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Morristown (NJ) Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Stores

Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Dozens of firefighters and emergency management officials before dawn Saturday were still battling smoke billowing from the roofs of 82-84-86-88 Elm Street, six hours after 911 calls came in about a fire at 11:14 p.m. Friday.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Regulatory Collaboration: Hazardous Materials

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Although various codes are overall very complete in regulating the storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials, certain ambiguities may need clarification. Thomas Sawyer

How Well Do You Know Your Meters? Part 2

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Metering has become an integral part of being a firefighter; just about every run to which we respond involves some type of hazmat situation, writes Kevin Yoos.

Crews Extinguish Lima, Ohio Refinery Fire

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

The Husky refinery in Lima was the site of an explosion and fire Saturday, where windows were blown out and the force of the explosion was felt at least 10 miles away.

Numerous Departments Battle Large Fire at Tennessee Wood Products Business

Wed, Jan 7, 2015

A number of fire departments are battling a large fire at a wood products business in Mosheim, Tennessee, according to news reports.

How Well Do You Know Your Meters? Part 1

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Kevin Yoos reviews two recent events that will hopefully make you think twice about a simple carbon monoxide alarm.

Reducing the Incidence of Cancer Among Firefighters: Jacksonville's Best Practices

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Trevor Nelson-Research shows that firefighters have higher cancer and mortality rates and twice the rate of mesothelioma as the general U.S. population. Here's what one Florida department is doing to beat the odds.

When Heroes Fail: a Story of One Rescuer

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Ian Bland-Firefighters train to succeed and fight to win, but as one rescuer explains in recounting a failed rescue and its lasting impact on those involved, being ready still may not be enough.

Ebola, Spanish Flu, and Us

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

As a service, we pride our- selves in being always ready, ever present, and prepared as best we can.

Maynard (MA) Firefighters Continue to Update Training Protocols Against Threat of Ebola

Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Fire Chief Anthony Stowers reports that the Maynard Fire Department has completed an updated response guideline for possible cases of the Ebola Virus. Although the probability of responding to such a case is a remote, the MFD understands the need to be properly prepared.

E2s D112 Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders Gain Vds Approval

Tue, Dec 16, 2014

E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 3015/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. 

Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The appropriations bill provides more than $1 trillion and funds all federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year except for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is funded through the end of February.  

Minnesota Police to Serve as Firefighters

Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The Minnesota city of Lino Lakes is cross-training all 25 of its police officers as firefighters, according to a news report.

CSB Releases Safety Message on 30th Anniversary of Fatal Accident in Bhopal, India

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a short video safety message marking the 30th anniversary of history’s worst industrial accident.

The Three Vs of Preincident Intelligence

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Eric G. Bachman-Preincident intelligence helps you to identify, anticipate, contemplate, and counter the myriad hazards and challenges in your response district, especially industrial and commercial properties, which may change usage and hazards frequently. Including the Three Vs-variables, valuables, and vulnerabilities-will help you gather preincident intelligence.

The Dangers of Hydrogen-Based Experimental Fuels

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Richard Stilp and Armando Bevelacqua-An explosion in a warehouse teaches the Orlando (FL) Fire Department some valuable lessons about hydrogen-based fuels, their hazards, and their risks when involved in emergency situations. With the sidebar "Experimental Gas Cylinder Failure: Incident Report" by Robert Coschignano and Edward J. Maerkl.

Ram Air Introduces Special-Ops Gear Decon System

Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Ram Air Gear Dryer, a manufacturer known for their turnout gear dryers, recently introduced a complete system for proper decontamination of special-ops gear that cannot be washed in a mechanical washer.

Central London Rail Station Evacuated After Fire

Sun, Nov 23, 2014

One of London's busiest railway stations, Charing Cross, was evacuated on Sunday after a fire caused by a suspected electrical fault.

Navistar Introduces Multi-Purpose Vehicle Designed For Global Disaster Relief Efforts

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

At this week's AIDF (Aid and International Development Forum) Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C., Navistar, Inc. has partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International DuraStar Multi-Purpose Vehicle-a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts with a vehicle mounted water purification treatment system capable of purifying 5,000 gallons of drinking water per day.

1-800-BOARDUP Recognized for Contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri today recognized 1-800-BOARDUP for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the Disaster Responder Program.

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