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New Tool Makes Cutting Glass Easier and Safer

Fri, Apr 3, 2015

A line of new glass knife kits introduced by Junkyard Dog Industries makes it easier for first responders to remove glass in extrications.

New Research Investigates Hose Failure

Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Studies currently undertaken by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute are examining hose failures on the fireground.

UNH Delivers Secure Emergency Alert Information to Mobile Devices With Triveni Digital Solutions

Thu, Jul 3, 2014

Triveni Digital today announced that the University of New Hampshire (UNH), in partnership with New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) and the New Hampshire Department of Safety (NH DOS), has deployed a statewide public safety datacasting service based on an integrated technology solution from Triveni Digital.

Tips for Improving Effectivenes in Forcible Entry

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Follow these fundamental rules to enhance safety and effectiveness during our next forcible entry operation. Experienced firefighters know when to use conventional methods to force doors and when more difficult doors call for power tools or through-the-lock methods. Here is a look at conventional techniques-using hand tools to pry and strike.


Firefighter Designed Pocket Multi-Tool Now Available at TheFireStore

Tue, May 13, 2014

TheFireStore, an online source for firefighting professionals, introduces the all new, Firefighter Pocket Multi-Tool, the Tygh Tool.

High Tech Enhancement a Major Advancement for Canadian Public Safety Community

Sat, May 10, 2014

Winter ice storms in Toronto. Spring flooding in Calgary. Summer wildfires in Kelowna. Large-scale disasters are on the rise across the county, and every disaster brings multiple agencies struggling to obtain and share critical information. National efforts to advance information sharing are in place, but communication between multiple systems remains a weak point.

Montgomery County (MD) Fire Department Using Drones

Tue, May 6, 2014

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department has invested in a new tool that will help it better fulfill its mission of public safety -- three Unmanned Aircraft Systems, better known as drones.

FDM Announces Support for New Text to 911 Standard for Hearing Impaired

Tue, Apr 8, 2014

For Canada's hearing or speech impaired, calling 911 in an emergency hasn't been possible. Until now.

NFPA Announces Release of New, Free Mobile App

Thu, Nov 7, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is pleased to announce the release of its new mobile application "NFPA News" for use with the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android operating systems.

Hurst Jaws of Life Launches New Web Site

Tue, May 21, 2013

Built on a responsive platform designed to optimize the user experience on desktops, tablets and mobile devices, the new is a single source location for user manuals, bid specifications and detailed performance characteristics for Hurst Jaws of Life tools.

Fire Safety Sales Introduces the Stat-X First Responder

Tue, Feb 26, 2013

From Fire Safety Sales, this unit is deployed similar to a smoke grenade, generating a highly effective (no oxygen depletion), environmentally safe agent.

Tuff-Writer Launches New Challenge

Wed, Feb 1, 2012

Tuff-Writer has set their sights on proving that the Blendtec Blender, made famous by the “Will It Blend?” series of YouTube videos, will not be able to blend their tactical pen.

Beach Lighting that Helps Nesting Turtles Will Soon Help Consumers

Mon, Jan 30, 2012

TBSS is commencing a pilot program along Florida beaches to assess the effectiveness of its recently acquired energy-efficient neon lighting manufactured under the specifications required by the Turtle Conservation Coastal Lighting Regulations.

APCO International Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Grant for Second Year

Mon, Jan 30, 2012

APCO International has received a $50,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to enable qualified association members with continuing education and training opportunities.

Largest Order in Rosenbauer History

Thu, Jan 26, 2012

Rosenbauer has won an order from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of the Interior to supply fire engineering equipment worth a total of $318.8 million.

Idaho Technology Delivers 10 Target BioThreat Detection Kit for US Military

Wed, Jan 25, 2012

Idaho Technology, Inc. (ITI) announced that it has delivered its first shipment of the RAZOR™ CRP BioThreat-X Kits to the Critical Reagents Program (CRP) which supplies test reagents to the US military.

Cummins Announces ISX12 to Better Serve Regional Haul, Vocational and Specialty Segments

Mon, Jan 23, 2012

Cummins Inc. announced its ISX12 Heavy-Duty engine with significant fuel economy improvements for regional haul, vocational and specialty applications.

Swissphone Announces Purchase of Firefighter Response System

Thu, Jan 19, 2012

Swissphone has today announced the purchase of the Firefighter Response System, a vital tool to provide firefighters, other first responders and dispatch centers with essential information.

Turtle Plastics Releases New Improved Hose Bridge

Wed, Jan 18, 2012

Turtle Plastics has just released a new and improved hose bridge.

Siemens Building Technologies Launches Smoke Detection Knowledge Center to Support Industry Education

Mon, Jan 16, 2012

Siemens Industry, Inc. has created an online resource designed to deliver current, relevant information to help fire professionals, building owners, property managers, city planners and consulting engineers.

Pelican Deploys the 2710 and 2720 Headlights

Mon, Jan 16, 2012

Pelican Products, a global leader in both the design and manufacture of advanced portable lighting, has introduced the 2710 and 2720 LED headlights.

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