Winter 2021

Fire safety in an increasingly urbanized world, putting a stop to human human trafficking, Beirut a year after its catastrophic port blast, flood risk in the United States, and much more.


Arab Style

The Middle East is home to some of the biggest, brashest, and most complex buildings the world has ever seen, and the design and construction processes can include a wealth of fire and life safety challenges. A Beirut-based fire safety expert shares compliance problems she’s encountered on some of the region’s most ambitious building projects.

Can Solving Data Solve Fire?

An ambitious new European Union project aims to improve the quality of fire data by finding common ground among member nations

Brave New Systems-Based World

Codes and standards, and the standards development process itself, could be among the essential tools necessary to create a comprehensive vision for 21st-century building safety.

In Compliance

In Compliance

A quarterly overview of timely topics related to major NFPA codes and standards


Research: Scant Protection

A pair of new reports challenges standards developers to improve wildfire protection in building codes

Outreach: Pet Threat

Fires in animal boarding facilities make it critically important to spread public education messages in your community

Wildfire: Listen to Linnea

A high school student from Oregon explains the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy in an engaging six-minute video


Perspectives: Perfect Storm

The author of California Burning on the intersection of climate, energy policy, and wildfire

News + Analysis

Looking Back: El Niño Grande

A 40-year look at a historic and destructive climate event