March / April 2003

Remote Homes and Wildfires, Arizona Wildfire Evacuations, FDNY’s McKinsey Report, Citizens Corps, Response to Station Fire, Fire Service Needs Assessment.

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Remote Control
Building a home in a remote area is a dream that can rapidly become a nightmare if homeowners aren´t willing to change their attitudes toward fire protection.
Bill Flynn


On the Edge
Last year´s wildfire season, the second worst in the past 50 years, proves the importance of wildfire education programs.
Shelly Reese

Four Warned
The McKinsey Report provides FDNY with four major recommendations that all fire departments should embrace.
Pam Weiger

What Is the Best Policy?
Advocates see President Bush's Healthy Forest Initiative as a way of streamlining the environmental review process. But environmental groups say it's an excuse to bypass the process.
Shelley Reese

Point of Contact
NFPA joins FEMA in a new initiative to help citizen volunteers prepare for disasters
Hallie Ephron Touger

Show Low, Arizona, Inferno:
Evacuation Lessons Learned in the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire
Rick Cook


Building to Code
Fire-resistance-rated construction provisions within NFPA 5000
Inside the Beltway
Congress will take up Bush´s Healthy Forest proposal again
Stephen Barlas
NFPA 72 doesn't add or delete requirements from building codes
Wayne D. Moore
Just Ask
NFPA 914 upgrades the fire protection of historic buildings without compromising their uniqueness
Allan B. Fraser
Fire Watch
Ruptured gas main damages Ohio buildings
Ken Tremblay
Looking Back
...at the Happy Lands Social Club Fire: Lessons Learned
John Nicholson
First Word
Making wildfire prevention a life safety priority
James M. Shannon
Playing Hardball in Dallas
Brian Benstock
Heads Up
Determining how well sprinklers can work
Russell P. Fleming
Out Reach
Security bars can have unintended consequences
Meri-K Appy
In Compliance
Fire-resistive construction and codes
Chip Carson
Structural Ops
Staging and stairway support help you manage logistics during a high-rise fire
Russ Sanders & Ben Klaene
Ins and Outs
Searching for alternatives
Jenna Padula