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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.

Daughter of FDNY Firefighter Killed on 9/11 Graduating from Fire Academy

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

City of Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department Purchases Seven Pierce Aerial Tiller Apparatus

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has sold seven Pierce Arrow XT 100-foot heavy-duty aerial tiller apparatus to the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in California.

Ansell Introduces TRELLCHEM ACT Protective Suit for Law Enforcement & CBRN Terrorism Responders

Sat, Nov 15, 2014

Ansell will produce the TRELLCHEM ACT, a new protective solution for law enforcement responders dealing with consequences of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN). 

NIOSH Releases Report on Firefighter Deaths in West (TX) Fertilizer Plant Blast

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality and Investigation Program recently released its report on the firefighters killed in the West (TX) Fertilizer Plant Explosion in April 2013.

Propane Truck Overturns and Causes Evacuations and Road Closing

Tue, Nov 4, 2014

Approximately 40 to 50 people and two businesses were evacuated following an accident between a propane truck and another car.

IFSI to Offer New Class for Crude Oil by Rail

Tue, Nov 4, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute introduces a new awareness-level course on Crude Oil by Rail. The class is in response to increase crude oil rail traffic from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and Montana, as well as the 2013 train explosion disaster in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College are presenting "911 Recordings--To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Legal, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives."

Two Transported in Massachusetts Hazmat Situation

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Crews responded to a Tier 2 Hazmat incident in Topsfield (MA) fire officials confirmed Saturday.

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

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