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Report: Pacific Northwest Unprepared for Massive Earthquake

A report in the most recent issue of The New Yorker magazine examined the disturbing science behind a potential catas...
CMC Rescue's Cobra-­D Uniform Rappel Belt

CMC Rescue Offers New Design of the Only Certified Uniform Rappel Belt Available

Standard uniform wear for firefighters, search and rescue, and SWAT personnel, CMC Rescue’s Cobra‐D Uniform Rappel Be...

Report Looks at California's USAR Task Force 2

A recent report from National Public Radio took a closer look at California's Task Force 2, based in Los Angeles Coun...

Hurst Jaws of Life Introduces StrongArm

Hurst Jaws of Life, Inc., an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, has introduced StrongArm™, a versa...

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 ...

Mobilization Exercises: Long Island USAR Training

Brett Martinez-Long Island, New York, has distinct issues in dealing with catastrophic events because of its populati...

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 earthqua...

The U.S. National Grid: Read Right, Then Up

U.S. National Grid advocate and Florida lieutenant Al Studt examines this, the national standard coordinate system of...

Senate Appropriations Committee Advances FY15 DHS Spending Bill

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

FDIC 2014: Firefighting in Modern Apartment Buildings

Dallas (TX) Deputy Chief Stuart Grant will present "Modern Apartments: New Challenges for Today's Firefighters&q...
CFSI: House Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Funding for Fire Service Programs

CFSI: House Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Funding for Fire Service Programs

On Wednesday, January 15th, the House approved H.R. 3547, the Fiscal Year 2014 omnibus spending bill. Included in the...

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Virginia Beach (VA) Firefighters Honored for Complex Mass Casualty Rescue

Drawing on their expert training to rapidly assess the situation, the Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department’s Engine 17 crew works skillfully as a team to save the lives of three critically-injured children.

Terrorism

Department of Homeland Security Releases Report For First Responders

First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents is now available through the Depar...

Multi-Threat Shield Doubles as a Potentially Life-Saving Shield

MTS™Multi-Threat Shieldprotects from various guns, knives, and other weapon attacks.

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Training Minutes: Locating a Victim in a Concrete Collapse Scenario

David Rhodes returns with another technical rescue Training Minutes video from the the Guardian Centers in Georgia.

Technical Rescue: Only One Way to Do Things?

Mike Donahue urges rescuers to learn several ways to effectively perform the same skill and keep an open mind when it comes to to new ways of doing...

Water & Ice Rescue

Firefighters Injured in Chicago River Rescue

Chicago firefighters responded Saturday to an incident in which a 19-year-old woman reportedly jumped into the Chicago River.

Managing Your Strengths

Learn how to put your best organizational effort, innovation, and creativity into your collective strengths and manage around your weaknesses. &nbs...

Hazmat

Harris County Public Information Officer Re-Appointed to FCC Committee

Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Public Information Officer, Francisco Sánchez, Jr. has been re-appoint...

Labelmaster Offers 2016 Edition of Emergency Response Guidebook

Labelmaster offers the 2016 edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) -- a must have for anyone who handles or transports dangerous goods (...

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Training Minutes: Locating a Victim in a Concrete Collapse Scenario

September 1, 2015 David Rhodes returns with another technical rescue Training Minutes video from the the Guardian Centers in Georgia.

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