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Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

This drill focuses on a particular tactic that involves venting a room or area of a dwelling, entering the search area, and performing a search of that specific area.

Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Today the US Chemical Safety Board released its final report, safety recommendations and accompanying safety video into a fatal combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia.

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings into Freedom Industries Investigation

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

In an update on the investigation into the chemical storage tank leak that contaminated the drinking water of up to 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia Counties, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) reported today it has thus far found no record of a formal, industry approved inspection performed on any of the chemical storage tanks at Freedom Industries prior to the massive leak which occurred on January 9, 2014.  Informal inspections may have occurred, preliminary findings indicate, but investigators have found a lack of appropriate engineering inspections with prescribed frequency and rigor of inspections.

Tactical Safety: A High Level of Risk

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Why do fire departments resist change? Ray McCormack on new ideas and leaders who aren't focused on proficient firefighting operations and understanding the fireground.

Understanding "Nothing Showing"

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Some very notable individuals and organizations have voiced opinions relating to the effectiveness and consequences of using this term, writes Thomas N. Warren.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Controlled Atmosphere Storage

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, this one on storage practices.

Mission Manager Re-Launches Emergency Management Software;

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Mission Manager, Inc. announced the re-launch of its cloud-based incident manager tool that has helped first responders save lives and property in over 4,400 missions, including the 2014 San Diego fires and Boston Marathon. Product upgrades include significant improvements in infrastructure, data security and technical support.

Pigeon Mountain Industries Unveils PMI Extreme Pro

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Pigeon Mountain Industries (PMI) introduces the new PMI Extreme Pro static rope.

FCC: 911 Calls in D.C. Lack Accurate Caller Location Information

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

New data obtained from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that nine out of ten wireless 9-1-1 calls made in D.C. in the first half of 2013 were delivered without the accurate location information needed to find callers who are lost, confused, unconscious or otherwise unable to share their location. 

North America's Largest Fire Fighters Convention Tackles Emerging Public Safety Threats

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

As tough new safety threats emerge, professional fire fighters are attending North America’s largest fire fighter convention to discuss the latest trends in public safety.

California Fire Marshal Hoover Earns ICC, IAFC 2014 Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

California Fire Marshal Tonya L. Hoover will be honored with the 2014 Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award for her history of courage, determination, and dedication to fire and life safety.

FireRescue Magazine Announces Erich Roden as Editor-in-Chief

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association Selects Cleveland Division of Fire Battalion Chief for Fire and Life Safety Advocate of the Year

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association has selected Sean DeCrane, Battalion Chief and Chief of Training for the Cleveland Fire Training Academy, for its Fire and Life Safety Advocate of the Year award.

Firefighters Rescue Wheelchair-Bound Man From Tulsa House Fire

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Firefighters rescued a wheelchair-bound Tulsa man, trapped in his burning home. It happened Wednesday afternoon in a neighborhood near Apache and North Yale.

Implementing a Suicide Prevention Program

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

If you have considered including suicide prevention in your training regime but keep pushing it further down your list of priorities, think again, writes Mary VanHaute.

Cintas and Sqwincher Reward Hottest Job with Prizes to Beat the Heat

Wed, Jul 9, 2014

Breaking Down Building Intelligence

Wed, Jul 9, 2014

Jack Murphy and Sean DeCrane propose a real-time solution to enable fire suppression forces to stay ahead of the construction industry and the ever-changing building systems that will provide first-due fire companies with critical building intelligence to enhance firefighter safety and survival while en route to the incident and beyond.

Drive the "Change Bus" or Get Run Over

Mon, Jul 7, 2014

Change is difficult; it is also one of the only areas of an organization that’s constant, writes David Griffin.

Portland Fire Department Swears in 12 New Firefighters

Fri, Jul 4, 2014

A dozen new firefighters are beginning work this week in the city of Portland.

Firefighter Training Drill: Parapet Walls

Fri, Jul 4, 2014

Doug Mitchell of Traditions Training provides an awareness drill on the dangers presented by parapet walls on buildings.

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