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Strive to Be a "Type I" Officer

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Type I officers are competent at their job skills and likable to coworkers, supervisors, and subordinates. HIDEKATSU KAJITANI      

Investigating Smoke Alarm Effectiveness in Fatal Fires

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Misunderstanding smoke alarm statistics, the smoke alarm approval process, and published fire test results leads to biases in fire investigations. JOSEPH M. FLEMING AND VYTENIS BABRAUSKAS      

Mango Selects Vesda-E Smoke Detectors to Protect New Logistics Centre Near Barcelona

Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Mango, a major international fashion brand of women's and men's clothing and accessories, has selected Xtralis' VESDA-E smoke detectors to protect its massive new logistics center, located north of Barcelona, Spain. Mango attributes its success to three core elements — concept, team, and logistics. To ensure business continuity and logistics excellence, Mango selected VESDA-E for fire protection in its flagship logistics center.

Skysaver Announces Backpack Product

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Safety and security should be two of the most important features of one's workplace and home. In 2014 alone, the New York City Fire Department reported over 26,000 structural fires citywide, and 71 fire related deaths. Here to diminish that statistic is the SkySaver backpack.

Girl Seriously Burned During Illegal Fireworks Show in Maryland

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

A teenage girl was seriously burned Saturday night during a neighborhood fireworks show in Fallston, Maryland, according to a report.

Hackensack (NJ) Remembers Fallen Firefighters

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

On the evening of July 1, Hackensack (NJ) city officials, firefighters, families, and friends gathered at the firefighter's memorial in Fairmont Park for the 27th anniversary of the 1988 auto dealership fire that killed five members of the department.

Howard County (MD) Fire Officials Urge Fireworks Safety This Independence Day

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

As the Fourth of July holiday approached, Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) reminded residents and businesses to keep their celebrations safe during the holiday.

Responses to Energy Storage Systems

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Green energy is emerging and, with it, a new power source; thus, there are risks involved.

Fireworks Start Fire that Burns California Firefighter's Home

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Fireworks sparked a fire that damaged two homes Monday in the city of Merced, California. One of the homes was owned by a city firefighter.

The Internet of Things May Help Save Firefighters

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

When it comes to putting out fire, time is often the most important factor to consider. Time, and information. The more data about the burning structure – and the people trapped in it – is available to firefighters, the more they can operate effectively, saving lives and limiting the damages to the building

3M Acquires Capital Safety Products

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

3M's $2.5 billion acquisition of Capital Safety Projects last week turned more than a few heads in both the safety and office supply industry. 

NFPA Presents Awards for Contributions in Fire and Life Safety at NFPA Conference & Expo

Sun, Jun 28, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety at NFPA’s Conference & Expo in Chicago.

Drone Grounds Water Drops on California Wildfire

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

When the winds shifted in the San Bernardino National Forest and pushed flames toward dry, unburned fuel Wednesday, firefighters had to temporarily abandon their air attack because someone was flying a drone nearby.

It's Fireworks Season: Rules and Regulations Review

Wed, Jun 24, 2015

The Fourth of July season is upon us. Take the time to review the following information for the purpose of becoming familiar with fireworks, public displays, and related operations such as transportation, general precautions, and working with other agencies having jurisdiction

NFPA's Firefighter Fatality Report Shows 64 On-Duty Firefighter Deaths in 2014

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 64 on-duty firefighter deaths in the U.S. in 2014, making 2014 the third year in the past four years that the total has been below 65 deaths.

Modesto (CA) Firefighters, Law Enforcement Agencies Target Illegal Fireworks

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

For the eleventh year in a row, Modesto (CA) officials will institute a “Zero Tolerance” enforcement policy for illegal fireworks.

Newtex Introduces Z-Flex Air – Breathable Aluminized Fabrics for Firefighting and Industrial Operations

Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Newtex is proud to introduce Z-Flex® Air™, the first line of breathable aluminized fabrics designed to keep firefighters and industrial operators cooler and more comfortable in extreme conditions and workspaces.

Fire Protection Research Foundation and NIST Announce "Research Roadmap for Smart Fire Fighting" Summary Report

Sat, Jun 20, 2015

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and theNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have jointly announced the release of "Research Roadmap for Smart Fire Fighting," an extensive summary report that establishes the baseline for incorporating existing and emerging technologies and "sensor rich" data into fire fighters' and other emergency  responders' work.

Fire Guts Warehouse: ‘Not Enough Water’

Wed, Jun 17, 2015

On June 21, 1982, fire severely damaged a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse, less than a month after the local fire chief warned about inadequate fire protection. See the August 1982 Fire Engineering article on the fire and Technical Editor Glenn Corbett’s comments on its significance.

Training Minutes: Broken Sprinkler Head

Tue, Jun 16, 2015

How do you deal with a broken sprinkler head without using the sprinkler valve to shut off the water supply? In this firefighter training video, Walt Lewis and Jacob O'Connell demonstrate a method for dealing with a damaged sprinkler head that is flowing water.

Construction Concerns: Blocked Emergency Exits

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the codes regarding the dangers of obstructed emergency exits at buildings under construction.

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