January / February 2004

21st Century Civil Defense, Movie Sets, Code Changes After Station Fire, WMD Training Centers, Anti-terrorism Firefighting Gear, D.C. Haz-Mat Ban.

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21st Century Civil Defense
Developing standards—from a new public-warning system for the U.S. Air Force to antiterrorism gear for first responders—NFPA's consensus process is at the frontline of homeland security
John R. Paradise


Quiet on the Set
NFPA 140 provides a source for authorities having jurisdiction seeking guidance when production companies come to their community and want to film an epic.
Paul Ott

If Onlys Become Never Agains
In the year since the fire at The Station nightclub, NFPA has made sweeping changes to the codes governing safety in assembly occupancies to ensure such a tragedy doesn't happen again.
Shelly Reese


Evolving NFPA 72 for homeland security
Wayne D. Moore
Inside the Beltway
Safest housing for homeless vets
Stephen Barlas
Fire Watch
Fire sprinkler extinguishes museum fire
Kenneth J. Tremblay
Just Ask
NFPA's full-consensus process
John Nicholson
First Word
Looking back on 2003: Q&A with James Shannon
John Nicholson
On the Agenda
Meeting a wide range of seminar program needs
Erik Holden
Heads Up
Congress considers fire-sprinkler tax incentive
Russell P. Fleming
Out Reach
FPW a successful grassroots campaign
Amy LeBeau
In Compliance
Homeland security begins with the basics
Chip Carson
Structural Ops
Hospitals, nursing homes need pre-incident plans
Russ Sanders & Ben Klaene
Ins and Outs
NFPA goes high profile
Jenna Padula