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How Investigators Find the Origin of a Fire

How Investigators Find the Origin of a Fire
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How Investigators Find the Origin of a Fire

There are many tools and observations that forensic fire investigators use to determine the origin and cause of a fire. Before the early 1980's, theories rather than scientific met ...

There are many tools and observations that forensic fire investigators use to determine the origin and cause of a fire. Before the early 1980's, theories rather than scientific methods were used to determine the cause. This was mostly due to a lack of technology that we now have ...

Do fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers?

Do fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers?
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Do fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers?

Many people believe that fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers, however, this is a pervasive myth. In fact, fire alarms and fire sprinklers are very different parts of an important s ...

Many people believe that fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers, however, this is a pervasive myth. In fact, fire alarms and fire sprinklers are very different parts of an important system and they are designed to act as their name suggests. A typical fire sprinkler head in a fire s ...

Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire Sprinkler Systems
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Fire Sprinkler Systems

Ideally, all commercial buildings should have a state-of-the-art fire sprinkler system to help save lives and minimize potential structural damage. There are four types of fire spr ...

Ideally, all commercial buildings should have a state-of-the-art fire sprinkler system to help save lives and minimize potential structural damage. There are four types of fire sprinkler systems. In this article, we will explore what sets each one apart so you can learn more abou ...

New South Wales Brushfires

New South Wales Brushfires
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New South Wales Brushfires

From 2019 to present, the Australian brush-fires have been burning across the continent. As of January 14th, 2020, the fires have consumed over 46 million acres and killed a stagge ...

From 2019 to present, the Australian brush-fires have been burning across the continent. As of January 14th, 2020, the fires have consumed over 46 million acres and killed a staggering billion animals. Many of the creatures were close to extinction when the fires started and expe ...

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: March 25, 1911

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: March 25, 1911
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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: March 25, 1911

On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village of New York City caught fire. It would become known as the worst industrial fire in the area’s history and o ...

On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village of New York City caught fire. It would become known as the worst industrial fire in the area’s history and one of the deadliest in the nation. The fire caused the tragic deaths of 123 women and 23 men. Most w ...

California’s Kincade Fire 

California’s Kincade Fire 
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California’s Kincade Fire 

Beginning on October 23, 2019, Sonoma County, California was affected by the Kincade Fire. The fire ignited at 9:24 pm in the northeast region of Geyserville. It quickly spread and ...

Beginning on October 23, 2019, Sonoma County, California was affected by the Kincade Fire. The fire ignited at 9:24 pm in the northeast region of Geyserville. It quickly spread and would ultimately cover more than 77,758 acres - a massive fire that terrorized the region. The Thr ...

Christmas Tree Fires, Dangers and How to Prevent  

Christmas Tree Fires, Dangers and How to Prevent  
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Christmas Tree Fires, Dangers and How to Prevent  

House fires commonly occur during the months of December, January, and February because this is when people are most often using wood stoves, fireplaces, and electric heaters. Anot ...

House fires commonly occur during the months of December, January, and February because this is when people are most often using wood stoves, fireplaces, and electric heaters. Another leading cause of fire during the winter months is the holiday Christmas tree. The National Fire ...

November 8, 2018 | Woolsey Fire | Wildfire in Southern California

November 8, 2018 | Woolsey Fire | Wildfire in Southern California
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November 8, 2018 | Woolsey Fire | Wildfire in Southern California

Woolsey Fire Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, CA On 11/8/2019 at approximately 2:24 PM PST, a brush fire was reported at the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory property. 3 civilia ...

Woolsey Fire Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, CA On 11/8/2019 at approximately 2:24 PM PST, a brush fire was reported at the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory property. 3 civilian fatalities and 5 total injuries were reported and it is estimated that as much as $6 billion in da ...