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Apple Patents Smoke Detection System for iPhone

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Improved Fire Safety for Pneumatic Control Systems

Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Now FM-approved FireChek® thermal shutoffs with resettable memory shape alloy can be used to automatically shut down a pneumatic control system when a nearby fire occurs, or when the ambient temperature reaches 135, 150, or 165°F. The testability and reset ability of the FireChek makes it a preferred choice over emergency isolation valves that rely on fusible links or plastic burn-through tubing. 

Maryland Firefighter Escapes Injury in Barn Fire Explosion

Thu, Aug 20, 2015

A Waldorf (MD) firefighter evaded injury in a diesel tank explosion during a barn fire early Tuesday.

Firefighter Safety Bulletin: Hearing Protection

Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Firefighting is an inherently dangerous profession, but attempts to secure a modicum of safety for firefighters are always ongoing. This training bulletin from Alex Langbell deals with noise, hearing loss, and hearing protection.

National Campus Fire Safety Month Contest Works to Raise Student Awareness of Fire Hazards

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

September is Campus Fire Safety Month and this year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center), the University of New Haven Fire Science Club (UNH) and Domino’s are teaming up to host a national campaign and Campus Fire Safety Sweepstakes & Contest (Contest) that raises awareness of fire safety on college campuses.

New Proclamations for Capus Fire Safety Month

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Alabama, Mississippi and South Dakota have provided proclamations for Campus Fire Safety Month, bringing us up to 14 for this year so far. This brings the number to 14.

Training Minutes: Car Hanging from Parking Deck

Tue, Aug 4, 2015

This all-new series of Training Minutes videos takes us to the Guardian Centers in Georgia for various technical rescue scenarios.

Dodson to Debut New Incident Safety Officer Academy in September

Tue, Jul 28, 2015

David Dodson, author and training course developer, will launch a “totally revamped” two-day Incident Safety Officer (ISO) Academy at the Fire Department Safety Officer Association (FDSOA) Annual Safety Forum, September 21-25 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. [www.fdsoa.org]

First Fire Department Winners Named in 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

For the fourth year, Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to provide new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to fire departments in need.

Minnesota Firefighters Burned by Hydrofluoric Acid

Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Six Eden Prairie (MN) firefighters were burned by hydrofluoric acid while working at a fire Wednesday, according to a report.

Texas Firefighters Employ Exit Device at Recent Fire

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Lauralee Veitch of the Community Volunteer Fire Department in Houston, Texas, shared some photos of members operating at two recent fires.

Video: Nevada Firefighter Discusses Near Miss at Explosion

Wed, Jul 15, 2015

A Clark County (NV) firefighter recounted a near miss he experienced on a recent call.

Multi-Threat Shield Doubles as a Potentially Life-Saving Shield

Thu, Jul 9, 2015

MTS™Multi-Threat Shieldprotects from various guns, knives, and other weapon attacks.

Bells Across America Will Sound to Honor Fallen Firefighters

Wed, Jul 8, 2015

Ring bells in your community during the weekend of October 3-4, 2015, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend.

Two Firefighters Injured in Detroit Apartment Fire

Wed, Jul 8, 2015

At approximately 0150 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Detroit 5th Battalion companies responded to a reported fire in an apartment building at Richton & Lawton. See pics from this incident by Dennis Walus.

Personality-Based Mutual Aid: Five Steps Forward, or Four Steps Backward?

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Sometimes you might feel that the fire service is taking five steps forward and then four backward. Billy Goldfeder offers commentary and a clip of a case where some in the fire service "slipped through the cracks."

Report: Dallas (TX) Firefighters Attacked with Fireworks

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Dallas (TX) firefighters were reportedly attacked with fireworks when they responded early Sunday morning to a dumpster fire.

Report: Milwaukee Firefighter Injured by Gunfire While Tending to Patient

Mon, Jul 6, 2015

A Milwaukee (WI) firefighter was shot while he and other responders were responding to an EMS call, according to media reports.

Four-Alarm Paterson (NJ) Fire Burns Three Homes

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

Thirty people were displaced by a four-alarm fire earlier this week in Paterson, New Jersey.

Two Firefighters Killed from the Same Department. Don't Mind Your Own Business.

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Within just a few days, a fire department in West Virginia lost two members in off duty crashes. Read a commentary from Billy Goldfeder.

Humpday Hangout: Those Left Behind

Wed, Jun 24, 2015

In today's Humpday Hangout, P.J. Norwood, Frank Ricci, and Jimmy Greene discuss the line-of-duty death fire that occurred on March 4, 2002, the lessons learned tactically, and the psychological impact of those firefighters left behind. 

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