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Experts Warn Of Extra Fire Hazards During The Holidays

Posted on · Christmas trees can be engulfed in flames in two seconds, just one of the extra fire hazards in most homes this season. The Houston Fire Department is putting out its annual warning about candles, space heaters, cooking fires and electrical overloads from too many lights

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Fire Audit Update, and Healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley (July 6, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The Houston Fire Department reacts to an audit of its building inspection program, we learn why UH is opening a satellite pharmacy program in the Rio Grande Valley, and we discuss the challenges of trying to hold music festivals in the hot, muggy, and rainy Houston summer.

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Audit Finds Fire Department Building Safety Inspections and Record Keeping Inadequate

Posted on · (Above: Houston’s Fire Station No. 7. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)Houston buildings aren’t being inspected for fire safety regularly, and the agency within the Houston Fire Department that’s tasked with the job has inflated its inspection numbers and keeps inadequate records. That’s all according to an audit of the Houston Fire Department Life Safety […]

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Inadequate Fire Safety Inspections, and Astronaut Candidates: Tuesday’s Show (June 20, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Houston’s Fire Station No. 7. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)Houston buildings aren’t being inspected for fire safety regularly, and the agency within the Houston Fire Department that’s tasked with the job has inflated its inspection numbers and keeps inadequate records. That’s according to an audit of the Houston Fire Department Life Safety Bureau […]