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Gregory Harrington
Image via 13newsnow.com Three people died and six were injured in a fire at a senior housing complex in Chesapeake, Virginia on Saturday, July 15th. The cause of the fire is reported to be a lightning strike somewhere in the vicinity of the roof of the three-story building. According to media reports, the building, which was constructed in the… (Show more)
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Kathleen Almand
NFPA works daily with a committed group of professionals who are responsible for maintaining fire and life safety in their facilities worldwide. Often those facilities are located in domestic and global jurisdictions with varying levels of safety enforcement capabilities. Many of you have developed your own programs to address this challenge in… (Show more)
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Blair Prince
One week left to register to receive the benefit of the early bird rates for the joint conference AUBE ’17/SUPDET® 2017, which will take place September 12-14 in College Park, MD, USA. This year's program will feature over 80 presentations over a three day period focused on the latest development in research, technology, and applications for the… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
When it comes to promoting the power of home fire sprinklers, take a lesson from a dynamic duo in South Carolina. Diane and Les Woods, members of the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition, are likely seen in the vicinity of a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration. To date, the couple has participated in more than 40 of these demonstrations.   … (Show more)
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Lauren Depew
The July issue of Fire Break, NFPA Wildfire Division's newsletter, is now available for viewing. Here's what you'll find in this month's issue: A new fact sheet that explains how roofs ignite in a wildfire and the steps you can take to reduce its vulnerability A strategy for how to use the right words to help increase wildfire safety engagement… (Show more)
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Cathy Longley
photo credit to Kctv5   Three major fires this year have cast a spotlight on fires in apartments under construction and a need for the safety measures defined in codes and standards like NFPA 241: Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations which is referenced in both NFPA 1: Fire Code and the International Fire… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Image: Today.com According to a news story by the Civil Beat, the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Hawaii organized a party to celebrate what it called a "big win." This "victory" was the extension of a state law prohibiting local jurisdictions from adopting their own requirements for fire sprinklering new homes. Set to sunset this year,… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
The July 2017 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.   In this issue: Comments sought on proposed TIAs to NFPA 1582 and NFPA 1994 New project on fire test for wall panels being considered Current and new committees seeking members Committees seeking public input Committee meetings calendar  … (Show more)
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Sreenivasan Ranganathan
In the event of a fire, a sloped ceiling may alter sprinkler performance from expected results for a conventional horizontal ceiling configuration. This webinar will address the storage protection under sloped ceilings. A detailed computational study using the CFD code FireFOAM has been performed to understand ceiling configuration effects… (Show more)
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Joy Rodowicz
Today we look back at an oil field fire that occurred in Tampico, Mexico on July 19, 1921. The fire burned for more than five days before it was finally brought under control.    Photograph of oil field fire in Tampico, Mexico on July 19, 1921.   From the NFPA Quarterly v.15, no.2, 1921:   The well in the foreground came in on the morning of July… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Members of the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition have found a gem of a homebuilder. With 40-plus years experience in the building business, Steve Asher's forte is custom homebuilding and remodeling. Another astounding tidbit about this Oregon-based builder and president of Asher Homes, Inc.: roughly 75 percent of his homes are equipped with home… (Show more)
Fred Durso
Members of the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition have found a gem of a homebuilder. With 40-plus years experience in the building business, Steve Asher's forte is custom homebuilding and remodeling. Another astounding tidbit about this Oregon-based builder and president of Asher Homes, Inc.: roughly 75 percent of his homes are equipped with home… (Show more)
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James Pauley
Image via Today.com Over the weekend, we were faced once again with another fire tragedy. A high rise condominium in Honolulu, Hawaii caught fire resulting in the death of three individuals and four serious injuries, including one firefighter. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and and to the fire service as they… (Show more)
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