September / October 2006 U.S. Multiple-Death Fires for 2005

Fire Prevention Week focuses on home cooking fires; NFPA reports on multiple-death fires in 2005; Establishing safety zones around LNG facilities

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U.S. Multiple-Death Fires for 2005

In the U.S., there were an estimated 1,602,000 fires and 3,675 fire-related deaths in 2005. Most of these fires, and the losses that resulted, could have been prevented with simple changes, including use and maintenance of smoke alarms and sprinklers.
Stephen G. Badger


Haunted Houses and NFPA 101
The Life Safety Code is as much a part of Halloween as creaking staircases and ghostly sounds.
John Nicholson

Jet Bridge, Metal or Glass?
Technical Committee on Airport Facilities accept a proposal to allow glass bridges.
Mark Conroy

Fire Corps
Looking for a way to enhance your fire safety programming, but do not know where to start?
Dayna Hilton

At Close Range
When facing the threat of wildfire, risk-analysis and insurance coverage is often the best way to protect your property.
James C. Smalley

U.S. Fire Loss in 2005
Residential fires accounted for 77.5 percent of all structure fires in 2005.
Michael J. Karter

Vehicle Fires Involving Buses
This analysis was prepared in the wake of the September 2005 Texas motorcoach fire that claimed 23 lives.
Marty Ahrens

Hazardous Heat
Establishing safety zones around LNG & other hydrocarbon fires
Phani K. Raj

What Do We Have To Lose?
NFPA member reflects on the need for a national fire prevention conference
Ozzie Mirkhah

Watch What You Heat
According to NFPA statistics, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
John Nicholson


Increasing campus fire safety by increasing smoke detector reliability
Wayne D. Moore, P.E., FSFPE
Mail Call
Letters to the NFPA Journal editor
Two Tennessee residents die in a fire caused by a clothes dryer.
Kenneth Tremblay
Educating people on how to be safer in the kitchen is crucial.
Amy LeBeau
First Word
Fire data shows how important public education programs continue to be.
James Shannon
Recent studies suggest that older adults may not fully benefit from conventional smoke alarm systems.
Kathleen Almand, P.E.
Heads Up
Keeping pace with the earthquake protection provisions
Russ Fleming
Section Forum
Be in the spotlight, share your expertise, and contribute to NFPA Journal's exclusive "Section Forum."
In Compliance
Determining occupancy classification is critical to the proper application of the requirements of NFPA 101.
Chip Carson
Structural Ops
Coordinating activities on the fireround is simplified by using a division-of-labor concept.
Russ Sanders and Ben Klaene
Looking Back
The LaSalle Hotel fire in Chicago is one of the nation’s deadliest hotel fires, according to NFPA statistics.
John Nicholson