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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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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...

Leadership and Decision Making: The Vroom-Yetton Model

The Vroom-Yetton Contingency Model bases decision making on situational leadership that can be used by just about any...

Fire Codes and Standards: Denver's Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code

Brian Lukus-Denver was the first city to allow recreational sales of marijuana in Colorado. Here's a look at how the ...

Construction Concerns: Fire Extinguisher Installation

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses NFPA 10 and the placement of and specifications for fire ex...

White Paper: Properly Interpreting NFPA Codes

The Joint Commission has focused an unprecedented amount of attention on fire and life safety issues for hospitals. T...

Fire Service Call to Action: Get Involved in the Code Development Process in Person or OnLine

To help with a strong voice for Taming the Fire Environment (TFE), all fire departments are encouraged to participate...

Construction Concerns: Wood Frame Concealed Spaces

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregoy Havel informs firefighters on the hazards of spaces created within wood fram...

New Jersey Fire Prompts Bill to Halt Lightweight Wood Construction

The fire that destroyed most of a large apartment complex in northern New Jersey last month has prompted talk of legi...

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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

Tennessee House Fire Offers Valuable Safety Lesson

When fire breaks out in a home, a closed door can mean the difference between life and death.

Building Construction

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 to building code requirements among other variables.

Codes

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 was one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States.

Systems

Pierce Delivers Pumper to Protect Iconic Jack Daniel Distillery

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, delivered a Pierce Velocity pumper to the Jack Daniel’s Fire Brigade in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

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Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

March 25, 2015 The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chas...

Fire Engineering

February 2015
Volume 168, Issue 2
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