May / June 2012 Vegas Sized Preview

The new Digital Edition of the NFPA Journal; 13 questions about sprinkler systems; A 2012 NFPA Conference & Expo preview; Updating fire fighter safety standards.


13 x 13 x 13

Thirteen things you need to know about the 2013 edition of NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

Eye on Health Care

The author walks us through the health care–related offerings at the Las Vegas Conference & Expo.

Free Samples

A toothsome smorgasbord of highlights from the education sessions coming up at the Conference & Expo.

Giant Steps

New editions of NFPA 1500 and NFPA 1582 include important changes that address firefighter health and safety.

Signal Concern

A change to NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, would address the growing problem of unwanted alarms in commercial settings.

Sprinklered Menagerie

NFPA members will vote on a motion to NFPA 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities, to require sprinklers in all animal housing facilities.


First Word

Fire Safety: No Mystery


FDNY Deputy Chief Jay Jonas talks about his escape on 9/11 .


In A Flash

A preview of the 2011 U.S. Firefighter Fatality Study


Cutting torch fire destroys mill

Looking Back

The worst industrial accident in U.S. history.

Membership: The Sections

Spotlight On Architects, Engineers, & Building Official Section



In data centers, even small fires can have big consequences.

Structural Ops

Determining staffing needs for a commercial office high-rise fire.


New NFPA 72 requirements for emergency communications systems.

Electrical Safety

Five new NEC® articles cover new technology in the electrical industry.

Heads Up

Why fires must be managed in place in correctional facilities.

In Compliance

Barriers must be constructed correctly for their intended purpose.


To reach people with safety messages, just ask them what works best.

Wildfire Watch

Creating cities where humans can co-exist with their environment.