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

Updated! – House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt & AA Batteries on the Rise

NH Fire Marshal Warns About ‘Junk Drawer’ Items After Amherst Blaze LONDONDERRY, NH 8/8/2012 (CBS) – New Hampshire’s Fire Marshal is warning people after a fire at an Amherst, New Hampshire home that is being blamed on a battery, paper clips, post-it notes, and other items stashed in a junk drawer. The prongs of the battery, … Continue reading Updated! – House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt & AA Batteries on the Rise

“House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt & AA Batteries on the Rise – Additional Stories!

NH Fire Marshal Warns About ‘Junk Drawer’ Items After Amherst Blaze LONDONDERRY, NH 8/8/2012 (CBS) – New Hampshire’s Fire Marshal is warning people after a fire at an Amherst, New Hampshire home that is being blamed on a battery, paper clips, post-it notes, and other items stashed in a junk drawer. The prongs of the battery, … Continue reading “House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt & AA Batteries on the Rise – Additional Stories!

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 19, 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 07/16/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities New Sioux City program aims to douse fire … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 19, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 10, 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 07/09/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Firefighters to Hand-Deliver Smoke Detectors After Fatal … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 10, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 4, 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 07/02/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Hundreds of free smoke alarms now available in Long … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 4, 2012

Fire Prevention Weekly Digest – June 12, 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   Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Activities Davidson County Fire Marshal's Office Program Free Smoke Alarms - Alan Varner, smoke alarm technician with the … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Digest – June 12, 2012

Measuring Mulch Piles; Fire Codes Vary Significantly Across US – Spontaneous Combustible Fires A Continuing Problem

Mulch, compost, and decomposition all generate intense heat and a risk of fire.  The larger the pile, the more fuel and insulation available to feed potential combustion.  Larger piles also make it more difficult to extinguish a burning mountain of mulch. This week's smoldering fire at Shamrock Organic Products has clouded parts of Knoxville.  While … Continue reading Measuring Mulch Piles; Fire Codes Vary Significantly Across US – Spontaneous Combustible Fires A Continuing Problem

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – February 14, 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 02/13/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Take Action for Smoke Detector Safety - The National … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – February 14, 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.