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NFPA Standards in Action: Your Voice Matters

Sat, May 2, 2015

Operating More Than One Hoseline from a Standpipe

Fri, May 1, 2015

Charging and flowing additional handlines from a standpipe require close coordination because of the increased friction loss in the standpipe and hoselines supplying the fire department connection.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Honors Firefighters with National Firemark Award and Grants

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Celebrating America's firefighters for their bravery and commitment to fire safety, Liberty Mutual Insurance today announced recipients of its 2014 National Firemark Award.

Construction Concerns: Vertical Rolling Fire Doors

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns follows up on his previous fire doors article from March, but this time focuses on the verticle rolling type.

Significant Changes to the 2015 International Fire Code

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

The threshold for requiring a manual fire alarm system in Section 907.2.3 of the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) has been raised from 30 occupants to 50. The emergency voice/alarm communication system requirement has been raised to 100 occupants. (This information is excerpted from the Significant Changes to the 2015 International Fire Code.)


CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion.  


news in brief

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

A study conducted by Jeffrey Saver, M.D., director of the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, and his colleagues sought to determine if having paramedics administer stroke therapies as soon as stroke is suspected would shorten the time between stroke onset and treatment.

East Cleveland's Fire Equipment Situation Leaves City Without Fire Protection

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

The residents of East Cleveland are currently without fire protection. Every major piece of fire fighting equipment in the city has broken down, leaving the city's firefighters unable to answer calls with an engine or ladder truck.


Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association Expands Educational Partnership Program

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association has increased the reach of its educational toolkit program by partnering with two additional Offices of the State Fire Marshal -- Louisiana and Massachusetts.

Investigators: Hybrid Car May Have Sparked Missouri House Fire

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

A Ballwin family is forced out of their home in the middle of the night after fire engulfs part of their house

Two Firefighters Burned in Pine Grove (CA) House Fire

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

Two firefighters were injured fighting a house fire in Pine Grove in Amador County.

Construction Concerns: Misleading Marketing

Tue, Apr 7, 2015

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel takes a look at the old adage "Let the buyer beware" regarding construction building materials.

Honeywell Releases New FAAST Aspiration Smoke Detection Applications Guide

Tue, Apr 7, 2015

Choosing the right fire detection method for a specific environment can have wide-reaching benefits not only in terms of the level of protection provided but also economic advantages such as reduced downtime and improved maintenance.

Waterway Franchise is now Waterway Co-Op

Sat, Apr 4, 2015

Waterway, the oldest and largest hose testing company in the United States, has a new name.

Beam Smoke Detectors Partners with Detroit Lions NFL Players

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

To ensure the safety of its players and staff, the Detroit Lions NFL team has selected FFE's optical beam smoke detectors to provide the fire protection for its 92,000 sq. ft. full-size indoor practice field.

CFSI, IFSTA Announce Recipients of 2015 Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the International Fire Service Training Association at Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University (IFSTA/FPP-OSU) are honored to select two fire prevention education pioneers, Cathy Lohr and Pam Powell, as the 2015 recipients of the Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education.

Fire Demonstration Shows Life-Saving Impact of Home Fire Sprinklers

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

As the vast majority of U.S. fire deaths occur in homes, a recent live fire demonstration vividly showed the potential deadly destruction from home fires compared to the life-saving impact of home fire sprinklers.

Casey Grant Appointed Executive Director of NFPA's Fire Protection Research Foundation

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

P2 ~ Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

Firefighter LODDs: Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

P4 ~ Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

A comprehensive guide to safe, effective, and compliant live burn training. Greg Fisher

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