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FDIC 2014 Recap: Hale Offers Demonstrations of its Latest Products

At FDIC 2014, Hale presented its extensive product line of firefighting pumps and foam systems including SmartCAFS sy...

Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention Symposium Materials Available

The presentations from the Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention symposiums are now available online! If ...

Absence of Smoke Alarms Large Factor in Home Fire Deaths

Three out of five home fire deaths in 2007-2011 resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms, accor...

Campaign Launched to Curb Fire Risk Posed by Intermediate Bulk Containers

The Fire Protection Research Foundation and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with support from the insura...

Fire at Historic New York Hotel

Fire departments from numerous departments responded to a fire at a historic multi-story hotel in Stamford, New York....

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UL Fire Safety Journal 2

In this issue of Underwriter Laboratories' Fire Safety Journal series you can learn more about UL's live burn experiments, computer modeling and statistical analysis -- all reflecting Fire Safety challenges of today.

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student Injured by Fire; 23 Sorority Sisters Displaced

A fire at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma) Sorority House, was reported at approximately 10:44 this morning, March 21, 2014.

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Coral Springs (FL) Teaches Safety to Kids with Safety Town Program

The city of Coral Springs, Florida, has established a program known as Safety Town to educate children on the basics of staying safe.

Building Construction

'Radically Sustainable' Buildings: The Next Challenge for Firefighters?

Firefighters around the nation have recognized the need to understand the dangers posed by "green" building construction or sustainable design. But a new generation of these types of buildings may further complicate things from a preincident planning perspective.

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Survey of 911 Dispatchers Finds Many Indoor Callers Cannot be Located

A survey of managers and dispatchers from Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) that handle 9-1-1 calls in all 50 states found that most dispatchers have difficulty locating wireless callers through the location information provided by the carriers, particularly when they are calling from indoor locations.

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FDIC 2014 Recap: Hale Offers Demonstrations of its Latest Products

At FDIC 2014, Hale presented its extensive product line of firefighting pumps and foam systems including SmartCAFS systems, Class 1 electronics and gauges, and portable pump units.

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Survey of 911 Dispatchers Finds Many Indoor Callers Cannot be Located

April 24, 2014 A survey of managers and dispatchers from Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) that handle 9-1-1 calls in all 50 st...

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