Johnson Controls announces the release of the new TYCO® Model CWS Concealed Window Sprinkler.
Russell Maitland details a carbon monoxide leak at a local roasted coffee facility to underscore the need for first responders to better acquaint themselves with the hazards involved in the production of the product.
Are we educating potential firefighter candidates about all aspects of the job? Mandy George enumerates the reasons why we ought to.
Michael J. Lopina stresses that responders must be exceptionally vigilant when sizing up and addressing the hazards at fires in a building made of lightweight construction and offers safety tips.
John Valiulis addresses the disturbing movement in the U.S. toward trading off exterior wall assembly fire performance safety requirements in the building code when internal sprinklers are present in buildings.
Whether you have been on the job for one year or for 25 years, if you don't know sprinkler system basics, this is a good primer (or refresher) for you. Ron Kanterman
Many municipalities require the installation of smoke detectors in new homes and apartments, but Farmers Branch, Texas, a Dallas suburb, has passed a smoke detector ordinance that is retroactive under certain circumstances. It requires the installation of smoke detectors not only in all new residential occupancies, but also in existing homes upon a chance of occupancy or ownership, or after repairs or additions exceeding $500 in value.