NFPA Journal features new effort to preserve history of Cocoanut Grove fire on its 70th anniversary

Published on November 14, 2012


November 14, 2012 – The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), features a retrospective on the 70th anniversary of Boston’s Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire, one of the deadliest in U.S. history where 492 people died as a result of the fire.

The NFPA cover story, which details the events leading up to and following the historic tragedy,

 takes a look at the newly formed coalition which seeks to gather documents, artifacts and stories from the fi

re. View video interviews with survivors

Also featured in this issue:

  • 2011 Firefighter Injuries – The number of firefighter injuries last year was the fewest since NFPA data analyses began more than 30 years ago.
  • Karachi Nightmare – A fire in a Pakistani clothing factory kills more than 250 people to become the deadliest industrial and manufacturing fire ever recorded by NFPA.
  • Easy Being Green? – An update of the fire and life safety risks associated with green buildings, from construction materials to ancillary systems like photovoltaic arrays.
  • Read the latest digital version of the November/December 2012 NFPA Journal® with hot-linked content from the print version. The NFPA Journal mobile app is available through the Apple App Store.

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