The latest issue of NFPA Journal,featuring our stories on fire safety issues in “green” buildings and the formation of the new Cocoanut Grove Coalition, is available as a digital reader and in app form—two great ways to enjoy Journal anytime, anywhere.
The digital reader is a Web-based version of Journal that shows you the magazine exactly as it appears in print—except that all Web links and emails, in both stories and ads, are live and clickable. The digital reader also includes versions optimized for iPad, iPhone, and Android.
The NFPA Journal app, available through Apple's app store, lets you download the magazine and create your own library of Journals that you can read whenever you want, even if you're offline. If you're using it with a Web connection, you have all the flexibility that you do with the digital reader: watch embedded slideshows and videos, link to products and services, share stories with colleagues, and much more. The app is designed for iPad and iPhone.
Our cover story, “A Night to Remember,” looks at the 70thanniversary of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire, which killed 492 people in Boston on November 28, 1942, and remains the nation’s deadliest nightclub fire. To commemorate the event, Journalstaff writer Fred Durso, Jr. takes a closer look at the new NFPA-led Cocoanut Grove Coalition and its mission to collect and archive the stories, artifacts, and other materials related to this historic fire.
Elsewhere in the issue, Fred provides an update on green buildings and fire safety, and we also have the 2011 Large-Loss Fires and Firefighter Injuries reports. The “In A Flash” section includes “Karachi Nightmare,” an article I wrote based on my blog post from September on the deadly garment factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan, that reportedly killed 258 people and has become, according to NFPA data, the deadliest fire ever recorded in a manufacturing or industrial facility. The Karachi fire has its roots in the 1911 Triangle Waist Co. fire that I wrote about last year for Journal, and the problem of garment factory fires worldwide shows no indication of abating anytime soon.
We hope you enjoy this issue of NFPA Journal.