Dying for a Smoke
- Non-Working Alarms in 70% of Home Fires. // Fire Chief;Jan2005, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p15
Focuses on the results of a survey on home-fire fatalities in the U.S. Percentage of households with incompetent smoke alarms; Number of home-fire deaths; Impetus for the increasing number of fire fatalities.
- It's Foolish to Ignore the Lessons of Proximity. Coleman, Ronny J. // Fire Chief;Dec2007, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p30
The author reflects on the goal of lessening line-of-duty deaths in fire services in the U.S. He asserts that if the number of firefighter fatalities are lessened, the loss of life to fire of those being protected will also be reduced. He cites the Near-Miss Reporting System concept, of which he...
- R.I. Club Fire: 5 Years Later. // Fire Chief;Mar2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p10
The article reports on the result of the fire incident in The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The fire incident happened in the area is considered as the deadliest nightclub fires as it killed and injured more than 100 people. Fire investigators found out that the incident is...
- Damaging documents expose industry evasion over fire safe cigarettes. // Injury Prevention (1353-8047);Jun2003, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p162
Reports on the release of internal documents from tobacco companies regarding their research on fire safe cigarettes in the U.S. Tactics used by tobacco companies to evade the issue of fire safe cigarettes.
- The case for fire safe cigarettes made through industry documents. Gunja, M.; Wayne, G. Ferris; Landman, A.; Connolly, G.; McGuire, A. // Tobacco Control;Dec2002, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p346
Examines the extensive research undertaking by the tobacco industry from the 1980s to 2002 toward a development of a fire safe cigarette. Failure of the tobacco industry to market its fire safe cigarette; Technical feasibility and commercial acceptability of fire safe cigarettes; Political...
- Chapter 4: Textiles. Horrocks, A. Richard // Fire Retardant Materials;2001, p128
Chapter 4 of the book "Fire Retardant Materials," is presented. It explores the hazards caused by the burning of textiles based on the natural cellulosic fibres cotton and flax. It reports on the fire statistics that provide information on the deaths and injuries caused due to fire in Great...
- Tips help prevent home fire deaths. // Graham Leader;9/30/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 13, p4B
The article offers tips on how to prevent deaths from home fire which include providing space for space heaters, keeping lighters and matches out of reach of children, and blowing out candles when going to sleep or leaving the room.
- Attacking from the Burned Side Can Save Lives. GRAY, SEAN // Fire Engineering;Nov2011, Vol. 164 Issue 11, p59
The article discusses one approach in firefighting that involves attacking from the burned side. It notes that such tactic tends to be controversial as it stands in contradiction with the principles of conventional firefighting. It explores several line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) and near misses...
- Undershorts and Sprinklers. Halton, Bobby // Fire Engineering;Apr2008, Vol. 161 Issue 4, p12
The author reflects on the need for fire departments to develop a target plan under the direction of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to reduce the rate of civilian fire deaths. He also emphasizes the significance of developing programs that will increase awareness of the dangers of...