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Coral Springs (FL) Teaches Safety to Kids with Safety Town Program

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

The city of Coral Springs, Florida, has established a program known as Safety Town to educate children on the basics of staying safe.

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Partners with NIST, FDNY for New Online Training Program

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

UL FSRI announced the release of "Scientific Research for the Development of More Effective Tactics"--a free online course that serves as a culmination of the full-scale field experiments performed on Governors Island by the Fire Department of New York, NIST, and UL.

iCERT Statement on Funding Principles to Support the Continued Evolution of 911 Services and Systems

Sat, Apr 12, 2014

The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) today announced the association's recently developed policy position on Funding Principles to Support the Continued Evolution of 911 Services and Systems.

Live-Stream Presentation by IFSI Director

Sat, Apr 12, 2014

Royal Mortenson, director for the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) will make a presentation on April 17 that will be live streamed.

FDIC 2014: Steve Kerber of UL

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Steve Kerber of Underwriters Laboratories, this year's winner of the George D. Post/Fire Engineering Instructor of the Year Award, will be discussing fire dynamics and research during today's FDIC 2014 live Google Hangout.

Morris: We Are Obligated to Practice Risk Management

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Walter Morris, training program manager of the Maine Fire Service Institute, is a staunch believer in the statement, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

Chat: Fire Service Court at FDIC 2014

Fri, Apr 11, 2014

At FDIC 2014, the firefighter-attorneys of Fire Service Court radio--Chip Comstock, John K. Murphy, Brad Pinsky, and Curt Varone--discuss the legal outlook for firefighting in the year ahead. Watch this space for today's Google Hangout archive.

DuPont Wins Nomex Trademark Infringement Case

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

DuPont announced today that the District Court of The Hague in the Netherlands has ruled against protective garment manufacturer, R.J.N. DALMEIJER BEHEERMAATSCHAPPIJ B.V., which also does business under the name DAPRO SAFETY, and some of its trading partners in a trademark infringement case regarding the DuPont and Nomex trademarks.

Pierce Introduces All-New Saber Chassis at FDIC 2014

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Pierce unveiled an enhanced version of its Saber custom chassis today at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis.

FDIC 2014: Operating Above the Fire

Wed, Apr 9, 2014

Milwaukee (WI) Battalion Chief Erich Roden discusses overachievers and innovators in the fire service during his FDIC 2014 keynote.

Register Now for NVFC Training Summit

Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Registration and course selection is now open for the National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) Training Summit.

Eye Safety Systems Introduces Crossbow Photochromic Eyeshield

Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) announced the introduction of its new ballistic Crossbow eyeshield with photochromic transition lens. The Crossbow Photochromic spectacle represents a continued expansion to the line of highly acclaimed Crossbow eyeshields.

SP Fire Research Expands in the United States

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

SP Fire Research, holding offices in Sweden and Norway are by their 130 employees the largest fire research and testing facility in Europe.

Dispelling Misconceptions About New Vehicle Technology at FDIC 2014

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

"When the event [vehicle accident] has happened, that's it--it's over, done, finished," Matt Stroud told students at his Monday morning FDIC 2014 workshop, "Extrication Zone: Hybrid/New Vehicle Technology.

FDIC 2014: Riley, Schultz on Fireground Red Flags

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

Students in Monday’s FDIC 2014 workshop “Company Officer Development: Red Flags on the Fireground,” were taught how to identify “red flags” on the fireground that indicated impending danger or risk.

Chat: Alan Brunacini, Dennis Rubin at FDIC 2014

Mon, Apr 7, 2014

Today's Google Hangout features Bobby Halton talking to Chief Dennis Rubin and Chief Alan Brunacini at FDIC 2014.

FDIC 2014: Firefighting Tactics for the Modern Fire Environment

Sun, Apr 6, 2014

"Since operating in the fire service today is much different than in years past, firefighters are fighting fires that burn much hotter and faster, and the required skill set for firefighters is much broader than simply putting out fires, the fire service must change the way it instructs its members,” stresses Lt. Scott Kraut, Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue. The instructor for the “Modern Training Techniques for Tactical Success” workshop on Monday, explains: “When considering the low-frequency/high-risk model in all of the tasks that fire service members respond to in today’s world, training has never been more important.”

Video: Bobby Halton on FDIC 2014

Sun, Apr 6, 2014

Bobby Halton, editor in chief of Fire Engineering magazine, stopped by FOX 59 studios to discuss this year's Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC 2014), the world's largest firefighter training conference, taking place this week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

California Crews Train to Prepare for Fire Season

Sat, Apr 5, 2014

With California's intense drought and a huge jump in the number of recent fires, dozens of firefighters gathered in the East County to conduct their annual fire preparedness training

Search Drill, Part 2 - Micro Search

Fri, Apr 4, 2014

In Part 2 of this two-part series on search drills, Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill regarding micro search functions.

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