NFPA Journal - May/June 2013 - (Page 3)

MAY/JUNE 2013, VOL. 107, NO. 3 ® “ Despite real progress over the past 40 years, we continue to lose too many people to fire. The U.S. still has a fire death rate higher than many industrialized countries. —From “Work in Progress,” a look at the 40th anniversary of the publication of the landmark America Burning report >>features Page 52 58 52 WORK IN PROGRESS On the 40th anniversary of its publication, a look at how America Burning helped transform fire and life safety in the U.S. BY MARTY AHRENS >>ONLINE Some of the Journal content you’ll find only on the Web: VIDEO Hear from a variety of experts about the origins and impact of the landmark America Burning report, published 40 years ago. VIDEO NFPA’s Guy Colonna talks about coordinating the hazard labeling guidelines found in NFPA 704 with OSHA’s new “globally harmonized” hazard warnings. VIDEO Matt Klaus, senior fire protection engineer at NFPA, details some of the important changes to the 2014 edition of NFPA 25. 2013 ConferenCe + expo preview 59 AMPING IT UP Changes to the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code® will enhance the safety of home rooftop wiring, green power systems, and more. The days of the ROP and ROC are over. NFPA’s new standards-development process is simpler, faster, and easier to use. BY KATHLEEN ROBINSON BY FRED DURSO, JR. 77 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 64 DRILL TEAM How do the Chicago Fire Department and the management of the Willis Tower protect the country’s tallest building? BY MICHAEL SCHROEDER + ANTHONY VANBUSKIRK 70 WORKING TOGETHER BY GUY R. COLONNA, P.E. NFPA Journal Winner of two 2012 EXCEL Awards for editorial excellence from Association Media & Publishing A look at changes to the 2014 edition of NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. BY MATT KLAUS 80 HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE Can NFPA and OSHA work to avoid confusion between two different sets of criteria for labeling hazards? COMING TO NFPA INSIDER Mark your calendar for the “NFPA Insider” Web presentation on May 23 at 2 p.m. For information and to register, please visit 74 CODE PROCESS 2.0 NFPA’s Conference + Expo education sessions emphasize the association’s expansive reach. BY FRED DURSO, JR. + SCOTT SUTHERLAND 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 MAY/JUNE 2013 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - May/June 2013

NFPA Journal - May/June 2013
First Word
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Treasurer's Report
Work in Progress
Amping It Up
Drill Team
Working Together
Code Process 2.0
Routine Maintenance
Here, There, Everywhere
Section Spotlight
Expo Preview: Exhibitors' Showcase
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - May/June 2013