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South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Optimizing Fleet, Reducing Non-Emergency Vehicles

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to optimize its local f...

FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

Apply for FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety grant to help fund your department's fire prevention and safety efforts. ...

NFPA and State Farm Announce Winners of 2015 Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Contest

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm® announced the winners of the Wildfire ...

Rep. Barletta Re-Introduces Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act

On March 2, Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA) reintroduced the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Respo...

National Fire Heritage Center Board Opens Nominations

The National Fire Heritage Center Board of Directors has opened nominations for the Fire and Emergency Services Hall ...

CFSI Announces New Co-Sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute has announced a new co-sponsor of the Excellence in Fire Service-...

SAFER Application Period Closes March 6

REMINDER: THE FY 2014 STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE (SAFER) APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES ON FRIDAY, ...

FSA New Bid Awards to Include HME Ahrens-Fox for Fire and Emergency Apparatus

The Florida Sheriffs Association has posted the 2015 recipients of their bid award 15-11-0116. 

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for Second Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearl...

NIH begins early human clinical trial of Ebola vaccine

The testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate, VSV-ZEBOV (developed by researchers at the Public He...

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee Announces Partnership

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Award Winners.

NVFC's National Recruitment and Retention Campaign Wraps Up Research Phase

Last year, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) was awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response...

Topics Announced for 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The FEMA Region VII Assistance to Firefighters Grants Team would like to say Happy New Year! and invite you to partic...

5-5-5 Fitness Announces Grant Program

5-5-5 Fitness is an nonprofit organization founded by firefighters, focused on reducing preventable firefighter ...

Dryer Vent Wizard Announces Grants Awarded for Fire Prevention Education Programs in U.S. and Canada

In a new initiative to raise public awareness about prevention of dryer fires, Dryer Vent Wizard recently awarded gra...

Massachusetts Governor Patrick and Life Sciences Center Announce Grant to Research Ebola

Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) today announced a $1 million challenge grant...

Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The ...

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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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Cal Fire Scandal Widens

Cal Fire officials said two employees have lost their jobs and 13 others were suspended and demoted over acts discovered during a investigation sparked by a homicide, a report says.

Report Looks at Disability Retirements Among Women in FDNY

A report from the New York Post says 70 percent of female firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) have retired from the department on three-quarters disability pensions, claiming injuries on the job.

New York Firefighter Fired for 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

A Brooklyn (NY) firefighter who got in trouble for wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts has been fire from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

Fire Service Traditions & History

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Too Small a Value on Human Lives

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. It was one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States.

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Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol.

Legal

San Francisco Judge Tosses Ex-Firefighter's DUI Rig Accident Case

A San Francisco judge on Friday tossed out the case against a former city firefighter accused of driving drunk when his fire rig struck and badly injured a motorcyclist, ruling that police lacked the legal justification to arrest him.

Officer Development

Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Even when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometimes for a long time, writes Ron Hiraki.

Fireground Management

What Would You Do? Four-Story Apartment Building

Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman on fire response to a four-story apartment building.

Volunteers Corner

Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol.

Grants

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Optimizing Fleet, Reducing Non-Emergency Vehicles

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to optimize its local fleet of light-duty non-emergency vehicles and reduce costs.

 

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Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

March 25, 2015

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol.

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