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Smoking Materials Cause Fire at University of Kansas Fraternity House

Just before noon on August 26, 2014, a fire broke out at the Sigma Chi fraternity house, located in the 1400 block of...

Auditor States San Diego FD Should Hire, Not Rely on Overtime

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department should consider hiring additional personnel instead of relying on overtime to fi...

Bus Fires: Best Practices for Reducing the Risk

Bus fire safety encompasses many aspects of design, operation, maintenance, evacuation, and first responders. Fredrik...

343 Miles for 343 Fallen Brothers Memorial 9-11 Walk/Run

Please join us on Sunday September 7th,2013 at 5 PM at Delcastle Park on McKennan's Church Road in Wilmington,Delawar...

NFPA Launches Interactive 2014 Fire Prevention Week Quiz

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering an online, interactive quiz for members of the ...

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One Hospitalized After Chicago Fire That Prompted Mayday

An elderly woman was hospitalized after a fire yesterday morning that prompted a Chicago firefighter to call a Mayday.

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.

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Smoking Materials Cause Fire at University of Kansas Fraternity House

Just before noon on August 26, 2014, a fire broke out at the Sigma Chi fraternity house, located in the 1400 block of Tennessee Street, Lawrence, KS, near the University of Kansas. 

Auditor States San Diego FD Should Hire, Not Rely on Overtime

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department should consider hiring additional personnel instead of relying on overtime to fill staffing vacancies, according to a city auditor's report released today.

Bus Fires: Best Practices for Reducing the Risk

Bus fire safety encompasses many aspects of design, operation, maintenance, evacuation, and first responders. Fredrik Rosen of SP Fire Research on current research being conducted in Sweden on bus fire safety and response.

343 Miles for 343 Fallen Brothers Memorial 9-11 Walk/Run

Please join us on Sunday September 7th,2013 at 5 PM at Delcastle Park on McKennan's Church Road in Wilmington,Delaware for the ANNUAL FIRST STATE F.O.O.L.S. 343 MILES FOR 343 FALLEN BROTHERS SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL WALK/RUN.

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

...Because They Are Hard

Training is supposed to be hard so that the rest of what you do is easier. Pushing yourself now makes possible going above and beyond what you thought you could do later.

Focused Training

Let’s talk a bit about changing a life based on simple habit to one based on focused and mindful decisions.

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.

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Smoking Materials Cause Fire at University of Kansas Fraternity House

Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Just before noon on August 26, 2014, a fire broke out at the Sigma Chi fraternity house, located in the 1400 block of Tennessee Street, Lawrence, KS, near the University of Kansas. 

Auditor States San Diego FD Should Hire, Not Rely on Overtime

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department should consider hiring additional personnel instead of relying on overtime to fill staffing vacancies, according to a city auditor's report released today.

Bus Fires: Best Practices for Reducing the Risk

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Bus fire safety encompasses many aspects of design, operation, maintenance, evacuation, and first responders. Fredrik Rosen of SP Fire Research on current research being conducted in Sweden on bus fire safety and response.

343 Miles for 343 Fallen Brothers Memorial 9-11 Walk/Run

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Please join us on Sunday September 7th,2013 at 5 PM at Delcastle Park on McKennan's Church Road in Wilmington,Delaware for the ANNUAL FIRST STATE F.O.O.L.S. 343 MILES FOR 343 FALLEN BROTHERS SEPTEMBER 11th MEMORIAL WALK/RUN.

NFPA Launches Interactive 2014 Fire Prevention Week Quiz

Mon, Aug 4, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering an online, interactive quiz for members of the public looking to test their fire safety smarts.

Texas Firefighter Hurt in Fall at Church Fire

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

A firefighter suffered minor injuries when he fell during firefighting operations at a church fire Tuesday morning in St. Paul, Texas.

Siemens Announces New Fire Alarm Systems with Intelligent Voice Communication

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Siemens Intelligent Voice Communication systems, available on both the Desigo® Fire Safety and Cerberus® PRO portfolios, deliver to small and mid-sized buildings technology once reserved only for high-end facilities.

Apply for Conrad Dietrich Magirus Award

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

More than 25 million people around the world boldly, selflessly, and courageously engage in fire safety and disaster relief every day.

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.

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Family Members of Injured Kentucky Firefighters Give Update

August 28, 2014 Family members of two Campbellsville firefighters who were shocked while helping Campbellsville University students w...

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