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NFPA members at the 2018 Technical meetingBY ANGELO VERZONI • 2 MINUTE READ

Highlights of the 2018 NFPA Technical Meeting, award recipients, and more from C&E

The 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo (C&E) came to a close last week as the Technical Meeting finished Thursday afternoon at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The meeting lasted about eight hours, with "no high energy controversies or excessively passionate debate," according to Dawn Bellis, NFPA's director of standards administration…

Jim Carroll speaking on stage at the 2018 NFPA C&EBY JESSE ROMAN • 3 MINUTE READ

NFPA Conference keynote speakers see opportunity in rapidly changing world

In a world changing at warp-speed, what opportunities exist for life safety professionals willing to think outside the box? Both keynote addresses delivered at the opening day of the 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las…

Family walks through flood watersBY ANGELO VERZONI • 1 MINUTE READ

Storm season starts early as Harvard study details devastation of Hurricane Maria

The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins tomorrow, but it got off to an early start when Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall along the Florida Panhandle on Monday. As the storm headed north, two journalists covering the weather in North Carolina were killed when a tree collapsed on their vehicle. A day after Alberto collided with the…

NFPA Journal Cover of the March April 2014 editionBY SCOTT SUTHERLAND • 2 MINUTE READ

Five years after the devastating West, Texas, explosion, the threat of stored ammonium nitrate remains

Little has been done from a regulatory standpoint to ensure that the kind of catastrophic disaster that rocked the town of West, Texas, five years ago doesn’t happen again. That’s the assessment of at least one expert on the fifth anniversary of a fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer plant that killed 15 people and damaged or destroyed…

Aftermath of the Boston Marathon BombingBY JESSE ROMAN • 3 MINUTE READ

The Boston Marathon bombing five years later

Under a cold and hard-driving rain, about 30,000 determined runners gathered Monday morning in Hopkinton, Massachusetts at the start of the 122nd Boston Marathon. The race, held since 1897, is one of Boston’s most cherished events. It’s also the most logistically complicated day on the calendar for the area’s emergency agencies and first…

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