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May 2017

Fire Fighting in Canada Ontario Labour Minister Outlines PTSD Strategy
Fire Rescue Magazine Berkeley, CA Mayday After Action Report
Journal of Community Safety & Well-Being On the Economics of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among First Responders in Canada
NFPA Research National Fire Data Survey
NFPA Research Electrical Fires
New Zealand Fire Service Commission Building Quality Working Relationships Across the Emergency Services Sector
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) Study of Coordinated Fire Attack Utilizing Acquired Structures

April 2017

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission 7th Review Meeting for the Convention on Nuclear Safety, March 27-April 7
Fire-Rescue Magazine Up in the Air: Drone-Assisted Disaster Response is Taking Off
Fire-Rescue Magazine Understanding Human Error: How to Develop a Just Culture at Your Fire Department
Fire Rescue The Undefined Problem in the Fire Service: Dispatched to a Suicide
Homeland Security Affairs Coordination in Crises: Implementation of the National Incident Management System by Surface Transportation Agencies
Institution of Fire Engineers Integrated Risk Management – Home Safety Visits: Final Report
Lancaster University Children, Young People and Flooding: Recovery and Resilience
NFPA 2010-2014 Home Fires That Began with Upholstered Furniture
NFPA 2010-2014 Structure Fires in Eating and Drinking Establishments
Natural Hazards Observer Reporting for Duty During Disease Outbreaks: The Views of Emergency Medical Service Providers
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Career Female Fire Fighter Dies After Becoming Lost and Running Out of Air in a Residential Structure Fire, Pennsylvania
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack after Participating in a Parade, New York
Natural Hazards Observer All Creatures Great and Small: Improving Disaster Resilience Through Pets
PLOS One Psychological Sequelae of the Station Nightclub Fire: Comparing Survivors with and without Physical Injuries Using a Mixed-Methods Analysis
Sage Journal A Content Analysis of Psychological Resilience Among First Responders and the General Population
Transport Canada Drone Safety
University of the Fraser Valley: Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Occupational Exposure to Asbestos Among Civic Workers: A Risk Assessment of Low-Dose Exposure
University of the Fraser Valley: Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice A Response to Illicit Drug Overdoses: Naloxone Administration in Surrey and Vancouver, British Columbia

March 2017

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The Science of Safety – CNSC Research Report 2015-2016
Climate Council of Australia Cranking Up the Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events
FM Global Food Industry Fires
Fire Fighting in Canada Trainer’s Corner: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
Fire Safety Journal Skin Temperatures of a Pre-Cooled Wet Person Exposed to Engulfing Flames
HazMat Magazine Emergency Response Training Exercises Conducted in Quebec
HazMat Magazine Canada’s Safety Board Seeks Strategies to Reduce Hazmat Derailments
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies World Disasters 2016: Resilience: Saving Lives Today, Investing in Tomorrow
NFPA Journal Different by Design
NFPA Journal Too Little, Too Late
NFPA Fire Break Newsletter - March
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Volunteer Fire Fighter Dies After Inhaling Super-Heated Gases at a Residential Structure Fire, New York
New Zealand Fire Service Commission Improving the Culture and Practices of Rural Fire Personnel in Relation to Near Miss Reporting
Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards Improving Emergency Response Logistics Through Advanced GIS
PLOS One Wildfire Suppression Costs for Canada Under a Changing Climate
PLOS Current Disasters Facebook Enables Disaster Research Studies: The Use of Social Media to Recruit Participants in a Post-Disaster Setting
PLOS Current Disasters Codified Hashtags for Weather Warning on Twitter: an Italian Case Study
SFPE The Complexity of Smoke Control, Design, Theory and Practice
Springer Plus Giving Meaning to Tweets in Emergency Situations: a Semantic Approach for Filtering and Visualizing Social Data
US Environmental Protection Agency Evaluating Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Approach (Final Report)

February 2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Radiation Hazard Scale
Climate Council (Australia) Cranking Up the Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events
Disasters, Overseas Development Institute Attitudes Towards Relocation Following Hurricane Sandy: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Everyone Goes Home Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives: #13 – Psychological Support
Fire Chief Magazine Why Firefighter Mental Health’s Top Enemy is Stigma
Fire Safety Journal A Decision Model for Recommending Which Building Occupants Should Move Where During Fire Emergencies
Fire Safety Journal Detection of Fires in the Toilet Compartment and Driver Sleeping Compartment of Buses and Coaches – Installation Considerations Based on Full Scale Tests
Government of Canada Minister Goodale Issues Statement on Government Response to SECU Report
House of Commons Healthy Minds, Safe Communities: Supporting Our Public Safety Officers Through a National Strategy for Operational Stress Injuries
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) The Social Media Intelligence Analyst for Emergency Management
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Career Fire Lieutenant Killed by Roof/Ceiling Collapse During Overhaul, Georgia
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Volunteer Fire Fighter Dies from Injuries Sustained at a Residential Structure Fire, New York
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Wildland Fire Superintendent Dies from Heart Attack after Performing Physical Fitness Training, Idaho
PLOS What Do We Mean by ‘Community Resilience’? A Systematic Literature Review of How It is Defined in the Literature
Springer Plus Discussion on Software Aging Management of Nuclear Power Plant Safety Digital Control System
USFA Topical Fire Report Series, Volume 17, Issue 8/January 2017: Fire Department Overall Run Profile as Reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (2014)
University of the Fraser Valley: Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice The Reduction of Parking Restrictions around Fire Hydrants: An Examination of Parking Distances and Setback Regulations

January 2017

Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Naloxone Spray
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Top 10 Nuclear-Related News Stories for 2016
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Publishes Glossary of CNSC Terminology
Fire Science Reviews The Affordable Home Smoke Alarm, Lyman Blackwell – 2015 DiNenno Prize Winner
Homeland Security Affairs Journal Tiered Response Pyramid: A System-Wide Approach to Build Response Capability and Surge Capacity
Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction CATtales e-newsletter November/December 2016
IAFC The Elephants – Better Known as the Undiscussables
Journal of Psychiatric Research PTSD Symptoms and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Firefighters
NFPA Chasing a Killer - Opiates
NFPA Fire Break Newsletter - January
NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative Newsletter- January
NIOSH Workplace Solutions Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters During Training Exercises
NIST Technical Note 1923: Perspectives of Occupants with Mobility Impairments on Fire Evacuation and Elevators
PLOS One High Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Relation to Social Factors in Affected Population One Year After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
University of the Fraser Valley Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research Illuminating the Hazards of Residential Marijuana Grow Operations

December 2016

Chief Fire Officers Association (UK) Pan European Fire Strategy 2020
EHS Today Smoked Out: Are Firefighters in More Danger than Ever Before?
Homeland Security Affairs Journal What Comes Around (and Around and Around): Reviving the Lost History of FEMA and its Importance to Future Disasters
Industrial Fire World The Changing Rules of Infection Control
Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction CATtales e-newsletter September/October 2016
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Why Some Homes Survived: Learning from the Fort McMurray Wildfire Disaster
Municipal Benchmarking Network 2015 Fire Performance Measurement Report
NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative News - December
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Wildland Fire Fighter Dies From Hyperthermia During Pack Test—Arizona
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Firefighter Suffers Cardiac Event Following Residential Fire – NY
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Career Fire Captain Drowns After Stepping Into Flooded Storm Drain During Floodwater Rescue – Oklahoma
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Lieutenant Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death at Apartment Fire - District of Columbia
National Volunteer Fire Council Understanding & Implementing Standards – NFPA 1851
New Zealand Fire Service Commission Literacy, Numeracy and Communication Skills Among New Zealand Fire Service Volunteers
New Zealand Fire Service Commission International Good Practice in Safety, Health and Wellbeing in Fire and Emergency Services
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly The Involvement/Exclusion Paradox of Spontaneous Volunteering: New Lessons and Theory From Winter Flood Episodes in England
SpringerPlus Giving Meaning to Tweets in Emergency Situations: A Semantic Approach for Filtering and Visualizing Social Data
Transport Canada Transportation of Dangerous Goods Newsletter 2016 – Vol. 36 No. 2
U.K. Daily Mail So Much for Safe Smoking: E-Cigarette Fires and Injuries are on the Rise
USFA Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

November 2016

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission 2015-16 Departmental Performance Report
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission CNSC Publishes its Regulatory Framework Plan 2016-21, Outlining Plans for the Coming Year
Fire Fighting in Canada Opportunity Knocks: Embracing Trends to Sell Fire Safety to Elusive Demographic
Fire Fighting in Canada Professional Development: Implementing an Effective Mentoring Program that Builds Strong Relationships and Prepares New, Young Officers
Fire Protection Engineering Extra Project Update: Study of the Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior and Exterior Streams on Firefighter Safety and Occupant Survival
Intact Centre of Climate Adaptation Climate Change and the Preparedness of Canadian Provinces and Yukon to Limit Potential Flood Damage
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science Outcontracting in Emergency Management: More Than a Business Conundrum
Journal of Decision Systems The Creation of a Training Model to Support Decision- Making of Emergency Management Practitioners: A Design Research Study
Journal of Ergonomics Effect of Protective Clothing and Fatigue on Functional Balance of Firefighters
Justice Institute of British Columbia JIBC Develops Fentanyl Safety Resource for First Responders
NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation Report Carbon Monoxide Toxicology: Overview of Altitude Effects on the Uptake and Dissociation of COHb and Oxygen in Human Blood
NFPA Journal Training the Brain
NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation Report Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment
NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation Report Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings – Phase 2: Task 1 – Literature Review
NFPA Report Fourth Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service
Natural Hazards Observer Preserving the Dead: Cemetery Preservation and Disaster Planning
Perspectives in Science Do Not Underestimate Danger of Explosion; Even Dust Can Destroy Equipment and Kill
UL Firefighter Safety Close Your Door
US Fire Administration Data Snapshot: Nursing Home Fires (2012-2014)

October 2016

Australian Journal of Emergency Management Volume 31, Issue 4
Belleville Fire Department YouTube Clip A Tour of Belleville Fire Department History Exhibit
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission CNSC’s Address at the Enhancing Nuclear Safety Worldwide – Actions taken by Exporting and Hosting Countries side Event During the 60th IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission CNSC Action the 2016 Audit Report on Nuclear Power Plant Site Inspections
EDP Sciences Fire Risk Related to the Use of PV Systems in Building Facades
Fire Engineering Ottawa Fire Services Establishes Operational Guide for First-Arriving Company Officers
Future Internet Coproduction as an Approach to Technology-Mediated Citizen Participation in Emergency Management
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition New Timeline Helps Explain Speed of Fire
House of Commons Healthy Minds, Safe Communities: Supporting our Public Safety Officers Through a National Strategy for Operational Stress Injuries
Illinois Fire Service Institute Interim Report: Cardiovascular & Chemical Exposure Risks in Modern Firefighting
Ministry of Municipal Affairs Potential Changes to Ontario’s Building Code
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute in Sustainability Emergency Managers Confront Climate Change
NFPA Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2015
NFPA Journal Home Fire Sprinkler Edition
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Safety Officer/Instructor Suffers Sudden Death after Training, Montana
National Research Council Construction Innovation Volume 20, Number 2
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 97 (Case law study on the decision of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal to dismiss an appeal related to the environmental assessment of Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington nuclear power plant refurbishment project)
PLoS ONE The Primary Prevention of PTSD in Firefighters: Preliminary Results of an RCT with 12-Month Follow-Up
Recent Trends in Engineering and Material Sciences Development of Agent Based Model for Predicting Emergency Response Time
University of the Fraser Valley: Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction: A Summary of At-Risk Aboriginal Areas in Canada
University of the Fraser Valley: Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Life Safety Systems, Fire Department Intervention, and Residential Fire Outcomes: Analysis of 28 Years of BC Fire Incident Reports: 1988-2015

September 2016

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The CNSC 2015-16 Annual Report
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission Emergency Alert Messages and the National Public Alerting System (NPAS)
Firefighter Nation Fighting Fire with Data
Fire Fighting in Canada Marketing Fire Safety – London Fire Uses Demographic Data, Maps and Analysis to Reduce Residential Fires
Fire Fighting in Canada Crisis Communication – Managing the Message and the Media During a Significant Event Requires Full Co-Operation Among Agencies
Fire Sciences Review Environmental Impact of Fire
Injury Epidemiology Association Between Fire-Safe Cigarette Legislation and Residential Fire Deaths in United States
Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction CATtales e-newsletter July/August
International Association of Fire Chiefs On Scene – September Issue
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications A Survey on Smartphones Systems for Emergency Management (SPSEM)
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science Public Exposure to U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants Induced Disasters
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science Collaboration Exercises – The Lack of Collaborative Benefits
NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative Newsletter – August
NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative Newsletter - September
NFPA High Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFT) On-Scene Incident Commander Field Guide
NFPA Welcome to the Jungle
National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST Technical Note 1923: Perspectives of Occupants with Mobility Impairments on Fire Evacuation and Elevators
Psychology: Research and Review Are Happier People Less Vulnerable to Rumination, Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress? Evidence from a Large Scale Disaster
Propane Education & Research Council Safety Minute: Problems Caused by Air in Cylinders
Scientific American Chemicals Linked to Health Hazards Are Common in Household Dust
Statistics Canada Canadian’s Experiences with Emergencies and Disasters, 2014
US Fire Administration Topical Fire Report Series: Volume 17, Issue 6/August 2016  Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (2012-2014)
University of the Fraser Valley: Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Assessing the Safety of Smart Meter Installations in British Columbia: Analysis of Residential Fires in BC Between July 2010 and June 2016

August 2016

Criminal Justice The Evolution of Fire Investigation and Its Impact on Arson Cases
Electrical Safety Foundation International Interactive Virtual Home Where You Can Learn About Your Electrical System and the Devices You Use Everyday
Firefighter Nation Should You Stay Home?
Firefighter Nation Training a Different Generation
Fire Fighting in Canada Burning for Research
Firefighter Nation How Much is “Too Much?” Keeping Your Boss in the Loop is Critical For Organizational Success
Health and Safety Executive Effects of Flashfires on Building Occupants
IAFF PTSD and Cancer: Growing Numbers of Fire Fighters and Paramedics at Risk
International Atomic Energy Agency Health in Disasters: A Science and Technology Studies Practicum for Medical Students and Healthcare Professionals
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Cat Tales Volume 10, Issue 3, May/June 2016
Journal of Community Health A Strained 9-1-1 System and Threats to Public Health
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management Preliminary Examination of Command and Control by Incident Commanders of Dutch Fire Services during Real Incidents
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation c Courage: LODD Chiefs Speak
NFPA Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities
NFPA Journal Off-Campus Conundrum
NFPA Journal Business Plan – A Canadian Wildfire Highlights the Need for Business Continuity Awareness
NFPA Journal Looks Nice. Burns Hot. How Much of a Fire Hazard is Posed by Decorative Features Inside and Outside Buildings?
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Career Fire Lieutenant Dies in Cluttered Apartment Fire on 19th Floor of High-Rise Residential Apartment Building, New York
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Summary Career Fire Apparatus Operator Dies After Falling Down an Unsecured Elevator Shaft at a 5-Story Residential Structure, Ohio
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government A Managed-Participatory Approach to Community Resilience: a Case Study of New York State’s Response to Extreme Weather Events
Society of Fire Protection Engineering Tall Mass Wood Buildings in the U.S. – What’s Happening?
University of the Fraser Valley: Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction: A Summary of At-Risk Aboriginal Areas in Manitoba

July 2016

American Journal of Industrial Medicine Expecting the Unexpected: A Mixed Methods Study of Violence to EMS Responders in an Urban Fire Department
NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative Newsletter: June
Transport Canada Transport Dangerous Goods Newsletter - July
Firefighter Nation Disrupted Sleep and Safety on Scene
Firefighter Nation Buttons, Belt Loops and Barn Doors
Fire Fighting in Canada Firefighter Camp for Girls is Increasing Diversity
NFPA Journal Firefighter Fatalities in the United States, 2015
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute UL-FSRI Completes Full – Scale Fire Experiments
U.S. Fire Administration Voice Radio Communications Guide for the Fire Service
University of the Fraser Valley: Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction: A Summary of At-Risk Areas in Canada
US Fire Administration Topical Fire Report Series; Volume 17, Issue 1/June 2016: Residential Building Fires (2012-2014)
US Fire Administration Topical Fire Report Series; Volume 17, Issue 2/June 2016: One- and Two-Family Residential Building Fires (2012-2014)
US Fire Administration Topical Fire Report Series; Volume 17, Issue 3/June 2016: Multifamily Residential Building Fires (2012-2014)
US Fire Administration Topical Fire Report Series; Volume 17, Issue 4/July 2016: Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings (2012-2014)
US Fire Administration Topical Fire Report Series; Volume 17, Issue 5/July 2016: Civilian Fire Injuries in Residential Buildings (2012-2014)

June 2016

Canadian Fire Alarm Association Journal May 2016
Death Studies In the Wake of Suicide: Developing Guidelines for Suicide Postvention in Fire Service
Fire Engineering Advanced Extrication: Tesla Model X First Responder Training
Firefighter Nation High Rise, Big Water, Part 1
Firefighter Nation High Rise, Big Water, Part 2
Fire Fighting in Canada Improving Rail Response: Flammable-Liquids Exercise Teaches Fire Services New Response Techniques
Fire Fighting in Canada Planning for Success: Partnerships, Agency Co-ordination Tested During Emergency-Response Exercise
Fire Fighting in Canada No Size Fits All: How Departments Can Tailor Their Public Education to a Target Audience
Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction CATtales e-newsletter March/April 2016
International Association of Fire Safety Science Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: A Business Process Management Perspective
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Public Trauma after the Sewol Ferry Disaster: The Role of Social Media in Understanding the Public Mood
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology Comprehensive Support for Nuclear Decommissioning Based on 3D Simulation and Advanced User Interface Technologies
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance: Proceedings from January 2015 – April 2016
NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative Newsletter: May
NFPA Journal High-Profile Suicide Spotlights Firefighter Workplace Stress Issues
NFPA Journal Firefighter Fatalities in the United States, 2015
NFPA Report Home Grill Fires
NFPA Report Development of an Environmental and Economic Assessment Tool (Enveco Tool) for Fire Events
NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation Report Mass Evacuation and Sheltering
NRC Construction Innovation Newsletter Volume 20, Number 1
New Zealand Fire Service Commission Micro-Simulation Model for Household Fire Risk Identification
Safety Stand Down The First Five Minutes: Stretching the Initial Hose Line, Putting Water on the Fire
Sensors Designing Mobile Applications for Emergency Response: Citizens Acting as Human Sensors
University of the Fraser Valley Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research Distressed Properties: Pathways of Decline and the Emergence of Public Safety Risk
University of the Fraser Valley Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research Recovery Houses: Non-Compliance with the British Columbia Fire Code and Implications for Life Safety