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Have you noticed the number of people bundled up outside having a smoke on the front steps or porch?  A September 2014 article by King, Patel and Babb inMMWR, “Prevalence of Smokefree Home Rules — United States, 1992–1993 and 2010–2011,”confirms that this effort to limit second-hand smoke is part of a real shift.

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This recall involves Lenovo's LS-15 AC power cord manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in color and have the "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord.

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This recall involves Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toys. The monkey is made of brown and beige plush material and is about 9 inches tall. The toy is designed to hold a song book titled "5 Little Monkeys" and to sing the song when activated. A red music note is on the bottom of the monkey's right foot and the face of a child with its hands covering its eyes are on the bottom of the money's left foot. Recalled sing-along monkeys were manufactured between 6/7/2014 and 7/5/2014 and have batch code GP1410028.  The manufacture date in the M/D/YYYY format and batch code are printed on the bottom of a white fabric label attached near the base of the monkey's tail. The monkey toys came in a tan colored box with words "Animated Sing-Along Monkey," "Sing along with me!" and "I play peek-a-boo with you!" on the front. The age advisory "For ages 3+" and the warning that batteries are included are also on the front of the box.

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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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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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Eric Baron – Committee Member

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Joe Konefal
Tom Fee
Jim Allen

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Dale Feb – Chairperson
Jim Allen – Committee Member
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Steve Carman – 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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Joe Konefal
Jim Allen


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Kathryn Varner – Chairperson
Tom Fee – 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


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Tom Fee – Chairperson
Tom Derby – Committee Member
Bill Kilpatrick – Committee Member


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Tom Fee – Manager


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Mike O'Brien – Chairperson
Lorne Lomprey – Co-Chairperson
Attorney Steve Huchting – Committee Member


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Mike O'Brien


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Russ Bohse – Chairperson
Rick Price – Co-Chairperson
Andy Derrick – Committee Member


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Chaplain Randy Martin


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Scotty Baker – Chairperson
Bill Kilpatrick – Co-Chairperson
Tom Derby – Committee Member


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


FIRE PREVENTION LIAISON

Jesse Frias – North
Jason Briley – South


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Steve Straight – Chairperson
Keith Marshal – Committee Member
Brent Correggia – Committee Member
Robert Rowe – Committee Member
Marnie Gedney – Committee Member

 


 

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Vern Canon – Chairperson
Tim Eckles – Co-Chair
Becky Frias – Committee Member
Tom Collier – Committee Member
Eric Emmanuele – Committee Member


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Lorne Lomprey – Chairperson


IAAI LIAISON

Tom Fee


LEGAL CONSULTANTS

Steve Huchting
Richard Knapp


LEGISLATION/PUBLIC INFORMATION

Tom Pierce – Chairperson


LOCAL LIAISON

Nathan Williams


MARKETING & ADVERTISING

Tom Derby – Chairperson
Lorne Lomprey – Committee Member


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Terry McMahan – Co-Chairperson
Troy Morrison – Co-Chairperson
Tom Allen – Committee Member
Tom Collier – Committee Member


OVERSIGHT

Bill Kilpatrick – Chairperson
Scotty Baker – Committee Member


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Tom Fee


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Rick Price – Chairperson
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Tom Derby – Committee Member


PHOTOGRAPHY

Ralph Altizer


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Eric Emmanuele – Committee Member
Tom Allen – Committee Member
Marnie Gedney – Committee Member


SERGEANT AT ARMS

Bill Kilpatrick
Frank Furtaw


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Eric Emmanuele – Chairperson
Tom Derby – Committee Member
Robert Rullan – Committee Member
Eric Baron – Committee Member


STATE CERTIFICATION

Jim Allen
Joe Konefal
Tom Fee


 

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Dale Feb – Chairperson
Lorne Lomprey – Committee Member
Jim Allen – Committee Member
John DeHaan – Committee Member
Steve Carman – 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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