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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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Artists Painting Fire Hydrants Create Risk for San Francisco

Artists to some, vandals to others, they've taken it upon themselves to spray-paint dozens of hydrants around the city.

FDM Announces Support for New Text to 911 Standard for Hearing Impaired

For Canada's hearing or speech impaired, calling 911 in an emergency hasn't been possible. Until now.

BETE Fog Nozzle Inc Obtains ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Certifications

BETE Fog Nozzle, Inc. is proud to announce that it has received ASME Certifications for the design and manufacture of...

FICEMS Releases Collaborative Action Plan to Further Support EMS Nationwide

In an effort to further coordinate federal efforts in emergency medical services (EMS), the members of the Federal In...

Paul Hough Elected Chairman of ASTM Committee on Thermal Insulation

Paul A. Hough, manager, global product fire and seismic performance, Armstrong World Industries Inc., Lancaster (PA) ...

Foundation for Getting Building Knowledge to First-Due Companies

Jack Murphy and Sean DeCrane on how one of the World Trade Center missions was accomplished, getting critical buildin...

Abington Township (PA) Fire Department Receives Accreditation from Internationally Recognized Public Safety Organization

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) has put Abington Township (PA) Fire Department (ATFD) on th...

Surprise Problems

The title of this column may seem redundant: All problems are somewhat of a surprise either because of their timing o...

Interview with 2014 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Ronny J. Coleman

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Ronny J. Coleman, State of California Fire Marshal (Ret...

FCC Votes on Wireless 911 Location Accuracy

The Federal Communications Commission today proposed rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless caller...

21st Century Tactical Building Intelligence Model

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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

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student Injured by Fire; 23 Sorority Sisters Displaced

A fire at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma) Sorority House, was reported at approximately 10:44 this morning, March 21, 2014.

Public Education

Coral Springs (FL) Teaches Safety to Kids with Safety Town Program

The city of Coral Springs, Florida, has established a program known as Safety Town to educate children on the basics of staying safe.

Building Construction

One Dead and Five Injured in San Francisco Fire

One person has died, two people are in critical condition and three others sustained moderate to minor injuries during a fire at two residential buildings near Cow Palace in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley neighborhood.


Artists Painting Fire Hydrants Create Risk for San Francisco

Artists to some, vandals to others, they've taken it upon themselves to spray-paint dozens of hydrants around the city.


Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention Symposium Materials Available

The presentations from the Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention symposiums are now available online! If you go to Vision 20/20, they are under the "Model Measures" dropdown in the navigation bar across the top.

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Fireground Safety Tips

April 16, 2014 Thomas N. Warren asks "So, what can the average firefighter, operating daily in his fire company, do to operate ...

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