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In this issue, NFPA Journal explores the concept of resiliency and how it is reshaping the way governments, businesses and communities think about emergency management and preparedness. PLUS: A look at how new gas and oil extraction methods could cause big problems for rural fire departments untrained to deal with the potential hazards.



A big picture look at one of the most compelling concepts in safety and emergency preparation, and the role NFPA codes and standards can play in making resilience happen.

'Credible Risk'

As combustible dust explosions and fires continue to destroy property and kill workers, NFPA prepares to issue a new standard on the requirements for managing combustible dust hazards.

New Frontier

As emerging methods for oil and gas extraction spread across the country, rural fire departments primarily trained in structural fires face serious industrial hazards when things go wrong.

2015 NFPA Conference and Expo Preview

The 2015 NFPA Conference and Expo will be held this June in Chicago. Learn the top ten reasons to attend this year's conference.

In Compliance

NFPA 101

Why some measures designed to address school shootings may adversely affect fire safety.


Surroundings are an important factor in choosing an occupancy's detection.


Certified safe: Two new NFPA certification programs help ensure that workplaces are electrically safe.


When is it permissible to omit sprinklers from concealed spaces? There's no easy answer.


First Responder

New tech: Responder safety and the emergency of energy storage systems.


New projects hope to add to research on the long-term health of firefighters.


How the proposed elimination of the ATF could impact NFPA and the fire service.

Wildfire Watch

It's wildfire season somewhere: taking stock of a truly international problem.


First Word

NFPA President Jim Pauley discusses NFPA's global presence and the need to continue to expand around the globe.


Powered for Patients aims to provide more resilient backup power sources for critical healthcare facilities.

News + Analysis

In A Flash

Boston's snow-induced public transportation woes offer a textboiok example of the need for infrastructure resilience


Fire Incidents from across the country.

Looking Back

An Illinois Tragedy: Remembering the 1949 St. Anthony's Hospital fire.