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Health Hazard Evaluation Report Demonstrates Importance of Wearing PPE During Training Exercises

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

A program from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) allows private sector employees and employers as well as federal, state, or local government workplaces concerned about a possible health hazard in a workplace to request a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE).

NIOSH Releases Online Firefighter Fatality Map

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released an online map tracking firefighter fatalities in the United States.

North Carolina Firefighter in Stable Condition After Accident

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

Montgomery County firefighter Earl Harrington remains in stable condition at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill where he underwent another surgery on Monday.

Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award Presented to Three Organizations

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have selected the Office of the State Fire Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a unique partnership between the Oklahoma Council on Firefighter Training and INTEGRIS Heart Hospital as the co-recipients of the 2014 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.

Hook Up The Hose Launches First Official Public Service Announcement

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Spreading the word in a positive way has always been the motto for the Hook Up The Hose team. So why not make a video that portrays just that?

Harlem Blast Probe Starts After Rubble Cleared

Sun, Mar 16, 2014

Emergency workers sifted through debris Saturday from a deadly explosion at two New York City apartment buildings as they worked to clear the way for investigators to search for clues that might reveal what caused the blast.

Bill to Expand Idaho Firefighter Health Coverage Passes

Tue, Mar 11, 2014

A bill that would expand worker's compensation benefits for Idaho's professional firefighters has won Senate backing.

Detroit Firefighter Fell Through Floor at House Fire

Tue, Mar 11, 2014

A firefighter fell through the floor while battling a fire that completely engulfed a home near City Airport on Detroit's east side.

5.11 Tactical® Outfits NASCAR Officials with Custom-Designed Uniforms at Daytona 500

Wed, Feb 26, 2014

5.11 Tactical®, Official Apparel and Gear Supplier of NASCAR, has unveiled the new uniform package created for and worn by NASCAR Officials during the recent Speedweeks at Daytona.

Statement from Chemical Safety Board on California Refinery Safety Interagency Working Group Final Report

Sat, Feb 22, 2014

I heartily applaud the findings and recommendations contained in the final report of the California Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety entitled "Improving Public and Worker Safety at Oil Refineries."

Ride to Boston with Ignite the Spirit for Cancer

Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Help the Ignite the Spirit organization raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer.

Two Top San Francisco Fire Officials Subpoenaed in Drunk Crash Investigation

Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Two top officials in the San Francisco Fire Department are among those subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury investigating an incident in which a firefighter suspected of being drunk drove a ladder truck into a motorcyclist and left the scene last June

OSHA Partners with Fertilizer Industry to get Message out on Chemical Safety

Mon, Feb 10, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is partnering with the Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute to reach more than 7,000 agricultural retailers, distributers, producers and other facilities in the fertilizer industry to remind employers of the importance of safely storing and handling ammonium nitrate. 

Exercise: Functional vs. Specific for Firefighters

Fri, Feb 7, 2014

Performing an exercise just because someone said it is functional may not offer the added benefits that a specific exercise can, writes John Hofman.

Syracuse (NY) Cuts Pay to Ten Disabled Firefighters

Thu, Feb 6, 2014

The City of Syracuse has found that ten firefighters who were injured in the line of duty were being overpaid and is reducing their disability income.

Publication Highlights Health Risks and Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoid Drugs

Thu, Feb 6, 2014

A team of forensic scientists convened by Barry K. Logan Ph.D., Vice President of Forensic Science Initiatives and Chief of Forensic Toxicology at NMS Labs, and Executive Director of the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education, has completed a review of the documented adverse health effects associated with the use of the synthetic cannabinoid drugs. The article was recently published in Forensic Science Review.

OSHA Appoints Dorothy Dougherty as New Deputy Assistant Secretary

Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels has appointed Dorothy Dougherty as the new deputy assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Phoenixville (PA) Firefighter Released from Hospital

Wed, Jan 29, 2014

A Phoenixville Fire Department firefighter who collapsed while working last Thursday morning was released from the hospital.


Tue, Jan 28, 2014

A long, long time ago, I was chief of training.

The Job: Physical Fitness for Firefighters

Mon, Jan 20, 2014

Frank Ricci and Justin McCarthy stress the importance of physical fitness for firefighters.

Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Gives Fire Safety Leadership Award

Thu, Jan 16, 2014

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) are accepting nominations for the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Safety Leadership Award.

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