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

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Structure Fires: Beware of the Danger Above Your Head

One of the most important safety lessons new firefighters can learn is how much fire can be over their heads with lit...

Construction Concerns: Misleading Marketing

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel takes a look at the old adage "Let the buyer beware" regard...

HFSC Announces Stipends for Burn Demos

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announces a new stipend program for U.S. and Canadian fi...

Building Construction - Luxury Apartments: Is Your Department Ready?

Today's apartments have evolved into small communities all their own. Stuart Grant

Building Construction - Fires in Pole Building Construction: Avoiding the Pitfalls

Know the dangers of post-and-frame construction, which is common in many areas of the country. Douglas Fishel

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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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CFSI, IFSTA Announce Recipients of 2015 Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the International Fire Service Training Association at Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University (IFSTA/FPP-OSU) are honored to select two fire prevention education pioneers, Cathy Lohr and Pam Powell, as the 2015 recipients of the Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education.

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Structure Fires: Beware of the Danger Above Your Head

One of the most important safety lessons new firefighters can learn is how much fire can be over their heads with little or no indication below. I almost learned this lesson the hard way more than 40 years ago at a fire in a drug store. On arrival, we saw light gray smoke a few inches below the store's 12-foot-high tin ceiling.

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Self-help first step toward helping others

People handle things in different ways, and people go through many changes from births, deaths, new jobs, promotions ... all the good and bad in life.

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Fighting Fires in Motels of Modular Construction

The article "Vacant Warehouse Fire: Lessons Learned" (Fire Engineering, June 2011, 59-68, http://bit.ly/19xXMkz) details a 1992 multiple-alarm fire in Fort Worth, Texas. I wanted to highlight the lessons firefighters learned in attacking a five-alarm fire in a vacant high-rise structure.

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April 16, 2015 A study conducted by Jeffrey Saver, M.D., director of the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Comprehensive St...

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