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Ignite Fire Safety Awareness at U.S. Colleges

Wed, May 20, 2015

May is when families across the U.S. begin planning for their college-age children’s fall semester and either on- or off-campus housing needs. While there are more than 21 million college students in the U.S., unfortunately many of them are living in housing lacking fire sprinklers, smoke detectors and other critical fire safety protections.

California Fire Chief Injured While Trying to Help Motorist

Tue, May 19, 2015

A Cal Fire (CA) battalion chief was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle while helping a stranded motorist, according to a report.

Report: FDNY to Lower Physical Standards

Thu, May 14, 2015

Man Hurt in Indianapolis Float Fire

Tue, May 12, 2015

One man was slightly hurt after a fire occurred Tuesday while working on a float for the upcoming Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade.

Exova Warringtonfire Completes Investment in Gent Laboratory

Mon, May 11, 2015

Exova Warringtonfire, in the fire safety testing and consultancy provider industry, has completed a major rebuild of facilities at its Gent laboratory, which will increase both testing capability and capacity and offer more flexibility for customers.

Visit the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator Showcase at Interschutz 2015

Sat, May 9, 2015

Once every five years the acclaimed Interschutz Expo comes back to town and for the 2015 edition we would like to cordially invite you to join us at our exhibition stand for a firsthand demonstration of the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator.  The simulator will be demonstrated at the stand of our German partner MDAI (Hall 012, stand nr. A02) during the Interschutz from 8-13 June 2015 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany.

THE Fire: If I Could've Gotten In, I Would've Gotten In!

Wed, May 6, 2015

The loss of a victim is never easy...the loss of a child victim goes beyond that. Bill Goldfeder comments on a recent difficult fire incident in that tested Baldwinsville (NY) firefighters.

NVFC Announces Arson Awareness Week 2015

Tue, May 5, 2015

Firefighters Flee Insolvent California City

Mon, May 4, 2015

A report on the blog says firefighters and police are leaving the California city of San Bernardino in record numbers.

Man Charged with Damaging Hoses at Baltimore CVS Fire

Sat, May 2, 2015

State fire marshals have charged a man they believe punctured a fire hose at the scene of a fire in Baltimore on Monday night.

DH S&T Releases Safety Resources for Ambulances

Fri, May 1, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the release of two ambulance safety resources for emergency medical services (EMS) leaders, professionals and organizations nationwide.

CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

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

Sun, Apr 19, 2015

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

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

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

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

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

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

The Fort Riley Fire Department (FRFD) has won the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Central Region Fire Prevention Program of the Year award. The department now competes at the Department of Defense-level competition, with the winner announced later this month. 

Exova Warringtonfire Provides Fire Consultancy on Two Major Projects in Perth, Australia

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Exova Warringtonfire, in the fire safety testing and consultancy provider industry, has delivered fire engineering solutions for the Pinnacle Apartments development and the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute currently being developed in Perth, Western Australia.

Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association Expands Educational Partnership Program

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association has increased the reach of its educational toolkit program by partnering with two additional Offices of the State Fire Marshal -- Louisiana and Massachusetts.

Sometimes We Must Take Risks

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

April 11 was the ninth anniversary of the line-of-duty death of New Jersey Firefighter/Foreman Kevin Apuzzio, who gave his life while attempting to save the life of a trapped civilian.

Duty, Honor, Country

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

In May 1962, Army General Douglas MacArthur said, "Duty, Honor, Country. These three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be."

Perth East Fire Department Launches Farm Fire Safety Program

Sat, Apr 11, 2015

After experiencing almost $10 million in dollar loss to farm-related fires since 2010, the Perth East Fire Department is launching a major farm fire safety program.

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Seymour (TN) Volunteer Fire Department Invests in Local Kids' Summer Safety

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