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May/June NFPA Journal columns look at robots, prescribed burns, global safety issues, and much more

Blog Post created by jesseroman Employee on May 24, 2016

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In his most recent research column in the new NFPA Journal, Fire Protection Research Foundation Executive Director Casey Grant tackles the subject of robotics.

 

"The potential for robotics to assist with dangerous professions like firefighting is great—the possibilities are limited only by our imaginations,” Grant writes in the piece, “Machine Age.”

 

As this field expands and reinvents itself almost daily, researchers and standard developers must be diligent to keep up to date and address any issues and concerns that arise. Read more on this issue in Grant’s column in the new May/June issue of NFPA Journal.

 

Other columns in the new May/June NFPA Journal include:

 

NFPA Government Affairs Division Director Gregory Cade writing about the many ways NFPA is addressing emerging threats of violence;

 

NFPA Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy Lorraine Carli writing about why NFPA continues to push the home smoke alarm theme for Fire Prevention Week;

 

NFPA Vice President of Field Operations Don Bliss discussing the increasing use of NFPA codes and standards across the globe;

 

NFPA Public Fire Protection Division Manager Ken Willette writing about the many forward-looking education sessions being offered to the fire service at this year’s NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas;

 

And, Lucian Deaton of NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division writing on prescribed burning and how the tactic can be a critical tool for many communities in the Wildland/Urban Interface.

 

Read all of that in the print edition of the May/June NFPA Journal, or online at nfpa.org/journal.

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