November / December 2002

Fire-Safe Cigarettes, Pentagon 9/11 Report, Campus Fire Safety, Older Oil Facilities, Fuel-Cell Vehicles, German Train Fire, Bonding Aircraft.

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Slow Burn: Fire-Safe Cigarettes
The ongoing struggle to reduce fires ignited by cigarettes was one congressman´s legacy.
U.S. Representative Edward Markey


Pentagon After-Action Report
Arlington County, Virginia, starts implementing changes urged in 9/11 report.
Pam Weiger

Schooled in Fire
A new program helps drive campus fire-safety at our nation's colleges and universities.
Ed Comeau


Who Controls System Reliability?
Is the designer, installer, or owner responsible for the reliability of an alarm system installation?
Wayne D. Moore
Just Ask
Online Learning Opportunities
NFPA increases web-based training with certificate programs.
Mark Schofield
Fire Watch
Sprinkler extinguishes flash fire in California
Ken Tremblay
Looking Back
...at the 1947 President's Conference on Fire Prevention
John Nicholson
First Word
Fire-Safe Cigarettes: The Long Battle
James M. Shannon
Is It That Time Already?
Start planning now for two NFPA conferences that can help your career in 2003.
Compiled by NFPA staff
Heads Up
What Drives the Cost of Residential Sprinklers?
Code requirements don't result in high installation costs. Community requirements do.
Russell P. Fleming
Don't Let a Candle Fire Ruin Your Holiday
Candle fires rise to a 19-year high after a decade-long decline.
Meri-K Appy
In Compliance
If Anything Can Go Wrong...
Planning for an emergency at a petrochemical plant is the supreme test.
Chip Carson, P.E.
Struct. Firefighting
Expert Advisors Provide Strategic Support
Cooperation and pre-incident planning are essential to fighting fires at large industrial facilities.
Russ Sanders & Ben Klaene
Inside the Beltway
Trying to Prevent Catastrophic Fireballs
Senate committee moves to protect chemical facilities to keep them safe from terrorists.
Stephen Barlas
Up To Code
Not Your Average Haz-Mat Classification
NFPA 5000™ and NFPA 1 identify levels of hazardous materials and offer safety requirements.
Walter Sterling