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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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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.

Accurate Cell Phone Locations for 9-1-1 Calls in California Could Save More Than 1200 Lives Per Year

Based on information from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a national public safety coalition estimates t...

San Francisco Official Not Pleased with Fire Department Top Brass

Supervisor London Breed will announce that she has lost confidence in the leadership of the San Francisco Fire Depart...

Legal Minute: Fire Inspections

Why do we perform fire inspections? Retired deputy fire chief and attorney John K. Murphy discusses the legal aspects...

NFPA Releases New Fire Loss Report

Every 25 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the U.S., according to a new report released by t...

Construction Concerns: Firewall Penetrations

In any building, fire-rated partitions must be penetrated by pipes, electrical conduits, cables, and other utilities ...

HP Recalls Six Million Laptop Power Cords for Fire and Burn Hazard

HP issued the voluntary recall on Tuesday, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords&nbs...

ICC Member, ICC-ES Accept WSSPC Awards

Ron Lynn, Director/Building Official for the Clark County, Nev., Department of Development Services and a past Intern...

Hotel Fires: “It is Only a Matter of Time . . .”

In 1946, several deadly hotel fires—in Chicago, Illinois, Dubuque, Iowa, and Atlanta, Georgia—spurred the fire servic...

Former Utah Female Firefighter Alleges Sexual Harassment

Winter Roof Collapses

Now that the heat of summer is on us, it's appropriate to look back on one of the worst ice- and snow-filled winters ...

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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

Albright College (PA) Sophomore Dies in Early Morning Fire

The Albright College campus community, in Reading, Pennsylvania, is mourning the loss of a student who died in an off-campus house fire early Saturday morning, September 13, 2014.

Public Education

Harris County (TX) New Emergency Operations Center Equipped to Serve One of the Fastest Growing Regions

Harris County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation has a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help local governments and emergency responders serve and protect residents during disasters and emergencies.

Building Construction

Construction Concerns: Hazard Communication in Construction

Gregory Havel discusses the importance of record keeping by building owners and managers, which can provide valuable information to first responders in the event of a fire, explosion, or structural collapse.

Codes

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.

Systems

Spartan ERV Reports 20 Unit Order for Sao Paulo, Brazil

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced that it has been awarded by the Sao Paulo (Brazil) Fire Department an order for 20 units.

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Construction Concerns: Hazard Communication in Construction

September 22, 2014 Gregory Havel discusses the importance of record keeping by building owners and managers, which can provide valuable ...

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