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Petzl America Announces New Petzl Technical Institute Facility in Salt Lake City

Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Petzl America, the North American headquarters of verticality equipment and hands-free lighting company Petzl, announces the opening of the Petzl Technical Institute at their new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Which Supplements Do You Need?

Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Sacramento (CA) Fire Department Strength and Conditioning Coach John Hofman returns with this informative look at the best (and worst) supplements for good health.

Company/Association News

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

E2S WARNING SIGNALS published "Guide for Hazardous Areas" which is available as a free download on its Web site.

Ethical Decision Making: It's Everyone's Job

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Tim Hyden-What lessons are the newest members of the fire service learning early in life that will guide/shape their ethical decisions and careers, determining the future of the fire service? Parents often don't correct their children's ethical errors in judgment-and those children are our future firefighters!

Hiring and Promoting for the Metaphoric Bus

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Rusty Sullivan-It is time for the firefighting profession to look at the public's perception of firefighters and the reality of who you are and what you are truly capable of doing. Will you get on the "bus" that is supposed to lead you into the future, or will you let it run you over?

The Foundation of Leadership

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Robert Burns-Demonstrating your leadership qualities on paper when you take and pass the promotional exam is the result of years of study mastering test taking/answering. Demonstrating that you are a legitimate leader in the real world requires a whole different set of skills.

Scott Safety, National Firefighters Endowment Donate 134 Air-Pak SCBAs

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Scott Safety, a global manufacturer of respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices, together with the National Firefighters Endowment (NFE), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the lives of firefighters, today announced the recipients of their "Budget Tight?" grant program, an opportunity for fire training academies and departments to receive free updated SCBA equipment.

No-Brainer Management, Part 8: Organizational Alignment, Continued

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Last month, I started a new (for me) discussion about a topic I call "organizational alignment."

WTC Museum opens; family members voice concerns

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Family members of some of the World Trade Center (WTC) victims whose remains have yet to be identified are not pleased with some of the decisions made by administrators of the National September 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero.

Caught on Camera

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Recently, a video of a couple of famous recording artists having a little fight in an elevator received tremendous media coverage.


Tue, Aug 19, 2014

One key aspect of handling a ventilation-limited fire is a technique called "Door Control."

The Nine Tire Drill

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

On March 7, 2008, two firefighters from the Salisbury (NC) Fire Department were killed when they were trapped by rapidly deteriorating fire conditions inside a millwork and manufacturing facility.

Galls, LLC, Announces Acquisition of Best Uniforms, Inc.

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Galls, LLC, North America's distributor of uniforms and equipment to the public safety market, announced today that it has acquired Best Uniforms, Inc., a regional distributor of similar products to public safety and transit personnel.

RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short ladder as an alternative to a stokes basket.

Bus Fires: Best Practices for Reducing the Risk

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Bus fire safety encompasses many aspects of design, operation, maintenance, evacuation, and first responders. Fredrik Rosen of SP Fire Research on current research being conducted in Sweden on bus fire safety and response.

Montana Firefighter Dies After Training

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

A volunteer firefighter in Montana died after fire department training, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).

Tennessee Firefighters' CPR Video Helps Minnesota Rescuers

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Rescuers trying to aid a man who collapsed at a Minnesota park were able to adminster CPR properly thanks to one man's recollection of a training video created by Chattanooga (TN) firefighters.

ISFSI Debuts Principles of Modern Fire Attack Video

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

In a new video, International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) Past President and Hanover (VA) Division Chief Eddie Buchanan discusses fire attack and the SLICERS acronym.

Chief Keith Bryant Sworn in as IAFC President

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has installed Chief G. Keith Bryant, fire chief of Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department, as president and chairman of the board for 2014-2015. He was sworn in at the general session of Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Dallas.

USFA Coffee Break Training on ICS: Medical Branch Director

Wed, Aug 13, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released a new firefighter training drill on the medical aspects of the Incident Command System (ICS).

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