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IAFC's VCOS and TargetSolutions Announce Winner of 2014 Training Officer Recognition Award

Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Every year TargetSolutions attends Fire-Rescue International, it is special. The annual conference, scheduled Aug. 13-16 in Dallas, is one of the most important and well-attended events on the fire service's calendar.


Ordinary People and Fire Extinguishers

Wed, Jul 30, 2014

William D. Hicks reports on a study done to refute the common fire service assertion that "civilians cannot safely use fire extinguishers."

National Fire Academy Announces New Managing Officer Program

Wed, Jul 30, 2014

The United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy (NFA) announces a new training program aimed at improving the professional skills of America's fire and emergency medical services first responders.

NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Bridge in New Jersey, which resulted in a hazardous material release.

Kimtek's MEDLITE Transport a Perfect Fit for 2014 Yamaha Viking

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Viking, a new UTV model that readily accommodates the Kimtek MEDLITE Transport skid units.

Meridian (MS) Firefighters Shot with Taser Gun

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Two Meridian (MS) firefighters were shocked by a Taser gun in an incident earlier this month, according to the fire chief.

Traditions Training Drill: Window Roll

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Chad Cox offers this Drill which allows a firefighter to make a more efficient entry through a window.

Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Jeff Simpson discusses the response tactics firefighters should employ when responding to these hazardous materials incidents.

Georgia Firefighters Fell More Than 40 Feet in Training Accident

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

A dozen or more investigators began combing through the malfunctioning Hall County fire truck that put three firefighters in the intensive care unit.

LSE and ESC Announce Launch of New MSc Training

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

LSE Health and the European Heart Academy (EHA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new, executive-style MSc aimed at professionals working in the field of cardiovascular sciences.

The Dangers of Hoarder Fires

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

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

Continental Girbau Gear Washers and Dryers Qualify for AFG Grants

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Fire departments can soon apply for grants to purchase equipment needed to heighten firefighter safety, including Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) ExpressWash™ Washers and ExpressDry™ Gear Dryers.


Tue, Jul 22, 2014

SAVE critical storage space in your rig with Rescue 42's THE SHARK™ COLLAPSIBLE STEP CHOCK.

Who Are Your Role Models?

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

There is no better way to acquire and maintain credibility than through role modeling.

Preincident Planning for Agricultural Occupancies

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Every farm is a unique operation with an array of potential hazards and risks for operating first responders. Know the hazards.

Mentoring for Success

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

A mentoring program can help prepare your team for victory and encourage new recruits and leaders to step up.

Polyethylene Wall: "Gasoline Construction" for Houses

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

The lightweight construction and low density of the material allow for high air flow into the product and expose more surface area to a fire, drastically reducing the time to flashover.

Preparing for the Role of Company Officer

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

How well will you be prepared for the new role that will rapidly become a reality? Know your SOPs and gain as much experience as you can.

General Orders for the Company Officer

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

A universal set of guidelines for any situation you are likely to encounter, adapted from the Marines.

No-Brainer Management, Part 7: Organizational Alignment

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

I am more than lucky because I still get to attend fire service conferences, seminars, and workshops where I interact with firefighters from virtually everywhere.

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