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Tue, Nov 19, 2013

This isn't your grandfather's world! Things have changed—and not for the better, in some cases.

Old and in the Way

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Sitting at a traffic light while coming home from the office, I spotted some smoke off in the distance, about two blocks away.

Call for Presentations for 2014 National Volunteer Fire Council Training Summit

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) will be hosting a Training Summit on June 20-21, 2014, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The NVFC is now accepting proposals from qualified instructors and speakers for presentations to educate first responders about important health and safety topics and/or fire prevention methodologies and implementation.

IFSI Recognizes Instructors Under New Program

Fri, Nov 15, 2013

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base.

Application for National Fire Academy Second Semester Closes in 30 Days

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

The application period for the second semester of National Fire Academy resident classes opens October 15.

CSB Finds Fatal 2009 NDK Explosion Resulted from Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Pressure Vessel

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

An explosion which occurred December 7, 2009, at the NDK Crystal manufacturing company in Belvidere, Illinois, fatally injuring a truck driver at a nearby gas station on the Illinois Tollway, resulted from corrosion in the walls of a pressure vessel, which went uninspected for years.

Hope For The Warriors® Partners With Leadership Under Fire to Provide Job Transition Training

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

Former military mentored to enter fire service through Paddy Brown Program.

Firefighter Shocked at Scene of Virginia House Fire

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

A firefighter suffered a mild electric shock at the scene of a house fire yesterday in Henrico County, Virginia.

Apollo Safety Expands Fire Department Services Division

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Apollo Safety, a veteran-owned, Fall River, Mass.-based company specializing in safety products and services, recently announced an expansion of its fire department services division.

Peter Stanley Training Selects RescueSim Virtual Incident Response Trainer for UK Fire Services and Airports

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Highly regarded British Fire and Rescue training provider Peter Stanley Training will use RescueSim to provide virtual incident response training for its customers in the UK.

Gore Issues Firefighter Product Safety Alert for Fire-Related Seam Tape

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has issued an important firefighter product safety alert, along with information about enrollment in a product remediation program. The alert is in response to isolated incidents of seam-tape separation observed in turnout gear in North America.

Tactical Safety: The Stockholm Department

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Firefighters will often defend their own department even when it's hard for others to understand why, Ray McCormack writes.

Virginia Beach (VA) Firefighters Perform Water Tower Rescue

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Firefighters in Virginia Beach rescued a man dangling from a water tower on Monday.

CDP Integrates Training with Recruit Academy

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

The Prince Georges County (MD) Fire and Emergency Medical Service Training Academy attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. The academy sent 25 firefighter-medic recruits to attend the Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (ERHM) course.

Viking Welding Fire/Rescue Boats Delivered to Delaware and Minnesota

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Fire Departments in Delaware and Minnesota have recently accepted delivery of Response FR-32J and FR-31J boats built of welded aluminum by Viking Welding & Fabrication in Kensington, New Hampshire.

Staffing: Are We Telling the Right Story?

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

If a solution involves additional dollars, the funds may not exist using your old funding models, writes Craig A. Haigh.

Female FDNY Recruit Fails Running Test Five Times, Graduates Anyway

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

A female recruit failed the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) running test five times, but graduated as a firefighter anyway, according to a news report.

Heinrich Elected AFSA Chairman

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) announces Joseph A. Heinrich, president of Bamford Fire Sprinkler Co., Salina, Kansas, has been elected Chairman of the AFSA 2013-2014 Board of Directors, leading the association into its 34th year serving the interests of fire sprinkler contractors across the country.

Fire Displaces 380 UNC Chapel Hill Students

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, around 5:00 p.m., a fire began in Cobb Residence Hall, a dormitory at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Supervision 101

Thu, Nov 7, 2013

Although this fireground decision making is vitally important, most of your decisions will be made back at the firehouse, writes Carl Meyer.

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