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Regulatory Collaboration: Hazardous Materials

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Although various codes are overall very complete in regulating the storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials, certain ambiguities may need clarification. Thomas Sawyer

Sprinklers Made Simple

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Whether you have been on the job for one year or for 25 years, if you don't know sprinkler system basics, this is a good primer (or refresher) for you. Ron Kanterman

Learning More About CRR

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Community Risk Reduction is a program that is growing in the fire service across the country.

Survey Looking at Challenges to Implementing Community Risk Reduction

Mon, Jan 26, 2015

The Vision 20/20 Project is conducting an important voluntary survey to identify challenges to implementing Community Risk Reduction programs in the fire service.

Construction Concerns: Postindicator Valves

Mon, Jan 26, 2015

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses these valves which are commonly used as the valve operator for automatic fire sprinkler and standpipe systems.

Return NFPA Fire Experience Surveys by April 15 for Chance to Win iPad Air

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

The NFPA, as we do every year, has mailed out a paper version of our Fire Experience survey to each of you.

CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey

Sun, Jan 18, 2015

East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into operation only four days before the accident, an investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has found. 

Des Plaines Woman Dies in Fire Started by Smoking Materials

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

A 54-year-old woman was found dead Thursday morning inside a smoke-filled house in Des Plaines

Fire and Emergency Services Comparative Analysis

Wed, Jan 14, 2015

When’s important for a chief to compare a range of statistical measurements with neighboring departments, writes Mark Wallace.

Ron Ebelhar of Terracon Named 2015 Chairman of the ASTM International Board of Directors

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Ronald J. Ebelhar, P.E., D.GE, senior principal with Terracon in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named chairman of the 2015 ASTM International board of directors.

Study Conducted to Identify Potential Technology Solutions to Kitchen Fires

Wed, Jan 7, 2015

Cooking fires are the leading cause of residential  fires, according to the United States Fire Administration. To help identify contributing factors and potential solutions, the Vision 20/20 project commissioned an independent study by Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) to provide data on the heat characteristics of different range top configurations.

Dryer Vent Wizard Announces Grants Awarded for Fire Prevention Education Programs in U.S. and Canada

Mon, Jan 5, 2015

In a new initiative to raise public awareness about prevention of dryer fires, Dryer Vent Wizard recently awarded grants of 500 dollars each to fire departments in New Lenox, Ill., Detroit, Mich., and Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Second Texas Fire Claims Lives of Five More Seniors

Sun, Jan 4, 2015

Castle Hills, Texas just experienced something that no town orcommunity wants to experience, a high-rise, senior living apartment building on fire. This fire leaves 5 citizensdead, many injured, and many with emotional scars that won’t heal anytime soon. This fire, like many before it, shows the need for current building and fire codes, especially automatic fire sprinklers.

Jet Fuel Tanker Truck Catches Fire Near Eagle (CO)

Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Fire crews have knocked down a fire in the cab of a semi-trailer tanker hauling jet fuel and traveling westbound on Interstate 70 near Eagle on Tuesday morning.

Company/Association News

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

Dallas (TX) Fire Department responds to Ebola patient

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Emergency medical service (EMS) crews of the Dallas (TX) Fire Department responded to the first confirmed case of Ebola reported in the United States.

Charleston (WV) Firefighter Named New State Fire Marshal

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Captain Ken Tyree will take over after the current fire marshal, Tony Carrico, leaves for a new position at the end of the month.

Exterior Attack: When to Use It

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an attached garage fire.

Dryer Vent Wizard Raises Record Amount for Childrens Burn Foundation

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

E2s D112 Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders Gain Vds Approval

Tue, Dec 16, 2014

E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 3015/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. 

Ferguson (MO) Firefighters Said Governor Did Not Protect Them

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The flames burned for hours on the night of November 24th. it was the night Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

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February 2015
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