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Lake Assault Boats Opens New Headquarters

Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Lake Assault Boats, an award-winning manufacturer of mission-specific boats for fire protection, law enforcement, public safety and research agencies, as well as commercial marine industries, has expanded to a new headquarters on the grounds of a legendary Great Lakes shipyard. 

NFPA's New Children Videos Highlight Family Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Three new children's videos, focusing on the importance of wildfire safety, have been released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are now available on its wildfire "information for youth and families" webpage.

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Share Christmas Tree Safety PSA

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada (PFFN) recently shared a public service announcement on Christmas Tree Safety produced this year.

FCIA Releases Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual

Sun, Nov 16, 2014

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is dedicated to the education and promotion of the importance of Life Safety Firestop Systems and Effective Compartmentation to interested parties all over the world. The first step to widespread implementation begins with the education of the specialized Firestop Containment Workers performing this work.

NFPA Releases Report on 2013 Firefighter Injuries

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter Injury Report, which highlights data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty.

Navy Investigators Cite Complacency in Submarine Fire

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The Navy's response to a fire that crippled a nuclear submarine at a shipyard showed that it had become complacent about safety and put too much faith in land-based firefighters who had never trained to battle such a blaze, Navy investigators concluded,

NASFM Launches Online Training Program to Help Identify Causes of Fatal Fires

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has launched a free, online training program for the fire service, "Understanding Your Role in Fire Incident Data," available at NASFM's training portal.

Gas and Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

It is extremely important that first responders—especially emergency medical services (EMS) crews—have in their possession CO meters when responding to any type of emergency, writes Daniel P. Sheridan.

West Chicago (IL) Fire Crews Deal with Fire Spread at Dwelling Fire

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

John Tulipano has a report on West Chicago (IL) Fire Protection District firefighters responding to a dwelling fire and photos from the scene.

Fire-Resistive Floor-Ceiling Assemblies

Mon, Nov 10, 2014

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at fire resistance ratings for these sections of commercial, industrial, and multifamily residential buildings.

Guardian SSI Brings Student Cooking Safety Information to Campus Fire Forum 2014

Wed, Nov 5, 2014

Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GSSI), in the development and manufacturing of residential range top fire protection systems industries, will exhibit at the Campus Fire Forum 2014, November 10 - 13, at the Wyndham Hotel, Orlando. 

Humpday Hangout: Decision Making and the Incident Commander

Wed, Nov 5, 2014

FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talks to Ron Kanterman and Tom Aurnhammer, the hosts of the "Backstep Boys" radio program on Fire Engineering Talk Radio, about decision making and the role of the incident commander.

AFSA Announces Schedule for 2015 Sprinkler System Planning Schools

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) announces the 2015 schedule for its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School. Five 2015 class sessions have been scheduled for January 19-30, March 16-27, May 11-22, July 20-31, and September 14-25.

NFPA and CPSC announce Carbon Monoxide Alarm Safety Toolkit

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

As temperatures drop and consumers begin cranking up their heating systems, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have launched a new online toolkit to help local fire departments educate the public about the associated risks of carbon monoxide (CO) in the months ahead. 

New Job Shirt Delivers ASTM Level Resistance to Blood Borne Pathogens

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Gerber Outerwear's SX Soft Shell Job Shirt uses cutting edge fabric technology to provide ASTM 1671 Level BBP protection.

Jordan Bretey Wins AFSA's National Apprentice Competition

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Seven competitors competed for top honors at the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) 21st Annual National Apprentice Competition held October 1 in Orlando (FL). 

Residents Escape Illinois Apartment Fire; Firefighter Hurt

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Discarded smoking materials were blamed for a Batavia (IL) apartment fire that injured a firefighter Monday, according to a news report.

Company/Association News

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

GLOBE, DUPONT, and the NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL (NVFC) announced the Cape Ferrelo Rural Fire Protection District (Brookings, Oregon) and the Stratton (CO) Volunteer Fire Department as the second round of winners in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

Exova Warringtonfire Increases Sprinkler Head Testing Capabilities in Australia

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire and security testing and certification provider, has made an investment which expands its sprinkler head testing capabilities in Australia.

Transitional Attack: When to Use It

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Scott Joerger-Before you can make the argument for using transitional attack, you must understand what it is. A look at current definitions of the tactic and situations in which it is appropriate to employ.

Foundation Strives to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Born of tragedy, the Lindsey O'Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation seeks to help raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide and empower fire departments to create dynamic public education campaigns to help save lives.

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