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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.

Olive Township (MI) Hydrant Issue During Fire May Change Procedures

Thu, Jun 11, 2015

CSB Releases Draft Investigation Report into 2009 Explosion and Fire at Caribbean Petroleum

Thu, Jun 11, 2015

New Axis Intelligent CO Detector and Sounder Base from Advanced

Sat, Jun 6, 2015

Global fire systems business Advanced has released a new intelligent carbon monoxide (CO) detector and sounder base.

American Wood Council Gets USDA Grant to Study Tall Wood Construction

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

The American Wood Council has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct research on the fire performance of mass timber buildings.

Construction Concerns: Types of Gypsum Drywall Board

Wed, May 27, 2015

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at this type of building construction material that was made popular popular during the building boom of and after World War II.

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