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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.

Oncall™ Live Video System and Wearable HD Cameras From Fire Cam Offer Protection and Accountability for Police Officers and Firefighters

Sat, Sep 6, 2014

Colorado Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling with Staff Shortage

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

Volunteer firefighters protect about half of Colorado's residents, with solely volunteer departments being responsible for about 70 percent of the state's land surface, and they are significantly understaffed.

NFPA Leadership Team Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Raise Funds

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) took on the Ice Bucket Challenge today to help raise funds for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association.

NFPA Announces Launch of Online Smoke Alarm Pledge

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of an online smoke alarm pledge in partnership with LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and LEGOLAND® California Resort.

GexCon Heralds Next Generation of Fire Risk Modelling with Release of FLACS-Fire

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

GexCon, in the sophisticated and user-friendly dispersion, explosion and fire modelling software industry, announces the release of a landmark software package, FLACS-Fire.

Tyco SimplexGrinnell Receives Innovator of the Year Award from Axeda

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Tyco SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco business and longtime in the industry of fire and life safety, has received the Internet of Things (IoT) Innovator of the Year Award for 2014 from Axeda Corporation.  

Prominent East Lake Shore Drive Building Subscribes to RealView LLC's CommandScope Pre-Plan Program

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The 209 East Lake Shore Drive building, a prominent, 20-story luxury residential building, is being life safety pre-planned with RealView LLC's all-digital CommandScopeTM.

The New FLIR PathFindIR II Night Vision Camera

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The PathfinderIR II allows first responders to see potential hazards up to four times further away than with a vehicle’s headlights alone.

Construction Concerns: Roofing Materials Tests

Mon, Aug 25, 2014

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel discusses the ins and outs of roofing materials that firefighters may encounter.  

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

September 15, 2014 Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) have...

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