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Metal roofs can complicate the size-up of buildings for firefighters, writes Gregory Havel.

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Construction Concerns: Roofs: Snow Load

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at the amount of snow load that a roof is designed to hold according ...

Fire at Staten Island (NY) Townhouse Community Goes to Four Alarms

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) crews responded Monday afternoon to a four-alarm fire at a Staten Island (NY) town...

One Injured in Buffalo (NY) Dwelling Fire

Buffalo (NY) firefighters made quick work of a fire at an occupied 2 1/2-story wood frame at 561 Monroe Street on Mar...

Drill: Was Humpty Dumpty Really an Egg?

Traditions Training's Samuel Hittle talks of how adaptions can become a dissimilar truth and encourages you to watch ...

Q & A: Sean Gray on 'Attack from the Burned Side'

Sean Gray recently presented a Webcast on structural firefighting tactics, "Attack from the Burned Side: New Age...

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UL Fire Safety Journal 2

In this issue of Underwriter Laboratories' Fire Safety Journal series you can learn more about UL's live burn experiments, computer modeling and statistical analysis -- all reflecting Fire Safety challenges of today.

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Mississippi State University Fire Displaces More Than 150 Students

A candle started a fire of the third floor of the four-story Oak Hall dormitory, on the campus of Mississippi State University last night.

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Indianapolis Firefighters Undertake 'Smoke Detector' Blitz

Indianapolis (IN) firefighters participated in a smoke detector "blitz," providing homes in an area of the city with detectors and educational materials.

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Construction Concerns: Roofs: Snow Load

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at the amount of snow load that a roof is designed to hold according to building code requirements among other variables.

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Too Small a Value on Human Lives

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. It was one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States.

Systems

Mother and Child Critical After Fire at Long Beach (CA) Apartment Building

A mother and her young child were in critical condition after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Long Beach early Thursday, according to a news report.

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Indianapolis Firefighters Undertake 'Smoke Detector' Blitz

March 27, 2015 Indianapolis (IN) firefighters participated in a smoke detector "blitz," providing homes in an area of the ...

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