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

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Company, Employers Fined After Ontario Fire That Endangered Workers, Injured Crane Operator

Following a fire at a construction project in Kingston, Ontario, that led to a crane operator being rescued by milita...

Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Extinguish Vacant House Fire

Buffalo (NY) firefighters made quick work of a fire in a vacant house at 70 Kosciuszko on May 15, 2015.

Construction Concerns: Radiant Floor Heating Panels

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses these panels, which are often installed on the floors of wo...

Indianapolis Firefighters Battle Fire at Used Tire Store

One firefighter suffered a minor injury when companies responded last week to this working building fire in Indianapo...

Training Minutes: Roof Access

In this firefighter training video, Nick Martin and company provide some tips for improving roof access for vertical ...

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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.

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CAL FIRE, PG&E Urge Fire Safety on Memorial Day Weekend

CAL FIRE and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) want Californians to have a memorable and safe Memorial Day weekend. 

Building Construction

Company, Employers Fined After Ontario Fire That Endangered Workers, Injured Crane Operator

Following a fire at a construction project in Kingston, Ontario, that led to a crane operator being rescued by military helicopter, three individuals and the company that employed the worker s have pleaded guilty in court and fined a total of $74,000.

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NFPA Seeks Comments on Standard for Fire Control of Structures Based on Fire Dynamics

At its April 2015 meeting, the Council reviewed the request of Richard Dyer, Kansas City, Missouri, that NFPA establish a new project to develop an NFPA Standard on fire control of structures based upon fire dynamics.

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Ignite Fire Safety Awareness at U.S. Colleges

May is when families across the U.S. begin planning for their college-age children’s fall semester and either on- or off-campus housing needs. While there are more than 21 million college students in the U.S., unfortunately many of them are living in housing lacking fire sprinklers, smoke detectors and other critical fire safety protections.

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CAL FIRE, PG&E Urge Fire Safety on Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2015 CAL FIRE and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) want Californians to have a memorable and safe Memorial Day ...

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