Journal NOW: May/June NFPA Journal highlights NFPA 3000, upcoming Conference & Expo

Blog Post created by scottsutherland Employee on May 7, 2018
The making of a groundbreaking new standard shares the spotlight with the upcoming NFPA Conference & Expo in the May/June issue of NFPA Journal.

Our cover story offers a deep dive on NFPA 3000 (PS), Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program, a new provisional standard designed to help responders, emergency planners, facility directors, communities, and others better prepare for, respond to, and recover from an array of hostile events. The story traces the creation of the standard, from its origins following the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016 to key meetings of the technical committee charged with creating the standard. 
The result was a provisional standard—one created on an accelerated schedule to meet an urgent need, only the second such document created by NFPA in its 122-year history—that was introduced to the public on May 1. According to Jim Pauley, NFPA’s president, NFPA 3000 represents “an outstanding example if how we use our expertise to address a complex problem and create solutions.”
The May/June issue also includes a comprehensive preview of this year’s Conference & Expo, scheduled for June 11–14 in Las Vegas. Our coverage includes a roundup of emerging technology that will be discussed at the conference, from flying Ubers to the cutting-edge technology of the commercial pot industry. There are stories on important changes to the 2019 editions of NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®, an article on new developments in the world of energy storage systems, and a look ahead at the making of the 2020 National Electrical Code®. Our “Perspectives” department includes a hard-hitting first-person account of firefighter post-traumatic stress disorder, offered by a Connecticut firefighter who will give a presentation on the topic in a conference education session. The May/June issue also includes 22 pages of Conference & Expo exhibitor listings, vendors who will be on hand in Las Vegas with an array of products and services for safety professionals.