NFPA Journal - January/February 2013 - (Page 2)

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013, VOL. 107, NO. 1 ® COVER PHOTOGRAPH: REUTERS >>ONLINE ExcLusIvEs Some of the Journal content you’ll find only on the web: “ “There was just this intense heat that hit you so hard that you went down, and stayed down. People were collapsing from the smoke, the flames.” —Robert Feeney, survivor of The Station nightclub fire, page 12 VIDEO Fire Adapted Communities program manager Molly Mowery talks about the hidden costs of wildfire. VIDEO Station fire survivor Robert Feeney talks to Journal’s Fred Durso, Jr., at the site of the former club in West Warwick, Rhode Island. VIDEO Watch a trailer for the new documentary film, “The Station,” which includes Feeney and NFPA Regional Director Robert Duval. VIDEO Feeney offers testimony in support of requiring sprinklers in nightclubs at a city council hearing in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 12 >>features 44 COVER STORY Rebuilding a Hospital How key lessons learned from the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, are being incorporated into the design, construction, and emergency planning of the new Mercy Hospital Joplin. BY JOHN FARNEN + SCOTT SUTHERLAND 57 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT Chicago View: A Preview of the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo Scores of education sessions and seminars, hundreds of displays of products and services, and countless opportunities for professional networking on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. BY KAITLYN GREENE VIDEO NFPA president Jim Shannon discusses free access to NFPA codes and standards, and previews the year ahead for the association. 52 HEALTH CARE OCCUPANCIES Prepping for the Worst Hurricane Sandy tested emergency procedures at health care facilities all along the East Coast. Can new provisions in NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities, help ensure things go smoother during the next big storm? BY FRED DURSO, JR. 62 HEALTH CARE OCCUPANCIES Long Time Coming On the eve of a new requirement that all U.S. nursing homes be sprinklered, a look back at 50 years of progress and the new challenges that continue to emerge. BY KATHLEEN ROBINSON COMING TO NFPA INSIDER Mark your calendar for the “NFPA Insider” Web presentation on January 31, which includes a segment on hospital evacuation and the lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy. 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. 2 NFPA JOURNAL JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 Photograph: Jon Chomitz

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - January/February 2013

NFPA Journal - January/february 2013
First Word
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Rebuilding a Hospital
Prepping for the Worst
Chicago View: A Preview of the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo
Long Time Coming
Section Spotlight
What’s Hot
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - January/February 2013