NFPA Journal - November/December 2012 - (Page 3)

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012, VOL. 106, NO. 6 ® COVER ILLUSTRATION BY DAVE YOUNT >>ONLINE ExcLusIvEs Some of the Journal content you’ll find only on the web: “ “Our goal is to capture, in one place, all that we can . . . I’d like the new website to be the go-to place for the Cocoanut Grove fire, a place for families and loved ones to tell their stories or find stories they didn’t know about.” —Sue Marsh, NFPA librarian, on the new Cocoanut Grove Coalition, page 44 VIDEO Cocoanut Grove fire survivors tell their stories about surviving the deadly blaze. VIDEO NFPA librarian Sue Marsh talks about her efforts to organize the Cocoanut Grove Coalition and the benefits of the project. AUDIO Casey Grant, director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, offers an analysis of the Cocoanut Grove fire and why it proved so deadly. >>features 44 COVER STORy PAST + PRESENT On the 70th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire, NFPA forms a new coalition to gather stories and other materials from the blaze that killed 492 people. BY FRED DURSO, JR. LINK Read the 2009 NFPA Journal cover story, “Light Weight, Heavy Concern,” about the structural stability of engineered lumber in fire conditions. 50 FiRE SAFETy + gREEN BuiLDiNgS 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. BY FRED DURSO, JR. 60 NFPA REPORTS 2011 LARGE-LOSS FIRES In 2011, 11 fires resulted in more than $20 million each in property damage, topped by the Bastrop County Complex wildfire in Texas that did $400 million in damage. BY STEPHEN G. BADGER VIDEO Chad Duffy, staff liaison for NFPA 20, talks about the debate over series fire pumps and other topics related to the 2013 edition of the standard. 56 SuPPRESSiON + DETECTiON PRESSURE POINTS A dispatch from the ongoing debate surrounding series fire pumps, among other provisions, in the 2013 edition of NFPA 20. BY CHAD DUFFY 68 NFPA REPORTS 2011 FIREFIGHTER INJURIES The number of firefighter injuries last year was the fewest since NFPA data analyses began more than 30 years ago. BY MICHAEL J. KARTER, JR. + JOSEPH L. MOLIS COMING TO NFPA INSIDER Sue Marsh, NFPA librarian, and Fred Durso, Jr., NFPA Journal staff writer, discuss the new Cocoanut Grove Coalition as part of the “NFPA Insider” web presentation November 29. For information & to register, 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. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 NFPA JOURNAL 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - November/December 2012

NFPA Journal - November/December 2012
First Word
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Past + Present
Easy Being Green?
Pressure Points
2011 Large-Loss Fires
2011 Firefighter Injuries
Section Spotlight
What’s Hot
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - November/December 2012