NFPA Journal features James Shannon and his legacy as NFPA president

July 16, 2014 – The latest edition of the NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), features Jim Shannon’s remarkable 12-year presidency of NFPA. The issue looks at Shannon’s legacy as the “digital president” where he recognized the potential of the Internet to build the organization and expand its influence around the world. The edition includes an introduction to Jim Pauley who became NFPA’s new president on July 1.

Watch a video conversation with Jim Shannon on important moments and key initiatives during his 12 years as NFPA president.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Aid the Animals, Protect the People — A new chapter in NFPA 1670 provides responders with much-needed guidance on conducting animal technical rescues
  • Firefighter Fatalities in the United States — A deadly wildfire and a fertilizer storage explosion contribute to a sharp increase in firefighter deaths
  • Inside Threat — Interior finishes have contributed to some of the deadliest assembly occupancy fires on record, and new building products continue to raise concerns among fire and life safety communities

Read the latest digital version of the July/August 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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