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Fire-Resistive Floor-Ceiling Assemblies

Mon, Nov 10, 2014

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at fire resistance ratings for these sections of commercial, industrial, and multifamily residential buildings.

Guardian SSI Brings Student Cooking Safety Information to Campus Fire Forum 2014

Wed, Nov 5, 2014

Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GSSI), in the development and manufacturing of residential range top fire protection systems industries, will exhibit at the Campus Fire Forum 2014, November 10 - 13, at the Wyndham Hotel, Orlando. 

Humpday Hangout: Decision Making and the Incident Commander

Wed, Nov 5, 2014

FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talks to Ron Kanterman and Tom Aurnhammer, the hosts of the "Backstep Boys" radio program on Fire Engineering Talk Radio, about decision making and the role of the incident commander.

AFSA Announces Schedule for 2015 Sprinkler System Planning Schools

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) announces the 2015 schedule for its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School. Five 2015 class sessions have been scheduled for January 19-30, March 16-27, May 11-22, July 20-31, and September 14-25.

NFPA and CPSC announce Carbon Monoxide Alarm Safety Toolkit

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

As temperatures drop and consumers begin cranking up their heating systems, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have launched a new online toolkit to help local fire departments educate the public about the associated risks of carbon monoxide (CO) in the months ahead. 

New Job Shirt Delivers ASTM Level Resistance to Blood Borne Pathogens

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Gerber Outerwear's SX Soft Shell Job Shirt uses cutting edge fabric technology to provide ASTM 1671 Level BBP protection.

Jordan Bretey Wins AFSA's National Apprentice Competition

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

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). 

Residents Escape Illinois Apartment Fire; Firefighter Hurt

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Discarded smoking materials were blamed for a Batavia (IL) apartment fire that injured a firefighter Monday, according to a news report.

Company/Association News

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

GLOBE, DUPONT, and the NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL (NVFC) announced the Cape Ferrelo Rural Fire Protection District (Brookings, Oregon) and the Stratton (CO) Volunteer Fire Department as the second round of winners in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

Exova Warringtonfire Increases Sprinkler Head Testing Capabilities in Australia

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

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

Transitional Attack: When to Use It

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Scott Joerger-Before you can make the argument for using transitional attack, you must understand what it is. A look at current definitions of the tactic and situations in which it is appropriate to employ.

Foundation Strives to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

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.

ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity today at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea.

James Golinveaux Receives 2014 Henry S Parmelee Award

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

In recognition of his work to advance the fire sprinkler industry, James Golinveaux, senior fellow of water suppression products, Tyco Fire Protection Products, was presented the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) highest honor, the Henry S. Parmelee Award.

US Digital Designs Enhances Phoenix G2 Fire Station Alerting System with New Products

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Fire chiefs and public safety officials can now choose from a wider variety of fire station alerting technology, thanks to the latest product enhancements to the Phoenix G2 Station Alerting System.

Dr. John L. Bryan, Fire Protection Pioneer, Passes Away

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Dr. John L. Bryan, a pioneer in the field of fire protection, recently passed away.

Gore Highlighting Expanded Portfolio of Flame Retardant Military Garments at AUSA 2014

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., will be featuring its expanded line of flame-retardant (FR) military apparel at the 2014 AUSA Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 13-15, in Booth 2719. 

Family Saved by Carbon Monoxide Detector Given Out at Indiana Fire Department Open House

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

On October 6, 2014, the La Porte (IN) Fire Department hosted their annual open house to kick off Fire Prevention Week. For the second year they teamed up with the LOK/Wishing Tree Foundation, a foundation that promotes awareness for carbon monoxide (CA) poisoning.

California Wildfire Threatening Hundreds of Homes

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

A series of wildfires along a Northern California interstate destroyed five homes and threatened hundreds more as fire crews fought Thursday to keep it from a canyon where dry brush could make it a far bigger problem.

NFPA Announces Second National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the second annual national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Wildfire Preparedness Day) is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Americans Know More About Snack Cakes than Smoke Alarms, Survey Says

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

According to a survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety, nearly five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie snack cake than the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm.

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