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Fire Dynamics: It's Greek to Me: the Language of Modern Fire Protection

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Glenn P. Corbett-Significant advances in fire behavior/dynamics study include computer modeling of fires and technical firefighting research. Is your basic glossary of terms up to date so you can keep up with these advances?

Cheshire FRS Incident Command Training Suite Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award

Sun, Feb 1, 2015

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is proud to announce that their Incident Command Training Suite (ICTS), a virtual training facility using the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator has been shortlisted for the ‘Driving Efficiency Through Technology' award, which is part of the acclaimed LGC (Local Government Chronicle) Awards.

San Diego County Releases Butane Hash Oil Study

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Various forms of marijuana hash have been in use since Egyptian times.  In the 1960’s it is believed that major hashish production and distribution started in Morocco.  A new method of extracting THC from marijuana has caught on like wildfire in the last few years, Butane Hash Oil (BHO) or some call it Butane Honey Oil (BHO).  This is a method where flammable butane gas dissolves the THC resin and concentrates it when the butane boils off.  That is the problem with this dangerous method.  The flammable butane vapors accumulate low to the ground and can find ignition sources causing an explosion.  These explosions have severely burned the BHO lab operators.  Not only do the lab operators get burned this often results in major damage to the dwelling structures where this BHO lab was in operation.  Often innocent people are involved in these incidents as the fire spreads.  

NIST Video Examines Fire Dynamics in Chicago Line-of-Duty Death

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

A video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examines the fire dynamics involved in a fire that killed a Chicago (IL) firefighter in 2012

What Would You Do? Fire in an Old Auto Repair Garage

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Skip Coleman provides a new training scenario on response to a fire in an older ordinary constructed auto repair garage.

VIPs Tour PPES Guardian Prior to Shipment to Republic of Indonesia

Wed, Sep 17, 2014

With the Guardian Safety and Survival Training System Simulator ready for shipment overseas, PPES held a VIP demonstration on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the company's new manufacturing facility in Atglen, PA.

What Would You Do? Remodeled Motel Fire

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Skip Coleman offers a firefighter training simulation in which he asks how you would respond to this fire at a remodeled hotel in your area.

Indonesia Acquirers 9/11 Disaster Training Simulator

Sat, Sep 13, 2014

The Republic of Indonesia's commitment to disaster preparedness will take a leap forward with the arrival of the Guardian Safety and Survival Training System Simulator.

What Would You Do? Lightweight Wood Building

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

Check out a new firefighting simulation from John "Skip" Coleman on a fire in a lightweight constructed building.

BullEx Build Custom Shipboard Simulator for FDNY

Sat, Aug 30, 2014

FDNY Christens BullEx Shipboard Simulator

Wed, Aug 27, 2014

The FDNY christened a new BullEx Shipboard Simulator named “Port Security” at the Fire Academy on August 26.

Petzl America Announces New Petzl Technical Institute Facility in Salt Lake City

Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Petzl America, the North American headquarters of verticality equipment and hands-free lighting company Petzl, announces the opening of the Petzl Technical Institute at their new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Fire Gloves for Fires

Fri, Aug 8, 2014

Fire Department of New York Lieutenant and Traditions Training Instructor Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers another quality drill that stresses the importance of your fire gloves.

Training EMTs for "Real-Life" Responses

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Emergency medical tech- nicians (EMTs) are assaulted every week.

Simulation-Based Training for Successful Operations

Fri, May 23, 2014

Robert G. Burton-Although simulation training is not new, it has vastly improved in the past decade and is still the next-best thing to experiencing a real-life event.

Computer-Based Simulations Address High School Safety and Security Needs

Fri, May 16, 2014

INCONTROL Simulation Solutions and The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi are proud to announce the first high school deployment of SportEvac at Menomonee Falls High School in Menomonee Falls (WI).

Health Hazard Evaluation Report Demonstrates Importance of Wearing PPE During Training Exercises

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

A program from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) allows private sector employees and employers as well as federal, state, or local government workplaces concerned about a possible health hazard in a workplace to request a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE).

VectorCommand and VSTEP Integrates Advanced 3D Simulation into Incident Management Software

Thu, Mar 6, 2014

VectorCommand, in UK operational command support software for the emergency services and the oil and gas industry, and VSTEP, developer of advanced emergency response training simulators, today announced an exclusive partnership to integrate their products and offer enhanced emergency response training.

PlumeSIM® Offers the Right Response to CBRN

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

The range of potential threats makes chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and hazmat response training a challenging business.

Fox News Covers Miami Department of Fire-Rescue's Collapsed-Building Simulator

Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Recently, WSVN-TV7, the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Fox News station, paid a visit to the Training Division of the Department of Fire-Rescue for the city of Miami to see their latest training tool for first responders.

Havis Docking Station for Getac F110 Rugged Tablet Coming Soon

Tue, Oct 15, 2013

Havis Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, introduced today its new Docking Station for the Getac F110 Rugged Tablet.