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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...

Harrison Hydra-Gen Releases Hydra-Qube

Hydra-Qube by Harrison Hydra-Gen, is a compact, lightweight Qube for cooling mobile hydraulic systems.

A Walking Miracle: Women Saved from Car Wreck Reunite with New Jersey Firefighters

Exactly one month to the day that Hackensack (NJ) firefighters rescued two young woman from their mangled SUV, they p...

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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EXTRICATION ZONE

Hurst Jaws of Life Announces End-User Preventative Maintenance Course Dates

Hurst Jaws of Life®, in the global manufacturer of rescue tools industry, will hold two End-User Preventative Maintenance courses this year. These classes include a mixture of traditional classroom instruction as well as demonstrations where attendees will be able to interact with the tools.

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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...

Protests, Violence, Terrorism, and Firefighting

Recently, two police officers in New York City were assassinated in their patrol car by a disturbed individual who, according to his own statements...

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

CSB Releases Report on Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the accident at the BP refiner...

Florida Firefighters Extinguish Four-Alarm Warehouse Fire

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews have put out a 4-alarm fire at a warehouse in Opa-locka, after nearly three hours of battling the flames.

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Major Explosion, Building Collapse in Manhattan

March 26, 2015 Firefighters responded to a major explosion and building collapse in Manhattan, New York. At least a dozen people wer...

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