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Jack Murphy      

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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Open question to 2015 FDIC attendees

You made the trek to the epicenter of fire service training, information, and networking and returned home with knowledge, freebies, and dirty clot...

Transgressions and Forgiveness

A friend called the other day and asked a question and hoped it would not insult me, but he was very upset and needed to vent to someone. 

Boston Firefighters to Be Armed with Building Data

The Boston (MA) Fire Department is working with the city's data analytics team to get critical building information into the hands of firefighters ...

Fireworks Start Fire that Burns California Firefighter's Home

Fireworks sparked a fire that damaged two homes Monday in the city of Merced, California. One of the homes was owned by a city firefighter.

Fire Guts Warehouse: ‘Not Enough Water’

On June 21, 1982, fire severely damaged a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse, less than a month after the local fire chief warned about inadequate f...

Construction Concerns: Blocked Emergency Exits

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the codes regarding the dangers of obstructed emergency exits at buildings under construct...

Olive Township (MI) Hydrant Issue During Fire May Change Procedures

CSB Releases Draft Investigation Report into 2009 Explosion and Fire at Caribbean Petroleum

New Axis Intelligent CO Detector and Sounder Base from Advanced

Global fire systems business Advanced has released a new intelligent carbon monoxide (CO) detector and sounder base.

American Wood Council Gets USDA Grant to Study Tall Wood Construction

The American Wood Council has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performa...

Construction Concerns: Types of Gypsum Drywall Board

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at this type of building construction material that was made popular popular during the building bo...

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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.


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

Howard County (MD) Fire Officials Urge Fireworks Safety This Independence Day

As the Fourth of July holiday approached, Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) reminded residents and businesses to keep their celebrations safe during the holiday.

Building Construction

Strive to Be a "Type I" Officer

Type I officers are competent at their job skills and likable to coworkers, supervisors, and subordinates. HIDEKATSU KAJITANI      


Nation's Largest Fire Sprinkler Exhibition is Officially Sold-Out Three Months in Advance

As of June 2015, the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) national trade show has officially sold out in the main exhibit hall. Representatives from nearly 110 of the nation's leading companies serving the fire sprinkler industry will be on hand for AFSA in Phoenix: Rising to Excellence, October 10-13 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Ariz.

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City of Poughkeepsie Set to Hire Seven Firefighters

July 30, 2015 The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department is at its lowest staffing level in its history, said fire Chief Mark Jo...

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