NFPA Journal - November/December 2013 - (Page 2)

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013, VOL. 107, NO. 6 NFPA JOURNAL DIGITAL EDITION ® " "We have more and more people living in vulnerable places, so even if the number of disasters doesn't increase, the number of people affected by them will." -Geologist Susan Kieffer discussing her new book, The Dynamics of Disaster, in "Perspectives," on page 14. COVER PHOTOGRAPH: iStockphoto >>ONLINE Watch a video interview with Wayne Moore on new provisions of NFPA 72 that address the use of Ethernets and other types of computer networks to carry fire alarm system communications. 60 Read the overview statement by the Fire Protection Research Foundation on the upcoming symposium examining the effectiveness of NFPA 25, and read a summary report of the symposium following the event December 9-10. >>features 40 COVER STORy: SUPPRESSION CLOSER LOOK A new NFPA effort is addressing a variety of questions related to the scope and adequacy of NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. BY WILLIAM E. KOFFEL, P.E, FSFPE Read the complete "Large-Loss Fires in the United States in 2012" report. 46 DETECTION MAKING THE CONNECTION BY FRED DURSO, JR. COMING TO NFPA INSIDER Mark your calendar for the "NFPA Insider" web presentation on November 21 at 2 p.m. For more information and to register, visit 2 NFPA Journal Winner of two 2012 EXCEL Awards for editorial excellence from Association Media & Publishing NFPA JOURNAL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013 In 2012, 10 fires resulted in more than $20 million in property damage, and two of the three costliest were wildland events, led by Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire. BY STEPHEN G. BADGER A look at proposed changes to NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, that address the reliability of computer networks to carry fire alarm system communications. Read the complete report on "U.S. Firefighter Injuries in 2012." 50 NFPA REPORTS LARGE-LOSS FIRES IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2012 60 NFPA REPORTS U.S. FIREFIGHTER INJURIES IN 2012 Last year there were 69,400 firefighter injuries in the United States, the lowest number since NFPA began analyzing that annual data in 1981. BY MICHAEL J. KARTER, JR. + JOSEPH L. MOLIS 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.

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NFPA Journal - November/December 2013