NFPA Releases Report on High-Rise Building Fires

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released a new report this month, which focused on High-Rise Building Fires. For the purposes of this report, a high-rise building was defined as a building more than 75 feet in…

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NFPA Releases 2010 Large-Loss Fire Report

Every year, NFPA provides information for the previous year’s large-loss fires. Large-loss fires are defined as any event that results in at least $10 million worth of property damages. This year, the Large-Loss Fire Report…

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Public Fire Department Response Down 1.3%

Estimates from data received by NFPA’s 2010 National Fire Experience Survey indicate that public fire departments responded to approximately 1,331,500 fires in the United States last year, down 1.3% from the previous year. This…

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Fire Safety Engineering Alert – Antifreeze in Sprinkler Systems

Fire Safety Engineering Alert - Reports of a fire incident involving an antifreeze sprinkler system with a high concentration of antifreeze solution led the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to conduct research and…

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Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems

In the September/October 2004 issue of NFPA Journal, fire protection engineer, Jeff Harrington, discusses clean agent systems and revised rules for safe human exposure. On September 16, 1987, the United States and 23 other…

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