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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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HP Recalls Six Million Laptop Power Cords for Fire and Burn Hazard

HP issued the voluntary recall on Tuesday, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords&nbs...

ICC Member, ICC-ES Accept WSSPC Awards

Ron Lynn, Director/Building Official for the Clark County, Nev., Department of Development Services and a past Intern...

Hotel Fires: “It is Only a Matter of Time . . .”

In 1946, several deadly hotel fires—in Chicago, Illinois, Dubuque, Iowa, and Atlanta, Georgia—spurred the fire servic...

Former Utah Female Firefighter Alleges Sexual Harassment

Winter Roof Collapses

Now that the heat of summer is on us, it's appropriate to look back on one of the worst ice- and snow-filled winters ...

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)...

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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

Wrongful Death Suit Expected After Fatal Massachusetts Fire

The family of a Boston University student killed in a fire last year after becoming trapped in her attic bedroom is filing a lawsuit against the landlord and brokers, according to a news report.

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

Construction Concerns: Roofing Materials Tests

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses the ins and outs of roofing materials that firefighters may encounter.  

Codes

HP Recalls Six Million Laptop Power Cords for Fire and Burn Hazard

HP issued the voluntary recall on Tuesday, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”

Systems

Rochester (NY) Firefighters Respond to 2-Alarm Fire in Multi-Use Building

At 22:05, the City of Rochester (NY) Fire Department received multiple calls for a fire in a large building at the corner of Anderson Avenue and N. Goodman St.

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HP Recalls Six Million Laptop Power Cords for Fire and Burn Hazard

August 27, 2014 HP issued the voluntary recall on Tuesday, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords&nbs...

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