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Budget proposes cuts to key fire service programs

Fri, May 23, 2014

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget proposed by the Obama Administration in March recommended a decrease of about $1 billion from FY 2014 appropriations for the department, according to the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI).

Letter to the Editor: Norfolk Firefighter Fitness Evaluations

Fri, May 23, 2014

Norfolk (VA) Fire Chief Jeff Wise provides some clarification on a recent story regarding firefighter fitness testing in his department.

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Disney Joins Smokey Bear in New Wildfire Prevention PSAs

Thu, May 22, 2014

In an effort to educate Americans about how to prevent accidental wildfires, Disney is joining the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes and characters from Disneytoon Studios' upcoming animated film "Planes: Fire & Rescue." The PSAs are an extension of the Wildfire Prevention PSA campaign, featuring the iconic Smokey Bear, who celebrates his 70th birthday this summer.

NVFC Announces National EMS Week

Mon, May 19, 2014

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) represents the nation's volunteer fire, rescue and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel.

NFPA Releases Updated Preschool Program

Fri, May 16, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the release of its updated Learn Not to Burn® (LNTB) Preschool Program, which was created to address young children’s increased risk to home fire fatalities.

San Diego Fire Situation Remains Tenuous

Thu, May 15, 2014

As calmer winds allowed firefighters to make progress on nine fires burning in San Diego County, one of the most serious blazes suddenly roared Thursday afternoon burning close to homes, triggering thousands of new evacuation orders and keeping the situation tenuous.

Texas Firefighter Seeks to Raise Funds for Life Lift Handles

Thu, May 15, 2014

A retired Texas fire captain has launched a crowdfunding campagin for a product he believes will save children's lives: external handles to help them open up windows to escape in case of a fire.

USAA Recognizes Value of Firewise Program to Help Protect California Neighborhoods

Tue, May 13, 2014

The California Department of Insurance announced today that USAA policyholders living in recognized Firewise Communities/USA® sites in California will receive discounts on their homeowners insurance premiums.

Colorado Firefighters to Outline 2014 Fire Season Outlook

Mon, May 12, 2014

State and federal firefighting bosses are briefing Gov. John Hickenlooper on the outlook for the 2014 wildfire season in Colorado.

Texas Panhandle Wildfire Raises Concern for Community Safety

Mon, May 12, 2014

Nearly 75 homes have been destroyed and hundreds of people evacuated around Fritch, Texas, some 30 miles northeast of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle, according to emergency officials.

Kaler Fire Equipment Is Ferrara Fire Apparatus Dealer in Pennsylvania

Thu, May 8, 2014

Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America's premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, announced today that Bob Kaler, Kaler Fire Equipment located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania is their newest dealer.

Industry Roundtable to Discuss Recent Fires in Buildings Under Construction

Wed, May 7, 2014

International Code Council, National Association of Home Builders and National Multifamily Housing Council members, stakeholders and others with technical expertise in the built environment will come together to review fires in buildings under construction that recently caused severe property damage and personal injury.

NASFM and Grinnell Mutual Release Life Safety Achievement Award Applications

Wed, May 7, 2014

Does your local fire department promote fire prevention? If so, it may be eligible for the Life Safety Achievement Award, sponsored by NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

IBHS Provides Facts and Myths about Home Fire Sprinkler Systems

Tue, May 6, 2014

When a fire breaks out, your home can be gone in a matter of minutes. This week is the start of Building Safety Month and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) wants you to know the facts about residential fire sprinklers so your home can be properly protected.

Theme for Building Safety Month Week 1 Announced

Mon, May 5, 2014

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, and passive fire-rated construction such as fire walls and fire doors designed to stop the spread of fire save lives and protect property.

Oklahoma Wildfire Raises Concern for Community Safety

Mon, May 5, 2014

High winds and hot, dry weather have fueled the flames of a fast-moving wildfire near Guthrie, Oklahoma, just north of Oklahoma City, which has threatened homes and property in communities across the central part of the state.

Firefighter Staffing Under Contention in Chicago Suburbs

Sat, May 3, 2014

For much of the year, three Glenview firefighters work on each engine company -- despite a federal standard that calls for at least four, according to Glenview fire Chief Wayne Globerger.

NFPA Sponsoring Designing for Disaster Exhibit at National Building Museum

Thu, May 1, 2014

From earthquakes and hurricanes to wildfires and flooding, natural disasters can strike anywhere and at any time, costing millions of dollars of property loss and human suffering.

IFC Introduces Construction Industrys Most 
Comprehensive Online Firestop Training Program

Thu, May 1, 2014

The construction industry's most comprehensive online firestop inspection training and education program has been developed by the International Firestop Council (IFC) for code officials, inspectors and all building trades professionals associated with commercial building firestopping from design through installation.

Holmdel (NJ) Disbands Townships Oldest Fire Company

Wed, Apr 30, 2014

IAFC President Tells House Subcommittee of Major Problems with Preparedness Grant Proposal

Wed, Apr 30, 2014

IAFC President and Chairman of the Board Bill Metcalf today testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and raised concerns about the Administration's proposal to consolidate the 16 homeland-security preparedness grants into one program.

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