Tools Used By Fire Reconstruction Experts To Model Fires

Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smokeview

Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a computer program that was developed many years ago by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

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Why Consumer Power Tools Can Be Hazardous

Power Tools

Power tools account for an estimated 400,000 ER injuries a year.

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The Difference Between Machine Guarding And Lockout/tagout


Unlike lockout/tagout, which is intended to control hazardous energy during maintenance, repair, or inspection of a machine, “machine guarding” is the engineered control of hazardous energy during the normal operation…..

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Cooking Fires: The Top Reported Cause Of Home Fires


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has researched and published statistical research by month from 2007-2011 regarding the types of incidents that cause home fires.  The top reported cause has…..

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How To Protect Your Home From Frozen Pipes This Winter

Frozen Pipes

It’s well-known that water freezes at 32°F, but how does water freezing in a pipe result in pipe failure?

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Safety Tips For Leaf Disposal This Fall Season

Leaf Fire - Leaf Pile

Now that it is late fall, all of the oaks, maples, and broad leaf trees are in the process of dropping all of their leaves.  Beyond home or property aesthetics,…..

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Electric Space Heater Hazards You Should Be Aware Of

Space Heater - autumn concept and technology. air heater in the office.

With the weather turning colder, a common and popular way to provide supplementary or emergency heat is by using a space heater.

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What Exactly Is “Wind Chill Temperature”?

wind chill blog wind mill aerial view

Often times in Fall or Winter, meteorologists will report an outside temperature on the news, as well as the wind chill temperature or factor if the forecast predicts a windy…..

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How Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (EDRs) Differ From Passenger Vehicle EDRs

Heavy Trucking; Commercial Vehicle; Accident Reconstruction

Since the mid to late 1990’s, many of the heavy vehicle engine manufacturers started incorporating Event Data Recorder (EDR) capabilities into their engine control modules (ECM).

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