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

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Construction Concerns: Hazard Communication in Construction

Gregory Havel discusses the importance of record keeping by building owners and managers, which can provide valuable ...

Modular Concerns: The Dangers of Sunlight Reflected Off Energy-Efficient Windows

Kevin A. Gallagher follows up on his October 2013 article with this update on the dangers of a new type of fire cause.

What Would You Do? Remodeled Motel Fire

Skip Coleman offers a firefighter training simulation in which he asks how you would respond to this fire at a remode...

Roof Crickets: What's Your Operation?

Colin Kelley discusses the hazards of responding to roofs with "crickets"—wooden, framed-out, triangular st...

What Would You Do? Lightweight Wood Building

Check out a new firefighting simulation from John "Skip" Coleman on a fire in a lightweight constructed bui...

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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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Albright College (PA) Sophomore Dies in Early Morning Fire

The Albright College campus community, in Reading, Pennsylvania, is mourning the loss of a student who died in an off-campus house fire early Saturday morning, September 13, 2014.

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Harris County (TX) New Emergency Operations Center Equipped to Serve One of the Fastest Growing Regions

Harris County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation has a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help local governments and emergency responders serve and protect residents during disasters and emergencies.

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Construction Concerns: Hazard Communication in Construction

Gregory Havel discusses the importance of record keeping by building owners and managers, which can provide valuable information to first responders in the event of a fire, explosion, or structural collapse.

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Modular Concerns: The Dangers of Sunlight Reflected Off Energy-Efficient Windows

Kevin A. Gallagher follows up on his October 2013 article with this update on the dangers of a new type of fire cause.

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Spartan ERV Reports 20 Unit Order for Sao Paulo, Brazil

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced that it has been awarded by the Sao Paulo (Brazil) Fire Department an order for 20 units.

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Shrinking Number of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities at Risk

September 22, 2014

NPR examines the shrinking number of volunteer firefighters.

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