Other topics include event safety, U.S. firefighter fatalities and cooking-fire mitigation technology testing
The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), features how a Formula One racetrack used new provisions of NFPA 72® to create an innovative mass notification system in“ Loud and Clear.”
The story details the development of the Circuit of the Americas racetrack complex east of Austin, Texas, a project that had “become a development colossus with a tight deadline and a long list of potentially complex fire code requirements.” Learn more about how stakeholders implemented a testing and acceptance process while using a performance-based approach for assessing the risks.
Also featured in this issue:
- Allied in Safety–A new organization dedicated to live-event safety is producing a guide it hopes will become indispensable for industry professionals.
- Firefighter Fatalities in The United States 2012–Since NFPA started to study firefighter fatalities, last year was the lowest number recorded where 64 U.S. firefighters died on duty.
- 2012 Firefighter Fatality Narratives – A selection of fatality incidents from the full report.
- Front Burner–A project aims to help develop standardized fire scenarios and performance test methods for cooking-fire mitigation technologies conducted under the auspices of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. (Video) ( Video 2)
Read the latest digital version of the July/August 2013 NFPA Journal with hot-linked content from the print version. The NFPA Journal mobile app is available through the Apple App Store.
Source: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)