In addition to furniture flammability, we look at the role of the fire service in integrated responses to mass-casualty shootings. Plus, an interview on corrosion in dry-pipe sprinkler systems in cultural resource occupancies.
The problem of home fires involving upholstered furniture has been on the radar for decades. So why is it seeing yet another flurry of attention?
Incidents in New York and Connecticut show why fire departments need to work with police and emergency medical services when responding to mass-casualty shootings.
Last year, 2,855 civilian fire deaths were recorded, the fewest since 1977, according to NFPA’s Fire Analysis & Research Division.
In 2012, U.S. firefighters responded to 1,375,000 reported fires, 17 of which killed five or more people in homes.
A breakdown of the multiple-death fires in the United States in 2012.
Protecting the process
Danny McDaniel on how Colonial Williamsburg dealt with corrosion in the sprinkler piping of its historic buildings.
Digital freebies, an online contest, and a kitchen fire safety theme mark this year’s Fire Prevention Week
Restaurant fire spreads in concealed spaces.
The 1998 explosions and fire on the Piper Alpha oil rig claimed 167 lives.
How understanding human behavior can improve fire safety.
Why standpipe operating procedures in high-rises must be constantly reviewed.
Fire alarm systems, communications systems, and interconnectivity.
Why health care occupancies need reliable electrical infrastructures.
Should sprinklers that have been removed be allowed to be reinstalled?
Not all cooking operations need protection in line with NFPA 96.
Designing fire safety into homes for an aging population.
Lessons learned, and questions still to be answered, after a trip to Russia.