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May / June 2014 Conference + Expo preview

In this issue we bring you complete coverage of the upcoming NFPA C+E in Las Vegas, from timely codes and standards topics to an A–Z listing of expo exhibitors.


Vegas's New High Roller

Fire + life safety — including technical rescue — on the world’s tallest observation wheel.

The Hydrogen Connection

A look at the array of emerging applications for hydrogen and how NFPA 2 is addressing hydrogen safety issues.

Integration Nation

A primer on NFPA 4, the new standard for integrated fire protection and life safety system testing.

Trouble in Mind

A look at the growing awareness in the fire service of behavioral health problems including depression and PTSD, and what’s being done to address them.

The Haunted Castle Fire

A new analysis asks: Would sprinklers have saved the lives of eight teens who died in an amusement park fire in 1984?

In Compliance


Why you should know and use the most recent edition of the code.


Commodity classification and the right sprinkler system.

NFPA 101

A primer on NFPA’s technical questions service.


Assessing risk and determining PPE use.


First Responder

Think you’re too big for national standards? Think again.


SUPDET and the code/research partnership.


Smoke alarms past, present and future

Wildfire Watch

The importance of addressing land use issues sooner rather than later.


First Word

Jim Shannon signs off as president of NFPA.


A close-up look at an effort designed to improve workplace safety in Bangladesh’s garment factories.

News + Analysis

In A Flash

The CSB weighs in on the West, Texas disaster; the ABCs of IBC safety; and more.


Fire incidents from across the country.

Looking Back

In 1916, the Great War arrived on America’s shores with a vengeance.

Treasurers Report

NFPA remains in a very sound financial position.