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EKU Fire Protection Degree Receives ABET Accreditation

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Eastern Kentucky University’s bachelor’s degree program in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology has been accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Faulty Water Heater Sparked Rocky Fire

Wed, Aug 19, 2015

A water heater failure sparked the first of the two fires that together formed the massive Rocky fire in Lake County.

National Campus Fire Safety Month Contest Works to Raise Student Awareness of Fire Hazards

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

September is Campus Fire Safety Month and this year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center), the University of New Haven Fire Science Club (UNH) and Domino’s are teaming up to host a national campaign and Campus Fire Safety Sweepstakes & Contest (Contest) that raises awareness of fire safety on college campuses.

Howard County (MD) Receives Grant for 400 New Smoke Alarms

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) has been awarded a $4,969 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. 

Quebec Government Releases Guide on Construction of 12-Story Wood Buildings

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The government of the Canadian province of Quebec has released a guide on the construction of 12-story wood buildings, according to a release.

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.

Training Minutes: Arson and Fire Investigation

Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Check out this series of Training Minutes videos on arson and fire investigation presented by Adrian "Buddy" Cales, FDIC instructor and fire investigation veteran in the law enforcement, fire service, and private sectors.

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.

Report: College- or University-Related Fire Deaths Hit All-Time Low for Second Year

Thu, Aug 13, 2015

A report from Campus Firewatch says that, in the last two academic years, there have been four college/university-related fire deaths each year. This would be the lowest since records started being kept in 2000, and a downward trend from the peak of 20 fire deaths in 2006/2007.

Heat Wave Heightens Danger During California Wildfires

Wed, Aug 12, 2015

A heat wave expected to last into next week has heightened the danger in what is already an epic summer of California wildfires.

California Man Arrested on Suspicion of Starting Backfire Near Jerusalem fire

Mon, Aug 10, 2015

A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a backfire to protect his marijuana growing operation from the 5,000-acre Jerusalem fire burning north of Napa

AFSA to Present NFPA 13 Update Webinar

Mon, Aug 10, 2015

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) will present a 90-minute webinar "NFPA 13 Update: 2016 Edition" on September 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. CDT.

New Fire Extinguisher Training Video for Building Owners

Mon, Aug 10, 2015

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has released a new video to train building owners on the proper use of fire extinguishers.

Construction Concerns: Job Site Fuel Storage, Part I

Mon, Aug 10, 2015

In the first part of his multipart Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at codes and regulations regarding potentially hazardous fuels stored at job sites.

A Look at CalFire Wildland Firefighter Lunches

Sun, Aug 9, 2015

What do firefighters eat when they're battling a wildfire?

California Governor Brown Set to Tour Rocky Fire

Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to meet with firefighters and emergency officials that continue to battle the more than 69,000-acre Rocky Fire.

Arson in Camden (NJ) Fires? Residents Want Answers

Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Three fires burned at former industrial sites over a 10-day period in 2011 in Camden, New Jersey, and residents are still left wondering about the cause of the fires, according to a news report.

AFSA Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Wed, Aug 5, 2015

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has elected its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Newly elected directors include Rod DiBona of Rapid Fire Protection in Rapid City, S.D. (Region 3) and Lyle Hall of Western Fire Protection in Poway, Calif. (At Large).  DiBona will take over the regional director position previously held by Joseph Heinrich, who will continue on the board as the immediate past chairman.

Thunderstorms May Impact Firefighters Working Rocky Fire

Tue, Aug 4, 2015

The unpredictable Rocky fire grew to 65,000 acres by Tuesday morning after bursting through the containment line and jumping a highway, sending embers over firefighters.

A Look at the Fire Prevention Advocacy Toolkit

Tue, Aug 4, 2015

In today's Featured Resource from Vision 20/20, we are looking at resources from the free Fire Prevention Advocacy Toolkit.

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.

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