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Mon, Jun 23, 2014

DAVE BLETSCHER, a second-generation firefighter and captain with the Gifford (IL) Fire Protection District (GFPD), received a Special Service Award for his "Extraordinary Commitment to Fire Service Training" as an FDIC volunteer staff member at the 2014 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Hannay Reels' ECR1600 CABLE REEL offers a live connection of power cable for direct wiring to a collector ring assembly with an electric rewind and switch and solenoid.

Training EMTs for "Real-Life" Responses

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Emergency medical tech- nicians (EMTs) are assaulted every week.

CentreLearn Volunteers at Can-Am Police-Fire Games Inbox

Sat, Jun 21, 2014

CentreLearn Solutions, LLC, a provider of online continuing education for EMS and Fire-Rescue personnel through its online training system, is a sponsor for the rapidly approaching 2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games.

Illinois Village Considers Privatizing Fire Department

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

A viillage in the Chicago area is considering privatizing its fire department because of rising pension costs.

Chicago Firefighters Approve Contract

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Chicago firefighters have approved a new five-year contract with the city that includes 11 percent raises, the firefighters' union president said today.

Date Approaching for 2014 Can-Am Police-Fire Games in York, Pennsylvania

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

The 2014 Can-Am Police-Fire Games is less than one month away and the July 1 registration deadline is rapidly approaching for emergency, protective and all first responders to Get in the Game July 13-20 in York County, Pennsylvania.

Response to Homemade Explosives

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

First responders will be faced with myriad challenges when responding to IED/HME incidents.

Four Injured in West New York (NJ) Partial Collapse

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

When bricks fell from the second-story of a 60th Street building in West New York, New Jersey, it sounded like an explosion. The incident left people lying on the sidewalk bleeding, one of them unconscious.

Boston Launches Overhauled 911 Dispatch System

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

On Tuesday, the city of Boston launched a $17M upgrade to its 911 dispatch system that is intended to improve response times.

Boy Injured in Baltimore Fire in Critical Condition

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

The little boy who risked his life to save his younger brother and sister, who were trapped in their burning home in West Baltimore, remained in critical condition Tuesday.

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighters Contain Dwelling Fire

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Chattanooga (TN) firefighters rushed to a reported house fire at 5454 Hixson Pike around 9:30 this morning.

Several Hospitalized in New York Nursing Home Fire

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Several people were hospitalized after a fire in a nursing home Monday in Brighton, New York.

California Firefighter Makes Great Catch at Baseball Game

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

A San Rafael fire captain received the ultimate Father's Day gift during the Giants-Rockies game in San Francisco when he plucked a home run ball out of the air while holding his son.

Ohio Firefighter Dies After Hepatitis Exposure

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

A former Dayton (OH) firefighter-paramedic passed away this March after contracting Hepatitis-C while responding to an extrication job years earlier.

Union City (NJ) Fire Kills One, Critically Injures Another

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

One man was killed and another resident in critical condition after a fire raced through a two-story wood-frame dwelling in Union City, New Jersey.

908 Devices Announces Completion of Successful Testing for M908

Sun, Jun 15, 2014

908 Devices, a pioneer of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis, announces the successful completion of performance testing for the M908TM handheld mass spectrometer.

NYS Court Decision May Impact Some Injured and Ill 9/11 Volunteers

Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Last week, the New York State Appellate Division, 3rd Department in Albany NY ruled in the case of   HAZAN v. WTC VOLUNTEER FUND.  The court decided that the New York State Workers Compensation Board had improperly withheld benefits from Jaime Hazan, an unaffiliated World Trade Center Volunteer.

Complete References for 'Questioning Spinal Stabilization'

Sun, Jun 15, 2014

A complete list of reference for Rommie Duckworth's June 2014 Fire Engineering article, "Questioning Spinal Stabilization."

Three Injured in Point Loma CA Apartment Fire

Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Three people, including a police officer, were taken to the hospital after a fire at a Point Loma apartment complex

Ensuring Fire Barrier Integrity at New Parkland Hospital in Texas

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

The new 2.5 million-square-foot Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, scheduled to open this fall, is considered to be the largest healthcare construction project in the nation.

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