Fire Prevention and Education

Fire Alarm and Gunfire: Stay of Flee?

Safety experts say it's unusual for schools to encounter situations where drills contribute to confusion or are exploited to inflict more harm, though they concede the unsolvable reality of that possibility.

Ensure Your Preplans Reflect the Actual Hazards Inside the Structures

A fully protected industrial warehouse in Kentucky burned to the ground in April 2015. Investigators found that over the years, fire hazards inside the building had changed and basic fire protection equipment such as fire pumps and hydrants were not maintained; however, the fire protection features of the building did not change.

‘3 Billboards’ Protest in London for High-Rise Fire Victims

Three mobile billboards were driven through the British capital Thursday on behalf of the Justice 4 Grenfell campaign. The group was set up after fire ravaged the Grenfell Tower apartment block in June, killing 71 people.

 

Ohio Sheriff: We Need to Rethink School Fire Drills

Public safety officials review school fire drills and active shooter drills in wake of Florida school shooting.

Three Dead, 11 Injured in Tennessee House Fire

A fire broke out at a home housing recovering addicts Wednesday, killing three women and injuring 11, officials in Tennessee said. They said the home had no working smoke alarms or fire sprinklers.

Attorney: Child Safety Caps Could Have Saved Lives in Bronx (NY) Fire

Five dollars could have saved 13 lives, according to the lawyer representing victims of December's deadly Bronx blaze. Attorney Robert Vilensky, who is preparing a lawsuit against the landlord of the building that went up in flames Dec. 28, says the property owner should have provided child-safety caps for the stove where a child's fiddling with the knobs set off the inferno.

Delay in Reporting Dallas Condo Fire

911 call, not fire alarm, that alerted Dallas firefighters to the fatal condo fire.

Construction Concerns: Soot and Cancer

Greg Havel looks at the history of our understanding of the connection between soot and cancer and at how the fire service had dealt with the issue.

BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems Gets New UL Certification

It’s only a certification to UL Standard 1821, but it represents two years of research and development on the part of BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems.

11 Dead in Japan Group Home Fire

11 Dead in Fire at Japan Welfare Home

The three-story building was a "quite old" former inn rented by the operator of the "Social Heim" facility and did not have sprinklers, which were not required, fire department official Hiroyuki Sato said.

Young Girls Rescued in Washington Apartment Fire

Closed bedroom door helps with rescue of twins in Everett apartment fire.

Q & A: Bill Gustin on Standpipe Operations

Bill Gustin recently presented a Webcast on standpipe operations, "Standpipe Operations Part 2:  Water From The Outlet To The Nozzle." Read some answers to the questions listeners posed to him on the subject.

Call for 2018 Benjamin Franklin Fire Writer’s Award Nominations

The National Fire Heritage Center (NFHC), located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is pleased to announce that this year’s “Benjamin Franklin Fire Writer’s Award” annual nomination process is now open.

Humpday Hangout: Construction Concerns

Bill Gustin and Mike Dugan talk to Greg Havel, James Johnson, Mike Posner, and Maplewood (NJ) Deputy Chief Walter Nugent about building construction challenges and the fire service.

Three Rescued in Fatal Baltimore Fire

Three people were rescued in a Baltimore fire that claimed two children.

Dozens Dead, Injured in South Korea Hospital Fire

A fire raced through a small South Korean hospital with no sprinkler system on Friday, killing 37 people, many of them elderly, and injuring more than 140 others in the country's deadliest blaze in about a decade.

LAFD on Homeless Encampment in Brush Areas

Q&A regarding dealing with encampments and brush fire potential.

NFPA Accepting Nominations for Advocacy Award Honoring Influencers in Fire and Life Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is accepting applications for the 2018 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes outstanding efforts of people taking a firm stance on fire and life safety issues.

NFPA Accepting Nominations for Advocacy Award Honoring Influencers in Fire and Life Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is accepting applications for the 2018 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes outstanding efforts of people taking a firm stance on fire and life safety issues.

WI Wilderness Resort Dorm Burns

Multiple crews responded to a fire near the Wilderness Resort around 3:55 a.m. on Thursday. According to the Wilderness Resort, the fire was at the building site of the Wilderness Resort J-1 dormitory for students on Adams Street, which is currently under construction. The Lake Delton Fire Department was called and the fire was put out.
01/01/2018
Volume 13, Issue 1

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