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Navy Veteran; Fire Official Dies at DC Military Base

Sat, May 31, 2014

A Navy veteran and long-time fire official passed away early this morning while on duty at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB)-based Naval District Washington (NDW) Fire and Emergency Services Central Battalion.

Baltimore County (MD) Firefighter Dies During Training

Fri, May 30, 2014

A Baltimore County (MD) firefighter died of a suspected heart attack during training Friday.

Traditions Training Drill: Forcing Drop Bars

Fri, May 30, 2014

District of Columbia Fire Department Firefighter Raymond Edwards offers this Traditions Training drill which focuses on forcing these secondary locking devices.

Truck Company Operations: Maximizing Firefighter Safety

Fri, May 30, 2014

The importance of truck company operations (or logistical operations) cannot be overstated. Five basic rules of fireground safety and 10 commandments for truck operators are presented.

TargetSolutions to Present Online Training Management System at FIRE 2014 Expo

Thu, May 29, 2014

TargetSolutions is pleased to exhibit June 11-14 at the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs' FIRE 2014 Expo. Please stop by booth No. 2325 and meet Regional Sales Manager David Fulmer, who will be demonstrating the benefits of TargetSolutions' online training management system.

TargetSolutions Now Offers Online Training Catalog for Law Enforcement Agencies

Thu, May 29, 2014

TargetSolutions, a provider of online training management services for public entities, is now providing online courses created by CiNet's Law Enforcement Training Network.

Registration Open for 2014 International F.O.O.L.S. Convention

Thu, May 29, 2014

Join other members of the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.) at this year's convention, taking place in Northwest Arkansas.

Courage to Be Safe/Everyone Goes Home: A Look Inside the Program

Thu, May 29, 2014

We need to instill the safety culture in the current and the future generation of firefighters. Here are some tools and tips for getting the safety message to hit home in your department.

Changing the Culture of Safety in the Fire Service

Thu, May 29, 2014

What if there were one simple thing you could do to make a major shift toward a safety culture in your fire department? There is, and it's something you already do almost instinctively. Ron Siarnicki and Richard Gist discuss the relationship between firefighters' attitudes and behaviors and how consistent and systematic After-Action Reviews can promote a culture of safety in the fire service.

St. Louis Firefighters Train on Rail Oil Emergencies

Thu, May 29, 2014

St. Louis (MO) firefighters recently undertook training with a hazardous materials manager from CSX railroad on responding to crude oil train emergencies.

NIOSH Ladder Safety Smart Phone App is a Finalist for Innovation Award

Thu, May 29, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)'s ladder safety smart phone app is a finalist in the national HHS Innovates awards contest. The app addresses the major causes of ladder falls by placing a number of interactive and easy-to-use graphic-oriented safety tools, checklists, and guides into the hands of ladder users wherever and when they are needed.

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lawyer, Part 1

Thu, May 29, 2014

John K. Murphy outlines some of the issues that keep chiefs and fire departments extremely close to their attorneys in the attempt to mitigate those prickly legal issues.

SafetyPad Partners with Medical Device Company Vivid Medical

Wed, May 28, 2014

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services, today announced its sales partnership with Vivid Medical, a medical device technology company.

NFPA, Fire Protection Association Formalize Relationship with Memorandum of Understanding

Wed, May 28, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a recognized leader in fire and life safety, and the United Kingdom's Fire Protection Association (FPA) have announced a formalized relationship to use NFPA's codes and standards in FPA's Property Risk Management Education and Certification Program.

California Responder Devotes Herself to Technical Rescue

Wed, May 28, 2014

Ana Garcia works tirelessly to protect workers and entrants in confined space workzones, creating a safer environment for all.

Firefighter Training Prop: Smooth Bump/Bump to the Pump

Tue, May 27, 2014

Firefighters from Spotsylvania County (VA) Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management have created a training tool to remind students how to use a hose coupling to find their way when disoriented.

IFSI Recognizes Leadership Team Instructors

Sat, May 24, 2014

Last Chance to Register for the NVFC Training Summit

Sat, May 24, 2014

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)'s Training Summit is just a month away, with limited seats and scholarships still available. Registration closes on May 31 - apply for a scholarship or register today at

Company/Association News

Fri, May 23, 2014

AIR VACUUM CORPORATION (AVC) is celebrating its 20th year of manufacturing and installing its AIRVAC 911® Engine Exhaust Removal System within firehouses and EMS facilities.

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.

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