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MARCH/APRIL 2016 Industrial and Storage Occupancies

In this issue, NFPA Journal looks at the rapid increase in liquefied natural gas supply and demand, the massive build out of infrastructure, the growing diversity of uses, and what it all means for designers, enforcers, and first responders. Plus: a new breakthrough in rack storage fire protection; the fire safety implications of membrane enclosures; wildfire in South Africa; and much more.


High Volume

The boom in natural gas supply, infrastructure, and uses is changing the energy landscape and presenting new considerations for enforcers, regulators, and first responders.

Wrapped Up

How the needs of the marine industry prompted a closer look at membrane enclosures—and resulted in revisions to NFPA 33 that could affect a range of industries.

Rack Rate

As storage heights grow taller and the fire hazard of stored goods increases, research conducted by FM Global points to a cheaper, more effective method of in-rack storage protection.

In Compliance


An array of conditions in industrial occupancies can impact fire alarm system performance.

NFPA 101

A look ahead at some possible revisions to the 2018 edition of NFPA 101.


Meter Matters: an NEC proposal is designed to protect first responders.


Straight facts: Debunking homebuilder myths about home sprinklers.



What the holiday hoverboard flap illustrated about public safety.

Washington D.C.

Does the Paris climate change agreement signal a new role for code developers?


Why it’s critical to gather and evaluate fire data from around the world.


Research can combat the illness and disease associated with firefighting.

First Responder

Should the fire service consider a two-tiered approach to qualification standards?

Wildfire Watch

Climate change and structural fire risks collide in the WUI.


First Word

NFPA President Jim Pauley discusses the importance of code copyright protection.


A community-based approach in South Africa to wildfire fighting and mitigation is spreading across the world.

Section Spotlight

Spotlight on the electrical section.


Comments from the NFPA Journal audience.

News + Analysis

In A Flash

A groundbreaking study meticulously details the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire.


Fire Incidents from across the country.