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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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Atlantic City (NJ) Fire Chief Concerned Casino Is a 'Fire Trap'

Acting Atlantic City (NJ) Fire Chief Scott Evans has voiced concerns regarding potential fire risk in the massive, currently unoccupied Revel casino.

Edwards Launches 520 Hz Signaling Product Line

Audible alarms are a requirement of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, which mandates alarms in sleeping areas such as dormi...

Corbett's Trivia: Conflagration

When was the last conflagration in Manhattan?

Construction Concerns: Natural Gas and Propane

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses the use of natural gas and liquefied propane gas in buildings under construction, in buil...

FCIA Brings Barrier Management Symposium to Bristol (TN)

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is strongly focused on promoting knowledge and awareness of the importance of Life Safety...

Code Quote of Convenience

Jack J. Murphy examines New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Charles Richman's comments about code requirements and a fire that ...

Fire Service IBC/FC Group-A Code Proposals Consideration / Group-2

ICC Code Development Final Hearings (Long Beach, California) the Group-A public hearings will start September 30 and continue until October 5, 2015...

Yocha Dehe (CA) FD Earns Prestigious International Accreditation for the Second Time

The Fire Department of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has again earned accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). Th...

Harris County Public Information Officer Re-Appointed to FCC Committee

Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Public Information Officer, Francisco Sánchez, Jr. has been re-appoint...

Construction Concerns: Job Site Fuel Storage, Part II

Gregory Havel continues looking at the requirements for the storage and dispensing of flammable and combustible liquids as per NFPA standards.

Demands to Change Codes Following Devastating Fire Being Ignored in NJ

Seven months after the devastating fire that ripped through a large apartment complex in Edgewater, fire officials are renewing calls to lawmakers ...

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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

Death of California University Student in Apartment Fire to Be Investigated

The death of a potential University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) student in an apartment fire Monday is reportedly being investigated as a homicide.

Public Education

Connecticut Fire Chief Gets Fire Safety Advocate Award from Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has selected Robert Ross, Fire Chief and CEO of South Fire District in Middletown, Connecticut, for its Fire Safety Advocate Award.

Building Construction

The Dangers of Fire Escapes

As long as fire escapes are attached to buildings, occupants will use them during fires, leaving firefighters as the ones who will be responsible to manage fire escape rescue operations, writes Thomas N. Warren.


Landmark Smoke Alarm Summit Report Released by Vision 20/20, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

Vision 20/20 and the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy have released a report from a national smoke alarm summit that brought together experts working to find solutions to the problem of residential fire deaths.

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Lyndhurst Fire Department Unveils New Technology During Fire Prevention Week

October 8, 2015 National Fire Prevention Week is October 4 – 10, 2015 and the Lyndhurst, NJ Fire Department has hosted more...

Fire Engineering

September 2015
Volume 168, Issue 9

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