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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.

Construction Concerns: Wood Frame Concealed Spaces

Mon, Feb 9, 2015

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregoy Havel informs firefighters on the hazards of spaces created within wood frame structures.

Firefighters Make Progress on Wildfire that Destroyed 40 Homes in California

Sun, Feb 8, 2015

Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square miles and forced about 150 people to leave two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada

DynCorp International to Continue Support of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Wed, Feb 4, 2015

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has extended its contract with DynCorp International (DI) to continue supporting its aviation program to help suppress and control wildfires.

PSA Campaign Strives to Raise Fire Prevention Awareness, Help the Displaced

Wed, Feb 4, 2015

The American Red Cross and Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada have rolled out the "Fire Hurts...Red Cross Helps" Campaign, a year-long campaign that drives donations to help Nevadan families who have been displaced by home fires and raises awareness on fire prevention.

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for Second Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with grasslands, forests and wildlands, and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are threatened by fire.

Glenn Corbett on Huge Edgewater (NJ) Fire

Mon, Feb 2, 2015

Fire Engineering Technical Editor Glenn Corbett recently wrote an editorial on the massive fire that destroyed the Avalon at Edgewater apartment complex in New Jersey.

Fire Chiefs Create 'Super Safety Challenge' for the Big Game

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

When the football teams from New England and Seattle face each other Sunday, Feb. 1, each city’s fire chief will watch the game for more than bragging rights. Boston Fire Commissioner/Chief Joseph Finn and Seattle Interim Fire Chief Michael E. Walsh in coordination with Kidde Fire Safety, have agreed to a safety challenge that may help save lives.


Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

Regulatory Collaboration: Hazardous Materials

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Although various codes are overall very complete in regulating the storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials, certain ambiguities may need clarification. Thomas Sawyer

Sprinklers Made Simple

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Whether you have been on the job for one year or for 25 years, if you don't know sprinkler system basics, this is a good primer (or refresher) for you. Ron Kanterman

Learning More About CRR

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Community Risk Reduction is a program that is growing in the fire service across the country.

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