Preventing Wildfires and Fire Codes

Wildfires are a serious problem in America and given the fluctuating nature of climate change, analysts are predicting that this summer will see a large rise in them that will threaten people out west. Just last month in Los Angeles, a 1,000-acre fire that began near a highway was put out by firefighters who trapped… Read more »

Dozens of Firefighters Put out North Carolina Fire

In many cases when a fire breaks out, several firefighters are needed on the scene. In some instances, a dozen or more firefighters are required to put out the flames. But, there are those rare examples when many more are needed, and that was the case recently with a fire in Charlotte, North Carolina. Earlier… Read more »

Firefighters Take on Fort Myers Blaze

While we wish it wasn’t true, unfortunately house fires take place on a daily basis. Fortunately, firefighters are usually there to put it out and save anyone who may be in the vicinity. There are almost countless ways a house fire can start, whether it’s due to an accident, arson, or anything else. Recently, a… Read more »

Firefighters Injured in House Fire

No matter where a fire starts, we rely on the experience and bravery of firefighters to extinguish the flames and save lives. Unfortunately, in some cases the firefighters who save us get into a situation where they need saving themselves. Recently a house fire broke out in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and it quickly engulfed much… Read more »

National Fire Protection Association Hopes to Change Massachusetts Building Codes

Most commercial buildings around the country are required to have fire sprinkler systems installed, although not all of them. However, few residential properties, especially houses, have fire suppression systems in place. The National Fire Protection Association is one of many organizations that hope to change that, at least in Massachusetts. In order to illustrate the… Read more »

Knoxville Fire Codes in Need of an Update

Fire codes are meant to protect buildings and the people who live and work in them, but unfortunately they are not always enough to prevent fires from happening. Of course, a code itself can’t prevent a fire unless people follow it, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. Some areas have outdated fire safety codes that… Read more »

Firefighters and the Flash Floods in Texas and Oklahoma

Mother Nature is dangerous; the flash flood occurring through large parts of the central and southern Plains states, is a reminder of that. At John Michael Agosti & Associates, we send our prayers out to everyone suffering from flooding. More than 20 people have died and some areas saw up to seven inches of rain…. Read more »

Stricter Fire Codes May Come to Wayne, New Jersey

The specifics of fire codes vary from state to state and even county to county, meaning some areas of the country are much safer than others when it comes to fires. Unfortunately, often stricter fire codes are put into place after an incident causes people to rethink the current standards. That may be what’s about… Read more »

Assistance with an Investigation Involving Any Type of Gas Leak That Led to a Fire or Explosion

Late last month, a building explosion in New York City killed two people and injured dozens more. The explosion ended up leveling three different buildings. But what was the cause of this tragedy? While the investigation is still ongoing, it appears that a gas leak was behind everything. Months ago, residents of the building said… Read more »