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Cummins Recognized by Chrysler as Supplier of the Year

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) was recognized by Chrysler Group LLC as one of the 2013 Suppliers of the Year during the com...

Firefighter Grants: FEMA AFGP Audits

Without a doubt, receiving a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) award is much more fun than managin...

Senate Appropriations Committee Advances FY15 DHS Spending Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Department of Homeland Security spending bil...
Ocala Fire Rescue

Two of Ocala Fire Rescue Honored with SKY Valor Award

Ocala Fire Rescue had two men recognized by 97.3 The SKY Valor Awards, celebrated today at Hilton Ocala. FEO James Wi...

House Appropriations Committee Approves DHS Spending Bill

On Wednesday, June 11th, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill for the ...

House Subcommittee Approves Homeland Security Funding Bill

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved a Fiscal Year 2015 funding bill for the Departmen...

House Subcommittee Approves Homeland Security Funding Bill

Tthe House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved a Fiscal Year 2015 funding bill for the Departme...

Garamendi Announces Funds for Marysville Fire Department

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03) is pleased to announce that the Marysville Fire Department will receive $285,000...

AFSA 2014 National Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to offer assistance, through its online scholarship program...

DuPont Receives Two Energy Efficiency Awards for DuPont Nomex Manufacturing

DuPont was today awarded an American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Award and the Industrial E...

Fire Service Leaders Cultivate Relationships at CFSI Dinner

Each year, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) has the distinct honor of hosting the annual National Fir...

Jonesboro LA Man Pleads Guilty to FEMA Grant Fraud

A Jonesboro man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining FEMA grants.

Application Period Now Open for 2014 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Grants

The application period is now open for the 2014 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ grant program.

NVFC Holds 2014 Spring Board Meeting

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) held its annual spring board meeting in Alexandria, VA, on May 2-3.

NASFM and Grinnell Mutual Release Life Safety Achievement Award Applications

Does your local fire department promote fire prevention? If so, it may be eligible for the Life Safety Achievement Aw...

Reno (NV) City Council Votes to Lay Off 35 Firefighters

The city of Reno, Nevada, is moving ahead with its plans to lay off 35 firefighters.

IAFC President Tells House Subcommittee of Major Problems with Preparedness Grant Proposal

IAFC President and Chairman of the Board Bill Metcalf today testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and ra...

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Stepping Up: So Why Are We Doing This?

Taking a moment to let your firefighters know the learning objectives of a particular training session can help them focus on its purpose, Ron Hiraki writes.

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Los Angeles Mayor Names First Latino Fire Chief

Assistant Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, a Los Angeles native, has been named chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. He is the first Latino to hold the position.

Report: More Memphis (TN) Firefighters Calling Out Sick

News reports say that more Memphis (TN) firefighters calling out sick to work recently.

Interim D.C. Fire Chief Confronts Host of Problems

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Fire Service Traditions & History

1944 Hartford Circus Fire: Tent Burned “Like Tissue Paper”

Seventy years ago this month, on July 6, 1944, the Hartford (CT) Circus Fire occurred when a tent, waterproofed with paraffin and gasoline, ignited and was  rapidly consumed. In the ensuing panic, 168 people died, many of them children, and hundreds suffered injuries. Local firefighters also lost loved ones. See how Fire Engineering reported on the tragedy and the fire safety questions it raised.

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Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Today the US Chemical Safety Board released its final report, safety recommendations and accompanying safety video into a fatal combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia.

Legal

Chicago Aldermen Endorse New Firefighter Contract

Chicago firefighters would get raises of 11 percent over five years under a proposed contract endorsed Tuesday by the City Council Workforce Development and Audit Committee.

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The Job: Effort at the Station

How does a leader deal with team members who are aren't putting forth solid effort in the firehouse? P.J. Norwood shares some ideas on how to deal with such situations.

Fireground Management

Video: WA's Watermelon Hill Fire Now 80 Percent Contained

The fire has been reduced to 10,518 acres.

Volunteers Corner

NY Volunteer Succumbs to Cancer Following Honoring

Patrick Savage, 49, was battling cancer and recently discontinued his service as a member of the fire police at the MCFD's Station 2.

Grants

Continental Girbau Gear Washers and Dryers Qualify for AFG Grants

Fire departments can soon apply for grants to purchase equipment needed to heighten firefighter safety, including Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) ExpressWash™ Washers and ExpressDry™ Gear Dryers.

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Video: WA's Watermelon Hill Fire Now 80 Percent Contained

July 23, 2014

The fire has been reduced to 10,518 acres.

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