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Kimtek's MEDLITE Transport a Perfect Fit for 2014 Yamaha Viking

In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Vi...

OH Firefighters Fight Industrial Fire

Mentor (OH) police say firefighters are battling an industrial blaze at Metal Seal Precision on the 8600 block of Tyl...

Cause of Fire at Williston (ND) Company Unknown

Authorities are unable to say what caused a large industrial fire in Williston to ignite.

Florida Departments Reconsider Hazmat as Grant Funding Decreases

Marion County Fire Rescue’s hazardous materials crews have responded to reports of a fishy white powder in local gove...

Evacuation Ordered After Fire at ND Oil Supply Company

A massive fire broke out early Tuesday at an oil supply company in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil...
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Larson Electronics Releases 300 Watt LED Security Spotlight Tower on Heavy Duty Aluminum Frame

With over 40 years as a leader in the industrial and commercial lighting industry Larson Electronics continues its co...

Avon Protection's Deltairt Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Research and Design Team Receives Award

Deltair(tm), a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) designed for the fire service industry, has been recognized ...

Holmatro Launches Industrial Solutions

The world of high pressure hydraulics is constantly in motion, and the demand for results-oriented customer-specific ...

Military-Grade Munitions Found in Rubble of Phoenix Fire

What began as a massive lightning-caused fire Thursday night has turned into a criminal investigation after military-...

Multiple Businesses Destroyed in Phoenix Fires

Two separate fires broke out near 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix and spread to multiple businesses Thu...

Firefighters Battle Major Fire at North Carolina Tire Plant

Several people were treated for smoke inhalation and other nonlife-threatening injuries after a large fire Saturday a...

DuPont Announces Millionth Vest Made with DuPont Kevlar XP

DuPont Protection Technologies today announced that over one million bullet-resistant vests made with DuPont™ Ke...
908 Devices

908 Devices Announces Completion of Successful Testing for M908

908 Devices, a pioneer of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis, announces the successful completion...

New Leadership Appointments for Honeywell Life Safety Sensors Division

Honeywell Life Safety has made some senior appointments within its multi-million dollar Sensors Division this month.

Huge Fire at Indiana Fiberglass Manufacturing Facility

Firefighters responded to a fire in Bremen, Indiana, that sent up smoke visible for miles around.

Massive Marietta (GA) Fire Extinguished After 10 Hours

A massive chemical fire in in an industrial area of Marietta on Industrial Park Drive near Cobb Parkway burned for 10...

Indiana and Illinois Fire Departments Battle Pallet Fire

Personnel from Indiana and Illinois fire departments are working to contain a wind-whipped pallet fire that broke out...

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Firefighter Technology Roundup: USAR Locator and More

Mary Jane Dittmar reviews some new technology that may be of interest to firefighters, including a locator for urban search and rescue operations, wall-scaling technology, and a tool for increasing situational awareness over expansive fire scenes, such as in wildland firefighting.


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 utility. Learn the hazards bystanders pose to first responders and how to identify critical and dangerous infrastructure in your area.

First Due Battalion Chief

First-Due Battalion Chief: Information Is Vital

When it comes to firefighting in modern buildings, building construction information can go a long way toward keeping firefighters safe, Dan Sheridan writes.

From the Jumpseat

From the Jumpseat: The Safety/Identity Conflict

Do the stories that make up how firefighters think of themselves actually make it more difficult for them to operate safely on the fireground? Mark J. Cotter reviews a scientific study that says yes.

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.


Challenges to Implementing PPA: Q&A

American Fork (UT) Fire & Rescue Chief Kriss Garcia recently conducted a Webcast entitled "Challenges to Implementing PPA." Here are his responses to some questions asked during the presentation.

Industrial Firefighting

Kimtek's MEDLITE Transport a Perfect Fit for 2014 Yamaha Viking

In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Viking, a new UTV model that readily accommodates the Kimtek MEDLITE Transport skid units.


Firefighters Escape Close Call in Wind-Driven Fire

Five members of the Boise (ID) Fire Department narrowly avoid being buried in a structural collapse.

Structural Firefighting

Woman Dies in CA High-Rise Fire

A body was found in one-alarm fire in a high-rise building near the San Francisco Golf Club Friday morning.

Wildland Firefighting

Missing Montana Wildland Firefighter Found

The search for a wildland firefighter who has been missing since Sunday has come to a happy end.


NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Bridge in New Jersey, which resulted in a hazardous material release.


Responsibility and Response Ability, Part 2

If a fire department does not know its responsibilities, the effectiveness of its response ability will be hampered, and responder safety will be compromised, writes Eric G. Bachman.

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Pierce and Hurst Jaws of Life to Award Extrication Equipment

July 29, 2014 Pierce Manufacturing Inc. and Hurst Jaws of Life Inc., are sponsoring the "Power to Protect" sweepstakes at...

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