Fire Chief » Fire prevention http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:25:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Charleston fire captain named W.Va. state fire marshal http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/23/charleston-fire-captain-named-w-va-state-fire-marshal/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/23/charleston-fire-captain-named-w-va-state-fire-marshal/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:56:12 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/23/charleston-fire-captain-named-w-va-state-fire-marshal/
The 20-year veteran was chosen as Charleston's firefighter of the year earlier this year
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S.C. fire deaths hit 3-year high http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/23/s-c-fire-deaths-hit-3-year-high/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/23/s-c-fire-deaths-hit-3-year-high/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:42:35 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/12/23/s-c-fire-deaths-hit-3-year-high/
Space heaters and fireplaces are pegged as the leading cause in the fire deaths
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Firefighters douse report suggesting easing sprinkler regs http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/12/firefighters-douse-report-suggesting-easing-sprinkler-regs/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/12/firefighters-douse-report-suggesting-easing-sprinkler-regs/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:44:12 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/12/firefighters-douse-report-suggesting-easing-sprinkler-regs/
They support expanding, rather than loosening, the state fire code to require sprinklers in the one- and two-family homes that are now exempted
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How a 1942 fire changed fire safety http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/how-a-1942-fire-changed-fire-safety/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/how-a-1942-fire-changed-fire-safety/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:04:19 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/how-a-1942-fire-changed-fire-safety/
The fast-moving Coconut Grove fire killed nearly 500 and changed fire safety and burn treatment as we know it
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Fired Idaho fire marshal files whistleblower lawsuit http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/29/fired-idaho-fire-marshal-files-whistleblower-lawsuit/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/29/fired-idaho-fire-marshal-files-whistleblower-lawsuit/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:20:48 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/29/fired-idaho-fire-marshal-files-whistleblower-lawsuit/
Doug Strosnider says he was wrongfully terminated after serving notice of violations
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7 profound results from past Fire Prevention Weeks http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/09/7-profound-results-from-past-fire-prevention-weeks/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/09/7-profound-results-from-past-fire-prevention-weeks/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:02:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/09/7-profound-results-from-past-fire-prevention-weeks/
Use this time to reinforce the importance of fire safety and prevention
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Fla. fire department entangled in fire inspection investigation, lawsuit http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/05/fla-fire-department-entangled-in-fire-inspection-investigation-lawsuit/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/05/fla-fire-department-entangled-in-fire-inspection-investigation-lawsuit/#comments Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:53:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/05/fla-fire-department-entangled-in-fire-inspection-investigation-lawsuit/ Investigators are looking into whether a fire inspector properly wrote up businesses; the inspector charges that he is being singled out]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/05/fla-fire-department-entangled-in-fire-inspection-investigation-lawsuit/feed/ 1 L.A. aims to reduce civilian fire injuries, death http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/09/l-a-aims-to-reduce-civilian-fire-injuries-death/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/09/l-a-aims-to-reduce-civilian-fire-injuries-death/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:36:05 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/09/l-a-aims-to-reduce-civilian-fire-injuries-death/
In addition to free smoke alarms, the city created a panel to investigate fires with injuries or deaths
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L.A. aims to reduce civilian fire injuries, death http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/09/l-a-aims-to-reduce-civilian-fire-injuries-death-2/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/09/l-a-aims-to-reduce-civilian-fire-injuries-death-2/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:36:05 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/09/l-a-aims-to-reduce-civilian-fire-injuries-death-2/
In addition to free smoke alarms, the city created a panel to investigate fires with injuries or deaths
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Chemical industry fights for flame retardants http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/29/chemical-industry-fights-for-flame-retardants/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/29/chemical-industry-fights-for-flame-retardants/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:00:33 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/08/29/chemical-industry-fights-for-flame-retardants/
The safety commission found that specially designed furniture fabric is far more effective at preventing fires than adding flame retardants to the foam underneath
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