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Upholstered Chair Fire Tests Using a California Technical Bulletin 133 Burner Ignition Source D.W. Stroup, L. DeLauter, J. Lee and G. Roadarmel Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology U.S. Department of Commerce Gaithersburg, MD 20899 Upholstered Chair Fire Tests Using a California Technical Bulletin 133 Burner Ignition Source  D.W. Stroup, L. DeLauter, J. Lee and G. Roadarmel Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology U.S. Department of Commerce Gaithersburg, MD 20899

 

Abstract

A series of fire tests were conducted to characterize the potential hazard from ignition of an upholstered chair.  The particular chair was selected as part of a fire investigation being conducted by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

Heat release rate was determined as a function of time from ignition using the oxygen depletion principle.  Two tests were conducted with the chairs placed in the open under large calorimeters.

The third test was conducted with the chair located in a room.  Peak heat release rates obtained during the tests ranged from approximately 1 MW to 2.5 MW.

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This recall includes SolarWorld solar systems installed with bare-copper grounding lugs installed after June 1, 2010.  These solar systems use energy from the sun to generate electricity within a system circuit.  The installation instructions for SolarWorld solar systems sold after June 1, 2010 called for the use of GBL-4DB lugs for grounding.  SolarWorld has revised these installation instructions to explicitly call for tin-coated lugs, specifically Ilsco part number GBL-4DBT. “T” is for tin-coated and indicated by the silver color of the lug.

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Report Receipt Date: JUL 02, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V407000

SUMMARY:

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500/3500 trucks manufactured January 18, 2007, to June 22, 2011, and GMC Sierra HD 2500/3500 trucks manufactured January 22, 2007, to June 21, 2011, and equipped with an auxiliary battery. Owners may unknowingly draw too much current through the vehicle's trailer harness resulting in the melting of fusible link for the auxiliary battery.

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In the new issue of NFPA Journal®, President Jim Shannon said the Association will focus on the leading causes of home fires, including cooking. "We also need to continue to push hard for home fire sprinklers. That's still a large priority for NFPA, and we plan to work very aggressively in 2014 on our residential sprinkler initiative," he said.

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EXPLOSIONS CALLED 'AN EPIDEMIC'

as reported by Juniper Rose of the Sacramento Bee newspaper.

Explosions, fires and hospitalizations stemming from homemade hash oil operations have led to a spike in prosecutions of hash oil manufacturers.

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Report Receipt Date: JUN 30, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V381000 SUMMARY:

Nova Bus is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 LFS transit buses manufactured June 2010 to June 2014. In the affected vehicles, the terminal on the postive alternator cable may fracture causing the cable to arc to other components.

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November 10-12, 2014 Training Seminar

CCAI Training Seminar November 10 - 12, 2014 
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LAFD Releases Surveillance Video of Hollywood Temple Arsonist

4/15/2011 5:10:57 PM

On Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8:43 AM, the Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned by law enforcement officials to commence a post-fire investigation at the Temple Israel of Hollywood at 7300 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.

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Fresno Fire Department Looking for Arsonists

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:13:59 MST

Fire Investigators with the Fresno Fire Department have released surveillance video from the La Fiesta Market in Kerman, California. The video shows two people starting a fire.

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Suspect Arrested in Relation to Sacramento Apartment Blaze

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 06:44:00 MST

Fire Investigators from the Sacramento Fire Department arrested David James Woodward, 23 year old Sacramento resident in connection with a fire that broke out Friday at the Standford Garden Apartments, located at 3150 Notre Dame Drive.

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Portland Fire Investigators Arrest Suspects in Two Arson Cases

Sat, 29 Jan 2011 10:05:53 MST

Portland Fire Investigators have made arrests in two separate arson cases.

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Portland Fire Arson Investigators Catch Arsonist in the Act

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:08:32 MST

On October 25, 2010, two Portland Fire Investigators were investigating a string of small fires, which they suspected had been deliberately set.

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