New Codes and Standards That Will Influence Future Fire Tactics

Sean DeCrane and Jack Murphy
Sean DeCrane (left) and Jack Murphy.

Jack Murphy and Sean DeCrane have a new podcast in their "Taming the Fire Environment" radio series about how building construction can affect firefighters and firefighting operations. In this new episode, Jack and Sean discuss new building codes and standards that will impact fire tactics.

Read Jack and Sean's article on this issue HERE.

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Sean DeCrane is a 19-year veteran of the Cleveland (OH) Fire Department and is currently a Battalion Chief assigned to suppression duties. He has published articles in Fire Engineering and has presented at FDIC. He is a certified State of Ohio Life Safety Inspector and has taught numerous recruitment classes and is an adjunct instructor for the Cleveland Fire Academy. He is a member of the Underwriters Laboratories Fire Council, sits on the International Code Council (ICC) Fire Code Development Committee for two cycles, and is the strategy leader for the Vision 20/20: National Fire Loss Prevention Agenda's Strategy 5 initiative. He represents the International Association of Fire Fighters to the ICC Code Process.

Jack J. Murphy is a 29-year veteran of the fire service. He is the Principle of JJM & Associates, LLC., and is the retired fire marshal and former deputy chief of the Leonia (NJ) Fire Department. He is a certified State of New Jersey Fire Official/Fire Inspector and has been involved with codes for over 25 years. Jack served for two and a half years on the New York City Model ICC Building and Fire Codes Program. He is the NJ State Deputy Fire Coordinator (Bergen Region), the Vice-Chairman of the Fire Safety Directors Association (New York City), and serves on the National Fire Protection Association committees for High-Rise Building Safety and Pre-Incident Planning. He is an editorial advisory board member of Fire Engineering magazine.

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