While much has changed since the publication in 1973 of America Burning, there remain problems that
have resisted solutions, says NFPA President Jim Shannon in his editorial in the most recent issue of NFPA Journal. One is the apparent indifference of those in the United States to the costs of fire. And while it is not NFPA's job to try to move fire prevention to the top of the public’s list of concerns, it is our job is to make people aware of fire's costs and who work to reduce its tragic effects. Our efforts may take years to achieve, but NFPA is in it for the long haul.