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Gregory Havel examines a few concerns that all fire department building inspectors must look for when conducting inspections on new buildings.

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One Dead and Five Injured in San Francisco Fire

One person has died, two people are in critical condition and three others sustained moderate to minor injuries durin...

FDIC 2014: The 25 Most Significant Fires in American History

Professor Glenn Corbett, technical editor for Fire Engineering, will present "Lessons Learned from the 25 Most D...

FDIC 2014 Preview: Modular Construction

Acushnet (MA) Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher will present "Tactics and Strategies for the Hidden Hazards of Modular ...

FDIC 2014: Firefighting Tactics for Modern Wood-Frame Construction

Rochester (NY) Fire Department Captain Scott Joerger will present a classroom on firefighting tactics for fires in mo...
Child Killed in Fast-Moving Buffalo (NY) Fire

Child Killed in Fast-Moving Buffalo (NY) Fire

A 7-year-old died in a fast-moving fire at 1400 Fillmore Avenue on Buffalo's east side on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

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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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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student Injured by Fire; 23 Sorority Sisters Displaced

A fire at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma) Sorority House, was reported at approximately 10:44 this morning, March 21, 2014.

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Coral Springs (FL) Teaches Safety to Kids with Safety Town Program

The city of Coral Springs, Florida, has established a program known as Safety Town to educate children on the basics of staying safe.

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One Dead and Five Injured in San Francisco Fire

One person has died, two people are in critical condition and three others sustained moderate to minor injuries during a fire at two residential buildings near Cow Palace in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley neighborhood.

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Cities Now Struggle with Past Fire Suppression Efforts

Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a pattern of fire suppression that began in the late 19th Century and has left 21st Century fire officials scrambling to stop the western United States from burning down.

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Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention Symposium Materials Available

The presentations from the Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention symposiums are now available online! If you go to Vision 20/20, they are under the "Model Measures" dropdown in the navigation bar across the top.

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Cities Now Struggle with Past Fire Suppression Efforts

April 18, 2014 Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a patte...

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