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Ecosystem Watch

In each issue of NFPA Journal, six recent news events, research findings, or other items are chosen by the Journal editorial staff and highlighted as examples of successes or failures in the context of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem.

Examples from the most recent issue of NFPA Journal are listed below. See more information about the Ecosystem and each of its eight components.

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You can also download a visual representation (PDF) of the successes and failures below.

 

Component

Story

 Result

 

WILDFIRE SMARTS

Amid a historic wildfire season, California Governor Gavin Newsom signs a bill enacting stricter wildfire safety requirements for the zone extending five feet away from homes—a common place for home ignition to start.

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INVISIBLE THREAT

NFPA starts development of a new standard to outline installation requirements for gas detection systems. 

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 Code compliance cog

 
INSPECTION OMISSION

Fire department officials in Los Angeles say they have no record of inspecting Smoke Tokes, a cannabis-related business that was the site of a May 16 fire that severely burned 11 LA firefighters.  

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 Code compliance cog

 
NEW VIGILANCE

Las Vegas city officials vow to ramp up fire safety inspections at apartment buildings after six people died in an apartment complex fire in 2019.

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SAFELY SIMMERING

NFPA notches another successful Fire Prevention Week in October, with its theme of fire safety in the kitchen.

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BOY OR GIRL OR DISASTER

A gender-reveal party involving pyrotechnics in California sparks a wildfire that torches over 20,000 acres of land and leaves one wildland firefighter dead. It’s not the first time a gender reveal has turned deadly.

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