September / October 2002

NIST’s WTC Investigation, Post-9/11 Firefighting, WTC Evacuation, Smoke-Alarm Research, LAX Shootings, NFPA Certification, Firewise, Dusseldorf Airport, AFFF’s Future.

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Where Are We Now?
Joining the Search: NIST´s investigation may become the impetus for code revision.
John Nicholson


Post-September 11 Firefighting
Fire service personnel see unique opportunities for change following the attacks of September 11.
John Nicholson

The Human Factor
World Trade Center evacuees share lessons learned as NFPA starts new behavior study.
Stephen Murphy


Airport Fire Alarm and Voice Systems
It's vital that contractors and installers thoroughly test a system.
Wayne D. Moore
Just Ask
How to Use Foam Systems
NFPA 11 offers guidelines for dealing with environmental issues and regulations.
David R. Hague
Arsonist destroys fast-food restaurant in Minnesota
Ken Tremblay
Looking Back
...at the seeds of Fire Prevention Week
John Nicholson
Fulfilling International Obligations
James M. Shannon
Emergency Response Planning Workshop
NFPA's new workshop maximizes building and occupant safety.
Compiled by NFPA staff
Heads Up
Maligned at the Movies
Hollywood blockbusters rarely portray the proper use of sprinkler systems.
Russell P. Fleming
Out Reach
Home Fire Drills: What You Should Know
Fire safety begins at home with working alarms and frequent drills.
Meri-K Appy
In Compliance
Safety in Airport Terminals
NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, safely gets people out of airports in the event of an emergency.
Chip Carson, P.E.
Strut. Firefighting
Planning Beyond Your Primary Assignment
Firefighters need to plan emergency response strategies for airports' various occupancies.
Russ Sanders & Ben Klaene
Inside the Beltway
Congress pushes for a tougher, more thorough investigation of the WTC collapses.
Stephen Barlas
Upto Code
Challenges in Aircraft Hangar Design
NFPA 5000™ balances demands for structural safety and economics in aircraft hangars.
Bonnie E. Manley