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Mutualink to Unveil Mobile Go Kit for First Respondes at IACP 2014

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Mutualink, an interoperable communications technology company, will debut its Mobile Go Kit for first responders next week at the 121st Annual International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference.

Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

SafetyPAD Launches Infectious Disease Logic and Monitoring Initiative

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD(r) Suite of software products, announced the launch of its infectious disease screening and monitoring initiative to assist Fire and Emergency Medical Services identify potential infectious disease risks.

Ebola Crisis in Spain Demonstrates the Need for Professional Crisis Management

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Spain-based fire service instructor George Potter reviews that country's response to its Ebola cases and reviews some lessons learned for emergency responders to the crisis.

Construction Concerns: Door Reinforcements

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the reinforcements of doors in commercial and residential occupancies.

Former First Responder Appointed as DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Science & Technology

Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Christopher Reed Appointed As New Chief Executive of CHEMTREC

Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Reed as Chief Executive for its CHEMTREC® Division.

Six Long Beach Firefighters Hurt at Two Separate Fires

Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Six Long Beach firefighters were injured -- two of them requiring hospitalization -- as they battled two separate fires Saturday.

Streamlight Inc Debuts Double Clutch USB

Sat, Oct 18, 2014

Streamlight® Inc., a provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the Double Clutch™ USB, a compact, low-profile LED headlamp that is USB rechargeable, with optional battery back-up. 

New Book Features Fireground Photos of North Carolina Firefighters

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

A new fire photography features shots of Nash County (NC) firefighters and rescue personnel, EMS members, forestry service and other emergency personnel, including the 911 center, fire marshals, and training personnel.

Are Fire/EMS Responders Ready for Ebola? IAFF Raises Concerns

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

When Thomas Eric Duncan got sick his family dialed 911. Fire/EMS were first on the scene and took him to the hospital. If Ebola spreads, this scenario will be repeated over and over. Firefighter/paramedics must be ready.

IAFF Urges Obama to Ensure FireFighter/Paramedics Responding to Ebola Have Proper Training and Equipment

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and other fire service organizations have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asking for the agency's commitment to ensuring firefighters and EMS personnel have sufficient training and resources to respond to suspected cases of Ebola.

Report: New York City 911 Dispatchers Not Allowed to Say 'Ebola' on Radio

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Emergency dispatchers in New York City have been forbidden from saying the word "Ebola" over the radio, according to a new report.

Pilot Killed in Nevada Crash Was Oregon Fireman

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Authorities say both of the pilots who died in midair collision over northern Nevada were from Oregon.

Atrus Inc Adds Four New Locations to Aed Link Services

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Developers of the AED Link system, Atrus, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of four new EMS systems for AED Link.

FE Talk: Sexual Harassment in the Fire Service

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks to Baltimore County (MD) Captain and incoming i-Women President Angela Hughes and John and Beth Murphy about sexual harassment, assault, and violence in the fire service.

Explosion at Moonachie Chemical Factory Injures Four

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

A volatile mixture of hydrogen and oxygen set off a large-scale explosion at the Crest Foam Industries headquarters, injuring several workers and forcing an evacuation of the factory.

Two Chicago Firefighters Injured in Extra-Alarm Fire

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Two firefighters were trapped in an extra-alarm fire at a residential building in the Bridgeport neighborhood that displaced at least 10 people Sunday afternoon, but the firefighters escaped with minor injuries.

MCFRS Capt. Rick Triplett Accepts Leadership Award

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Cancer has become the most dangerous threat to the health and safety of America’s firefighters. Today, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) presented Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Capt. Rick Triplett with its Firefighter Cancer Prevention Leadership Award.

CDC Makes Available Interim Guidance for EMS Providers on Ebola

Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently made available interim guidance for EMS providers and Public Safety Answering Points on patient management for known or suspected Ebola Virus Disease.

Alabama Firefighters Report to Sickness Call at Airport in Hazmat Gear

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

A patient who got sick on a plane that landed on Thursday afternoon in Birmingham is not believed to be at risk for the Ebola virus, according to Birmingham health and fire officials

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