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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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NFPA Seeks Comments on Standard for Fire Control of Structures Based on Fire Dynamics

At its April 2015 meeting, the Council reviewed the request of Richard Dyer, Kansas City, Missouri, that NFPA establi...

FDIC International 2015: A Stroll Through the ICC and Lucas Oil Stadium

Take this quick eight-minute stroll through the Indianapolis Convention Center floor and into Lucas Oil Stadium durin...

Improper Disposal of Cigarette Cause of Arlington (MA) Fire

NFPA Standards in Action: Your Voice Matters

Significant Changes to the 2015 International Fire Code

The threshold for requiring a manual fire alarm system in Section 907.2.3 of the 2015 International Fire Code&nb...

Miami-Dade Homes with Burglar Bars Persistent Problem for Firefighters

Self-help first step toward helping others

People handle things in different ways, and people go through many changes from births, deaths, new jobs, promotions ...

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Too Small a Value on Human Lives

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. It ...

Construction Concerns: Roofs: Snow Load

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at the amount of snow load that a roof is designed to hold according ...

Sean DeCrane: The Fire Service and Tunnel Vision

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Sean DeCrane, Battalion Chief, Cleveland (OH) Fire Depa...

Fire Codes: Using Elevators for Evacuation?

New York City's Fire, Buildings, and City Planning Departments are composing rules to govern occupant-evacuation elev...

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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

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.

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CAL FIRE, PG&E Urge Fire Safety on Memorial Day Weekend

CAL FIRE and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) want Californians to have a memorable and safe Memorial Day weekend. 

Building Construction

Company, Employers Fined After Ontario Fire That Endangered Workers, Injured Crane Operator

Following a fire at a construction project in Kingston, Ontario, that led to a crane operator being rescued by military helicopter, three individuals and the company that employed the worker s have pleaded guilty in court and fined a total of $74,000.

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NFPA Seeks Comments on Standard for Fire Control of Structures Based on Fire Dynamics

At its April 2015 meeting, the Council reviewed the request of Richard Dyer, Kansas City, Missouri, that NFPA establish a new project to develop an NFPA Standard on fire control of structures based upon fire dynamics.

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Ignite Fire Safety Awareness at U.S. Colleges

May is when families across the U.S. begin planning for their college-age children’s fall semester and either on- or off-campus housing needs. While there are more than 21 million college students in the U.S., unfortunately many of them are living in housing lacking fire sprinklers, smoke detectors and other critical fire safety protections.

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CAL FIRE, PG&E Urge Fire Safety on Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2015 CAL FIRE and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) want Californians to have a memorable and safe Memorial Day ...

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