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Cheshire FRS Incident Command Training Suite Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award

Sun, Feb 1, 2015

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is proud to announce that their Incident Command Training Suite (ICTS), a virtual training facility using the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator has been shortlisted for the ‘Driving Efficiency Through Technology' award, which is part of the acclaimed LGC (Local Government Chronicle) Awards.

Report Released on West Virginia LODD

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

NIOSH has issued a report on a fatal accident last year that killed a volunteer firefighter engaged in a rescue operation.

Could a Tablet Keeping Firefighters Safe

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Everything we want and need to manage our daily lives - from appointments and contacts to games and movies - is on our phones or tablets. All of it is available and ready to use with the swipe of a finger. It's fast, easy and helps us feel safe and in control.

Globe Manufacturing Featured in 'This Built America'

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

This week, Globe Manufacturing represents New Hampshire manufacturing and firefighters from around the world in the editorial series This Built America.

Lightweight Composite Approved for Ship

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

For the first time, combustible, fibre-reinforced, lightweight composite has been approved for use in a SOLAS ship. Research and fire risk analyses at SP have helped in making this possible.

Firefighter Deemed Most Stressful Job of 2015

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

Firefighter, enlisted military personnel, airline pilot, and police officer top CareerCast's 2015 list of the nation's most stressful jobs due to their physical danger, unpredictability and negative psychological effects.

NFA Training Opportunity on National Traffic Incident Management Training Program

Wed, Jan 7, 2015

The National Fire Academy (NFA) offers an upcoming opportunity for firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, and other fields who want to become recognized trainers for the National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program.

Mass Violence Post-Response Operations

Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Mass Violence Post-Response Operations addresses the preparation for and execution of the operations that need to happen in the days, week, and months that follow a mass-violence event.

NFFF, Maryland Fire Department Release Safety Video

Tue, Dec 30, 2014

The Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have released a video launching a new campaign to further reduce the number of firefighters who die in the line-of-duty.

USFA Coffee Break Training: What is the Insurance Services Office?

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Learning Objective: The student will be able to understand the history of the Insurance Services Office and community fire risk management. 

New Jersey Officials Issue Security Alert Violent Extremists Urging Fire as Weapon

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The Division of Fire Safety has recently been made aware of recent online propaganda published by violent extremists groups encouraging the use of fire as a weapon and serves as a reminder to first responders of the risks associated with this technique. 

Lieutenant Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Asks for Support

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

The Lieutenant Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation was founded in 2012 as a not for profit 501.C.3 charitable organization to provide life safety training and personal safety ropes to firefighters and fire departments who do not have the financial means. 

Dryer Vent Wizard Raises Record Amount for Childrens Burn Foundation

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Exova Warringtonfire Extends Smoke and Toxicity Testing Capabilities

Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire and security testing and certification provider, has extended its smoke and toxicity testing capabilities with an investment in a second burn chamber and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) at its Warrington laboratory.

Mother of Fallen Boston Firefighter on Mission to Reduce Cancer

Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Grieving mother of deceased firefighter Michael Kennedy, who perished in a Back Bay inferno earlier this year, urged city councilors Monday to support a simple method she said would curb cancer in the Boston Fire Department.

NAFA's FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First into Winter Weather

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

On the morning of November 19, the citizens of Buffalo, New York woke to find their region had been hit with snow piled taller than most human beings.

Video: Firefighters Deal with Multiple Cliffside Park (NJ) Fires

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

High winds sent embers flying from a Cliffside Park (NJ) fire last night, starting another fire and forcing the evacuation of several buildings.

Fairfield (CA) Firefighters Adds Bulletproof Vests to Safety Equipment

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in handling shooting incidents increases.

 

RescueSim User Conference Gathers Safety Professionals from Around the Globe

Sat, Nov 15, 2014

The RescueSim User Conference 2014 saw a successful gathering of industry, defence and emergency response professionals from around the globe engaging in animated group discussions, interactive workshops and best practice presentations during a packed day programme.  

NFPA Releases Report on 2013 Firefighter Injuries

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter Injury Report, which highlights data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty.

Baltimore Fire Safety Officer Found Dead at Fire Scene

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

A fire safety officer with the Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department was found dead near the scene of an earlier fire, according to news report.

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