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  • Fire Marshal's Corner: Examining Multiple-Fatality Fires in the U.S.

    Last month will be remembered as the most deadly in years. Statistics compiled by Ed Comeau show a dramatic increase in significant multiple-fatality fires, compared to 2007 and 2008. In January, 82 people died in these tragic blazes. Of those, 62...

    Podcast • February 4th, 2009

  • Fire Marshal's Corner: The Economic Meltdown & The Fire Service

    This month on Fire Marshal's Corner, host Ed Comeau launches the first of a regular series of interviews about the groundbreaking project, Vision 20/20. This project, funded by a DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grant, is developing a national strategic...

    Podcast • November 17th, 2008

  • Fire Marshal's Corner: Fire Prevention Week, ICC and Vision 20/20 Updates

    This month on Fire Marshal's Corner, host Ed Comeau looks at three very timely topics starting with Fire Prevention Week. Four fire prevention experts from across the nation took time to talk about the creative programs they are doing to help educate...

    Podcast • October 6th, 2008

  • Fire Marshal's Corner: Photoelectric or Ionization Smoke Alarms: Part 2

    This month's edition of Fire Marshal's Corner takes us back to the issue of photoelectric versus ionization smoke alarms. Since last month's show, quite a bit has happened and we need to bring people up-to-date. The National Institute of Standards and...

    Podcast • March 27th, 2008

  • Fire Marshal's Corner: Photoelectric or Ionization Smoke Alarms - Which is the Right One?

    Smoke alarms have an unquestioned role in reducing the loss of life and injuries from fire. However, recent information is coming to light about how the two predominant types of smoke alarms, photoelectric and ionization, react to different fire...

    Podcast • February 22nd, 2008

  • Fire Marshal's Corner: Catastrophic, Multiple-Fatality Fire

    This month's show focuses on a particularly troubling issue: catastrophic, multiple-fatality fires, where three or more people are killed per incident. By tracking these fires through several sources, for 2007 there were 113 incidents killing 431, 54...

    Podcast • January 15th, 2008

  • Fire Marshal's Corner: December 2007

    This month on Fire Marshal's Corner, host Ed Comeau goes international again! First, however, we're starting on this side of the Atlantic with a segment from the National Association of State Fire Marshal's featuring New Hampshire Fire Marshal Bill...

    Podcast • December 31st, 2007

  • Fire Marshal's Corner: Winter 2007

    In this month's Fire Marshal's Corner, we start with some very sound advice from South Carolina Fire Marshal John Reich about holiday fire safety, particularly when it comes to Christmas Tree fires. Every year these fires happen, but are very easily...

    Podcast • November 29th, 2007

  • Fire Marshal's Corner: Summer 2007

    Hosted by Ed Comeau This edition of the Fire Marshal's Corner looks at the international fire problem, but we start here in our own backyard with the U.S. fire problem. Host Ed Comeau talks with Kathy Gerstner, a fire program specialist with the...

    Podcast • August 14th, 2007

  • Fire MarshalÂ’'s Corner hosted by Ed Comeau

    As we move into the Fourth of July, and summer in general, fireworks will be going off all across the country. Joining us is Jerry Wingard from the South Carolina Fire Marshal's office to talk about fireworks and fireworks safety. Dan Madrzykowski...

    Podcast • July 3rd, 2007

  • Campus Safety for Major Incidents

    Hosted by Ed Comeau The tragedy at Virginia Tech is one that has raised awareness among college administrators, local, state and national officials regarding safety on our nation's campuses. As we take a critical look at how our campuses and...

    Podcast • May 25th, 2007

  • Fire Marshal's Corner hosted by Ed Comeau

    Hosted by Ed Comeau This month's Fire Marshal's Corner features an interview with Rhode Island Representative Jim Langevin who introduced the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act in Congress. The International Code Council will be holding a hearing that will...

    Podcast • April 17th, 2007

  • Fire Marshal's Corner Hosted by Ed Comeau

    Hosted by Ed Comeau The Fire Marshal's Corner is a new monthly podcast that will focus on the complex issues faced by fire marshals across the United States. Each month Firehouse.com will host a forum of experts from a variety of fields to discuss...

    Podcast • March 26th, 2007

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