Building Codes


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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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Drill: New Architecture = New Tactics

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training dill focusing on one t...

Public Safety Orgs React to Secret Carrier Deal on 911 Location

More than a dozen of the nation's leading public safety advocates and organizations reacted with anger and alternativ...

NFPA Releases Report on 2013 Firefighter Injuries

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter In...

NASEMSO Announces New Initiative on Performance Measures

The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) announced today a cooperative agreem...

Exova Warringtonfire Increases Sprinkler Head Testing Capabilities in Australia

Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire and security testing and certification provider, has made an investment whi...

Foundation Strives to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Born of tragedy, the Lindsey O'Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation seeks to help raise awareness about the da...

John K. Murphy on Training Liability: Q & A

John K. Murphy, attorney and retired fire chief from Washington state, recently presented a free Webcast on training ...

NFPA Standards Council Acts to Establish a Standard for Community Risk Reduction Plans

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council has approved a request to establish ...

MagneGas Launches MagneTote Product Line for First Responders

MagneTote™ is a portable and compact system to cut with the power of MagneGas®

San Francisco Firefighter Organizations Call for Fire Chief's Removal

Citing a "grave crisis in direction and leadership," heads of San Francisco’s rank-and-file firefighter org...

Modular Concerns: The Dangers of Sunlight Reflected Off Energy-Efficient Windows

Kevin A. Gallagher follows up on his October 2013 article with this update on the dangers of a new type of fire cause.

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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

New App Helps Fire Prevention Efforts

Provides video clips and other useful tools for home safety visits.

Building Construction

'Lightweight' Homes Concern Wisconsin Firefighters

About 30 seconds after the last firefighter emerged from a burning Weston house several years ago, the floor he had been standing on collapsed behind him with a whoosh.


Drill: New Architecture = New Tactics

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training dill focusing on one tactical challenge found in a hybrid of the Texas Doughnut and the Podium construction architecture.


E2s D112 Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders Gain Vds Approval

E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 3015/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. 

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Exterior Attack: When to Use It

December 18, 2014 Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an at...

Fire Engineering

October 2014
Volume 167, Issue 10

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