Dust explosions, Integrated Building Systems, the EQ recycling center fire, and reports on Large-Loss Fires and Firefighter Injuries for 2007.
Many people never knew sugar could explode until February 7, 2008, when an explosion rocked the Imperial Sugar Company in Port Wentworth, Georgia, killing 13 people and injuring 40. Dust may seem innocuous, but it can be deadly.
This report addresses 2007 firefighter injuries in the United States. In 2007, 80,100 firefighter injuries occurred, a decrease of 4 percent from the year before.
The hope has been that new technology and management tools will make building system integration much more seamless. Are we there yet?
Seventy-one fires resulted in losses of $5 million or more each. Together, these large-loss fires resulted in over $3.5 billion in direct property loss, killed 19 civilians, and injured 168 firefighters and 67 civilians.
CSB investigators describe their examination of an explosion at a hazardous waste facility
Take care this heating season
Four die in house fire
Remembering Percy "Perk" Bugbee
Fire prevention and firefighter safety research
More than just NFPA 72®
A 33-year journey to dwelling sprinklers
Distance requirements are listed in the Life Safety Code
Candles, holidays, and fire prevention