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  1. Family Fire Escape Plan Call to Action for October National Fire Safety Month

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    Mon, 3 Oct 2011

    that every member of a family knows what do in the event of a fire and, according to the NFPA, children can start understanding fire safety messages as young as 18-24 months of age,” said Tom Harned, a property risk field manager with Liberty

  2. Company/Association News

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    Wed, 1 Jul 2009

    provides affordable, easy-to-access online audio seminars designed to assist inspectors and plan reviewers in understanding fire sprinkler system installations how they are designed, how they should follow NFPA standards, and how to ensure

  3. Fire Behavior Education for the Fire Service: Filling the Need

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    Tue, 20 Apr 2010

    plenty of fuel in your basic residential structure to cause extreme fire behavior," Nee said. "I really feel that understanding fire behavior is critical for everyone operating on the fireground," Nee continued. "I believe this workshop helps

  4. Fire Commentary: The Fire Service Warrior

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    Thu, 9 Jul 2009

    too. The "strategy" of fire is simple: to keep burning as long as the chemical chain reaction can continue. Understanding fire behavior allows us to understand the "tactics" of the fire. We cannot effectively match our tactics to the fire

  5. Fire-Rated Glazing

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jun 2008

    using a standard hose size and pressure. To successfully pass the test, the glass and framing must remain intact. Understanding fire -glass testing is especially critical since some glazing materials are labeled as having 45- and 60-minute fire

  6. Taming the Fire Triangle

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    Mon, 1 Feb 2010

    domestic product, or $640 billion. The fire regulations on which building safety depends are themselves based on understanding fire dynamics—the fundamental relationship between fuel, oxygen, and heat—the so-called fire triangle on which

  7. All Hell Breaks Loose...Webcast Questions

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    Mon, 7 Dec 2009

    will simply require even more resources and delay help to the initial victim. Q. A comment: The problem is (1) understanding fire behavior (including construction of buildings, etc.) and (2) know your PPE (all of it). You focus too


    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Aug 2005

    1998. Industrial Fire Hazards Handbook . National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1990. Understanding Fire Protection for Flammable Liquids . National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Massachusetts, 2003. Flammable


    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Aug 2004

    opportunity. Informal and formal discussions of observations provide opportunities to articulate and formulate personal understanding . Fire -fighters must think about what they see, hear, read, and experience. Firefighters who do not reflect on

  10. News in Brief

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    Sun, 1 May 2005

    predict how building design will affect safe egress in emergencies. • Conduct research with the objective of better understanding fire spread and suppression. • Develop and refine computer models and computer-aided decision tools communities can