Fire News from Around the World
- Charleston, SC: South Carolina Fire Marshal data show residential, fatal fires could be on the rise
- Denver, CO: Proposal put forward to bring unpermitted buildings in Denver up to code
- United Arab Emirates: New codes aim to stop tower tragedy
- Toronto, ON: London fire will affect enforcement of safety codes in Ontario: building inspector
- San Diego, CA: How San Diego Maintains High-Rise Building Safety, in Light of London Apartment Fire
Free Webinar on Construction Site Fire Safety
The new Coalition for Construction Fire Safety will offer a free 90-minute webinar that will introduce attendees to several of the recent major fires and their causes, the many fire-related hazards that exist on a construction site, the International Building and Fire Code and NFPA requirements for fire protection safeguards during construction and solutions for developing simple fire safety strategies. There also will be information on building materials and construction industry efforts to reduce fire losses.
The webinar will be on Thursday, July 13 at 1:55 p.m. EDT.
At the end of the webinar you will be able to
- Identify recent major fires and their reported causes
- Identify the I Code regulations and linkage to NFPA 241 for fire safety during building construction alteration and demolitions
- Develop a model fire plan for buildings under construction, alteration or demolition
- Identify existing building materials and construction industry resources for training, education and mitigation
Education credits will be awarded. Register here.
New Residential Building Fire Report from U.S. Fire Administration
Three new reports from the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Data Center explore the characteristics of residential building fires from 2013-2015, with an emphasis on one- and two-family and multifamily buildings.
Coalition for Construction Fire Safety Created
In response to recent major fires in buildings under construction, the ICC, the National Fire Protection Association, the American Institute of Architects, the National Fire Sprinkler Association and the American Wood Council have united to create the Coalition for Construction Fire Safety.
Membership is free and open to any interested organizations or persons. The Coalition is in its founding stages and more information will be available soon.
Meanwhile, to obtain free information on construction site fire safety, visit www.constructionfiresafetypractices.com .
ICC Code Chat Forums
Want to comment on the latest Fire Service Membership Council news and discuss related fire service activities? Visit ICC's discussion forums today!
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
Randy Metz, International Association of Fire Chiefs (Western Division)
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
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.