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CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting fro...

An Open Letter to Parents: Choosing Fire Safety Off-Campus Housing

As the school year winds down at colleges and universities across the country, students are looking at off-campus apa...

BullEx Unveils New RACE Station at 2015 FDIC International

Visitors to this year’s Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC), taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana from Ap...

Tactical Safety: Missing Something

Do some firefighters wish to get injured or killed on the fireground? Read a new commentary from Ray McCormack.

Fort Riley Fire Department Wins Regional Award, Competes at National Level

The Fort Riley Fire Department (FRFD) has won the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Central Region Fire Pre...

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Significant Changes to the 2015 International Fire Code

The threshold for requiring a manual fire alarm system in Section 907.2.3 of the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) has been raised from 30 occupants to 50. The emergency voice/alarm communication system requirement has been raised to 100 occupants. (This information is excerpted from the Significant Changes to the 2015 International Fire Code.)

 

CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion.  

 

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A study conducted by Jeffrey Saver, M.D., director of the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, and his colleagues sought to determine if having paramedics administer stroke therapies as soon as stroke is suspected would shorten the time between stroke onset and treatment.

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Philadelphia Firefighters Shocked When Ladder Hits Power Line

Two Philadelphia (PA) firefighters were injured in the aftermath of a fire today, according to news reports.

FDNY Firefighter Injured by Flying Manhole Cover

A New York City firefighter was injured by a flying manhole cover last night, according to a news report.

Missouri Firefighter Shot in Foot When Gun Discharges

An Osage County (MO) firefighter was reportedly shot in the foot while fighting a house fire.

Minnesota Firefighter Injured by Falling Door

A volunteer firefighter was badly injured while providing mutual aid at a fire in Fairfax, Minnesota, according to news reports.

Fireground Safety

CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion.  

 

An Open Letter to Parents: Choosing Fire Safety Off-Campus Housing

As the school year winds down at colleges and universities across the country, students are looking at off-campus apartments and housing for next year. In most college communities, there are always more students looking for rentals than there are properties available, so the choices for safe, affordable housing are often limited and compromises may have to be made.

BullEx Unveils New RACE Station at 2015 FDIC International

Visitors to this year’s Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC), taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 23-25, will be the first to see BullEx’s latest training tool – the RACE Station.

Tactical Safety: Missing Something

Do some firefighters wish to get injured or killed on the fireground? Read a new commentary from Ray McCormack.

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

More Than One Way

Michael Krueger asks, considering all the available options, how should you train?

A Lot of Good Reasons

There are many different motivations that inspire someone to get fit and stay fit. In fact, there are probably as many different reasons as there are people who train.

Recovery Time

You wouldn’t think recovery would be a subject that would cause argument among people engaged in fitness, but you would be mistaken.

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Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program

April 16, 2015 Jobs in the fire and emergency services are demanding both physically and mentally. There is wide agreement that thes...

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