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

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Jack Murphy Discusses Huge Edgewater (NJ) Fire

Fire Engineering board member and John Jay professor Jack Murphy was on WABC to discuss the recent huge fire at an ap...

In Case You Missed It: December 2014 Fire Engineering Features

View some of the online-only features that ran this month on the Fire Engineering Web site.

Construction Concerns: Hollow Core Precast Concrete Plank

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks indepth at the combustibility and uses of this common construct...

'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

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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.

Public Education

Chattanooga Firefighters Present Check to Survivors of Tragic Fire

Chattanooga (TN) firefighters helped set up a fund to raise money for a family devastated by a recent fire.

Building Construction

Jack Murphy Discusses Huge Edgewater (NJ) Fire

Fire Engineering board member and John Jay professor Jack Murphy was on WABC to discuss the recent huge fire at an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey.

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Construction Concerns: Postindicator Valves

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses these valves which are commonly used as the valve operator for automatic fire sprinkler and standpipe systems.

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Electrical Fire Ignited Christmas Tree in Fatal Maryland Mansion Fire

An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland's capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren

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Electrical Fire Ignited Christmas Tree in Fatal Maryland Mansion Fire

January 28, 2015 An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfr...

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