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  1. Fire Service Industry News: Ohio Passes Bill to Amend Building, Fire Codes , Adopts Rules to Allow Barricade Devices

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    Sun, 16 Aug 2015

    Association’s release of a School Safety, Codes and Security report earlier this month, in which the need for changes to codes , standards, procedures, policies and operational tactics relating to fire codes and emergency lockdown situations was

  2. Fire Service Industry News: FEMA Recommends I-Codes for National Flood Insurance Program

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    Mon, 9 Dec 2013

    National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood plain management report says current model building codes , such as the International Codes (I- Codes ), have flood provisions that are consistent with NFIP requirements for buildings and structures

  1. Fire Service Industry News: 2015 International Codes Support Resiliency, Safety, Innovation, Affordability in the Built Environment

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    Wed, 11 Jun 2014

    and other code users can begin today to prepare for adoption and use of the newest building safety codes . The 2015 International Codes (I- Codes ) developed by International Code Council Members and other safety advocates at public hearings using

  2. Fire Codes : Fire Service Call to Action: Get Involved in the Code Development Process in Person or OnLine

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    Wed, 11 Feb 2015

    encouraged to participate in the next generation of building and fire codes that will impact our workplace the fireground. For the first time in ..... before March 20, 2015 to vote online for the 2018 Group-A Codes . For more information, download the PDF “Get Involved in

  3. Fire Service Industry News: ASTM International Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

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    Thu, 25 Apr 2013

    compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is now available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 1,300 ASTM construction ..... International Code Council. ASTM Building Codes enable you to meet international code requirements

  4. The Safe Building Codes Incentive Act: Worth a Pound of Cure

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    Wed, 28 Aug 2013

    for adopting and enforcing model building codes . The operative word in this measure is ..... incentive for states to adopt model building codes . It does not penalize states, but instead ..... request, describe in your own words why codes are so important to the fire service and

  5. Codes and Standards: CFSI, BuildStrong Coalition to Host Forum on Need for Strong Building Codes

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    Tue, 30 Apr 2013

    Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the BuildStrong Coalition will be hosting a forum on the need for strong building codes . The CFSI is inviting interested fire service leaders to participate in this forum, which will occur at the Washington Hilton

  6. iTunes Store Now Features International Codes eBooks

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    Tue, 22 May 2012

    access to many International Code Council codes , commentaries, standards, and handbooks ..... Titles available include the International Codes , among them the debut of the 2012 International ..... information, you need it now, especially codes and key references. To meet that need

  7. Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Buildings and Building Codes

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    Tue, 16 Oct 2012

    Article and photos by Gregory Havel Building codes were developed to ensure that buildings ..... stability for escape during a fire. Building codes are a collection of laws and regulations ..... requirements. The original model building codes were "prescriptive" codes (also called

  8. ICC Officially Recognizes NFPA's National Electrical Code as the Electrical Code for Use with the ICC Family of Codes

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    Wed, 26 Sep 2012

    Electrical Code (NEC) , as the electrical code for use with the ICC's International Family of Codes or "I- Codes ." The set of 15 I- Codes are model building codes used in every state and most jurisdictions. Similarly the NEC, which is