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Honeywell's TMAX Gloves with Extra Protection and Uncompromised Dexterity

Sat, Oct 4, 2014

TheFireStore continues the tradition of bringing the latest PPE to the firefighting community with the addition of Honeywell's TMAX Gloves. These new gloves offer maximum comfort and maximum Thermal Protective Performance (TPP) plus a blend of materials that provides excellent dexterity and a comfortable feel. 

San Juan County (NM) Firefighters Get Lake Assault Fire Boat

Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Lake Assault Boats, a leading manufacturer of mission-specific boats for firefighting, law enforcement, and public safety agencies, as well as commercial marine industries, has delivered a custom-built 26-foot fire and rescue boat to the San Juan County Fire Department in New Mexico.

NFPA Standards Council Acts to Establish a Standard for Community Risk Reduction Plans

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council has approved a request to establish a standard for Community Risk Assessments and Reduction plans.

Study Reveals Concerning Lack of Household Smoke Alarm Testing

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, which is observed Oct. 5-11, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) commissioned a study to determine how often Americans test their household fire alarms. 

NFPA and Home Depot to Support Fire Prevention Week

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and The Home Depot are working together to promote the importance of working smoke alarms in support of Fire Prevention Week’s 2014 campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"

Chimfex® Offers Special Incentive to Help Homeowners Protect Their Family and Home

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

To support fire safety, Orion, the manufacturer of Chimfex®, is providing special savings offers to homeowners so they can be prepared in the event of a chimney fire.

Pierce Places Pink Pumper into Service with Prince George's County (MD) Fire/EMS Department

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered a Pierce Velocity pumper to Prince George's County (MD) Fire/EMS Department (PGFD) located in Largo, Maryland.

City of Vancouver Chooses Scott Safety for NFPA 2013 Compliant SCBAs

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Scott Safety, a manufacturer of respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices, announced the successful completion of SCBA fleet replacement for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS).

Nassau County Firefighters Museum Hosts Fire Prevention Week

Sun, Sep 28, 2014

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum on Museum Row, Garden City, will be the venue for a special Fire Prevention Week event on October 2nd at 11:00 am.

Update on Fatal Reading (PA) Off-Campus Housing Fire

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Ed Comeau shares an update on a fire in Reading, Pennsylvania, that claimed the life of Matt Rein, an Albright College sophomore.

Shrinking Number of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities at Risk

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

NPR examines the shrinking number of volunteer firefighters.

Departments in Maine and Missouri are Latest Winners in Globe Gear Giveaway

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway. The Jamestown (MO) Rural Fire Protection District and the Strong (ME) Fire Department will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.

Firefighters Describe Their Work Battling California Wildfires

Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Much of the work preventing wildfires happens far from the flames.

Suspect Arraigned in King Fire (CA)

Sat, Sep 20, 2014

As fire officials began to confirm the first loss of homes and structures in the King fire, the man accused of setting the massive fire appeared in court for the first time and entered a not-guilty plea.

Maryland Firefighters and Paramedics Team Up With Area Schools to Make Pledge

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) have joined together to ensure that 4th grade students pledge to learn the basics of smoke alarm safety.

Two Men Killed After One Sets Both on Fire in Detroit House

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

Arson investigators were at a house Friday in southwest Detroit where a fire killed two people.

Legal Minute: Fire Inspections

Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Why do we perform fire inspections? Retired deputy fire chief and attorney John K. Murphy discusses the legal aspects of conducting fire inspections.

Fire Protection Research Foundation Report Reviews Effectiveness of Cooking Fire Prevention Technologies

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

In an effort to help improve cooking safety, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has released a report to help establish future standard test protocols for new and emerging technologies designed to prevent cooking fires.

Continental Introduces New G-Flex Washer for Fire Departments

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Following 60 years of hard-mount washer development and innovation, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently released its most advanced hard-mount washer line yet.

Bio-Ethanol Plant Protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

The NESTE Oil Bio ethanol plant, constructed in the Port of Rotterdam, is equipped with SharpEye 40/40I and SharpEye 40/40M Optical Flame Detectors.

IAFC Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from NFPA

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today accepted an Ice Bucket Challenge from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to raise money and awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

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Extension Cord Likely Cause Of Bellevue (PA) Fire

November 26, 2014

The Bellevue fire marshal believes an early Wednesday morning fire was caused by an extension cord

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