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Apollo Safety Expands Fire Department Services Division

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Apollo Safety, a veteran-owned, Fall River, Mass.-based company specializing in safety products and services, recently announced an expansion of its fire department services division.

Peter Stanley Training Selects RescueSim Virtual Incident Response Trainer for UK Fire Services and Airports

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Highly regarded British Fire and Rescue training provider Peter Stanley Training will use RescueSim to provide virtual incident response training for its customers in the UK.

Gore Issues Firefighter Product Safety Alert for Fire-Related Seam Tape

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has issued an important firefighter product safety alert, along with information about enrollment in a product remediation program. The alert is in response to isolated incidents of seam-tape separation observed in turnout gear in North America.

Tactical Safety: The Stockholm Department

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Firefighters will often defend their own department even when it's hard for others to understand why, Ray McCormack writes.

Virginia Beach (VA) Firefighters Perform Water Tower Rescue

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Firefighters in Virginia Beach rescued a man dangling from a water tower on Monday.

CDP Integrates Training with Recruit Academy

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

The Prince Georges County (MD) Fire and Emergency Medical Service Training Academy attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. The academy sent 25 firefighter-medic recruits to attend the Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (ERHM) course.

Viking Welding Fire/Rescue Boats Delivered to Delaware and Minnesota

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Fire Departments in Delaware and Minnesota have recently accepted delivery of Response FR-32J and FR-31J boats built of welded aluminum by Viking Welding & Fabrication in Kensington, New Hampshire.

Staffing: Are We Telling the Right Story?

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

If a solution involves additional dollars, the funds may not exist using your old funding models, writes Craig A. Haigh.

Female FDNY Recruit Fails Running Test Five Times, Graduates Anyway

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

A female recruit failed the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) running test five times, but graduated as a firefighter anyway, according to a news report.

Heinrich Elected AFSA Chairman

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) announces Joseph A. Heinrich, president of Bamford Fire Sprinkler Co., Salina, Kansas, has been elected Chairman of the AFSA 2013-2014 Board of Directors, leading the association into its 34th year serving the interests of fire sprinkler contractors across the country.

Fire Displaces 380 UNC Chapel Hill Students

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, around 5:00 p.m., a fire began in Cobb Residence Hall, a dormitory at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Supervision 101

Thu, Nov 7, 2013

Although this fireground decision making is vitally important, most of your decisions will be made back at the firehouse, writes Carl Meyer.

Custom Hand Painted Firefighter Helmet Raffle to Raise Funds for Responder Stress Training

Wed, Nov 6, 2013

FoxFury Lighting Solutions has partnered with C4L & Associates and 1st Responder Treatment on a custom hand painted Reach For The Light firefighter helmet to bring awareness to responder stress.

Country Music Star Craig Morgan Joins Kidde and Fire Service Leaders to Promote Steps to Safety

Wed, Nov 6, 2013

Craig Morgan, country music star and former emergency medical technician, today introduced a national awareness campaign in partnership with Kidde Fire Safety and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to remind families to 'Be a Safety Hero' by following five simple home fire safety steps.

NC Firefighters Conduct Controlled Burn of Structures

Wed, Nov 6, 2013

On November 2, 2013, the Enfield (NC) Fire Department in Halifax County and other agencies conducted an controlled burn with two large, two-story frame dwellings with add on extensions.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Funds Can Help Firefighters

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Stress First Aid program can guide you and your firefighters on how to cope and survive even with these issues.

Grainger Provides Support and Tools to Help Meet Training Requirements

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

Grainger (NYSE: GWW) is offering support and tools to help customers meet December 1, 2013 training requirements for the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standard.

CSB Commends NFPA for Expedited Development of a Fuel Gas Standard

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) exceeded its recommended actions following the February 7, 2010, deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy electric plant.

Rethinking RECEO VS: Breaking Up with an Old Friend

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

RECEO VS was a great friend to the fire service during some tough times. But to move on and make firefighters safer, maybe it’s time we “stop seeing each other,” writes Eddie Buchanan.

Dealing with the Mentally Ill

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

The focus of this free training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation is obtaining time-critical information in short time frames during the chaos of any emergency scene.

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