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Thu, Apr 16, 2015

A study conducted by Jeffrey Saver, M.D., director of the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, and his colleagues sought to determine if having paramedics administer stroke therapies as soon as stroke is suspected would shorten the time between stroke onset and treatment.

East Cleveland's Fire Equipment Situation Leaves City Without Fire Protection

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

The residents of East Cleveland are currently without fire protection. Every major piece of fire fighting equipment in the city has broken down, leaving the city's firefighters unable to answer calls with an engine or ladder truck.

 

Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association Expands Educational Partnership Program

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association has increased the reach of its educational toolkit program by partnering with two additional Offices of the State Fire Marshal -- Louisiana and Massachusetts.

Investigators: Hybrid Car May Have Sparked Missouri House Fire

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

A Ballwin family is forced out of their home in the middle of the night after fire engulfs part of their house

Two Firefighters Burned in Pine Grove (CA) House Fire

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

Two firefighters were injured fighting a house fire in Pine Grove in Amador County.

Construction Concerns: Misleading Marketing

Tue, Apr 7, 2015

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel takes a look at the old adage "Let the buyer beware" regarding construction building materials.

Honeywell Releases New FAAST Aspiration Smoke Detection Applications Guide

Tue, Apr 7, 2015

Choosing the right fire detection method for a specific environment can have wide-reaching benefits not only in terms of the level of protection provided but also economic advantages such as reduced downtime and improved maintenance.

Waterway Franchise is now Waterway Co-Op

Sat, Apr 4, 2015

Waterway, the oldest and largest hose testing company in the United States, has a new name.

Beam Smoke Detectors Partners with Detroit Lions NFL Players

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

To ensure the safety of its players and staff, the Detroit Lions NFL team has selected FFE's optical beam smoke detectors to provide the fire protection for its 92,000 sq. ft. full-size indoor practice field.

CFSI, IFSTA Announce Recipients of 2015 Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the International Fire Service Training Association at Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University (IFSTA/FPP-OSU) are honored to select two fire prevention education pioneers, Cathy Lohr and Pam Powell, as the 2015 recipients of the Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education.

Fire Demonstration Shows Life-Saving Impact of Home Fire Sprinklers

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

As the vast majority of U.S. fire deaths occur in homes, a recent live fire demonstration vividly showed the potential deadly destruction from home fires compared to the life-saving impact of home fire sprinklers.

Casey Grant Appointed Executive Director of NFPA's Fire Protection Research Foundation

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

P2 ~ Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

Firefighter LODDs: Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

P4 ~ Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

A comprehensive guide to safe, effective, and compliant live burn training. Greg Fisher

Live Fire Training - Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

A comprehensive guide to safe, effective, and compliant live burn training. Greg Fisher

Self-help first step toward helping others

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

People handle things in different ways, and people go through many changes from births, deaths, new jobs, promotions ... all the good and bad in life.

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

Automatic Fire Suppression Cost-Effective for Long Haul

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Commercial mariners, often far offshore and away from assistance, rely on their vessel to keep them safe. Automatic pre-engineered marine fire suppression systems from Sea-Fire provide 24/7 security.

Construction Concerns: Roofs: Snow Load

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at the amount of snow load that a roof is designed to hold according to building code requirements among other variables.

SOLBERG Expands Product Development and Sales Staff

Sun, Mar 22, 2015

The Solberg Company, the world's foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the appointment of industry veterans Mark Siem as Research Chemist -- Product Development and Jim Schwander as Eastern Region Sales Manager (U.S.).

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