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


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

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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 Angels.

Americans Have Alarming Misconceptions About Fire Safety

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

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 people.

Are Your Occupants Worried About Fire?

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

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 preparedness.

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 rules.

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 safety.

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 2007.

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 group.

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 design.

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