Fire Prevention and Education

Investigation Begins in Queens Fatal Fire

Fire marshals look for cause of fire that killed five people, including three children.

New Hampshire Recognizes Wildfire Awareness Week

Event includes training and sharing of information.

Fire Damages Spokane House Frequented by Squatters

Neighborhood residents often saw people coming in and out of the Spokane house.

Boy Dies in Tennessee Apartment Fire

Carelessly discarded smoking materials are to blame for fatal Knoxville fire.

Lightweight Construction Dangers Among Topics at NJ Deputy Chiefs Meeting

Fire Engineering Technical Editor Glenn Corbett recently lectured on the dangers of lightweight construction in multiple dwellings before the New Jersey Deputy Fire Chiefs Association in Kearny, New Jersey.

Arizona Officials See Greater Wildfire Danger

Officials expect a busy season due to the excess of fire fuels in southern part of the state.

Fire Engineering Humpday Hangout: Toothpick Construction

This week we discuss fires in large wood frame apartments under construction. Sponsored by Key Hose.

Oakland (CA) Fire Department Software Blamed in Inspection Lapses

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the Oakland (CA) Fire Department's inspection program in the wake of the devastating Ghost Ship warehouse fire in December.

News Editorial Advocates for Residential Sprinkler Systems

An editorial from The Kansas City Star emphasized the importance of sprinkler systems in new home construction to life safety efforts.

Teen Saved Sister in Fatal Tennessee Fire

Officials unable to find smoke detectors inside Buchanan house.

Minneapolis Structure Is First Modern Tall Wood Building in U.S.

Architect Magazine looked at a seven-story structure in Minneapolis that will be the largest mass timber building in the U.S. when it opens in November.

South Carolina Officials Warn of Statewide Fire Danger

Forestry Commission says drought contributes to elevated risk.

Captain cited reasons to close building before fatal fire

Captain Called for Shut Down of Oakland Building

He recommended officials consider shutting the building down immediately "due to the danger to life safety."

Fire dead in house fire during sleepover

Five Children Dead in South Dakota Fire

Fire conditions kept firefighters from entering the Spearfish house where five children died.

Annoying the Neighbors, Family & Friends

Commentary following the deaths of five children in a house fire

Fire caused the collapse of a portion of I-85

Three People Arrested for Atlanta Interstate Fire

The fire began in an area underneath an elevated portion of I-85 where construction materials and equipment were stored.

Reporting Success

Jim Crawford looks at the value of fire incident reporting.

Candle Caused Fatal Oakland Apartment Fire

Burning candle caused fire that killed four people.

No Injuries in Chattanooga (TN) Partial Building Collapse

The owners of the Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant are lucky to be alive. Charlie Eich and his wife Rene are co-owners of the Chattanooga (TN) restaurant, and they were there when the whole front of their business collapsed onto the sidewalk and surrounding area Wednesday afternoon.

Deadly Mobile Home Fires Spur Fight Over Regulations in Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has proposed abolishing the agency that regulates manufactured homes, and now he's getting the backing of state fire officials.

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