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Code Changes on Deck

Jack Murphy details some of the proposed building and fire code changes put forward for the ICC Final Code Hearing in Atlantic City.

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Cities Now Struggle with Past Fire Suppression Efforts

Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a patte...

Artists Painting Fire Hydrants Create Risk for San Francisco

Artists to some, vandals to others, they've taken it upon themselves to spray-paint dozens of hydrants around the city.

FDM Announces Support for New Text to 911 Standard for Hearing Impaired

For Canada's hearing or speech impaired, calling 911 in an emergency hasn't been possible. Until now.

BETE Fog Nozzle Inc Obtains ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Certifications

BETE Fog Nozzle, Inc. is proud to announce that it has received ASME Certifications for the design and manufacture of...

FICEMS Releases Collaborative Action Plan to Further Support EMS Nationwide

In an effort to further coordinate federal efforts in emergency medical services (EMS), the members of the Federal In...

Paul Hough Elected Chairman of ASTM Committee on Thermal Insulation

Paul A. Hough, manager, global product fire and seismic performance, Armstrong World Industries Inc., Lancaster (PA) ...

Foundation for Getting Building Knowledge to First-Due Companies

Jack Murphy and Sean DeCrane on how one of the World Trade Center missions was accomplished, getting critical buildin...

Abington Township (PA) Fire Department Receives Accreditation from Internationally Recognized Public Safety Organization

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) has put Abington Township (PA) Fire Department (ATFD) on th...

Surprise Problems

The title of this column may seem redundant: All problems are somewhat of a surprise either because of their timing o...

Interview with 2014 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Ronny J. Coleman

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Ronny J. Coleman, State of California Fire Marshal (Ret...

FCC Votes on Wireless 911 Location Accuracy

The Federal Communications Commission today proposed rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless caller...

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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

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student Injured by Fire; 23 Sorority Sisters Displaced

A fire at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma) Sorority House, was reported at approximately 10:44 this morning, March 21, 2014.

Public Education

Coral Springs (FL) Teaches Safety to Kids with Safety Town Program

The city of Coral Springs, Florida, has established a program known as Safety Town to educate children on the basics of staying safe.

Building Construction

'Radically Sustainable' Buildings: The Next Challenge for Firefighters?

Firefighters around the nation have recognized the need to understand the dangers posed by "green" building construction or sustainable design. But a new generation of these types of buildings may further complicate things from a preincident planning perspective.

Codes

Cities Now Struggle with Past Fire Suppression Efforts

Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a pattern of fire suppression that began in the late 19th Century and has left 21st Century fire officials scrambling to stop the western United States from burning down.

Systems

Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention Symposium Materials Available

The presentations from the Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention symposiums are now available online! If you go to Vision 20/20, they are under the "Model Measures" dropdown in the navigation bar across the top.

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'Radically Sustainable' Buildings: The Next Challenge for Firefighters?

April 22, 2014 Firefighters around the nation have recognized the need to understand the dangers posed by "green" building...

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