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Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

AIHA Urges White House and Federal Agencies to Provide Adequate Protections to Healthcare Workers for Ebola Concerns

Sun, Oct 19, 2014

As cases of Ebola begin to emerge in the United States, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is urging the President and federal agencies to help the healthcare community emphasize personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety precautions for healthcare workers. 

Are Fire/EMS Responders Ready for Ebola? IAFF Raises Concerns

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

When Thomas Eric Duncan got sick his family dialed 911. Fire/EMS were first on the scene and took him to the hospital. If Ebola spreads, this scenario will be repeated over and over. Firefighter/paramedics must be ready.

Should You Implement a Health and Wellness Program?

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Injuries will happen within the fire service. However, it is very clear that exercise does provide savings, writes John Hofman.

Humpday Hangout: Building Construction and Firefighter LODD Reports

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

In yesterday's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Fire Rescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden spoke to Chris Naum, Bill Carey, and Chris Willis.

Cal Fire Plane That Crashed in Yosemite May Have Hit

Wed, Oct 15, 2014

A firefighting air tanker that crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, may have struck a tree and lost a wing before colliding with a canyon wall, federal investigators said in a preliminary report.

San Antonio Firefighters Association Files Complaint About Ebola Preparedness

Wed, Oct 15, 2014

The San Antonio Firefighters Union announced that its members feel poorly prepared to respond to the threat of Ebola, and it filed a formal complaint with the state.

CDC Makes Available Interim Guidance for EMS Providers on Ebola

Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently made available interim guidance for EMS providers and Public Safety Answering Points on patient management for known or suspected Ebola Virus Disease.

Streamlight Donates $75,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Streamlight® Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance lighting equipment, recently contributed more than $75,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to achieve prevention of and a cure for breast cancer. 

September 11 Victim Compensation Fund has Registration Deadline

Sat, Oct 11, 2014

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has a registration deadline of Tuesday, October 14, 2014, for anyone who is eligible and who may wish to file a claim in the future. 

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Recommends Critical Safety Improvements to ERG

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S. Department of Transportation for emergency responders to use when confronting chemical fires, explosions and releases of hazardous materials.

Train Derails in Saskatchewan and Catches Fire

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

A Canadian National Railway Company freight train carrying flammable goods derailed in central Saskatchewan on Tuesday and caught fire.

HHS Releases 13th Report on Carcinogens

Sun, Oct 5, 2014

Four substances have been added in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13th Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemical, biological, and physical agents that are considered cancer hazards for people living in the United States. 

Plymovent Corp. Donates to Susan G. Komen Organization

Sat, Oct 4, 2014

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. According to, in 2014, an estimated 232,030 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the US alone. 

Ellen Show Features Pittsburgh Firefighter Battling ALS

Sat, Oct 4, 2014

Firefighters from the North Side were on the Ellen show Friday.

Forensic Report of Houston (TX) Fire Department LODD Released

Fri, Oct 3, 2014

The Harris County (TX) Institute of Forensic Science confirmed that Line of Duty (LODD) Houston Firefighter Daniel D. Groover died of "smoke Inhalation" at a tragic house fire in July of this year.

Firefighter Staffing Shortage in Minneapolis May Violate Laws

Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Short-staffed Minneapolis (MN) fire crews may violate the federal "two in/two out" rule, according to a new report.

Rhode Island Hospital's Program for Firefighter Checkups is Illegal

Wed, Oct 1, 2014

The town cannot follow through on a new program that would require all firefighters to receive an annual medical evaluation at Fatima Hospital under a Superior Court decision issued by Judge Luis M. Matos.

Georgetown Firefighters to Wear Pink Duty Shirts in October for Breast Cancer Awareness

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

October is National Fire Prevention Prevention Month, but it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

IFSI Receives Grant to Study Firefighter Safety

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has learned that it will receive an FY2013 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fire Prevention & Safety grant.

CDC Posts Ebola Guidelines for EMS

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States.

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Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

October 21, 2014 Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

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