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E-ONE Hires New Director of Aerial Product Development

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

With more than 30 years of aerial engineering and first responder industry experience, Jim Salmi has been appointed to the position of Director of Aerial Product Development for E-ONE.

Directives on My Watch, Part 4

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

The fourth and final article of Frank Frievalt's "Directives on My Watch" series examines matters of public trust in the fire service.

NFPA Reports Total Cost of Fire Up 34 Percent from 1980

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an updated report on the total cost of fire in the U.S. which showed that the total cost of fire in 2011 was estimated at $329 billion, or roughly 2.1 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

True North Introduces New Dual Complaint Stationwear Pants

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

True North Gear, the makers of bags, backpacks and fire resistant clothing, is introducing new Dual Compliant Pants to be released in Summer 2014.

Fireground Safety Tips

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Thomas N. Warren asks "So, what can the average firefighter, operating daily in his fire company, do to operate safely and improve the NFPA death and injury numbers for 2014?"

FDIC 2014 Recap: Hurst Jaws of Life's eDRAULIC 2.0 Line

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

FDIC 2014 Recap: Globe Introduces Several New Products

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Globe's Rob Freese helps introduce the newest Globe products at FDIC 2014.

Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention Symposium Materials Available

Sat, Apr 12, 2014

The presentations from the Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Fire Prevention symposiums are now available online! If you go to Vision 20/20, they are under the "Model Measures" dropdown in the navigation bar across the top.

Chemical Suicide: 10 Seconds Can Save Your Life

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Taking “10 seconds to slow down and do a good, thorough scene size-up could save a responder’s life,” Jacob Oreshan said concerning his Thursday afternoon presentation, “Chemical Suicide: Information for the Emergency Responder.” A deputy chief with the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Special Operations Branch, Oreshan is a national certified firefighter and hazardous materials technician. The topic is of great importance because of the great danger it poses to responders. Oreshan has attended and presented at FDIC for the two years.

SP Fire Research Expands in the United States

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

SP Fire Research, holding offices in Sweden and Norway are by their 130 employees the largest fire research and testing facility in Europe.

Absence of Smoke Alarms Large Factor in Home Fire Deaths

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

Three out of five home fire deaths in 2007-2011 resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms, according to the report "Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires," released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Chat: Alan Brunacini, Dennis Rubin at FDIC 2014

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

Today's Google Hangout features Bobby Halton talking to Chief Dennis Rubin and Chief Alan Brunacini at FDIC 2014.

NFPA President James M Shannon to be Honored at 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

Fri, Apr 4, 2014

The Congressional Fire Services Institute's Board of Directors selected the Honorable James M. Shannon, President of the National Fire Protection Association, as the recipient of the 2014 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.

NFPA Announces 2015 Firewise Calendar Art and Photo Contest

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise Communities Program announces its 2015 Firewise Calendar art/photo contest and invites young artists, between the ages of 6 - 18, to submit their drawing or photo of a project that highlights wildfire safety or an activity/event that helps keep wildland firefighters safer.

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SharpEye Used at Rubis Tank Terminal

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Spectrex has recently provided SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors to the Rubis Tank Terminal in Rotterdam Botlek to protect against fire outbreaks.

Campaign Launched to Curb Fire Risk Posed by Intermediate Bulk Containers

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

The Fire Protection Research Foundation and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with support from the insurance industry and coordination from other relevant groups, today launched the Contain the IBC Fire Risk campaign, an educational effort to reduce a serious yet frequently unknown risk for dangerous pool fires associated with intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

Scientists Examine Fatal Boston Fire

Tue, Apr 1, 2014

By analyzing the home video and accounts from firefighters who battled a deadly Beacon Street blaze on March 26, scientists are starting to identify a horrible convergence of events.

NFPA and State Farm Announce Winners of Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Contest

Tue, Apr 1, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm today announced the winners of the Wildfire Preparedness Day Neighborhood Project Award Contest. 

Fire Destroys Historic Northern California Lodge

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

A fire has destroyed much of a historic lodge in Northern California.

Professional Development for the Firefighter in 2014 and Beyond, Part 1

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

We should not expect—or seek—uniform results in a quest for professionalism, writes John, M. Buckman.

Tesla Installs Fire Shields Under Model S

Sat, Mar 29, 2014

Tesla Motors is installing titanium shields under its electric cars to further prevent fire risk, CEO Elon Musk announced on Friday, even as he downplayed the need for them.

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