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Building collapses outside Mumbai after heavy rain; 12 dead

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Twelve people were killed early Tuesday when an old building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed after days of heavy rain, an...

AP PHOTOS: 5 years after quake, Haitians turn ruins to homes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Compared to some of his neighbors, Jimmy Bellefleur is not doing badly. The electrician has turned abandoned governmen...

Typhoon slams into Saipan causing widespread damage

HONOLULU (AP) — A typhoon with sustained winds around 100 mph and gusts up to 120 mph slammed into Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, causing widesp...

Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater ...

Faith holds at New Mexico churches targeted by small blasts

A New Mexico church service was set to start when the mailbox exploded near the office entrance.

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.

Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet ...

Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab ...

Des Allemands woman charged with BP relief fraud

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal grand jury in New Orleans has charged a 42-year-old Des Allemands woman with making a false claim for disaster relief ...

3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their ...

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Training Minutes: Firefighter Self-Rescue

Check out a series of Training Minutes videos on firefighter bailouts and self-rescue.


Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utilit...

First Due Battalion Chief

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

FDIC International

Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

Patrick J. Kenney discusses the awareness of mental health in the fire service.

Dunn's Dispatch

Dunn's Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.


Positive Power

In last month's column, we continued our discussion about how a boss personally uses the power that goes with his position. We included a fairly lo...

Industrial Firefighting

Tyco Fire Protection Products Introduces Mobile App

Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP), in the total fire suppression solutions industry, has introduced a mobile app that streamlines the proce...


Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.


MORE Intelligence

When a tool is left to deteriorate and personnel skills are not consistently reinforced, the expected end result is ineffectiveness, writes Eric G....

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Charlton (MA) Winery Owner Not Happy with Firefighter Response

August 3, 2015 Faced with the loss of his family's winery, Nathan Benjamin Jr. said he plans to talk to town off...

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