NFPA Journal features the rebuilding of the St. John Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. after the 2011 tornado 
Other topics include Superstorm Sandy, emergency preparedness and a look ahead at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo

January 10, 2013 — The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), features the rebuilding of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri which was devastated in May 2011 by one of the most powerful tornadoes ever recorded.

The NFPA cover story details lessons learned from that event that will lead to the building of a new facility better able to handle the circumstances of living in Tornado Alley.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Superstorm Sandy and Emergency Preparedness — Can new provisions in NFPA 99 help ensure things go smoother the next time the weather gets heavy?
  • The Evolution of Nursing Homes — A look back at a half-century of progress in fire safety in nursing homes, ahead of a new requirement that all nursing homes in the U.S. be sprinklered.
  • NFPA Conference & Expo Preview — A preview of the education sessions and seminars to expect at the NFPA Conference & Expo to be held on June 10-13, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Read the latest digital version of the January/February 2013 NFPA Journal with hot-linked content from the print version. The NFPA Journal mobile app is available through the Apple App Store.

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