Latest issue of NFPA Journal® is available
Features include Boston’s Cocoanut Grove fire, large loss fires, and firefighter injuries
November 16, 2007 - The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and considered the authority on fire, electrical and building safety, is now available.
Highlights from the November/December issue of NFPA Journal:
Last Dance at the Cocoanut Grove
Once a popular Boston nightspot, the Cocoanut Grove is forever etched in history as the city's worst nightmare. This year marks the 65th anniversary of this tragic fire, which ranks second on NFPA’s list of the deadliest public assembly and nightclub fires in U.S. history.
NFPA program director for the Fire Protection Research Foundation Casey Grant on the Cocoanut Grove Fire:
A description of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub.
Why was the fire so deadly?
Why did the fire spread so rapidly?
What was the response by the Boston fire department?
Large Loss for 2006
In 2006, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated 1,642,500 fires, with an estimated loss of $11.3 billion.
Protecting Life and Property
Significant changes in 2008 editions of NFPA 1141, Fire Protection in Planned Building Groups Protecting Life and Property from Wildfire, and NFPA 1144, Protecting Life and Property from Wildfire.
U.S. Firefighter Injuries - 2006
83,400 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2006, an increase of 4.1 percent from the year before.
Celebrating 100 years in 2007, NFPA Journal® is NFPA´s official magazine. It covers major topics in fire protection and suppression; fire investigation reports; annual NFPA statistical studies on large-loss fires, multiple-death fires, fire loss in the United States, and firefighter deaths and injuries; articles on fire protection advances; and public education.
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