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Based on data from the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA’s) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) annual fire department experience survey, NFPA estimates that during 2007-2011, local fire departments responded to an average of 334,200 brush, grass or forest fires per year. In most, less than one acre burned. These incidents accounted for 24% of all fires reported to local fire departments. This study examines the circumstances and causal factors of: a) brush or brush and grass mixture fires; b) grass fires; c) forest, woods, or wildland fires; and d) total brush, grass, and forest fires, including unclassified natural vegetation fires. One in five was intentionally set. The most common heat source was a hot ember or ashes. Open burning, high winds, and smoking materials were also frequent factors. Lightning accounted for a larger percentage of forest, woods, or wildland fires than the other types of natural vegetation fires.

AbstractBased on data from the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA’s) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) annual fire department experience survey, NFPA estimates that during 2007-2011, local fire departments responded to an average of 334,200 brush, grass or forest fires per year. In most, less than one acre burned. These incidents accounted for 24% of all fires reported to local fire departments. This study examines the circumstances and causal factors of: a) brush or brush and grass mixture fires; b) grass fires; c) forest, woods, or wildland fires; and d) total brush, grass, and forest fires, including unclassified natural vegetation fires. One in five was intentionally set. The most common heat source was a hot ember or ashes. Open burning, high winds, and smoking materials were also frequent factors. Lightning accounted for a larger percentage of forest, woods, or wildland fires than the other types of natural vegetation fires.

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Description

This recall involves two Scag Liberty-Z zero-turn lawn mowers; model SZL48-22KT with serial numbers K7100001 through K7102353 and model SZL52-24KT with serial numbers K7200001 through K7202020.  The model and serial numbers are printed on a vertical plate under the mower’s seat. “Scag” in red letters, “Liberty Z” in white letters and a blue “Z” is printed on a plate below the front of the seat. The mowers have an orange base with two orange and black steering handles. The mowers also have two large black with orange rim wheels in the back of the mower and two smaller black with orange rim wheels in the front of the mower.

 

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Description

This recall involves SubstiTUBE IS T8 LED lamps. The recalled lamps are white, cylindrical in shape and measure 48 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. “OSRAM SubtiTUBE® IS LED T8” is printed on a silver label affixed to the end of lamps. The model number 73312-1 or 73315-1 also appears on the label beneath the statement “Compatible LED T8 for use with instant start T8 electronic ballasts.”

 

Full details can be found at CPSC.

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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NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations plays a fundamental role in fire and explosion investigations. A new edition of NFPA 921 is scheduled to be published in 2014. For years, this document has played a critical role in the training, education and job performance of fire and explosion investigators. It also serves as one of the primary references used by the National Fire Academy to support its fire/arson-related training and education programs. It is imperative that investigators understand the scope, purpose and application of this document, especially since it will be used to judge the quality and thoroughness of their investigations.

NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations plays a fundamental role in fire and explosion investigations. A new edition of NFPA 921 is scheduled to be published in 2014. For years, this document has played a critical role in the training, education and job performance of fire and explosion investigators. It also serves as one of the primary references used by the National Fire Academy to support its fire/arson-related training and education programs. It is imperative that investigators understand the scope, purpose and application of this document, especially since it will be used to judge the quality and thoroughness of their investigations.

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SAN DIEGO - A Team 10 and Scripps News investigation found arson fires are not investigated properly in many American cities -- including San Diego -- due to a chaotic patchwork of reporting systems and standards.

Many deliberately set building fires are not reported to the federal government.

Nationally, just 5 percent of all residential building fires are intentionally set, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.  Data collected by Scripps News suggests the national arson rate to be significantly higher.

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ACCESSORIES

Kathryn Varner – Chairperson

Tom Fee – Committee Member

Tom Derby – Committee Member


 

AMBASSADOR AT LARGE

Tom Kuczynski – In Emeritus
Past President – 2000
Bob Eggleston – In Emeritus
Past President – 2004


 

APPELLATE REVIEW COMMITTEE

Joe Konefal – Chairperson
Wayne Tyson – Committee Member
Dave Hillman – Committee Member
Rick Price – Committee Member
Vern Canon – Committee Member


 

BUDGET/FINANCE

Tom Fee – Chairperson
Dennis Wilson – Committee Member
Samantha Peek – Committee Member
Robert Rullan – Committee Member


 

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Tom Fee – Manager


 

BYLAWS/STANDARD OPERATING GUIDELINES

Mike O'Brien – Chairperson
Attorney Steve Huchting – Committee Member


 

CALIFORNIA FIRE CHIEFS LIAISON

Mike O'Brien


 

CFI CERTIFICATION

 

Russ Bohse – Chairperson
Andy Derrick – Committee Member
Vern Canon – Committee Member
Dave Aoki – Committee Member
Laura Cygan – Committee Member
Joe Bomortino – Committee Member
Marty Firestein – Committee Member
Jim Brown – Committee Member


 

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Rick Price
Tom Fee
Eric Emmanuele


 

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Chaplain Randy Martin


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Scotty Baker – Chairperson
Tom Derby – Committee Member


ETHICAL PRACTICES & GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

Scotty Baker – Chairperson
Marnie Gedney – Committee Member
Frank Furtaw – Committee Member
Steve Straight – Committee Member


 

FIRE PREVENTION LIAISON

Terry McMahan – North
Vacant – South


GRANTS

Rick Price – Chairperson
Tom Pierce – Committee Member


IAAI LIAISON

Tom Fee


LEGAL CONSULTANTS

Steve Huchting
Richard Knapp


LEGISLATION/PUBLIC INFORMATION

Tom Pierce – Chairperson


LOCAL LIAISON

Nathan Williams
Andy Derrick


MARKETING & ADVERTISING

Tom Derby – Chairperson
Lorne Lomprey – Committee Member


MEMBERSHIP

Troy Morrison – Chairperson


 

OVERSIGHT

Dale Feb – Chairperson



 

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Tom Fee


PERSONNEL NEGOTIATIONS

Tom Pierce – Chairperson


PHOTOGRAPHY

Ralph Altizer
Scotty Baker


 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Bill Kilpatrick – Chairperson
Eric Emmanuele – Committee Member
Tom Allen – Committee Member
Marnie Gedney – Committee Member


SERGEANT AT ARMS

Frank Furtaw


 

SOCIAL NETWORKING

Robert Rullan – Chairperson


 

STATE CERTIFICATION

Joe Konefal


 

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Dale Feb – Chairperson
Lorne Lomprey – Committee Member
Nick Corbo – Committee Member
John DeHaan – Committee Member
Steve Carman – Committee Member
Scotty Baker – Committee Member
Jim Nolt – Committee Member


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Rick Price – Chairperson
Tom Fee – Co-Chairperson
Tom Derby – Committee Member
Mike O'Brien – Committee Member
Jim Albers – Committee Member
Mike Whitney – Committee Member
Eric Emmanuele – Committee Member
Bill Kilpatrick – Committee Member


 

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