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>> PersPectives VIEWPOINTS ON FIRE + LIFE SAFETY GRILLING SAFETY Hannah Storm, Burn Survivor Burn injuries may have briefly sidelined the ESPN SportsCenter anchor, but she has returned as a vocal ally in spreading NFPA’s grilling safety message  BY FRED DURSO, JR. HannaH Storm’S Speedy return to TV just weeks after suffering burns from a propane gas grill explosion might have had some viewers assuming she’d made a miraculous recovery. Storm, who anchors ESPN’s SportsCenter, was injured in December at her home in Connecticut, and a month after the incident it was clear that she was anything but fully recovered. NFPA Journal visited her in January at the cable sports network’s studio in Bristol, Connecticut, where she taped grilling-safety public service announcements for NFPA and talked about adjusting to her new role as burn survivor. She cringed in pain and swallowed a painkiller 14 NFPA JOURNAL MARCH/APRIL 2013 before the interview, and unwrapped a white bandage on her left hand to reveal prominent burns still undergoing the healing process. She was quick to note that her unblemished face and well-styled hair are the products of extensive time in ESPN’s hair and makeup department—and that the hair isn’t even her own, since she lost much of hers in the accident. Also not apparent on air is the emotional pain brought on by her injuries. Storm, 50, continues to heal with help from her three children and her husband, NBC sportscaster Dan Hicks. It seems that her advocacy work and her willingness to be candid about her injuries are already making an impact on public Photographs: Bob Finn and Fred Durso, Jr.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - March/April 2013

NFPA Journal - March/April 2013
First Word
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Cover Story: Storage Occupancies
Fifty Years of Smoke Detection
Industrial Occupancies
Chicago 2013
Fire Analysis + Research
Section Spotlight
What’s Hot
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - March/April 2013