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Inadequate building design contributed to the deaths of 92 children and three nuns at Our Lady of Angels.
New SFPE Survey finds Americans feel safer at home than in a commercial or public building.
Circumstances behind deaths of 100 concertgoers at West Warwick, RI nightclub 10 years ago were strikingly similar to those of the recent Brazilian nightclub blaze, which killed 230 people.
A survey by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers found two other facility issues of more importance.
The purpose of the Chief Donald J. Burns Memorial Research Grant is to integrate information modeling as a means of improving infrastructure safety and first responder preparedness.
Oak Flame 2011 featured two mock residence hall rooms that reflect contemporary designs and building codes and, like many rooms, feature elements such as decorations and unapproved curtains that violate existing fire safety rules.
Survey reveals that 70% of Americans feel safer from fire at home than in a commercial high rise building, and another 24% feel no difference in their safety.
The median USA total compensation for fire protection engineers is now $110,500, a 12.5% increase since the previous survey was conducted in 2007.
In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Americans correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk group.
The results of this survey revealed 28% of Americans feel security is the most important feature, while 12% of respondents indicated that fire safety is the most important aspect of a building’s design.