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ABSTRACT--

CHAPTER 1 - Identifies and defines relevant terminology — heating system, venting system, flue gases, chimney, vent. Types of chimneys -- metal, factory-built, and masonry -- are identified and their construction discussed.  Chimney performance requirements are listed.  The purpose and function of flue lining are detailed.  Flue lining systems are described, and alternatives are identified.

CHAPTER 2 - Chimney Fire is defined and sources and causes are identified.  Fuels and other combustibles — creosote, wood, soot — are identified and discussed.  Thermal characteristics of chimney fires and the evidence that a chimney fire has occurred are presented.  The potential damage to the chimney, to other objects, and to the house are detailed.

CHAPTER 3 - Thermal damage to clay flue lining is described.  Thermal stress theory and concepts are identified, including stress resistance, steady state conditions, transient conditions, and thermal shock.  Also included are discussions of how the shape of the flue influences damage caused by chimney fires.

CHAPTER 4 - A guide to the evaluation of chimney fire damage, emphasizing the importance of searching for and verifying evidence of causes and effects of chimney fires.  Also, evaluation of other possible causes of chimney damage —lightning, thermal expansion, material fatigue, moisture, weathering, freeze/thaw damage, flue gases, condensation, rotational and differential settlement.

CHAPTER 5 - Application of insurance to chimney fire damage, Identification of available homeowners’ policies and their provisions and coverage.  Coverage for damage under the fire peril is detailed.  Procedures and criteria for recognition and evaluation of a valid chimney fire claim are discussed, as are arguments not relevant to proper consideration of insurance coverage.

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Description:

This recall involves AC power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers before March 15, 2015. Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 devices have a black case with the product name on the back of the device toward the bottom. Surface Pro 3 computers have a silver case with “Windows 8 Pro” on the back of the device under the kickstand. This recall also involves accessory power supply units that include an AC power cord sold separately before March 15, 2015. The recalled power cords do not have a 1/8-inch sleeve on the cord on the end that connects to the power supply.

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Description:

The recall includes three models of the Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuums, model UD70210, UD70210CA and UD70210RM. The model number and manufacture date code are printed on a silver label on the back side of the vacuum. The vacuums are identical with black, gray and clear housing with red and purple trim. “Total Pet” is printed underneath the Dirt Devil logo in the center of the vacuum. Only vacuums with the first three digits of the four digit manufacture date code that begin with B14 through I15 are included in the recall. All recalled vacuums were manufactured between February 2014 and September 2015.

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Description:

This recall involves KUL small, black portable fan heaters.  The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the heaters next to the power dial. The fan heater measures about 9 inches long by 5 inches wide by 10.5 inches tall. The fans weigh about two pounds. An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number “KU39229” and “Date: 0515” in the lower right-hand corner.

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Description:

The recall includes three models of the Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuums, model UD70210, UD70210CA and UD70210RM. The model number and manufacture date code are printed on a silver label on the back side of the vacuum. The vacuums are identical with black, gray and clear housing with red and purple trim. “Total Pet” is printed underneath the Dirt Devil logo in the center of the vacuum. Only vacuums with the first three digits of the four digit manufacture date code that begin with B14 through I15 are included in the recall. All recalled vacuums were manufactured between February 2014 and September 2015.

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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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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
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Vern Canon – Committee Member

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Dennis Wilson – Committee Member
Samantha Peek – Committee Member
Robert Rullan – Committee Member

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Tom Fee – Manager

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

CALIFORNIA FIRE CHIEFS LIAISON
Mike O'Brien

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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

CFI CERTIFICATION - CONSULTANTS
Tom Fee
Eric Emmanuele

CHAPLAIN
Chaplain Randy Martin

ELECTIONS & NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
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

EVENT ENTERTAINMENT
Troy Morrison – Chairperson

FIRE PREVENTION LIAISON
Terry McMahan – North
Vacant – South

GRANTS
Tom Pierce – Committee Member

IAAI LIAISON
Tom Fee

LEGAL CONSULTANTS
Steve Huchting
Richard Knapp

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Tom Pierce – Chairperson

LOCAL LIAISON
Nathan Williams
Andy Derrick

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Tom Allen – Chairperson
Scotty Baker – Committee Member

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Troy Morrison – Chairperson

OVERSIGHT
Dale Feb – Chairperson

PARLIAMENTARIAN
Tom Fee

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Tom Pierce – Chairperson

PHOTOGRAPHY
Ralph Altizer
Scotty Baker

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Tom Pierce – 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

TECHNICAL PUBLICATION REVIEW
Dale Feb – Chairperson
Nick Corbo – Committee Member
John DeHaan – Committee Member
Steve Carman – Committee Member
Scotty Baker – Committee Member
Jim Nolt – Committee Member

TRAINING
Tom Fee – 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

TRAINING
FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE INVESTIGATION 
Joe Konefal
Jim Allen

 


 

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


Vern Canon – Committee Member

 


 

BUDGET/FINANCE

Tom Fee – Chairperson


Dennis Wilson – Committee Member


Samantha Peek – Committee Member


Robert Rullan – Committee Member

 


 

BUSINESS OFFICE

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


 

CFI CERTIFICATION - CONSULTANTS

Tom Fee


Eric Emmanuele

 


 

CHAPLAIN

Chaplain Randy Martin

 


 

ELECTIONS & NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

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

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 Allen – Chairperson


Scotty Baker – Committee Member

 


 

MEMBERSHIP

Troy Morrison – Chairperson

 


 

OVERSIGHT

Dale Feb – Chairperson

 


 

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Tom Fee

 


 

PERSONNEL NEGOTIATIONS

Tom Pierce – Chairperson

 


 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ralph Altizer


Scotty Baker

 


 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Tom Pierce – 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


 

TECHNICAL PUBLICATION REVIEW

Dale Feb – Chairperson

Nick Corbo – Committee Member

John DeHaan – Committee Member

Steve Carman – Committee Member

Scotty Baker – Committee Member

Jim Nolt – Committee Member

 


 

TRAINING

Tom Fee – 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

 


 

TRAINING 

FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE INVESTIGATION 

Jim Allen


Joe Konefal

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