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Home Fire Threats and Reality Gap Drive Nationwide Fire Safety Program

Across the world, an average of six people die each year from shark attacks.1 The number of people who died last...

Nassau County Firefighters Museum Hosts Fire Prevention Week

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum on Museum Row, Garden City, will be the venue for a special Fire Prevention Wee...

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Receives $1.3 Million Grant

The Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program has awarded $1.3 million to the...

Update on Fatal Reading (PA) Off-Campus Housing Fire

Ed Comeau shares an update on a fire in Reading, Pennsylvania, that claimed the life of Matt Rein, an Albright Colleg...

Los Angeles Firefighters Contain Port Fire

Firefighters successfully contained a fire that threatened structures and ships at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Pierce Places Pink Pumper into Service with Prince George's County (MD) Fire/EMS Department

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered a Pierce Velocity pumper to Prince George's County (MD) Fire/EMS Department (PGFD) located in Largo, Maryland.

City of Vancouver Chooses Scott Safety for NFPA 2013 Compliant SCBAs

Scott Safety, a manufacturer of respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices, announced the successful completion of SCBA fleet replacement for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS).

Nassau County Firefighters Museum Hosts Fire Prevention Week

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum on Museum Row, Garden City, will be the venue for a special Fire Prevention Week event on October 2nd at 11:00 am.

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FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire yesterday in West Hollywood, California.

Iowa Firefighter Describes Near Miss

A veteran Des Moines (IA) firefighter described a near miss he experienced during a fire Saturday at the Equitable Building in the city's downtown. 

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.

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Home Fire Threats and Reality Gap Drive Nationwide Fire Safety Program

Across the world, an average of six people die each year from shark attacks.1 The number of people who died last year in airplane crashes was 244.2 Yet home fires -- which seem to capture far less attention -- take the lives of more than 2,500 people each year in the United States alone.* On average, seven people are killed in home fires every day.*

Nassau County Firefighters Museum Hosts Fire Prevention Week

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum on Museum Row, Garden City, will be the venue for a special Fire Prevention Week event on October 2nd at 11:00 am.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Receives $1.3 Million Grant

The Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program has awarded $1.3 million to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Update on Fatal Reading (PA) Off-Campus Housing Fire

Ed Comeau shares an update on a fire in Reading, Pennsylvania, that claimed the life of Matt Rein, an Albright College sophomore.

FIRE FITNESS WITH MICHAEL KRUEGER

It's Never too Early to Plan

As always, the best way to get focused is to set a goal or two.

My Hill

It’s good to have something in your training that keeps you honest; what is your hill?

...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.

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Home Fire Threats and Reality Gap Drive Nationwide Fire Safety Program

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Across the world, an average of six people die each year from shark attacks.1 The number of people who died last year in airplane crashes was 244.2 Yet home fires -- which seem to capture far less attention -- take the lives of more than 2,500 people each year in the United States alone.* On average, seven people are killed in home fires every day.*

Nassau County Firefighters Museum Hosts Fire Prevention Week

Sun, Sep 28, 2014

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum on Museum Row, Garden City, will be the venue for a special Fire Prevention Week event on October 2nd at 11:00 am.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Receives $1.3 Million Grant

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program has awarded $1.3 million to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Update on Fatal Reading (PA) Off-Campus Housing Fire

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Ed Comeau shares an update on a fire in Reading, Pennsylvania, that claimed the life of Matt Rein, an Albright College sophomore.

Los Angeles Firefighters Contain Port Fire

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Firefighters successfully contained a fire that threatened structures and ships at the Port of Los Angeles.

New "Passport to Fire Safety" Program to Help Protect U.S. Students Studying Abroad

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

A new program will help ensure the thousands of U.S. college students studying abroad this year to remain safer from fire.

Albright College (PA) Sophomore Dies in Early Morning Fire

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

The Albright College campus community, in Reading, Pennsylvania, is mourning the loss of a student who died in an off-campus house fire early Saturday morning, September 13, 2014.

Firefighters Battle 5-Alarm Fire at Abandoned Boston Warehouse

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

A five-alarm fire burned an abandoned warehouse Wednesday night in the West Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts.

Long Island's Bob McConville Elected as President of Firemen's Association of the State of New York

Tue, Sep 9, 2014

Robert (Bob) McConville, veteran Suffolk County Fire Official and EMT, was installed as President of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY), at its 142nd Annual Convention at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, NY on August 22.
 

Some New Haven (CT) Firefighters Critical of Recent Fire Operations

Mon, Sep 8, 2014

No-Brainer Management, Part 9: Creating a Positive Organizational Environment

Fri, Sep 5, 2014

In recent months, we have discussed the No-Brainer project I have been struggling to understand and teach.

Investigation into Former NFL Player's Possible Involvement in Philadelphia Firefighting

Thu, Sep 4, 2014

The Philadelphia Fire Department is looking into whether a former NFL player was involved in firefighting operations after several photos surfaced showing the man at the scene of a 2012 fire.

NFPA Announces Launch of Online Smoke Alarm Pledge

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of an online smoke alarm pledge in partnership with LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and LEGOLAND® California Resort.

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.

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Rhode Island Hospital's Program for Firefighter Checkups is Illegal

October 1, 2014 The town cannot follow through on a new program that would require all firefighters to receive an annual medical eval...

Fire Engineering

November 2013
Volume 166, Issue 11
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