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1-800-BOARDUP Recognized for Contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program

The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri today recognized 1-800-BOARDUP for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Disaster Responder ...

Hejre Oil Field Protected by Sharpeye

SharpEye 40/40I IR3 Optical Flame Detectors have recently been selected to protect the Dong Energy Hejre Crude Stabilization Project, in Denmark.

Firefighters Use Jaws of Life in Fresno Crash

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to extract a man from an SUV following a crash Wednesday morning in southwest Fresno.

FDNY Rescue 3 Ops at Train Derailment

James P. Ellson-Fire Department of New York Rescue 3 was on the scene early and found the lead car upright, but derailed, a few feet from the water's edge; a...

Quick Action by Good Samaritan Saves Man in North Carolina Water Rescue

Quick action by a Good Samaritan on Sept. 6, 2014 is being credited in saving the life of an accident victim.

Bridge Crash Extrication in Florida

It was a very busy day tour for members of Fort Lauderdale (FL) Fire Rescue (FLFR) Engine Co. 3.

Removing a Ring: a Systematic Approach

Training Bulletin: Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are becoming more popular every year. Alex Langbell has a training bulletin on hazards firefighters should look for when dealing with incid...


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One key aspect of handling a ventilation-limited fire is a technique called "Door Control."

Spartan Chassis Presents Connectivity Solution Providing Firefighters Enhanced Productivity

Spartan Chassis ("Spartan"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), will showcase its connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot solution in D...

Pierce Displays Fire Apparatus at FRI

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is today displaying seven custom firefighting and rescue vehicles at the 2014 Internat...

Nash County (NC) Firefighters Respond to Multi-Vehicle Wreck on Interstate 95

Firefighters responded to a serious accident that involved six vehicles in Nash County, North Carolina.

Pierce and Hurst Jaws of Life to Award Extrication Equipment

Pierce Manufacturing Inc. and Hurst Jaws of Life Inc., are sponsoring the "Power to Protect" sweepstakes at Fire Rescue International (FRI) August ...

Summer Situations

Now that the school buses have stopped their daily routine and the children are on summer break, our odds of having unusual rescue incidents are surely going...


Extrication Training: Jersey Rescue Days Returns This Fall

Roadway Rescue LLC is returning for a series on vehicle extrication training this fall in New Jersey.

ES Perspective of a Rally Car

Even though a rally car transits on “normal” roadways and is technically a registered street vehicle, it is a highly modified race vehicle with hazards all its own, writes David Dalrymple.

The Single Relief Cut: Saving Time with Dash Displacement

David Dalrymple explores a twist on dash displacement that helps at dash roll and dash lift evolutions.