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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...

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...

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Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Just after 3:00 PM on July 16, 2014, city of Knoxville (TN) firefighters and Rural/Metro (TN) paramedics were dispatched to a report of an injury crash.


AristaTek Inc Offers Complimentary Report Detailing the Consequences of a Radiological Dispersion Device Using Cobalt 60

RDD's or 'dirty bombs' result when a terrorist uses an improvised explosive device (IED) to spread radiological material. The consequences of such ...
Vacant Rochester (NY) Commercial Structure Linked to Terrorism Burns

Vacant Rochester (NY) Commercial Structure Linked to Terrorism Case Burns

Firefighters responded to a fire Sunday evening in a vacant structure whose owner is suspected of being involved in terrorism.

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Rescue Crews Free Worker Trapped in Falls Church (VA) Trench Collapse

Firefighters and dozens of rescue crews helped rescue a worker trapped in a trench collapse yesterday in Falls Church, Virginia.

 LEADER Provides Wired Communication for Confined Spaces

LEADER Provides Wired Communication for Confined Spaces

LEADER Com ensures a continuous, reliable, and very clear communication between the safety attendant and members of teams engaged in confined space...

Water & Ice Rescue

California Lifeguard Dies During Ocean Rescue Attempt

A veteran Newport Beach (CA) lifeguard died while trying to rescue a distressed swimmer at the beach on Sunday.

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...


The Dangers of Hoarder Fires

The dangers don't stop when the fire goes out, writes Ryan Pennington.

Obama Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration for WA Wildfires

The president's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide assistance for emergency measures to alleviate the ...

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The Dangers of Hoarder Fires

July 23, 2014

The dangers don't stop when the fire goes out, writes Ryan Pennington.

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