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Fire Protection History-Part 279 (Life Safety/Property Protection)
February 23, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 277: 1918 (Building Contents)
February 17, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 276: 1918 (Exterior Wall Opening Protection)
February 16, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 275: 1918 (Area Limitations/Sprinkler Protection Requirements)
February 16, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 274: 1918 (General Egress Requirements for Fire Resistive Buildings)
February 15, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 273: 1918 (Report Preface-Fire Resistive Construction Committee)
February 15, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 272: 1918 (The Term “Exits”)
February 15, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 271: 1918 (Report of the Committee on Safety to Life-Discussion)
February 12, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 270: 1918 (Exit Stair Capacity)
February 13, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 269: 1918 (Number of Exit/Travel Distance Requirements)
February 11, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 268: 1918 (Horizontal Exits)
February 11, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 267: 1918 (Stair Construction Details)
February 11, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 266: 1918 (Double Check Valves)
February 5, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 265: 1918 (F. E. Cabot)
February 6, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 263: 1918 (National Lumber Manufacturers’ Association Report)
February 4, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 262: 1918 (The American Institute of Architects’ Report)
February 4, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 261: 1918 (The Electrical Code)
February 4, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 260: 1895 (Maximum Building Heights-New York/Chicago/Boston)
January 31, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 259: 1918 (Definition of the Terms “Automatic Door” and “Automatic Window”)
January 31, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 258: 1918 (Definition of the Term “Incombustible”)
January 31, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 257: 1918 (The Terms “Fireproof” and “Fire-Resistive”)
January 30, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 254: 1918 (Number of Exits Required-Grade A Department Stores)
January 26, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 253: 1918 (Height and Area Limitations-Grade A Department Stores)
January 26, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 252
January 26,2014 - Unavailable

Fire Protection History-Part 251: 1918 (Egress Capacity Factors-Department Stores)
January 26, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 250: 1918 (Design Occupant Load Factors-Department Stores)
January 26, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 249: 1918 (Hotel Fire Safety)
January 25, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 248: 1918 (Structural Fire Resistance Testing)
January 21, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 247: 1918 (William H. Merrill and the War Effort)
January 20, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 246: 1919 (School Buildings)
January 18, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 245: 1919 (Mercantile Occupancy)
January 17, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 244: 1919 (Fire Resistive Building Construction/S. H. Ingberg)
January 7, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 243: 1919 (Fire Resistive Building Construction/W. C. Robinson)
January 7, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 242 (Grade “B” Office Buildings)
January 9, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 241: 1919 (The National Board of Fire Underwriters)
January 3, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 240: 1919 (The Origins of the Certificate of Occupancy)
January 3, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 239: 1916 (Boston)
December 31, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 238: 1916 (School Fire Protection)
December 31, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 236: 1915 (Stair Capacities)
January 1, 2014

Fire Protection History-Part 235: 1915 (Horizontal Exits)
December 29, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 234: 1915 (Occupant Loads/Exit Capacity)
December 29, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 233: 1915 (The Safety to Life Committee Report)
December 29, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 232: 1915 (Sprinkler Standard Revisions)
December 26, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 230: 1911 (Resolutions)
December 26, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 229: 1910 (Fire Protection for Door and Window Openings)
December 18, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 228: 1910 (Henry K. Miller)
December 18, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 227
Unavailable

Fire Protection History-Part 226
Unavailable

Fire Protection History-Part 225: 1917 (Fire Wall Definition/Construction Requirements)
December 16, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 224: 1917 (Fire Protection for High Value Districts)
December 11, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 223: 1917 (American Institute of Architects)
December 12, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 222: 1917 (NFPA Resolutions)
December 16, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 221: 1917 (Henry C. Henley/F. M. Griswold)
December 9, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 220: 1912 (Egress Elevators)
December 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 219: 1912 (Motorized Fire Apparatus)
December 3, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 218: 1912 (Sprinkler System Installation Standard Revisions)
Unavailable

Fire Protection History-Part 217: 1912 (Standpipe Systems)
December 8, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 216: 1912 (Fire Protection in Chicago)
December 1, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 214: 1899 (Open Well (Atrium) Fire Protection)
December 1, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 213: 1899 (Sprinkler System Fire Department Connections)
November 27, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 212: 1898 (“Chemical” Fire Extinguishers)
November 26, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 211: 1899 (Sprinkler System Installation Rules)
November 26, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 210: 1900 (Sprinkler Protection State-of-the Art, Circa 1900)
November 18, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 209: 1900 (NBFU Letter)
November 18, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 208: 1906 (Fireproof Construction/The NBFU Building Code)
November 12, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 207: 1904 (Fire-Resistive Construction)
November 12, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 206: 1905 (Fire Extinguishing Agents-Steam)
November 19, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 205: 1904 (Fire Extinguishing Agents-Steam)
November 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 204: 1904 (Sprinkler System Statistics)
November 12, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 202: 1903 (Sprinkler System Water Supplies-Gravity Tanks/Sprinkler Protection Installers)
November 1, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 201: 1903 (Sprinkler System Fire Department Connections)
November 1, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 200: 1903 (Town Grading)
October 28, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 199: 1902 (Town Grading)
October 28, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 198: 1903 (Tall Building Fire Protection)
October 23, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 197: 1901 (Steam/Rotary Pumps/John Freeman)
October 18, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 196: 1901 (“Fireproof” Wood/U. C. Crosby)
October 16, 2013

History in the Rearview Mirror-September 11th
September 8, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 195: 1920 (Height/Area Limitations-Residential Occupancies)
August 20, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 194: 1920 (Definition of the Term “Fire Wall”)
August 9, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 193: 1920 (Egress Requirements for Large Department Stores)
August 8, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 192: 1920 (Carbon Tetrachloride)
August 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 191: 1920 (Sprinkler System Water Supplies)
August 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 190: 1920 (Industrial Fire Protection)
July 25, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 189: 1920 (The President’s Address)
July 25, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 188: 1920 (Fire Resistance Testing of Columns)
July 22, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 187: 1918 (The NBFU Building Code)
July 14, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 186: 1918 (World War I)
July 12, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 185: 1916 (The International Association of Fire Engineers)
June 8, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 184: 1916 (High Pressure Municipal Water Supplies/Sprinkler Protection)
June 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 183: 1916 (Sprinkler Protection and Life Safety)
June 3, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 182: 1916 (Sprinkler Protection/School Buildings)
May 31, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 181: 1922 (Capt. Conway)
May 31, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 180: 1922 (Life Safety Provisions-School and Office Buildings)
May 31, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 179: 1922 (Ira Woolson)
May 29, 2013

Fire Protection History- Part 178: 1922 (Design Occupant Loads-Office Buildings)
May 29, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 177: 1922 (The Brick Manufacturers’ Report/Fire Resistance of Brick Walls)
May 19, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 176: 1922 (The Lumber Industry Perspective on Building Codes)
May 18, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 175: 1922 (The NBFU Report)
May 17, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 174: 1922 (The President’s Address)
May 14, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 173: 1921 (NBFU Municipal Fire Defense Studies)
May 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 172: 1921 (Wood Shingles)
May 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 171: 1921 (A Brief History of Sprinkler System Water Supply Issues)
May 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 170: 1921 (Office Building Fire Protection)
May 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 169: 1921 (Department Store Egress Design Requirements)
April 22, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 168: 1921 (National Electrical Code/American Engineering Standards Committee)
April 20, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 167: 1921 (President Woodrow Wilson/National Fire Prevention Day)
April 20, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 166: 1921 (Greetings and a Death of a Founder of the NFPA)
April 10, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 165: 1921 (American Engineering Standards Committee/Safety Code on Egress Components)
April 7, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 164: 1921 (Excerpts of the President’s Address)
April 6, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 163: 1921 (National Lumber Manufacturers’ Association)
April 3, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 162: 1921 (Portable Fire Extinguisher Classifications-NFPA/UL)
April 3, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 161: 1921 (Institutional (Occupancy) Fire Safety)
April 2, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 160: 1921 (The National Board of Fire Underwriters)
April 2, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 159: 1921 (Fire Protection and the 18th Amendment)
April 2, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 158: 1919 (The President’s Address)
March 29, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 157: 1919 (Annual Meeting Locations)
March 29, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 156: 1919 (Alvah Small/The Future of the Aeroplane)
March 28, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 155: 1919 (Welcome to Ottawa/Mayor Harold Fisher) (Rev.: March 28, 2013)
March 28, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 154: 1918 (The President’s Address)
March 27, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 153: 1911 (Fireproof Construction)
March 26, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 152: 1917 (A Discussion of Theater Fire Safety)
March 25, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 151: 1917 (An Alternative Perspective on Theater Fire Safety)
March 25, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 150: 1917 (The President’s Address)
March 25, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 149: 1916 (NFPA Resolutions)
March 21, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 148: 1916 (The President’s Address)
March 21, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 147: 1911 (Sprinkler System Maintenance)
March 19, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 146: 1911 (The National Board of Fire Underwriters and The U.S. Geological Survey)
March 19, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 145: 1911 (The President’s Address/William H. Merrill)
March 17, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 144: 1910 (An Architect’s Perspective)
March 15, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 143: 1910 (High Pressure Municipal (Fire Protection) Water Distribution Systems)
March 15, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 142: 1909 (The Total Cost of Fire in the United States)
March 12, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 141: 1908 (The Importance of Fire Prevention)
March 7, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 140: 1907 (Fire Resistance Testing)
March 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 139: 1907 (Fire Doors/Regulatory Compliance)
March 4, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 138: 1907 (Cotton Fire Protection)
March 3, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 137: 1906 (Fire Safety Requirements for Theaters)
March 1, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 136: 1906 (Hersey Manufacturing Company)
February 25, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 135: 1906 (Coal-Fired Steam Fire Engines)
February 25, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 134: 1906 (NFPA Resolutions-Sprinkler Protection)
February 20, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 133: 1906 (Sprinkler Reliability Statistics)
February 20, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 131: 1905 (The Sprinkler System Pipe Schedule and Water Supplies)
February 20, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 132: 1905 (Fire Protection Issues Circa 1905)
February 13, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 130: 1905 (The Debate on Spacing Between Sprinklers)
February 12, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 129: 1905 (High Pressure Municipal Water Distribution Systems)
February 10, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 128: 1920 (Soda-Acid Type Fire Extinguishers)
February 6, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 127: 1920 (Recommendations for Fire Pails)
February 6, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 126: 1961 (Spray Sprinkler Spacing/Sprinkler System Hydraulics/Wilbur Stump)
February 4, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 125: 1954 (Sprinkler System Hydraulic Calculations)
February 2, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 124: 1967 (The Hydraulics of the Pipe Schedule)
January 31, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 123: 1982 (Standard Spray Sprinklers and Roof Vents)
January 31, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 122: 1958 (Sprinkler System Hydraulics/Wilbur Stump)
January 29, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 121: 1953 (Spray Sprinkler Rules Discussion)
January 28, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 120: 1953 (Spray Sprinklers)
January 27, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 118: 1952 (The (NBFU) National Building Code)
January 26, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 117: 1940 (The Fire Marshal)
January 19, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 116: 1937 (The Zeppelin Hindenburg)
January 17, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 115: 1936 (A Brief History of the Development of the Sprinkler System)
January 16, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 114: 1930 (“Class B” Sprinkler Equipments-The Debate)
January 16, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 113: 1930 (Class B (Light Hazard) Sprinkler Equipments)
January 14, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 112: 1929 (Pressure Ratings of Cast Iron Fittings)
January 9, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 111: 1929 (Life Safety Testing)
January 9, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 110: 1929 (Design Occupant Load Factor-Assembly Occupancies)
January 9, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 109: 1929 (A Tribute to Allen M. Schoen)
January 9, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 108: 1927 (A Tribute to Ira Woolson)
January 8, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 107: 1925 (U. C. Crosby, Charles Hexamer and F. J. T. Stewart)
January 7, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 106: 1925 (Building Inspection)
January 5, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 105: 1915 (The American Institute of Architects/College of Texas)
January 4, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 104: 1915 (World War I)
January 3, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 103: 1922 (A Tribute to F. M. Griswold)
January 3, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 102: 1922 (A Tribute to W. C. Robinson)
January 2, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 101: 1915 (Fire-Resistive Construction and Life Safety)
January 1, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 100: 1915 (Fire Prevention Inspection)
January 1, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 99: 1915 (The National Electrical Code)
January 1, 2013

Fire Protection History-Part 98: 1915 (The NFPA President’s Address)
December 31, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 97: 1914 (Fire Prevention Educational Materials)
December 31, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 96: 1915 (Pipe Fittings)
December 27, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 95: 1914 (Fireproof Building Construction)
December 26, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 94: 1914 (Automobile Fire Apparatus)
December 26, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 93: 1914 (An Opinion on Building Design)
December 26, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 92: 1914 (Sub-Standard Sprinkler Equipment)
December 25, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 91: 1914 (Underwriters’ Laboratories)
December 25, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 90: 1914 (The Report of Committee on Safety to Life)
December 24, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 89: 1914 (Fire Prevention Inspections-Ohio/Wisconsin)
December 21, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 88: 1913 (Fire Prevention Inspections)
December 20, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 87: 1913 (National Fire Prevention Convention-Philadelphia)
December 19, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 86: 1914 (Property Loss Statistics 1894-1913)
December 17, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 85: 1913 (National Fire Prevention Convention/Resolutions Committee)
December 17, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 84: 1913 (An Opinion on Sprinkler Protection)
December 16, 2012

Fire Protection History-Part 83-1913 (Sprinkler Protection and Life Safety)
December 16, 2012


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