Posts Tagged ‘SFPE’

An aerial view of the fire at Our Lady of the Angels School at 909 N. Avers Ave. on the West Side of Chicago. The fire was one of the worst in the city's history, claiming the lives of three nuns and 92 of the school's 1,200 pupils. Numerous changes in the city's fire code followed, including mandatory sprinkler systems and alarms linked directly to fire stations. The fire began about 20 minutes before the school was to let out for the day.

December 1, 2013 Marks 55th Anniversary Chicago School Fire

Inadequate building design contributed to the deaths of 92 children and three nuns at Our Lady of...Read More...

Photo: Missouri Department of Public Safety

Americans Have Alarming Misconceptions About Fire Safety

New SFPE Survey finds Americans feel safer at home than in a commercial or public...Read More...

The Station Night Club Memorial (Photo: Wikipedia)

February 20th Marks 10th Anniversary of Station Nightclub Fire

Circumstances behind deaths of 100 concertgoers at West Warwick, RI nightclub 10 years ago were strikingly similar to those of the recent Brazilian nightclub blaze, which killed 230...Read More...

Are Your Occupants Worried About Fire?

Are Your Occupants Worried About Fire?

A survey by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers found two other facility issues of more...Read More...

SFPE and Bentley Systems Announce Memorial Grant

SFPE and Bentley Systems Announce Memorial Grant

The purpose of the Chief Donald J. Burns Memorial Research Grant is to integrate information modeling as a means of improving infrastructure safety and first responder...Read More...

Virginia Tech Promotes Fire Safety In Residence Hall Rooms

Virginia Tech Promotes Fire Safety In Residence Hall Rooms

Oak Flame 2011 featured two mock residence hall rooms that reflect contemporary designs and building codes and, like many rooms, feature elements such as decorations and unapproved curtains that violate existing fire safety...Read More...

Survey Finds Americans Typically Misjudge Fire Safety Risks

Survey Finds Americans Typically Misjudge Fire Safety Risks

Survey reveals that 70% of Americans feel safer from fire at home than in a commercial high rise building, and another 24% feel no difference in their...Read More...

Salaries Remain High for Fire Protection Engineers

Salaries Remain High for Fire Protection Engineers

The median USA total compensation for fire protection engineers is now $110,500, a 12.5% increase since the previous survey was conducted in...Read More...

Protecting Elderly Populations In A Fire

Protecting Elderly Populations In A Fire

In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Americans correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk...Read More...

Americans Rank Building Security as #1 Feature

Americans Rank Building Security as #1 Feature

The results of this survey revealed 28% of Americans feel security is the most important feature, while 12% of respondents indicated that fire safety is the most important aspect of a building's...Read More...