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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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CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey

East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink ...

Second Texas Fire Claims Lives of Five More Seniors

Castle Hills, Texas just experienced something that no town orcommunity ...

Charleston (WV) Firefighter Named New State Fire Marshal

Captain Ken Tyree will take over after the current fire marshal, Tony Carrico, leaves for a new position at the end o...

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 ...

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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.

Public Education

Chattanooga Firefighters Present Check to Survivors of Tragic Fire

Chattanooga (TN) firefighters helped set up a fund to raise money for a family devastated by a recent fire.

Building Construction

In Case You Missed It: December 2014 Fire Engineering Features

View some of the online-only features that ran this month on the Fire Engineering Web site.

Codes

CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey

East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into operation only four days before the accident, an investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has found. 

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November 2014
Volume 167, Issue 11
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