New NFPA Journal's 'In a Flash' looks at run, hide, fight; jetpacks in Dubai; fire detecting satellites, and more.

Blog Post created by jesseroman Employee on Jan 15, 2016

With the world still reeling over deadly active-shooter attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, in late 2015, public safety officials continue to discuss the best way to prepare and respond to these events, including providing civilians with more training about how to prepare and respond in these incidents.


The “In a Flash” section of the new January/February issue of NFPA Journal looks at these incidents, which are often over in a matter of minutes, before law enforcement can respond. The best course of action, many experts now say, may be to better prepare civilians for what actions to take in the first moments of a shooter event, where split-second decisions can mean life or death.


In January, NFPA will co-host a high-level meeting in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss active-shooter preparation and response, with a focus on what civilians can do to better protect themselves.


Learn more about what programs currently exist, what NFPA is doing, and read statistics from studies about active-shooter incidents in the new NFPA Journal.

Also in this issue’s “In a Flash,” read about firefighting jetpacks in Dubai, and NASA’s plans to deploy dozens of satellites that will be able to detect wildfires from space.


Read about the why healthcare facilities need to bone up on their fire-protection rated doors, and the changes made to the 2016 edition of NFPA 80, Fire Doors and other Opening Protectives. Also, read news briefs about the latest fire and life safety happenings, read about NFPA Journal’s new columns on NFPA’s initiatives in Washington D.C. and abroad, all in the “In a Flash” section of the new January/February NFPA Journal.


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