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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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1944 Hartford Circus Fire: Tent Burned “Like Tissue Paper”

Seventy years ago this month, on July 6, 1944, the Hartford (CT) Circus Fire occurred when a tent, waterproofed with ...

ASTM Fire Standards Committee Approves Standard for Direct Flame Impingement of Exterior Vents

Adopted in 2005, Chapter 7A of the California Building Code describes provisions for attic vents for new construction...
USFA Coffee Break Training: Controlled Atmosphere Storage

USFA Coffee Break Training: Controlled Atmosphere Storage

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, t...

Cummins Ethos 2.8L Engine Demonstrates 50 to 80 Percent Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced the development of an engine and powertrain that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emiss...

Construction Concerns: Wood Framing: Sill Plate Anchors

In this new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel examines the role sill plate anchors play in wood-frame structures.

FCC: 911 Calls in D.C. Lack Accurate Caller Location Information

New data obtained from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)...

California Fire Marshal Hoover Earns ICC, IAFC 2014 Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award

California Fire Marshal Tonya L. Hoover will be honored with the 2014 Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award for he...

Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association Selects Cleveland Division of Fire Battalion Chief for Fire and Life Safety Advocate of the Year

Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association has selected Sean DeCrane, Battalion Chief and Chief of Training for the Cl...
What real-time solution will enable fire suppression forces to stay ahead of the construction industry and the ever-changing building systems that will provide first-due fire companies with critical building intelligence to enhance firefighter safety and survival while en route to the incident and beyond?

Breaking Down Building Intelligence

Jack Murphy and Sean DeCrane propose a real-time solution to enable fire suppression forces to stay ahead of the cons...
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Icom America Announces New Compact F1000 Series Handheld Radio

Icom America is launching the F1000 Series, a compact portable radio with convenient features such as a built-in...

Lightweight Apartment Building Fires: Heavyweight Realities

Dan Miller—While fighting a fire in an apartment complex in Omaha, Nebraska, a firefighter nearly lost his life when ...

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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

One Killed, Others Injured in Apartment Fire Near Indiana Campus

One person died and others were injured in a fire that struck an apartment complex early Thursday near the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Public Education

Firefighters and MDA Celebrate "60 Years Strong"

The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are set to kick off another summer season of the fire fighters' spirited Fill the Boot campaign.

Building Construction

ASTM Fire Standards Committee Approves Standard for Direct Flame Impingement of Exterior Vents

Adopted in 2005, Chapter 7A of the California Building Code describes provisions for attic vents for new construction in wildfire-prone areas.

Codes

1944 Hartford Circus Fire: Tent Burned “Like Tissue Paper”

Seventy years ago this month, on July 6, 1944, the Hartford (CT) Circus Fire occurred when a tent, waterproofed with paraffin and gasoline, ignited and was  rapidly consumed. In the ensuing panic, 168 people died, many of them children, and hundreds suffered injuries. Local firefighters also lost loved ones. See how Fire Engineering reported on the tragedy and the fire safety questions it raised.

Systems

Five Injured in Large Fort Worth (TX) Apartment Fire

Some residents jumped out windows to escape fire at a Forth Worth apartment complex.

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Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Name First Three Winners in 2014 Gear Giveaway

July 21, 2014 Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered for the...

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