Fire & Security

Investigation and analysis of electrical fires plus the latest trends in fire alarm and security products


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Putting PPE First

Dec. 16, 2022
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PV Installation Safety Standards Beyond NEC Art. 690

July 30, 2021
Complementing Art. 690 with IEC, UL, and IEEE standards can help further mitigate the dark side of solar installs.
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NFPA Live June 22: ‘The Big Wide World of Building and Life Safety’

June 18, 2021
Register and stay up to date and one step ahead in the vast topic that is safety in the built environment.
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Smoke Alarms Market Poised to Exceed $3.3 Billion by 2027

April 16, 2021
New report evaluates impact of COVID-19 and anticipated changes that will affect future outlook of this industry
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A Pinch of Peril

March 2, 2021
How a seemingly insignificant NM cable staple led to a significant safety event.

The NEC and Fire Alarm Systems — Part 3

Dec. 1, 2020
Summarizing Part III of Art. 760
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Fire Pump Systems

Oct. 5, 2020
Will your fire pump installation maintain the water pressure needed to protect people and property?
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The Smart Side of Safety

Nov. 18, 2019
How the latest NFPA 72 provisions offer insight into emerging trends in the fire and life safety arena.
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Anatomy of an Electric Dryer Fire

April 17, 2019
Examination of abandoned dryer reveals recipe for disaster when lint buildup, burned up conductors, and twist-on wire connector holding it all together are discovered.
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ICC Creates Ad Hoc Committee on Building Safety and Security

Aug. 16, 2018
The committee will bring together experts from across many different disciplines to tackle what ICC in a release called “one of the toughest, most important iss