July / August 2005 Sudden Cardiac Death, 1995-2004

Sudden Cardiac Death, 1995-2004; New transit projects in Asia and New York City rely on NFPA 130; Welcoming Sprinklers into the Home; U.S. Firefighter Fatalities for 2004.

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Sudden Cardiac Death, 1995-2004
Of the 1,006 on-duty firefighter fatalities over the 10-year period, 440 (43.7%) fell into the category of sudden cardiac death. The aspects of the problem examined in this study include the victims’ demographics, medical histories, and work circumstances.
Rita Fahy


New transit projects in Asia and New York City rely on NFPA 130.
Alan R. Earls and Pam Weiger

U.S. Firefighter Fatalities for 2004
Stress and overexertion continued to be the leading cause of fatal injury. In 2004, 103 on-duty firefighter deaths occurred in the U.S. This compares to the 105 firefighter fatalities that occurred in 2003.
Rita Fahy and Paul Leblanc

East Meets Code
A look at fire protection methods and approaches in China.
James Antell, AIA, P.E., and Fang Li

Retro Fit
Guidelines and techniques followed by fire protection specialists during alarm system retrofits
Stephen Moritz

Castle Guards
A case study examining the methods used to protect the Smithsonian Institution exhibits and buildings
Chris Woodcock


Importance of testing and maintaining
Wayne D. Moore, P.E., FSFPE
Just Ask
NFPA 150: Metamorphosis
Tim Hawthorne & Bonnie Manley
Fire damages school
Kenneth J. Tremblay
Mail Call
Letters to the editor
First Word
Saving firefighters’ lives
James M. Shannon
Solving the car seat adjustment puzzle
Amy LeBeau
Heads Up
Installing sprinkler systems on campus
Russ Fleming, P.E.
Structural Ops
NFPA 1561 provides IMS guidance
Ben Klaene & Russ Sanders
In Compliance
Codes include referenced publications
Chip Carson, P.E.
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