Fire Prevention and Education

Loving & Soaking Kupuna Before The Firefighters Arrive

The good news is the fire at the Marco Polo high-rise building in Honolulu has put the spotlight back on Act 53.

Cladding Found on U.S. Buildings

Baltimore high-rise, NFL stadium, and a school in Alaska have the composite material.

No Fire Alarm at Fatal Virginia Senior Center Fire

Chesapeake complex has a sprinkler alarm not connected to notification system.

Alternative Technology

Jim Crawford looks at water mist fire sprinkler systems.

Honolulu Mayor Pushes Sprinkler Bill

Legislation in wake of fatal high-rise fire calls for sprinklers in all buildings taller than 75 feet.

Residents Unaware of Honolulu Apartment Fire

Several residents of the Marco Polo high-rise did not know there was a fire until they saw firefighters.

AFSA Applauds Florida Governor Rick Scott's Decision to Veto HB 653

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) applauds the recent decision by Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida to veto HB 653, a bill dealing with requirements for retrofitting high-rise condominium buildings with fire sprinklers and other types of safety systems.

Georgia Authorities Hunt Serial Arsonist

Task force is created to find serial arsonist responsible for fires in LaFayette.

California Faces Severe Wildfire Season

Sen. Dianne Feinstein highlights current conditions.

After the Grenfell Tower Fire, Brits Order Evacuation of Other High-Rise Cladding Buildings

"The United States Fire Service must benchmark and applaud the actions taken by the British Fire Service to evacuate other similar tall buildings during the Grenfell Tower fire," writes Jack J. Murphy.

German City Evacuates Apartment Block Over Insulation Fears

BERLIN (AP) — A western German city decided Tuesday to evacuate an 11-story apartment block because of concerns over exterior insulation similar to that of London's Grenfell Tower.

Construction Concerns: Structural Steel Lintels

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at these common structures that support windows and doors.

UK High-Rise Samples Fail Safety Tests

External cladding samples from 60 buildings fail fire safety tests.

Tallest Building West of Mississippi River Opens in LA

Tallest high-rise on the West Coast opens in Los Angeles.

London Council Evacuates Residents Amid Safety Concerns

800 households evacuated from apartment buildings in Camden Council.

Manslaughter Charges Considered in London Fire

Manslaughter Charges Considered in London Fire

Metropolitan Police looking at every criminal offense in fatal Grenfell Tower fire.

Safety Operation Underway after London Fire

Eleven buildings have now been identified as having combustible cladding such as that used on the Grenfell Tower.

Quality Vs. Frequency

Jim Crawford looks at the challenges of fire code compliance inspections.

Combustible Panels Found on London High-Rises

Cladding like Grenfell Tower found on other buildings.

Landlord in Fatal Maine Fire Loses Bid for New Trial

Portland apartment where six people died violated safety code.

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