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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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Fire Codes and Standards: Denver's Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code

Brian Lukus-Denver was the first city to allow recreational sales of marijuana in Colorado. Here's a look at how the ...

Construction Concerns: Fire Extinguisher Installation

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses NFPA 10 and the placement of and specifications for fire ex...

White Paper: Properly Interpreting NFPA Codes

The Joint Commission has focused an unprecedented amount of attention on fire and life safety issues for hospitals. T...

Fire Service Call to Action: Get Involved in the Code Development Process in Person or OnLine

To help with a strong voice for Taming the Fire Environment (TFE), all fire departments are encouraged to participate...

Construction Concerns: Wood Frame Concealed Spaces

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregoy Havel informs firefighters on the hazards of spaces created within wood fram...

New Jersey Fire Prompts Bill to Halt Lightweight Wood Construction

The fire that destroyed most of a large apartment complex in northern New Jersey last month has prompted talk of legi...

Glenn Corbett on Huge Edgewater (NJ) Fire

Fire Engineering Technical Editor Glenn Corbett recently wrote an editorial on the massive fire that destroyed the Av...

Regulatory Collaboration: Hazardous Materials

Although various codes are overall very complete in regulating the storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials,...

Structural Insulated Panels and Fire Endurance

These panels make a building virtually airtight. A fire in such a building is, therefore, likely to remain ventilatio...

Firefighting and Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems

Formerly just used on commercial structures, this building cladding material is now used on all types of occupancies ...

Construction Concerns: Postindicator Valves

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses these valves which are commonly used as the valve operator ...

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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

Spring Forward: Change Your Clocks and Your Batteries!

It’s that time of the year again; daylight saving time is back! March 8th, marks the beginning of that extra sunlight hour, and while it’s important to change the time of our clocks, there is another task that should be done simultaneously– changing the batteries in our smoke alarms.

Building Construction

Fire Damages Landmark Wilmette (IL) Building

Fire heavily damaged the landmark Woman's Club of Wilmette in Wilmette, Illinois, and fire photographer Tim Olk was on scene to capture photos of the incident.

Codes

Fire Codes and Standards: Denver's Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code

Brian Lukus-Denver was the first city to allow recreational sales of marijuana in Colorado. Here's a look at how the Denver Fire Department adapted to this new industry in terms of response guidelines and fire code enforcement.

Systems

Boy Alerts Family to Indianapolis Fire

A family of four escaped their home after fire broke out in the upstairs bedroom of their Indianapolis (IN) home on Wednesday.

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Spring Forward: Change Your Clocks and Your Batteries!

March 6, 2015 It’s that time of the year again; daylight saving time is back! March 8th, marks the beginning of that extra sunlight...

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February 2015
Volume 168, Issue 2
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