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GSSI Asks Cooks Not to 'Drink and Fry'

Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GSSI), a provider of residential range top fire suppression systems, a...

Exova Warringtonfire Expands into Doha, Qatar

Exova Warringtonfire, a fire engineering, testing and certification provider, has announced its latest expansion in D...

Mulligan Security Accredited by FDNY to Offer Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Training Class

Mulligan Security (http://www.mulligansecurity.com), a New York City-based provider of security services in New York ...

Mastering Fireground Command: 10 Commandments of Command

This course is an accompanyment to Mastering Fireground Command: Calming the Chaos, building upon the incident s...

Live to Train Another Day

Brain Kazmierzak on safety on the training ground and reduction of training-related injuries and death, and increasin...

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FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

Idaho Firefighters Escape Wildfire; Apparatus Destroyed

Firefighters in Idaho had a near miss when a wildfire overran a Richfield Fire Department apparatus.

Firefighters Hurt in Pennsylvania Tower Ladder Failure

Three Pennsylvania firefighters were hospitalized after suffered reported nonlife-threatening injuries after a tower ladder failed last night.

Detroit Firefighter Injured in Fire at Structure Owned by Hospital

A Detroit firefighter was injured fighting a fire in a building owned by Henry Ford Hospital.

California Firefighter Narrowly Avoids 10-Foot Fall

A San Bernardino firefighter narrowly avoided falling 10 feet into a basement while fighting a fire late Friday.

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GSSI Asks Cooks Not to 'Drink and Fry'

Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GSSI), a provider of residential range top fire suppression systems, asks cooks to not "drink and fry" this 4th of July. More fires are reported on the 4th of July than any other day of the year according to FEMA.

Exova Warringtonfire Expands into Doha, Qatar

Exova Warringtonfire, a fire engineering, testing and certification provider, has announced its latest expansion in Doha, the capital city of Qatar. The move further establishes the company as one of the region's providers of fire safety expertise. 

Mulligan Security Accredited by FDNY to Offer Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Training Class

Mulligan Security (http://www.mulligansecurity.com), a New York City-based provider of security services in New York and New Jersey, is pleased to announce it has been accredited by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to provide the training curriculum for the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Director Program and is now also accredited as a certified Emergency Action Plan School. 

Mastering Fireground Command: 10 Commandments of Command

This course is an accompanyment to Mastering Fireground Command: Calming the Chaos, building upon the incident scene failures discussed in that piece.

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

What Is Your Training Personality?

Your training is greatly affected by your goals, but your history with exercise, your experience with sports, and your personality have a lot of influence as well.

Long-Term Success

I’ve been thinking about this lately because I have a number of clients who are taking sabbaticals from training, and I just don’t understand why.

Who’s Fault Is It?

Here we go again! It is the silly season of new studies, compounded by the media sensationalizing and erroneously extrapolating from those studies.

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GSSI Asks Cooks Not to 'Drink and Fry'

Wed, Jul 2, 2014

Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GSSI), a provider of residential range top fire suppression systems, asks cooks to not "drink and fry" this 4th of July. More fires are reported on the 4th of July than any other day of the year according to FEMA.

Exova Warringtonfire Expands into Doha, Qatar

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Exova Warringtonfire, a fire engineering, testing and certification provider, has announced its latest expansion in Doha, the capital city of Qatar. The move further establishes the company as one of the region's providers of fire safety expertise. 

Mulligan Security Accredited by FDNY to Offer Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Training Class

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Mulligan Security (http://www.mulligansecurity.com), a New York City-based provider of security services in New York and New Jersey, is pleased to announce it has been accredited by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to provide the training curriculum for the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Director Program and is now also accredited as a certified Emergency Action Plan School. 

Mastering Fireground Command: 10 Commandments of Command

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

This course is an accompanyment to Mastering Fireground Command: Calming the Chaos, building upon the incident scene failures discussed in that piece.

Live to Train Another Day

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Brain Kazmierzak on safety on the training ground and reduction of training-related injuries and death, and increasing awareness of the importance of adequate training to prepare for safe fireground operations.

Safety and Health Week: Training = Safety

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Safety on the fireground stems from high quality repetitive training on the core basics, says Forest Reeder.

Incident Tactics System: Identifying Tactics

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Fire departments that use the incident command system can use this system to help them select the tactics that will bring an incident under control.

Firefighter Safety: Fire Leaders' Perspectives

Wed, Jun 11, 2014

In this course, students will learn how the decisions of chiefs can affect firefighter safety in the fire department. They will be understand the historical problem of chiefs’ decisions and how they have not had an significant impact of firefighter safety, discover what research has shown when no penalties exist for violating safety standards, and learn how recognize and work on reinforcing positive safety habits.

Firefighter Safety Depends on Gas Detector Accuracy

Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Departments can reduce the chance of injuries from natural gas explosions by maximizing the accuracy of gas detection equipment and training personnel to correctly interpret gas readings.

Firefighter Casualties: When "Old-School Firefighting" Doesn't Work

Wed, Jun 11, 2014

A cavalier approach to structural firefighting shows a gross misunderstanding of risk management and usually leads to needless injuries and deaths on the fireground. Your job is to keep personnel from developing such an old-school attitude.

LION Ramps Up Partnership Shipping Donated IFRM Firefighting Gear

Sun, Jun 1, 2014

As part of its growing partnership inaugurated in January of this year, LION has committed to help the International Fire Relief Mission ship donated fire gear to firefighters around the world.

Courage to Be Safe/Everyone Goes Home: A Look Inside the Program

Thu, May 29, 2014

We need to instill the safety culture in the current and the future generation of firefighters. Here are some tools and tips for getting the safety message to hit home in your department.

Firefighter for a Day: North Carolina Company Rents Out Apparatus

Wed, May 28, 2014

A firefighter in the Raleigh (NC) area has turned his privately owned fire apparatus into a family-owned business.

Company/Association News

Fri, May 23, 2014

AIR VACUUM CORPORATION (AVC) is celebrating its 20th year of manufacturing and installing its AIRVAC 911® Engine Exhaust Removal System within firehouses and EMS facilities.

Tactical Checklist for Firefighter Safety

Fri, May 23, 2014

Most injuries occurring to firefighters operating on the fireground are caused by preventable mishaps-unplanned and unwanted events that lead to human error resulting in injury.

NFPA Releases Updated Preschool Program

Fri, May 16, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the release of its updated Learn Not to Burn® (LNTB) Preschool Program, which was created to address young children’s increased risk to home fire fatalities.

Colorado Firefighter Safety Bill Signed into Law

Thu, May 15, 2014

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law that increases firefighter safety.

Kaler Fire Equipment Is Ferrara Fire Apparatus Dealer in Pennsylvania

Thu, May 8, 2014

Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America's premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, announced today that Bob Kaler, Kaler Fire Equipment located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania is their newest dealer.

Firefighters Suffer Minor Injuries in Fatal New Jersey Fire

Tue, May 6, 2014

A half-dozen firefighters sustained a range of minor injuries during an attempted rescue yesterday evening in South Toms River, New Jersey.

Firefighters Battle 5-Alarm Union City (NJ) Fire

Tue, May 6, 2014

An early morning fire quickly spread from one attached wood-frame building to another in densely populated Union City, New Jersey, on May 6, displacing around 50 residents.

Colorado Lawmakers Want to Improve Firefighter Safety

Thu, May 1, 2014

The Colorado Legislature wants to help firefighters by giving more than $3 million from a state grant to improve firefighter safety through training and more equipment.

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Obama Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration for WA Wildfires

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