Journal NOW: An updated animal facilities code, safety in shantytowns, and NFPA research reports highlight the November/December issue of NFPA Journal

Blog Post created by scottsutherland Employee on Nov 1, 2018

The November/December NFPA Journal, out now, covers animal safety, smoke alarms in a South African shantytown, the journey of a transgendered British firefighter, and much more.


In our cover story, Journal’s associate editor, Jesse Roman, details the remaking of NFPA 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code. The 2019 edition of the code has been revamped to be more comprehensive than its predecessors, with the idea of providing more detailed guidance on a broader range of animal housing facilities.


This issue’s features also include a story by staff writer Angelo Verzoni on a fascinating project to install smoke alarms in a shantytown in Cape Town, South Africa, to help stem the community’s serious fire problem. The issue also includes the 2017 large-loss and firefighter injury reports.


The departments in the November/December issue include a “Perspectives” interview with Katie Cornhill, a transgendered firefighter from Britain who recently spoke at NFPA’s 2018 Responder Forum, held in Birmingham, Alabama. Our “Dispatches” section is anchored by a story on the catastrophic fire that destroyed Brazil’s national museum and the challenges faced by those who protect historic structures around the world.


The online Journal includes a wealth of links to related material, including video, reports, and archived NFPA Journal articles.