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Atlantic City (NJ) Fire Chief Concerned Casino Is a 'Fire Trap'

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Acting Atlantic City (NJ) Fire Chief Scott Evans has voiced concerns regarding potential fire risk in the massive, currently unoccupied Revel casino.

Edwards Launches 520 Hz Signaling Product Line

Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Audible alarms are a requirement of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, which mandates alarms in sleeping areas such as dormitories, multi-family dwellings, hotels and other properties use a low-frequency (520 Hz) tone to alert occupants of a fire or carbon monoxide emergency.

Corbett's Trivia: Conflagration

Wed, Sep 30, 2015 When was the last conflagration in Manhattan?

Construction Concerns: Natural Gas and Propane

Mon, Sep 28, 2015

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses the use of natural gas and liquefied propane gas in buildings under construction, in buildings undergoing renovation, and in the temporary structures that are found on construction job sites.

FCIA Brings Barrier Management Symposium to Bristol (TN)

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is strongly focused on promoting knowledge and awareness of the importance of Life Safety and Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation within the healthcare, education and other building occupancies.

Code Quote of Convenience

Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Jack J. Murphy examines New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Charles Richman's comments about code requirements and a fire that devastated a building in Edgewater.

Fire Service IBC/FC Group-A Code Proposals Consideration / Group-2

Wed, Sep 9, 2015

ICC Code Development Final Hearings (Long Beach, California) the Group-A public hearings will start September 30 and continue until October 5, 2015. The voting process will be conducted either in-person or via remote access.

Yocha Dehe (CA) FD Earns Prestigious International Accreditation for the Second Time

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

The Fire Department of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has again earned accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The decision was announced August 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD) first earned accreditation in 2010 and is the only Native American fire department to do so.

Harris County Public Information Officer Re-Appointed to FCC Committee

Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Public Information Officer, Francisco Sánchez, Jr. has been re-appointed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to continue serving on the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). 

Construction Concerns: Job Site Fuel Storage, Part II

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Gregory Havel continues looking at the requirements for the storage and dispensing of flammable and combustible liquids as per NFPA standards.

Demands to Change Codes Following Devastating Fire Being Ignored in NJ

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Seven months after the devastating fire that ripped through a large apartment complex in Edgewater, fire officials are renewing calls to lawmakers and Governor Christie to strengthen fire-safety standards for new buildings.

Firefighters, Register Now for Remote ICC Final Code Hearings Voting

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Do you feel comfortable reading the outside of a building? Jack Murphy and Sean DeCrane urge you to join fellow firefighters in voting at the ICC Code Development Final Hearings in Long Beach, California.

Ohio Passes Bill to Amend Building, Fire Codes, Adopts Rules to Allow Barricade Devices

Sun, Aug 16, 2015

On the heels of the National Fire Protection Association’s release of a School Safety, Codes and Security report earlier this month, in which the need for changes to codes, standards, procedures, policies and operational tactics relating to fire codes and emergency lockdown situations was called for, the State of Ohio has passed a new bill that prohibits the state fire code from banning the use of a barricade device on a school door in an emergency situation.

CO2Meter to Present on Carbon Dioxide and Monitoring Options to Fire Prevention Association of Nevada

Thu, Aug 13, 2015

CO2Meter, Inc. will present an educational session on carbon dioxide gas, its effects, and how to monitor for it to the Fire Prevention Association of Nevada (FPAN) on August 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

Tyco Fire Protection Products Introduces Mobile App

Sun, Aug 2, 2015

Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP), in the total fire suppression solutions industry, has introduced a mobile app that streamlines the process of selecting a portable fire extinguisher.

Open question to 2015 FDIC attendees

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

You made the trek to the epicenter of fire service training, information, and networking and returned home with knowledge, freebies, and dirty clothes. 

Transgressions and Forgiveness

Wed, Jul 22, 2015

A friend called the other day and asked a question and hoped it would not insult me, but he was very upset and needed to vent to someone. 

Boston Firefighters to Be Armed with Building Data

Tue, Jul 14, 2015

The Boston (MA) Fire Department is working with the city's data analytics team to get critical building information into the hands of firefighters during emergency incidents, according to a report.

Fireworks Start Fire that Burns California Firefighter's Home

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

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’

Wed, Jun 17, 2015

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 fire protection. See the August 1982 Fire Engineering article on the fire and Technical Editor Glenn Corbett’s comments on its significance.

Construction Concerns: Blocked Emergency Exits

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

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

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