NFPA Journal explores big data and “smart firefighting”

November 13, 2014 – The latest issue of the NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), takes a deeper look into Big Data and its role in “Smart Firefighting” – using information and technology in new and innovative ways to minimize firefighter injuries and property loss.

The issue also covers home fire sprinkler successes from a state fire marshal’s perspective, information on how to become an NFPA certified firefighter, and methods to measure the success of Firewise and Fire Adapted Communities wildfire preparedness programs.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Large-Loss fires in the United States in 2013 – the report contains information on 21 fires in the U.S. that resulted in losses exceeding $10 million and data on the Black Forest Fire that destroyed $420.5 million in property.
  • NFPA’s sprinkler coalitions – A series of profiles of movers and shakers who are bringing to life the sprinkler coalition work organized by NFPA.
  • U.S. Firefighter Injuries in 2013 – the report contains overall statistics from the National Fire Experience Survey on firefighter injuries that occurred on- and off-duty.

Read the latest digital version of the November/December 2014 NFPA Journal with hyperlinked content from the print version. The new NFPA Journal mobile app is now available through the Apple App Store.

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