NFPA Journal - July/August 2012 - (Page 2)

JULY/AUGUST 2012, VOL. 106, NO. 4 COVER PHOTOGRAPH Shutterstock ® >>ONLINE Some of the Journal content you’ll find on the web: VIDEO INTERVIEWS with Rita Fahy, co-author of the NFPA report “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States, 2011,” and Ken Willette, manager of NFPA’s Public Fire Protection Division, discussing some of the evolving trends found in the most recent fatalities study “ “It was the goal of the Park Service to make [the monument] as code compliant as possible without impacting key historic elements.” —Michael Ferreira, senior engineer at Hughes Associates, the consulting firm that developed recommended improvements to the Statue of Liberty. See “Upgrading Liberty” starting on page 60. 60 48 COVER / ASSEMBLY OCCUPANCIES Fenway at 100 VIDEO INTERVIEW with Molly Mowery, Fire Adapted Communities program manager for NFPA, on how communities can prepare for wildfires VIDEO INTERVIEWS with Fred Durso, Jr., NFPA Journal staff writer, and Ken Willette, manager of NFPA’s Public Fire Protection Division, discussing planning, operational, and response issues at large venues and outdoor events Fenway Park’s recent fire and life safety upgrades have made it compliant with NFPA codes regarding life safety, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and emergency messaging. BY STEVEN A. ADELMAN 68 ASSEMBLY OCCUPANCIES Safety at Center Stage A stage rigging collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed seven and injured dozens. It also changed the way we think about emergency preparation and response at live events. BY FRED DURSO, JR. 60 ASSEMBLY OCCUPANCIES Crowning Achievement How the National Park Service integrated safety and historical preservation to make the Statue of Liberty as code-compliant as possible without affecting key historic elements. BY FRED DURSO, JR. 74 NFPA REPORTS Firefighter Fatalities in the United States, 2011 Report finds the second-lowest number of on-duty firefighter deaths since 1977. BY RITA F. FAHY, PH.D., PAUL R. LEBLANC, and JOSEPH L. MOLIS COMING TO NFPA INSIDER Steven A. Adelman, author of this issue’s cover story on Fenway Park, discusses fire and life safety issues at the stadium, as well as the changes Fenway has undergone over the past decade. For more information and to register for July’s NFPA Insider online event, visit 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. 2 NFPA JOURNAL JULY/AUGUST 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - July/August 2012

NFPA Journal - July/august 2012
First Word
Mail Call
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Fenway at 100
Crowning Achievement
Safety at Center Stage
Firefighter Fatalities in the United States, 2011
What’s Hot
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - July/August 2012