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2010-04-01 13:20:57

Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that the correct combination of automatic fire sprinkler systems, smoke alarms and closed doors provided enough time and safe conditions for residents to escape safely and for firefighters to perform their job without undue hazard.

2010-01-13 12:03:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Fire Administration, people over the age of 65 have a home fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, that risk nearly triples.

2010-01-12 10:18:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Fire Administration, people over the age of 65 have a home fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, that risk nearly triples.

2009-12-22 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the holidays bring festivities and good cheer, it is also a season of increased risk for home fires, according to State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann.

2009-12-10 18:10:00

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Early this morning, a fatal fire at the 44-story building at 260 East Chestnut Street in Chicago claimed the life of one individual, injuring at least 12, including five of the hundreds of firefighters present.

2009-12-04 12:23:00

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2009-12-03 10:15:00

BOSTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- If the 2010 Farmers' Almanac is an accurate prognosticator, three-quarters of the U.S. will shiver through below-normal temperatures this winter.

2009-12-02 14:08:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Each year in the United States an estimated 2,800 children age 14 or younger are injured and 850 are killed in residential fires according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

2009-10-30 15:45:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the International Code Council's Residential Building Code Committee (RBCC) have made it clear that fire sprinklers are destined to become a standard feature in all new homes.


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