"After 9/11, we took a step back and said, 'What lessons were learned?'" William Fries, the Pentagon's fire marshal tells NFPA Journal in the latest issue. "We had a major fuel fire in the building, something you typically wouldn't find in an office structure. We found that it may be a reasonable scenario that we had to consider."
This year's featured presentation at NFPA's Conference & Expo in Chicago, Fries discussed with Journal how improvements totalling $4.5 billion at the world's largest office building was guided by a number of NFPA's codes and standards, including NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, and NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
Learn more about the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters (did you know it includes a hair salon and 43 eateries?) in the May/June issue of Journal.