Safety upgrades to Fenway Park and the Statue of Liberty highlighted in latest NFPA Journal

Published on July 12, 2012

Issue includes firefighter safety report, Indiana State Fair disaster, and look at fire-adapted communities

July 12, 2012 – The latest issue of the NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), focuses on recent fire and life safety upgrades to Fenway Park and the Statue of Liberty; NFPA codes and standards played a significant role.

These upgrades will make both landmarks safer for millions of visitors each year while maintaining their important historical aspects. Fenway Park’s fire alarm, life safety and sprinkler systems were upgraded while the Statue of Liberty received enhancements to its staircases and foundation.

NFPA President, James M. Shannon, discusses the real implications of the safety upgrades made at both locations.

Also featured in this issue:

Video: NFPA Journal staff writer Fred Durso provides an overview of his feature "A Better Plan" about emergency planning and management in the wake of a series of the deadly Indiana State Fair outdoor stage collapse. 

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