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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.

SunSeeker Seeks to Save Thousands of Lives from Fires This Summer

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

The fire spray can be sprayed directly onto homes during dry conditions to protect against burning embers.

CFSI, IFSTA Announce Recipients of 2015 Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the International Fire Service Training Association at Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University (IFSTA/FPP-OSU) are honored to select two fire prevention education pioneers, Cathy Lohr and Pam Powell, as the 2015 recipients of the Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education.

MultiThreat Shield Protects First Responders from Various Attacks

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Bulletproof laptop bag doubles as a potentially life-saving shield.

Fire Dynamics: There Is No Such Thing as Extreme Fire Behavior

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Considering the fire from a "fire point of view." Stefan Svensson

DuPont Protection Technologies Announces Launch of DuPont SafeSPEC for Nomex

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) today announced the launch of the latest version of DuPont SafeSPEC, its suite of online interactive product selector tools.

NVFC, IAFC Encourage Departments to Create a Culture of Safety

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have announced the theme for the 2015 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week: Creating a Culture of Safety.

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.

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