NFPA, Fire Analysis and Research Division, Quincy, MA
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine in a vapor form by heating a solution commonly comprised of propylene glycol, nicotine, and flavoring ingredients. Since entering the U.S. market in 2007, e-cigarettes have attracted a growing supply of consumers, with sales increasing from $20 million in 2008 to approximately $1.5 billion in 2014. 1 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 12.6 percent of U.S. adults reported ever trying an e-cigarette in 2014. 2 Ecigarette sales are projected to further increase in the years ahead.
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From Out of the Abyss...
This week’s article from the past is titled Incendiary Fires Can Be Spotted and was written by Benjamin Horton, CPCU, who was President of the National Adjuster Traing School in Louisville, Kentucky.. It is taken from the Decembe 1968 Vol. XVI No.5 issue.
Incendiary Fires Can Be Spotted
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.
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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Reliant Investigations in Rancho Cucamonga, CA is recruiting for a qualified, self-motivated candidate to fill a Fire Investigator vacancy. The individual appointed to this position must be experienced, able to conduct detailed investigations, analyze findings, and establish and maintain cooperative relations with others. These individuals must be qualified to conduct fire investigations involving, but not limited to, structure (residential), commercial, motor homes, and vehicles.
Reliant Investigations currently provides healthcare benefits, vehicles, equipment, and educational training.
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver’s License. Education: Possession of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency, all required courses in fire investigation, CCAI-CFI and/or IAAI-CFI Certification.
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The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District in Martinez, CA is recruiting for a qualified candidate to fill the Fire Investigator vacancy. The individual appointed to this position must be able to conduct detailed investigations, analyze findings, and establish and maintain cooperative relations with others. Additionally, Fire Investigators must be available for off-duty arson investigation recall. Fire Investigators may conduct fire prevention duties as required when not fully occupied with investigation duties. This may include inspections, public education, exterior hazard abatement or other related prevention duties.
All applicants are to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr
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