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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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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 ...

MagneGas Launches MagneTote Product Line for First Responders

MagneTote™ is a portable and compact system to cut with the power of MagneGas®

San Francisco Firefighter Organizations Call for Fire Chief's Removal

Citing a "grave crisis in direction and leadership," heads of San Francisco’s rank-and-file firefighter org...

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...

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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

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 dangers of carbon monoxide and empower fire departments to create dynamic public education campaigns to help save lives.

Building Construction

Winds Help Spread Buffalo (NY) Structure Fire

Buffalo (NY) firefighters responded in the late afternoon of October 25, 2014, after several calls reporting a structure fire.

Codes

Exova Warringtonfire Increases Sprinkler Head Testing Capabilities in Australia

Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire and security testing and certification provider, has made an investment which expands its sprinkler head testing capabilities in Australia.

Systems

Jordan Bretey Wins AFSA's National Apprentice Competition

Seven competitors competed for top honors at the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) 21st Annual National Apprentice Competition held October 1 in Orlando (FL). 

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New Job Shirt Delivers ASTM Level Resistance to Blood Borne Pathogens

October 29, 2014 Gerber Outerwear's SX Soft Shell Job Shirt uses cutting edge fabric technology to provide ASTM 1671 Level BBP protect...

Fire Engineering

October 2014
Volume 167, Issue 10
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