008 – The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and considered the authority on fire, electrical, and building safety, is now available.
Welcome to the Bird's Nest
Designers, architects and builders charged with creating and renovating facilities for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Chinamade safety a top priority. This issue’s cover story highlights the challenges faced by these professionals and the solutions that resulted to ensure safe Olympic venues for the games this summer.
Looking Back at E2
February 17 marked the fifth anniversary of the crowd crush that claimed twenty-one lives at E2 nightclub in Chicago. This incident, and the tragic fire that occurred at a Rhode Island nightclub three days later that claimed 100 lives, prompted changes in NFPA codes and standards.
The Latest NFPA Statistics on Sprinkler Performance
Sprinklers operate in 93 percent of all reported structure fires large enough to activate them, according to a new NFPA report.
NFPA 472: Hazmat Responder Training
Guidelines on assessment of hazardous materials training programs and key revisions to NFPA 472 are explored.
NFPA’s March podcast is also available, featuring the latest NFPA statistics on sprinkler performance, information on a hearing on NFPA’s consumer fireworks standard, and the introduction of a new safety initiative with the Uh-Ohs.
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