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2014-02-20 16:25:17

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, a fiery explosion occurred during a demonstration in a cooking class at Northside College Prep High School in Chicago. The fire occurred when students ignited a gas burner to heat hot chocolate. According to Chicago Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford, the fire shot up to the ceiling and the school's fire sprinkler system quickly extinguished it. Although five students were injured in the explosion, it could have...

2014-02-19 16:25:43

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Safety in buildings has remained one of the major priorities for construction companies and architects all over the world. New and modern practices in construction and building have set in place a number of safety measures designed to make buildings safer. The new measures cut across both public and private buildings. According to building safety experts threats to safety in any building can be external or internal. However, the...

2014-02-17 12:26:41

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Condo owners of the 42-story high-rise at 2626 North Lakeview Avenue in Chicago recently instituted the city's first full smoking ban in a high-rise condominium building, effective since January 31. The motive for the ban comes from the unsprinklered high-rise's recent fire history: a double-fatal fire in January 2007, a fire in October 2012, and a fire causing injury to a resident in March 2013. Smoking materials caused at least two of...

2014-02-06 12:29:13

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased with the release of a study showing that the type of building construction material used makes little difference with respect to fire spread, injury rates and death providing the buildings have sprinklers and smoke alarms. The research report "Fire Outcomes in Residential Fires by General Construction Type," based on a study of almost 12,000 fires, has just been released by the University of...

2014-01-16 20:22:35

Global Fire Technologies, Inc. is ready to make your residential or commercial property fire safe and legally compliant throughout the New Year LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire is and always has been one of mankind's best friends and also, of course, one of its deadliest enemies. Global Fire Technologies, Inc. is the fire protection company Los Angeles and all of Southern California trusts for ensuring that this elemental force of nature does not threaten businesses...

2013-12-17 23:22:04

With the increased risk of fires that comes with multi-unit buildings like apartments and hotels comes an increased discount in the fire prevention product, Fire Avert. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Ever since its invention, Fire Avert has been storming the nation, helping people in all walks of life to protect themselves from the number one cause of home fires and unattended kitchen fires. Fire Avert has recently expanded their retail presence by being sold now in various...

2013-11-24 23:00:02

SFPE Reports Inadequate Building Design Contributed to Deaths of 92 Children and 3 Nuns Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Shortly before the end of classes on December 1, 1958, a fire broke out at the Our Lady of Angels Elementary School in Chicago, IL. The fire left 95 dead and many others seriously injured. This fire, which occurred 55 years ago, is still one of the deadliest school fires in the history of the United States. “Poor fire protection design was a major contributing...


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