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Firefigher 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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Fire Protection Research Foundation unveils report on fire safety challenges of tall wood buildings

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation) recently released a report titled, "Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings." One of the objectives of the research program is to investigate these claims.

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Pipeline Safety Seminar

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Pipeline Safety Division invites you to attend a Pipeline Safety Seminar. This is a free one-day training.

Click on the this link for more information and to register:

California Pipelines

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 2012 U.S. Firefighter Injuries Report
Nearly 70K injuries occurred in the line of duty

The report includes statistics on line-of-duty firefighter injuries in 2012 from NFPA’s survey of fire departments. Click here for more information.

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New Portable Fire Extinguisher Regulations

New portable fire extinguisher regulations took effect on October 1, 2013. Click Here for more information.

Vertical Ventilation and Suppression Online Training

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Launches Vertical Ventilation and Suppression Online Training

UL FSRI is proud to announce the release of “Effectiveness of Fire Service Vertical Ventilation and Suppression Tactics in Single Family Homes” – an online course that serves as a culmination of the work performed under the 2010 Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program. Click here for more information.

Residential Sprinkler

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

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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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