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New Website Launched to Support the Role of a Firefighter's Family

Sat, Mar 28, 2015

It’s no secret that firefighters often feel like they have two families; one bound by blood the other by department. For some, balancing the dual – and occasionally conflicting – obligations can be complicated.

Firefighters Control Wisconsin Commercial Fire

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Fitchburg (WI) firefighters and MABAS 115 did a good job controlling a fire in a large commercial building at a company that made prehung doors.

CSB Releases Report on Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the accident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others. In the message Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso emphasizes the need for continued safety improvements across industry in order to prevent similar accidents from occurring.

Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award Goes to IAFF

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have selected the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) as the recipient of the 2015 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.

Philadelphia Firefighters Shocked When Ladder Hits Power Line

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

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

FDIC International Keynoter Steve Kerber: Fire Service Needs to Find the Right Partners

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Stephen Kerber, Director, UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, who will give his keynote on “Finding a Voice for Fire Service Progress” at the FDIC 2015 Opening Ceremony, about the whole FDIC “experience.”

Butane Honey Oil Risk Assessment for First Responders

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

A new method of extracting tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from marijuana has caught on like wildfire in the last few years, butane hash oil (BHO) or butane honey oil (BHO). Todd Burton has a safety alert on how BHO can causes explosions and impact your citizens' safety and operations.

New Free Wildland/Urban Interface Fires Training Program Available

Wed, Mar 4, 2015

This free training program address the fact that urban and suburban fire departments are increasingly being deployed to wildfire areas, in part because urban and suburban communities are ever-expanding to the wildland boundaries.

DHS S&T Launches Prize Competition for Tracking First Responders Indoors

Wed, Mar 4, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the Department’s first crowdsourced prize competition in support of the nation’s first responder community.

USFA Report Examines Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recently released a report, Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (2010-2012), looking at how firefighters got hurt over this period.

Detroit Fire Companies Battle Apartment Fire

Wed, Feb 25, 2015

On Monday, Detroit 6th battalion companies were dispatch to E Canfield & Beniteau for a reported occupied apartment on fire.

Application Period Now Open for 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are partnering to help resource-constrained fire departments obtain needed turnout gear.

Detroit Companies Control Vacant Dwelling Fire

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

On February, 21 at around 1200 hours, Detroit 7th Battalion companies were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire at Parkinson & Michigan.

Safety Bulletin: Drive to Survive

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

Hopefully, your department will never face an incident involving a serious fire apparatus crash. However, should that unfortunate incident occur, it is imperative that your department’s apparatus and driver training programs are NFPA compliant.

Report Released on Death of Dallas Firefighter in Fall from Overpass

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

The Texas State Fire Marshal's office recently released a report on the death of Dallas (TX) Firefighter William Scott Tanksley, who died last year after falling from a bridge overpass.

Pasco (FL) Fire Set by Acrobatic Arsonist

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Fire investigators are now offering a reward for information that leads them to the arsonist who made allegedly moved like Spider-Man as he set fire to storage units at Extra Space Storage along U.S. 19 early Monday morning.

Action Training Systems Offers Incident Command & Management

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

This series presents a variety of topics related to the Incident Command System (ICS) and the Incident Management System (IMS), including an overview of the National incident Management System (NIMS). 

Chicago Firefighters Battle Fire at Table Supply Company

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Last Thursday, Chicago (IL) firefighters responded to a fire at a table supply company in the city.

Sprinkler Legislation Fast-Tracked After Huge New Jersey Fire

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Legislation affecting sprinkler requirements for new homes in New Jersey is on being fast-tracked, according to a news report.

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Honoring Local Retired Battalion Chief with First Ever Board Proclamation

Mon, Feb 9, 2015

TrackTrain, a San Diego-based tech company, announced the nationwide launch of its recording system, Exposure Tracker.

DynCorp International to Continue Support of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Wed, Feb 4, 2015

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has extended its contract with DynCorp International (DI) to continue supporting its aviation program to help suppress and control wildfires.

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