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Students embrace outside of  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High SchoolBY ANGELO VERZONI • 3 MINUTE READ

Parkland shooting report lacks ‘whole community’ approach outlined in NFPA 3000

The findings of a nine-month investigation by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDHS) Public Safety Commission into the MSDHS shooting, which left 14 students and three staff members dead in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, were officially presented to Florida state officials last month. This Thursday is the…

Arial photo of the Ghost Ship warehouse after fireBY ANGELO VERZONI • 5 MINUTE READ

Read NFPA Journal staff's favorite articles from 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, the NFPA Journal editorial staff has each chosen his favorite article from the past year. From a story covering a primetime cry-fest to one covering a groundbreaking new NFPA standard, here are our choices, presented with explanations on why we chose them. Executive Editor Scott Sutherland's pick: "This is…

Arial photo of the Ghost Ship warehouse after fireBY ANGELO VERZONI • 2 MINUTE READ

Illegal housing in a Boston storage facility recalls Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse

The Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland, California, following a deadly fire. (Getty Images) Boston city officials announced this week that they recently ordered a number of occupants who were illegally living in a storage facility to vacate the area "given the unsafe living conditions and health conditions," according to The Boston Herald. The…

Crowd shot of concertgoersBY JESSE ROMAN • 3 MINUTE READ

'Dude, What's In This Pill?' Managing the Risks of Festival Season

It’s the height of summer, which means it’s the height of festival season in North America, Europe, and elsewhere. Over the last decade, there has been a massive surge both in the number of multi-day music festivals across the globe, as well as the number of people attending. In August alone, there are 36 big festivals planned in the U.S.,…

Building with words Vegas Strong painted onBY ANGELO VERZONI • 2 MINUTE READ

A fire chief who responded to nation's deadliest mass shooting tells his story

Craig Cooper had never seen anything like it before. It was "surreal," he told me in June. As a special operations battalion chief for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Cooper responded on the…

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