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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.).

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Optimizing Fleet, Reducing Non-Emergency Vehicles

Sat, Mar 21, 2015

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to optimize its local fleet of light-duty non-emergency vehicles and reduce costs.

 

Tennessee House Fire Offers Valuable Safety Lesson

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

When fire breaks out in a home, a closed door can mean the difference between life and death.

Fire Codes: Using Elevators for Evacuation?

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

New York City's Fire, Buildings, and City Planning Departments are composing rules to govern occupant-evacuation elevators that can be used to evacuate tall buildings in emergencies and fires, according to a recent report.

FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Apply for FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety grant to help fund your department's fire prevention and safety efforts. The grant supports projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

NFPA Announces 2015 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award winner

Sun, Mar 15, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Lt. Annmarie Pickett, public education officer for the Worcester Fire Department in Worcester, Mass., as the 2015 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year.

 

Firefighter Starts Company to Encourage People to Check Smoke Detector

Sun, Mar 15, 2015

When it comes to checking smoke alarms, some don't remember to do it.

NFPA and State Farm Announce Winners of 2015 Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Contest

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm® announced the winners of the Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Award Contest. A total of 65 projects were selected from more than 300 entries that spanned 37 states.

Q & A: Sean Gray on 'Attack from the Burned Side'

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Sean Gray recently presented a Webcast on structural firefighting tactics, "Attack from the Burned Side: New Age Tactics and Tasks." Read his answers to questions posed during the live presentation.

Humpday Hangout: The 'Vertical Lumberyard'

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

On today's Humpday Hangout, talk fireground tactics with Bill Gustin, Mike Dugan, and their guests.

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