Latest NFPA Journal focuses on fire suppression and detection

Issue also includes reports on 2012 firefighter injuries and large-loss fires

November 14, 2013 — The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), examines the review process currently underway for NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, in the article, “Closer Look.” The story details a new NFPA effort addressing a variety of questions related to the scope and adequacy of NFPA 25 including the changes it has gone through since its first addition in 1992. The story comes in light of an upcoming symposium which will examine a range of issues related to the standard’s effectiveness.

Also featured in this issue:

  • U.S. Firefighter Injuries in 2012 - Last year there were 69,400 firefighter injuries in the United States, the lowest number since NFPA began analyzing that annual data in 1981.
  • Large Loss Fires in the U.S. in 2012 - In 2012, 10 fires resulted in more than $20 million in property damage, and two of the three costliest were wildland events.
  • 2012 Large Loss Fires by Property Type - A complete list of large-loss fires, which are listed in descending order of loss amount in each category.
  • Making the Connection - A look at proposed changes to NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, that addresses the reliability of computer networks to carry fire alarm system communications.

Read the latest digital version of the November/December 2013 NFPA Journal with hot-linked content from the print version. The NFPA Journal mobile app is available through the Apple App Store.

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