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MARCH/APRIL 2013, VOL. 107, NO. 2 ® “ “When he saw the meter go to zero in the presence of smoke, he exclaimed, ‘That’s what we’re looking for! Cut the static crap and develop a smoke detector.’” —From “Where There’s Smoke,” on the development, 50 years ago, of an ionization smoke detector for home use COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Shutterstock >>ONLINE ExcLusIvEs Some of the Journal content you’ll find only on the web: VIDEO NFPA President Jim Shannon discusses the avoidable safety problems that led to a deadly nightclub fire in Brazil. SIDEBAR Read more about IKEA’s work on commodity classification and how it may affect fire testing of hazardous commodities. VIDEO Author David A. Lucht talks about the history of the home smoke detector. VIDEO Watch the latest NFPA Faces of Fire public service announcements. VIDEO ESPN’s Hannah Storm talks about surviving burn injuries and her work as a grill-safety advocate. VIDEO NFPA President Jim Shannon on why you should attend this year’s NFPA Conference & Expo. Photograph: Corbis 58 12 >>features 42 COVER STORY: STORAgE OCCuPANCIES Storage Hazard Challenge The international retailer IKEA joins insurers, sprinkler manufacturers, and other stakeholders in devising protection criteria for hazardous stored products that they hope can soon be included in NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems. BY STEVE WOLIN 58 INDuSTRIAL OCCuPANCIES Vigilant Eye BY LAWRENCE RUSSELL NFPA Journal Winner of two 2012 EXCEL Awards for editorial excellence from Association Media & Publishing 50 FIFTY YEARS OF SMOKE DETECTION Where There’s Smoke Home fire safety was the furthest thing from Duane Pearsall’s mind on the day in 1963 when he stumbled upon a technology that seemed to hold promise for use in smoke detectors. Tens of thousands of saved lives later, his contributions are remembered. BY DAVID A. LUCHT How NFPA-certificated marine chemists make sure that work done in shipyards and aboard vessels is conducted safely. COMING TO NFPA INSIDER Mark your calendar for the “NFPA Insider” Web presentation on March 21, which includes a segment on IKEA’s efforts to devise sprinkler protection for hazardous stored goods. For information and to register, visit Page 50 65 CHICAgO 2013 Conference + Expo 2013 Preview A 12-page special section that includes registration information, a complete rundown of education sessions, a preview of the annual Technical Meeting, and more. Copyright © 2013 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. NFPA JOURNAL MARCH/APRIL 2013 3

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