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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...

EMPACT Northwest Disaster Team 1 Working in Affected Communities in the Philippines

Embedded with a special Filipino Military Unit, EMPACT NW Team 1 is working under extremely difficult conditions, per...

The New Black

John Spicuzza says a lot of firefighting tactics that are now seen as cutting edge were just part of the job back in ...

House Approves Fire Service Amendments to DHS Spending Bill

On Wednesday, June 5th, the House began consideration of H.R.2217, the Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Homeland Securi...

U.S. House Passes Measure to Restore Funding for Elite Urban Search & Rescue Teams

The House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Congressmen Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Ger...

Tech Rescue Training at FDIC 2013: Managing Rescue Operations

Larry Collins analyzed a 1999 trench rescue and other technical rescue incidents along with lessons learned during hi...

RAE Systems MultiRAE Pro Portable Multi-Threat Monitor Adopted by U.S. Government Agencies

RAE Systems announced that its MultiRAE Pro portable multi-threat monitors have been adopted by both the Environmenta...

Mexico City Explosion Kills at Least 25 People

Rescuers worked to try locate people trapped in the rubble after an explosion Friday killed at least 25 people and in...

BCFS Names Linstrom as National Deputy Director of Mitigation and Preparedness Services

BCFS Health and Human Services has named longtime and lauded first responder, John Linstrom, as National Deputy Direc...

A Blessing and a Curse

They say there are two sides to every issue and that every good deed has potentially disastrous results.

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Maryland Boy Rescued After Fingers Caught in Escalator

Prince George (MD) first responders spent more than two hours trying to free a child's fingers from an escalator at Iverson Mall

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Girlfriend of Fallen Boston Firefighter to Run Marathon in his Honor

It's hard to imagine the heartbreak Sarah Wessmann is feeling right now, less than a month ago her longtime boyfriend Firefighter Michael Kennedy d...

Unattended Backpacks Found Near Boston Marathon Finish Line

The Boston Police Department said Tuesday night it had taken a man into custody after two unattended backpacks were left near the Boston Marathon f...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

NJ Firefighters Help Rescue Man Trapped in 24-Inch Pipe

Firefighters and other emergency workers rescued a man who was trapped in a 24-inch outflow pipe at a United Water facility in Manalapan, New Jersey.

Grain Bin Rescue

A hired hand returns from running an errand in town to find the farmer's dog standing at the bottom of a grain bin ladder.

Water & Ice Rescue

Switlik Parachute Company Works with New Jersey Police on Ice Rescue Training

The Brick Township (NJ) Police Marine Unit recently trained on ice and cold water rescue scenarios using U-Zip-It suits donated by the Switlik Para...

Firefighters Rescue Two from Car Hanging off California Cliff

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue two people trapped in a car hanging over a coastal cliff in southern San Mateo County on Saturday night.

Hazmat

First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide Updated

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.

Watch West (TX) Documentary and Anniversary Memorial Online

On April 17, 2013, the difference between life and death was just 13 minutes. That's the interval between the time first responders arrived at the ...

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Girlfriend of Fallen Boston Firefighter to Run Marathon in his Honor

April 18, 2014 It's hard to imagine the heartbreak Sarah Wessmann is feeling right now, less than a month ago her longtime boyfriend...

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