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Jack Murphy      

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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Fireworks Start Fire that Burns California Firefighter's Home

Fireworks sparked a fire that damaged two homes Monday in the city of Merced, California. One of the homes was owned by a city firefighter.

Fire Guts Warehouse: ‘Not Enough Water’

On June 21, 1982, fire severely damaged a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse, less than a month after the local fire chief warned about inadequate f...

Construction Concerns: Blocked Emergency Exits

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the codes regarding the dangers of obstructed emergency exits at buildings under construct...

Olive Township (MI) Hydrant Issue During Fire May Change Procedures

CSB Releases Draft Investigation Report into 2009 Explosion and Fire at Caribbean Petroleum

New Axis Intelligent CO Detector and Sounder Base from Advanced

Global fire systems business Advanced has released a new intelligent carbon monoxide (CO) detector and sounder base.

American Wood Council Gets USDA Grant to Study Tall Wood Construction

The American Wood Council has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performa...

Construction Concerns: Types of Gypsum Drywall Board

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at this type of building construction material that was made popular popular during the building bo...

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...

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 during FDIC 2015's final hour to ge...

Improper Disposal of Cigarette Cause of Arlington (MA) Fire

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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

Howard County (MD) Fire Officials Urge Fireworks Safety This Independence Day

As the Fourth of July holiday approached, Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) reminded residents and businesses to keep their celebrations safe during the holiday.

Building Construction

Hackensack (NJ) Remembers Fallen Firefighters

On the evening of July 1, Hackensack (NJ) city officials, firefighters, families, and friends gathered at the firefighter's memorial in Fairmont Park for the 27th anniversary of the 1988 auto dealership fire that killed five members of the department.


Xtralis VESDA-E VEA Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014.

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Hackensack (NJ) Remembers Fallen Firefighters

July 2, 2015 On the evening of July 1, Hackensack (NJ) city officials, firefighters, families, and friends gathered at the firefig...

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