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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. 

The Prison Escape, The Firefighters, and Mutual Aid

Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Billy Goldfeder on how a recent high-profile prison escape in New York has impacted a local fire department's fundraising capabilities.

FDNY and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Honor Nation’s Bravest

Wed, Jun 17, 2015

 National Fire Prevention Week this October will culminate with the National Stair Climb, an event honoring firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Just Washing Your Gear Is Not The Answer

Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Properly wearing face masks and frequent exercise should be performed in conjunction with regular turnout gear cleaning to reduce the risk of contracting cancer, writes Robert Fling.

Exova Warrington Fire Announces Expansion into Ireland

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire engineering, testing and certification provider, has announced its latest expansion into Dublin, Ireland, as part of its global growth strategy.

Thirty Minutes for Life

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

Most companies should be able to create a 30-minute time slot into which ideas and policies critical to firefighter safety and survival may be discussed or practiced,writes David DeStefano.

McNeil & Co. First to Offer Cardiac Care and Critical Burn Patient Advocacy and Case Management Services to Fire Industry

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Specialized insurance leader is the first to offer cardiac care and critical burn patient advocacy and case management services to fire industry as part of enhancements to emergency services insurance program.

MN8 Foxfire Teams with Honeywell to Bring Life-Saving Photoluminescent Technology to Honeywell First Responder Products

Wed, Jun 3, 2015

MN8-Foxfire, a UL certified and NFPA-compliant developer of photoluminescent firefighter safety products, and Honeywell, a global leader in first responder gear and personal protective equipment (PPE), announced today they will bring Foxfire’s photoluminescent technology to Honeywell’s First Responder Products.

NFPA Announces Theme for Fire Prevention Week

Tue, Jun 2, 2015

Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm. If you didn’t know that, you’re not alone. An online questionnaire distributed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) showed that less than half (42 percent) of approximately 36,000 respondents did not know that a smoke alarm should be installed in each bedroom of the home.


U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Corrective Action Order to Plains Pipeline, LP

Sat, May 30, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a Corrective Action Order (CAO) to Plains Pipeline, LP, the operator responsible for the pipeline failure on May 19 that resulted in the release of crude. 

Firefighting Technology Roundup: Indoor Tracker Competition Winner, Chemical Exposure Rankings, More

Fri, May 29, 2015

Mary Jane Dittmar has a roundup of recent technological advances that may help firefighters, including the winners of an indoor-tracking competition.

Bryant (AR) Fire Apparatus Overturns

Thu, May 28, 2015

A Bryant (AR) fire apparatus toppled over yesterday, but no one was injured.

Tennessee Battalion Chief Receives CPSE Chief Fire Officer Designation

Wed, May 27, 2015

Knoxville (TN) Rural/Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Devlin has received the Chief Fire Officer designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE).

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.

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