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

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'Lightweight' Homes Concern Wisconsin Firefighters

About 30 seconds after the last firefighter emerged from a burning Weston house several years ago, the floor he had b...

Los Angeles Fire Prompts Call for Probe of Wood Frame

Construction Concerns: Trenching and Excavating

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel warns first responders of the dangers of entering these construction ...

Pennsylvania Fire Crews Battle Fully Involved Dwelling Fire

Chris Haldeman shares photos of East Cocalcio fire crews responding to a recent house fire.

Construction Concerns: Adhesives in Manufactured Lumber

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks into the history and combustibility of adhesives in manufacture...

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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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Center for Campus Fire Safety

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.

Public Education

New App Helps Fire Prevention Efforts

Provides video clips and other useful tools for home safety visits.

Building Construction

'Lightweight' Homes Concern Wisconsin Firefighters

About 30 seconds after the last firefighter emerged from a burning Weston house several years ago, the floor he had been standing on collapsed behind him with a whoosh.

Codes

Drill: New Architecture = New Tactics

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training dill focusing on one tactical challenge found in a hybrid of the Texas Doughnut and the Podium construction architecture.

Systems

E2s D112 Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders Gain Vds Approval

E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 3015/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. 

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Exterior Attack: When to Use It

December 18, 2014 Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an at...

Fire Engineering

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