September / October 2004 Air Space

Air and Space Museum, Consumer Fireworks Ban, LNG Facilities, Telecommunications Facilities, 9/11 Commission and NFPA 1600, Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems.

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Air Space
Standing in the middle of the bridge across the 248-foot-wide (76-meter-wide) center of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian Museum's new Air and Space Museum, makes one think of the awe with which the biblical Jonah must have viewed his cavernous surroundings after he was swallowed by the whale.
Stephen Barlas


A Long Road Back
Stacy Miller of Douglassville, Pennsylvania, was a 22-year-old nurse when a 9-inch (23-centimeter) mortar shell exploded in her face during a fireworks display at a picnic, blinding her for life. The rehabilitation that followed tells only part of the story of how quickly destructive fireworks in consumers' hands can turn a vibrant life upside down.
Margie Coloian

LNG Facilities Must Comply with 2001 Edition of NFPA 59A
Online Exclusive The Office of Pipeline Safety, part of the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) of the Department of Transportation, has published a final rule requiring all U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities to comply with the design and fire protection requirements of the 2001 edition of NFPA 59A.
Stephen Barlas

Open Communications
NFPA provides a bridge between fire protection requirements for telecommunications facilities.
Ralph E. Transue, P.E.

Testing, Testing
Four communities prepare for Fire Prevention Week, and get the word out about an essential safety lesson.
Jennifer C. Berkshire

The 9/11 Commission and NFPA 1600
NFPA's business continuity standard sets criteria for preparedness and recovery.
John Nicholson

Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems
The rules for safe human exposure are reflected in NFPA standards.
Jeffrey L. Harrington, P.E.


Airport detection and notification challenges
Wayne Moore
In Compliance
Standards addressing airport fire safety
Chip Carson, P.E.
Tragic fire in Paraguay
Eduardo Alvarez and Jaime A. Moncada, P.E.
Ins and Outs
NFPA goes high profile
Jenna Padula
Fire Watch
Roofing materials ignite during maintenance
Ken Tremblay
On the Agenda
2004 Fall Education Conference
Erik Holden
First Word
NFPA's advocacy reflected in Fire Prevention Week
James M. Shannon, President
FPW a successful grassroots campaign
Amy Lebeau
Heads Up
Introducing the variable speed pump
Russell Fleming, P.E.
Structural Ops
Alternative egress
Russell Sanders & Ben Klaene