NFPA Journal - May/June 2012 - (Page 3)

MAY/JUNE 2012, VOL. 106, NO. 3 ® Cover Illustration by DAN PAGE >>ONLINE Some of the Journal content you’ll find on the web: “ 64 BY DAVID HOOD “The committee’s discussions revolved around a central question, which was essentially this: ‘If the military allows certain prosthetics to be used in combat, then why can’t the fire service do the same?’ ” —Kendall Holland in ‘Giant Steps,’ his story about proposed changes to NFPA 1582, on page 64. VWaTCH a videO of NFPA fire service specialist Kendall Holland describing big changes to the upcoming editions of nfpa 1500 and nfpa 1582 >>FEATURES 2012 CONFERENCE + EXPO ROUNDUP 61 signal COnCern A change to NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, would address the growing problem of unwanted alarms in commercial settings. BY FRED DURSO, JR. 72 sprinklered menagerie? VWaTCH a videO with NFPA associate fire protection engineer Tracy Golinveaux on the evolving history of nfpa 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities NFPA members will vote on a motion to NFPA 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities, to require sprinklers in all animal housing facilities. BY TRACY GOLINVEAUX 64 gianT sTeps New editions of NFPA 1500 and NFPA 1582 include important changes that address firefighter health and safety. 76 free samples A toothsome smorgasbord of highlights from the education sessions coming up at the Conference & Expo. BY FRED DURSO, JR. BY KENDALL HOLLAND 67 133 VWaTCH a videO of Jay Jonas, deputy chief with the New York City Fire Department, at the 9/11 Memorial, part of his Perspectives interview with Journal staff writer Fred Durso, Jr. Thirteen things you need to know about the 2013 edition of NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems. BY MATT KLAUS 80 eYe On HealTH Care The author walks us through the health care–related offerings at the Las Vegas Conference & Expo. NFPA Journal Winner of two 2012 EXCEL Awards for editorial excellence from Association Media & Publishing Copyright © 2012 NFPA. All rights reserved. PRINTED IN USA. NFPA Journal (ISSN 1054-8793) is a membership magazine published bimonthly by NFPA, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471. NFPA annual dues: $165; this includes a $45 subscription to NFPA Journal. Periodicals postage rates paid at Boston, Massachusetts, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to NFPA Journal, NFPA, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101. All issues of NFPA Journal are available in microfilm from University Microfilms, International, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106. MAY/JUNE 2012 NFPA JOURNAL 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - May/June 2012

Nfpa Journal - May/june 2012
First Word
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Buzz Words
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Treasurer's Report
Signal Concern
Giant Steps
Sprinklered Menagerie?
Free Samples
Eye on Health Care
Membership: The Sections
Expo Preview: Exhibitors' Showcase
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - May/June 2012