New NFPA Journal slideshow details hazards of hospital heliports, and how the latest NFPA 418 can help

Blog Post created by scottsutherland Employee on Jan 19, 2012

Most of the country's estimated 6,000 heliports are operated by hospitals, and experts say that many of them have some kind of safety hazard. The problems, as well as solutions contained in the 2011 edition of NFPA 418, Heliports, are presented in "Heliport Help," a feature in the January/February 2012 editon of NFPA Journal®.

As part of the feature's online package, we've included a detailed slideshow, compiled by two members of the NFPA 418 technical committee, that illustrates a range of heliport hazards. In addition to presenting the problems in alarming detail, the slideshow also helps make a compelling case for local adoption of NFPA 418, which now references Federal Aviation Administration guidelines for all new and upgraded heliports.

Watch the slideshow.

-Scott Sutherland, executive editor, NFPA Journal