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JULY/AUGUST 2015, VOL. 109, NO. 4 ® COVER ILLUSTRATION Raul Arias » ONLINE Cover story Watch a video tour of the expo floor at Unmanned Systems 2015. Watch a video demonstration of an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, designed for firefighting. Research report Read the complete 2014 firefighter fatality report. " 22 Our results seem to suggest that even if only a fraction of people are using smartphones, this fraction seems to be large enough to provide a correlation to accurately estimate the size of the entire crowd. " -From "Perspectives," on using phone data to estimate crowd size. Page 22 » FEATURES 48 Rise of the Machines Drones, robots, and the coming revolution in unmanned systems- and their potential for first responders and emergency managers. BY JESSE ROMAN Perspectives Read the complete University of Warwick study published in Royal Society Open Science. Read the 2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation report, "A Literature Review of Emergency and Non-Emergency Events." These free, easy-to-navigate apps-one for Apple iOS, one for Android devices-let you read the complete NFPA Journal anywhere, anytime. View videos, link to websites, and share articles with colleagues. Get yours today. Telling the story of how to get out: Ten tips for developing life safety floor plans as part of your assembly occupancy construction or renovation. BY RAYMOND BATTALORA AND JACK SAWYER Photograph: Shutterstock NFPA Journal An award-winning member of Association Media & Publishing Creosote and beyond: A look at the problem of fires related to solid-fuel cooking systems and what AHJs need to know. BY DOUG HORTON 56 Exit Strategy 66 Fuel to the Fire 72 Firefighter Fatalities Report In 2014, 64 firefighters died on duty, a sharp decline from last year, but sudden cardiac deaths continue to claim a major share of on-duty fatalities. BY RITA F. FAHY, PAUL R. LEBLANC, AND JOSEPH L. MOLIS Copyright © 2015 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 JULY/AUGUST 2015 3

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