103 Years Ago, March 25, 1911, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFJ6cQUJOsg Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - March 25, 1911 It may not seem that the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, which happened over a century ago in New York City, would be relevant today -- but it is. It was a tragedy that opened the nation's eyes to poor working conditions in garment factories and other … Continue reading 103 Years Ago, March 25, 1911, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 9, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Lancaster City Fire Department has free smoke detector program Campus fire safety Fatal Fire Leads to Safe Student Housing List (Ohio) State College apartment … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 9, 2013

Fire Sprinkler Bill Pushes On In Illinois

An investigative report by NBC Chicago highlights a battle raging in Illinois as State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis is working to update the state fire code, unchanged for the past twelve years. According to the report “the one he's proposing is a big one: a first-ever requirement for fire sprinklers in all new single-family homes, … Continue reading Fire Sprinkler Bill Pushes On In Illinois

“Hurricane Sandy” Was A Practice Drill in 1997. Pretty Realistic, Wouldn’t You Say?

The Hurricane Simulation Westchester County Communications Officer Sandy Fried, an Amateur Radio operator and ODES staff member, had recently attended a training seminar at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Part of the training was a simulation using data from the Hurricane of 1938 that caused major losses on Long Island and in Westchester. The … Continue reading “Hurricane Sandy” Was A Practice Drill in 1997. Pretty Realistic, Wouldn’t You Say?

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – February 6, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 02/06/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Pirate play teaches fire safety, with plenty of laughs … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – February 6, 2012

High-Rise Fire Citations Pit City of Chicago Vs. State of Illinois. Should the building where a fatal fire took place have had a sprinkler system? Depends who you ask.

As the state fire marshal cites the owners of a Lake Shore Drive high rise for multiple violations following last week’s fatal fire, a clash is shaping up between the State of Illinois and Chicago over whose fire laws should have applied. An exploration of the laws shows that confusion reigns, and that in many … Continue reading High-Rise Fire Citations Pit City of Chicago Vs. State of Illinois. Should the building where a fatal fire took place have had a sprinkler system? Depends who you ask.

Commercial High Rise Fire Safety & Evacuation

Danger Above: A Factsheet on High-Rise Safety Download here: Fact Sheet on High Rise Safety Recent fatal fires in high-rise structures have prompted Americans to rethink fire safety. A key to fire safety for those who live and work in these special structures is to practice specific high-rise fire safety and prevention behaviors. The United … Continue reading Commercial High Rise Fire Safety & Evacuation