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One Dead and Five Injured in San Francisco Fire

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

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.

FDIC 2014: The 25 Most Significant Fires in American History

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Professor Glenn Corbett, technical editor for Fire Engineering, will present "Lessons Learned from the 25 Most Deadly Fires in Firefighting History" at FDIC 2014.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Modular Construction

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Acushnet (MA) Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher will present "Tactics and Strategies for the Hidden Hazards of Modular Construction" at FDIC 2014.

FDIC 2014: Firefighting Tactics for Modern Wood-Frame Construction

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Rochester (NY) Fire Department Captain Scott Joerger will present a classroom on firefighting tactics for fires in modern wood-frame construction at this year's FDIC.

Child Killed in Fast-Moving Buffalo (NY) Fire

Child Killed in Fast-Moving Buffalo (NY) Fire

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

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

FDIC 2014 Preview: Reading a Building

Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Retired city of Los Angeles (CA) Battalion Chief John Mittendorf will be joined by Dave Dodson to talk about building construction and size-up at FDIC 2014.

Fighting Fires in Old Homes

Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Old houses were built to last and can withstand fires a little bit longer than most conventional construction, but there are plenty of hazards for which you need to be aware, writes Alex Langbell.

Philadelphia Can Not Afford to Demolish Nearly 600 Buildings

Sun, Mar 16, 2014

As of March 1, the city Department of Licenses and Inspections had labeled 585 commercial and residential buildings "imminently dangerous," including Old City's Shirt Corner, which collapsed Thursday while undergoing demolition.

Chicago firefighters battled a large fire that broken through the roof of this commercial building. Photo by Steve Redick.

Chicago Firefighters Battle 2-11 Commercial Fire

Wed, Mar 12, 2014

Chicago firefighter responded early Monday to a large fire at a commercial building.

Size-Up: Reading the Pitched Roof

Mon, Mar 10, 2014

Sending personnel to the roof can make a difference in life safety and fire control, writes Jeff Johnson.

Firefighter Injured in Fatal Maryland House Fire

Mon, Mar 10, 2014

A firefighter fell through a floor and was injured at a Sunday morning house fire that killed one person in Mount Airy, Maryland.

Construction Concerns: Plaster

Thu, Mar 6, 2014

Plaster is known to have been in use for more than 9,000 years. Greg Havel has more on how new uses of this construction material may affect firefighters responding to emergencies at buildings that use it.

Sustainable Green Design and the Fire Service: The Saw-Tooth Roof

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

The use of the saw-tooth design to exploit daylight more effectively is not new. It has been around for centuries.

FDIC 2014: Wood Frame and Ordinary Construction

Mon, Feb 24, 2014

At FDIC 2014, Rutherford (NJ) Fire Marshal Paul Dansbach wiill be presenting a workshop called "Wood Frame and Ordinary Construction: Principles and Hazards."

Firefighters at the scene of a Northlake tire shop fire. By Steve Redick.

Multiple-Alarm Fire Strikes Northlake (IL) Tire Shop

Wed, Feb 19, 2014

Fire photographer Steve Redick shared some striking photos and video from the scene of a tire shop fire in Northlake, Illinois.

North Carolina Firefighter Injured in Collapse at Mill Fire

Mon, Feb 17, 2014

A firefighter was injured Sunday morning at a fire in an abandoned textiles mill in Lincolnton, North Carolina.

Human Error Blamed in Washington Firefighter Shock

Fri, Feb 14, 2014

Utility officials said human error was a factor in an accident that hospitalized a Benton County (WA) volunteer firefighter who was shocked by a power line this week.

Thirty Five Percent of Los Angeles High Rise Apartments Lack Fire Sprinklers

Wed, Feb 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Times reports that although laws mandate that residential high-rises built before 1943 and after 1974 have fire sprinklers installed, that leaves a 30-year gap in which high-rises were built in Los Angeles without having to install sprinklers.

Construction Concerns: Infiltration

Mon, Feb 3, 2014

The more resistant a building envelope is to the passage of unwanted, unconditioned outdoor air, the more energy efficient it will be, writes Gregory Havel.

Two People Escape Indianapolis (IN) House Fire

Two People Escape Indianapolis (IN) House Fire

Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Two people escaped uninjured after their Indianapolis (IN) home caught fire, forcing them out into the cold on Friday.

 Harper College Fire Science Technology Program Unveils Innovative Training Tool

Harper College Fire Science Technology Program Unveils Innovative Training Tool

Sun, Feb 2, 2014

Firefighting strategy and tactics at structure fires require firefighters to make split-second decisions in mitigating a safe and effective fire attack.

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