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Pierce Places Pink Pumper into Service with Prince George's County (MD) Fire/EMS Department

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered a Pierce Velocity pumper to Prince George's County (MD) Fire/EMS Department (PGFD) located in Largo, Maryland.

City of Vancouver Chooses Scott Safety for NFPA 2013 Compliant SCBAs

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Scott Safety, a manufacturer of respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices, announced the successful completion of SCBA fleet replacement for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS).

Nassau County Firefighters Museum Hosts Fire Prevention Week

Sun, Sep 28, 2014

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum on Museum Row, Garden City, will be the venue for a special Fire Prevention Week event on October 2nd at 11:00 am.

Update on Fatal Reading (PA) Off-Campus Housing Fire

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Ed Comeau shares an update on a fire in Reading, Pennsylvania, that claimed the life of Matt Rein, an Albright College sophomore.

Shrinking Number of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities at Risk

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

NPR examines the shrinking number of volunteer firefighters.

Departments in Maine and Missouri are Latest Winners in Globe Gear Giveaway

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway. The Jamestown (MO) Rural Fire Protection District and the Strong (ME) Fire Department will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.

Firefighters Describe Their Work Battling California Wildfires

Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Much of the work preventing wildfires happens far from the flames.

Suspect Arraigned in King Fire (CA)

Sat, Sep 20, 2014

As fire officials began to confirm the first loss of homes and structures in the King fire, the man accused of setting the massive fire appeared in court for the first time and entered a not-guilty plea.

Maryland Firefighters and Paramedics Team Up With Area Schools to Make Pledge

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) have joined together to ensure that 4th grade students pledge to learn the basics of smoke alarm safety.

Two Men Killed After One Sets Both on Fire in Detroit House

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

Arson investigators were at a house Friday in southwest Detroit where a fire killed two people.

Legal Minute: Fire Inspections

Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Why do we perform fire inspections? Retired deputy fire chief and attorney John K. Murphy discusses the legal aspects of conducting fire inspections.

Fire Protection Research Foundation Report Reviews Effectiveness of Cooking Fire Prevention Technologies

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

In an effort to help improve cooking safety, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has released a report to help establish future standard test protocols for new and emerging technologies designed to prevent cooking fires.

Continental Introduces New G-Flex Washer for Fire Departments

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Following 60 years of hard-mount washer development and innovation, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently released its most advanced hard-mount washer line yet.

Bio-Ethanol Plant Protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

The NESTE Oil Bio ethanol plant, constructed in the Port of Rotterdam, is equipped with SharpEye 40/40I and SharpEye 40/40M Optical Flame Detectors.

IAFC Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from NFPA

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today accepted an Ice Bucket Challenge from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to raise money and awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

NFPA Releases New Fire Loss Report

Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Every 25 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the U.S., according to a new report released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

TiaLinx, Inc. Launches Eagle10 Family of Breathing Detection Systems for First Responders

Tue, Sep 9, 2014

TiaLinx, Inc., a developer of remotely controlled aerial and ground robots integrated with breathing detectors, announced the launch of its Eagle10 breathing and heartbeat detection system.

Endorsements from National Fire Protection Association Forum

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

Fire chiefs from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) in Quincy, Mass. September 4-7, 2014.

FE Talk: Smoke Toxicity

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

In this Google Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton discusses smoke toxicity with Rob Schnepp, Peter McBride, and Allen Rom of Fire-Dex.

Construction Concerns: Firewall Penetrations

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

In any building, fire-rated partitions must be penetrated by pipes, electrical conduits, cables, and other utilities so that the building can function, writes Gregory Havel.


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