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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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John K. Murphy on Training Liability: Q & A

John K. Murphy, attorney and retired fire chief from Washington state, recently presented a free Webcast on training ...

NFPA Standards Council Acts to Establish a Standard for Community Risk Reduction Plans

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council has approved a request to establish ...

MagneGas Launches MagneTote Product Line for First Responders

MagneTote™ is a portable and compact system to cut with the power of MagneGas®

San Francisco Firefighter Organizations Call for Fire Chief's Removal

Citing a "grave crisis in direction and leadership," heads of San Francisco’s rank-and-file firefighter org...

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.

Accurate Cell Phone Locations for 9-1-1 Calls in California Could Save More Than 1200 Lives Per Year

Based on information from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a national public safety coalition estimates t...

San Francisco Official Not Pleased with Fire Department Top Brass

Supervisor London Breed will announce that she has lost confidence in the leadership of the San Francisco Fire Depart...

Legal Minute: Fire Inspections

Why do we perform fire inspections? Retired deputy fire chief and attorney John K. Murphy discusses the legal aspects...

NFPA Releases New Fire Loss Report

Every 25 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the U.S., according to a new report released by t...

Construction Concerns: Firewall Penetrations

In any building, fire-rated partitions must be penetrated by pipes, electrical conduits, cables, and other utilities ...

Monitor Your Air Supply with FARS

Imagine fighting fire in a high-rise building without a standpipe system.

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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.

Public Education

Washington Resident's Quick Action Helps Slow Fire Spread

The simple closing of a door may have significantly impacted a recent fire in Washington state that injured a firefighter and civilian.

Building Construction

Humpday Hangout: Building Construction and Firefighter LODD Reports

In yesterday's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Fire Rescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden spoke to Chris Naum, Bill Carey, and Chris Willis.

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John K. Murphy on Training Liability: Q & A

John K. Murphy, attorney and retired fire chief from Washington state, recently presented a free Webcast on training liability for fire departments. Read some of the questions he got from viewers and his responses.

Systems

Fire Department, Sprinkler Organization Help Fire Science Club with 'Burn Box'

The University of New Haven Fire Science Club partnered with the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition and West Haven Fire Department in an experiment to show the effects of the positive effects a sprinkler system would have in a residential fire application.

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Fire Department, Sprinkler Organization Help Fire Science Club with 'Burn Box'

October 22, 2014 The University of New Haven Fire Science Club partnered with the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition and West H...

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