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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. 

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.

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