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Humpday Hangout: The 'Vertical Lumberyard'

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

On today's Humpday Hangout, talk fireground tactics with Bill Gustin, Mike Dugan, and their guests.

Fires Kill 900 in Winter's Deep Freeze

Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Nearly 900 Americans have been killed in house fires during this winter's deep freeze, federal officials and the Red Cross say in urging Americans to safeguard against the danger as cold weather continues.

Spring Forward: Change Your Clocks and Your Batteries!

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

It’s that time of the year again; daylight saving time is back! March 8th, marks the beginning of that extra sunlight hour, and while it’s important to change the time of our clocks, there is another task that should be done simultaneously– changing the batteries in our smoke alarms.

A Tale of Two Fires

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

Two fires validate Overland Park (KS) Fire Department's approach of installing range top fire extinguishers among target populations.

NFPA 101: Increase Compartment Size in Hospitals?

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) members and authorities having jurisdiction are invited to participate in the discussion concerning the pros and cons of a proposed change for the 2018 revision of the 2015 edition of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.

NFPA Announces National Anthem Singer Contest for 2015 Conference & Expo

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its second annual online contest to select a singer of the National Anthem at this year's General Session of the NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago on Monday, June 22, 2015.

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for 2015 Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire Campaign

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

To help communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage, the National Fire Protection Association(NFPA), with generous funding and support provided by State Farm®, has launched the Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire campaign aimed at residents and fire departments in an effort to keep wildfire safety top of mind for people living in the nation's highest risk areas.


Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.


Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

Fire Codes and Standards: Denver's Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Brian Lukus-Denver was the first city to allow recreational sales of marijuana in Colorado. Here's a look at how the Denver Fire Department adapted to this new industry in terms of response guidelines and fire code enforcement.

Kidde, NASCAR Champion Kevin Harvick Drive Home Fire Safety Message

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick and Kidde Fire Safety have teamed up to promote home fire safety and prevention. On February 13, Harvick and Kidde donated Kidde smoke alarms with sealed 10-year batteries to the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association (FFMIA) at the Daytona International Speedway.

Construction Concerns: Fire Extinguisher Installation

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses NFPA 10 and the placement of and specifications for fire extinguishers in residential and commerical structures.    

Children Die in Canada Fire; No Firefighters Respond

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Two children were killed in an overnight house fire in Canada to which firefighters did not respond, news reports say.

Carbon Monoxide a Risk with Secondary Heat Sources

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Things like kerosene heaters, gas-fueled generators and other backup heat sources can be huge difference makers during the inclement currently weather underway in the northeast.

All-Pierce Apparatus Fleets On Duty at Wisconsin's Two Largest Fire Departments

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

The Milwaukee and Madison fire departments' apparatus fleets are now both 100-percent Pierce.

Fire Tech Roundup: Web-Connected Cars, Chemical Weapons, and More

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Mary Jane Dittmar a look at some recent technological developments that may impact the firefighting community.

USFA Coffee Break Training: The Fire Suppression Rating Schedule and Community Risk Reduction

Sun, Feb 15, 2015

The student will get an overall understanding of the Community Risk Reduction section of the 2012 edition of the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule

California Firefighter's Career-Ending Ailment Inspires Idea

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

When former Battalion Chief Clive Savacool was honored in retirement ceremonies at a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District meeting last week, a lengthy proclamation cited his accomplishments. Across 18 years, he was a reserve firefighter, firefighter-paramedic, engineer, captain and training chief. At the peak of his career, he commanded nine stations in Battalion One, spanning Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette and Martinez.

White Paper: Properly Interpreting NFPA Codes

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

The Joint Commission has focused an unprecedented amount of attention on fire and life safety issues for hospitals. The potential costs and operational impacts of inappropriate code interpretation can have extremely negative consequences.

Sprinkler Legislation Fast-Tracked After Huge New Jersey Fire

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Legislation affecting sprinkler requirements for new homes in New Jersey is on being fast-tracked, according to a news report.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Honoring Local Retired Battalion Chief with First Ever Board Proclamation

Mon, Feb 9, 2015

TrackTrain, a San Diego-based tech company, announced the nationwide launch of its recording system, Exposure Tracker.

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Maryland Fire Department Offers Memorial Day Safety Tips

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