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Next Generation of Building and Fire Safety Codes will be Decided Through Online Voting

Next Generation of Building and Fire Safety Codes will be Decided Through Online Voting

Get involved!  The next generation of building and fire safety codes will be decided through online voting. The International Code Council’s new cdpACCESS empowers you to vote on these codes, even if you can’t attend the code meetings.  Click here to make sure your code voice is heard.  Don’t forget that ICC Final Public Comment Hearings (Group A) are coming to Long Beach, California from September 30 – October 7, 2015.

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Fire Classification For Roof Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Panels/Modules [Systems]

On April 23, 2014, the California Building Standards Commission filed with the Secretary of State an emergency rulemaking change on behalf of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. This emergency rulemaking delayed the effective date for certain fire classification requirements for roof mounted photovoltaic panels/modules [systems] contained in California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, Part 2, known as the 2013 California Building Code (CBC) and Part 2.5, the California Residential Code (CRC). The following Information Bulletins have been developed relating to this action:

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Firefighter Fatality Map Released

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Safety Research has released a new website entitled Fire Fighter Fatality Map. Developed to increase awareness of fire fighter deaths and to provide quick access to up-to-date fire fighter fatality information...   Click Here for more information.

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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Issues Safety Alert re: Crude Oil Transportation

Recent derailments and resulting fires indicate that the type of crude oil being transported from the Bakken region may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude oil. The Office of State Fire Marshal has issued Information Bulletin 14-001 to further advise that Bakken crude oil could be present at spills occurring from rail car derailments and pipeline breaks throughout California.

Click the Information Bulletin (updated 2/27/2014) for more information.

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NFPA releases 2013 U.S. Firefighter Injuries Report - More than 65,000 injuries occurred in the line of duty

The report highlights data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty. The statistics were collected from fire departments responding to the 2013 NFPA survey for U.S. Fire Experience. Click here for more information.

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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Offers New, Free Tools to Clear Up Confusion About Residential Sprinkler Water Supply and Usage.

Click here for more information.

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Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs)

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, in cooperation with numerous state agencies and stakeholders across California, has created several resources to help achieve the goals of Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-16-2012, which directs state government to meet a series of milestones toward a long-term target of 1.5 million ZEVs on California’s roadways by 2025. Among these resources is the Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook. More...


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