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Sterling Rope Company, Inc. introduces Escape Kit Pocket Bag

The latest in Sterling’s endeavors is the new Escape Kit Pocket Bag, designed specifically to store a firefighter’s e...

Erin Weimer Joins Sterling Rope Marketing Team

Sterling Rope, Inc. announces that Erin Weimer has joined Sterling’s marketing team as the new PR and Content Manager.

Major Explosion, Building Collapse in Manhattan

Firefighters responded to a major explosion and building collapse in Manhattan, New York. At least a dozen people wer...

Skedco Unveils Sked RAS

Skedco, Inc., has created a new kit designed for rapid emergency evacuation of hospitalized patients or victims in an...

Holmatro Rescue Experience: The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge

During this years' INTERSCHUTZ exhibition - from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany - we will organize a special edi...

NATURAL DISASTERS

Earthquake Monitoring System Alerts People to Anticipated 'Shaking'

The ShakeAlert, currently in the testing phase, according to the Washington Post, issued a 10-second alert for the earthquake that hit the Napa region in California.

Interview: Napa (CA) Battalion Chief on Earthquake Response

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talked to Napa (CA) Battalion Chief Jarrett Anderson about the earthquake that struck the area early on August 24, 2014.

California Quake Spurs Major Fires

A substantial earthquake in Northern California caused several major fires and injuries, including about 90 injuries in Napa alone.

 

Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utility. Learn the hazards bystanders pose to first responders and how to identify critical and dangerous infrastructure in your area.

MAJOR INCIDENT RESPONSE

Fire officials conduct training at a mass-casualty incident evolution.

Download our free major incident response supplement, which among other things contains a profile of FDNY's SOC Support Ladder companies.

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Teams Will Show Skills at The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge During Interschutz

During this years' INTERSCHUTZ exhibition from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany, Holmatro organizes a special edition of the Holmatro Rescue Experience: The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge. This 6-day international event is supported by the INTERSCHUTZ organisation (Deutsche Messe). 

Terrorism

Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings, weapons of mass destruction, ...

Regional Exercise to Test Emergency Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) will be hosting its annual RHPC (Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition) CMOC (Catastrop...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Book Celebrates 100 Years of FDNY Rescue 1 Company

On March 8, 2015, FDNY SOC will celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Rescue 1 Company as the first Rescue Company in the United States. See phot...

Colorado Firefighters Use Drone to Help in Underground Rescue Training

South Metro firefighters are working to improve their skills at saving lives -- namely rescuing people trapped in tight spaces underground.

Water & Ice Rescue

Sudbury (MA) Fire Department Rescues Pet Dog from Frigid Waters

Fire Chief William Miles reports that the Sudbury Fire Department successfully rescued a dog who fell into frigid waters after walking out on thin ...

When Heroes Fail: a Story of One Rescuer

Ian Bland-Firefighters train to succeed and fight to win, but as one rescuer explains in recounting a failed rescue and its lasting impact on those...

Hazmat

Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings, weapons of mass destruction, ...

Regional Exercise to Test Emergency Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident

The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) will be hosting its annual RHPC (Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition) CMOC (Catastrop...

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Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

April 16, 2015 Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings,...

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