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May/June 2018 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo/Emerging Issues

In this issue, NFPA Journal details the creation and potential impact of NFPA 3000, a groundbreaking new provisional standard addressing active shooter/hostile event preparation, response, and recovery. PLUS: A comprehensive look at some of the highlights of the 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, including a host of emerging issues such as energy storage systems and tall wooden buildings; changes to the 2019 editions of NFPA 72 and NFPA 13; a firefighter's first-person account of his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder; and much more.

FEATURES

Writing History

The making of a groundbreaking new provisional standard, NFPA 3000â„¢ (PS), Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program.

The Future is Now

Flying Ubers, smart sensors, tall wooden buildings, the marijuana industry, and more: A tour of some of the highlights of the distinctly forward-looking 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo.

Energy Storage Systems

An update on the evolving world of ESS, which are getting bigger and more prevalent. What first responders, regulators, and others need to know and how NFPA is helping.

NEC: Staying Current

A look ahead at the 2020 edition of the NEC, which will consider emerging issues including Power over Ethernet, marina and dock safety to eliminate electric shock drowning, and more.

NFPA 13 gets a Makeover

A comprehensive reorganization of the 2019 NFPA 13 has resulted in a major standard that is a leaner, clearer, and more effective tool for the installation of sprinkler systems.

NFPA 72 Changes

A look at five key changes to the 2019 NFPA 72, including a game-changing new smoke alarm requirement that could dramatically reduce household nuisance alarms.

In Compliance

NFPA 72

The Parkland shooting and the challenge of malicious fire alarms.

NFPA 101

Unsafe door locks are a problem everywhere, not just in schools.

NFPA 70

The 2020 NEC ponders docks, marinas, and electric shock drowning.

NFPA 25

What you need to know about recommissioning sprinkler systems.

Columns

Outreach

One day, 50 fires. Get ready for Home Fire Sprinkler Day.

Safety Policy

Budgeting for wildfire prevention needs to be a government priority, not an afterthought.

International

How NFPA is helping global stakeholders navigate the new world of alternative fuel vehicles.

Research

When seconds matter, real time data flow is critical. But challenges abound.

First Responder

Our new columnist offers an inside look at the development of NFPA's new active shooter standard.

Wildfire

How do you fight wildfires during a severe water shortage? Cape Town, South Africa, provides some lessons.

P.O.V.

First Word

NFPA President Jim Pauley on NFPA's new active shooter standard and the standards development process.

Perspectives

A firefighter tells of his harrowing struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

News + Analysis

Dispatches

A deadly mall fire sheds light on Russia's poor fire safety; a landmark sprinkler ordinance in Las Vegas; and more.

Firewatch

Fire incidents from across the country.

Looking Back

A century ago, an explosion in a TNT-making plant in Pennsylvania killed nearly 200 people.