July / August 2008 Akron Airdock Fire

Life safety challenges with the new Airbus A380 passenger jet; Tunnel fire detection project; and the 2007 U.S. Firefighter Fatality Report.


Akron Airdock Fire

How the Akron, Ohio, Fire Department faced down a fire at a unique local landmark.

Changes to NFPA 502

The 2008 edition of NFPA 502, Road Tun­nels, Bridges and Other Limited Access High­ways, includes revisions that further clarify the categorization of road tunnels and protection of structural elements, and design fire size.

Firefighter Fatalities 2007

Last year saw 102 on-duty firefighter deaths in the U.S., a sharp increase over the 89 fatalities from 2006, but in line with the long-term trend.

Super Jumbo Jet Safety For Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a massive new passenger aircraft that presents new fire protection challenges. How will airport fire departments have to adjust?

Tackling The Rural Fire Problem

Rural communities have a fire death rate of twice that of the national average. NFPA and the U.S. Fire Administration joined forces to learn why.

Tunnel Fire Detection Systems

The Fire Protection Research Foundation just completed a two-year study of fire detection systems in tunnels.

United Airlines Membrane Hangar

Since land is at a premium at Boston's Logan Airport, the need for a new hangar meant designers had to think outside the box.

Water-Based Suppression at the New Indianapolis Airport

Learn the details of the New Indianapolis Airport’s state-of-the-art water suppression system.

When the Angels Came Calling

A 1958 fire at the Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic school in Chicago is one of the most tragic U.S. school fires.


First Word

Advancing residential sprinklers



Commercial building fire injures firefighter

Looking Back

The aviation fire-safety leader


The 70E Connection

Arc flash and PPE


Fire protection and safety

Structural Ops

Fog, straight, and solid streams


Abandoned fire alarm system removal

Heads Up

Limiting lateral brace spacing

In Compliance

Understanding the hazards of the job


Kids are never too old for "the Fire Chat"