NFPA Journal discusses a recent factory fire that is now the deadliest on record

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Nov 14, 2012

Karachi fire
Nearly 260 people died from the September fire at a garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, making it the deadliest blaze ever recorded in a manufacturing or industrial facility. 

In the latest issue of NFPA Journal, a story by Journal executive editor Scott Sutherland points out that fires have plagued the worldwide garment injustry for decades. NFPA's International Operations arm has assisted in safeguarding these facilities by establishing "memorandums of understanding" that promote NFPA codes and standards as well as translated versions of key documents.

Sutherland reports that unless enforcement is taken seriously, incidents like the Karachi fire will continue to plague the international community. Read the full story in the November/December issue of Journal, and check out the other stories from the magazine's In A Flash section, including NFPA's partnership with some big-named companies for Fire Prevention Week, and Sparky's encounter with actress Betty White. (The stories follow the Karachi feature.)