Thirty Years in the Making – One Meridian Plaza Fire

The One Meridian Plaza fire continues to be one of the most iconic high-rise structure fires in American history. On February 23, 1991, a fire caused an unprecedented fire loss of over $4 billion dollars in litigation, $100 million in direct property loss, 24 firefighter injuries, eight firefighter near-misses and the ultimate tragic loss of three Philadelphia firefighters.

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2024 ICC Group A Proposals Part II

On March 1st, the monograph for all the proposed changes to the 2024 ICC Group A model codes will be released. As usual, there are several thousand proposals that must be processed and heard. The NFSA submitted 17 proposals to further the cause of the automatic fire sprinkler industry. This is part two of the proposals that were submitted by the NFSA.

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Why aren’t all Fire Hydrants – Red?

The consistency of color coding is widely varied by localities and jurisdictional preferences. It is also governed by many national agencies like American Water Works Association (AWWA), Occupation Safety, Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Codes council (ICC) to name a few.  Typically, there are three types of fire hydrants, public, private and yard.

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