Fire News from Around the World
- Washington, DC: 3 injured, 1 critically, in food truck fire near GWU campus in DC
- Orlando: State fire marshal to investigate blaze on Pride fireworks barge
- Valenzuela City, Philippines:State prosecutors to Rex Gatchalian: Due diligence could've saved lives in Kentex fire
- Paducah, KY: Code Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions
- Delhi, India: Fire regulations issued for commercial buildings above 10 floors
- Albany, NY: Include fire sprinklers in the code
- Columbus, OH: 10 Ohio fire deaths in one week raises concerns
- Anchorage, AK: New marijuana industry won't change state fire code
- Toronto, ON: Toronto property owner fined for screwing emergency exit door shut
- Alpine, CA: Safety Tips regarding heating sources during the upcoming colder months
- Washington, DC: CMS publishes proposed rule on Fire Safety Requirements for certain dialysis facilities
- Glen Allen, VA: McGraw named Virginia State Fire Marshal
- Waupun, WI: Beer named State Fire Inspector of the Year
- Delhi, India: Secretariat, Assembly and Council buildings are fire traps
- National Law Review: Sounding the Alarm on Code Compliance Costs
Free Vision 20/20 Community Risk Reduction Resource Guide. Vision 20/20 has developed resources to help you with your Community Risk Reduction planning. CRR is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources (emergency response and prevention) to reduce their occurrence and impact. Typically, Community Risk Reduction programs use a six-step approach towards development.
An online Community Risk Assessment Guide (also available as a PDF) to help fire departments and other organizations to conduct a basic or more complex assessment of risks within their community. Ultimately, the results of the risk assessment can be used to develop a CRR plan. These are the first two steps of the six-step process
The Community Risk Reduction Planning Guide takes you through the remaining four steps of the CRR planning process.
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Are you registered to vote online with cdpACCESS?
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 2018 Group A Codes, even if you can't attend the code hearings.
But first, you must be an ICC Voting Member before March 20th to vote online. Registration for 2015 starts January 1.
✓ Is your department is an ICC Governmental Member and signed up to vote online?
✓ Are your department's list of "Designated Voting Representatives" current? (This list must be completed annually because it maintains your voting eligibility.)
For more information, you may contact your state’s ICC Government Relations Representative.
You may also email Governing Committee Members of the ICC Fire Service Membership Council, listed below.
Governing Committee of the ICC Fire Service Membership Council
Fulton Cochran, Clark County Building and Fire Prevention Department, NV
Sean DeCrane, International Association of Fire Fighters, OH
Michael Desrochers, National Association of State Fire Marshals, VT
Timothy Diehl, City of Rockville, MD
Joseph Fahd, International Association of Fire Chiefs, NY
Jackie Gibbs, International Association of Fire Chiefs (Southeastern Division), GA
Tonya Hoover, Retired
James Maxon, International Association of Fire Chiefs, NM
Rick McCullough, International Association of Fire Chiefs (Canadian Division), Canada
George Michehl, International Association of Fire Chiefs (Great Lakes Division), IL
Kelly Nicolello, National Association of State Fire Marshals, AK
Marc Sampson, International Association of Fire Chiefs (Missouri Valley Division), CO
Michael Sinsigalli, International Associateion of Fire Chiefs (New England Division), CT
Adolf Zubia, Clark County Building and Fire Prevention Department, NV
Robert Neale, Vice President of National Fire Service Activities, Government Relations
Jim Brown, ICC Board of Directors
Questions on the Council? Contact Karla Higgs.