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9/11 World Trade Center Display Case Dedicated at New York City Fire Museum

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

In collaboration with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the Fire Safety Directors Association of Greater New York (FSDA) dedicated a display case at the City Fire Museum on October 9, 2014 in honor of the six World Trade Center (WTC) Fire Safety Directors, seven floor fire wardens, and concerned citizens who perished on September 11, 2001.

USFA Coffee Break Training: A Screening Method for Juveniles Involved in Firesetting

Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, this one on a screening method for juveniles who are involved in setting fires.

Training Bulletin: Alley Firefighting

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Alex Langbell reviews some considerations to responding to residential alley fires to help keep your firefighters and equipment safe.

Key in Knob Through-the-Lock

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department's Kyle Stephens offers this new Traditions Training drill that can be used to gain entry when time is not an issue.

RescueSim Training Course Gets Official LASER Certification

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

The UK awarding body LASER has certified the RescueSim Virtual Incident Command training delivered by Peter Stanley Training.

John K. Murphy on Training Liability: Q & A

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

John K. Murphy, attorney and retired fire chief from Washington state, recently presented a free Webcast on training liability for fire departments. Read some of the questions he got from viewers and his responses.

Mississippi Firefighter Loses Position After Marrying Colleague's Niece

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

A Columbus (MS) firefighter lost his job because he married a family member of another firefighter, thereby violating the city's nepotism policy.

IFSI's Randy Schlichter Named Instructor of the Month

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base.  Randy Schlichter is IFSI's October Instructor of the Month.

NFPA Announces Second National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the second annual national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Wildfire Preparedness Day) is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015.

PHMSA Announces Best Practices for Crude Oil Rail Transportation Emergency Response Operations

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration and the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy, have been working to develop incident management "best practices" reference materials for emergency responders to prepare them to safely and effectively respond to crude oil transportation incidents.

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Recommends Critical Safety Improvements to ERG

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S. Department of Transportation for emergency responders to use when confronting chemical fires, explosions and releases of hazardous materials.

Humpday Hangout: What Are You Training On?

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Fire Rescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to members of the Traditions Training group.

Americans Know More About Snack Cakes than Smoke Alarms, Survey Says

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

According to a survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety, nearly five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie snack cake than the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm.

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighters Start Fire Prevention Week with Ceremonies

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The Chattanooga (TN) Fire Department held its annual Fire Prevention Week ceremonies Monday morning at the Fire Training Center and at the Fireman's Fountain next to the county courthouse.

Firefighter Determined to Make the U.S. Bobsled Team

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Lt. Scott Jackson of the Greenville Fire Department has known Casey Wickline for a while now, and Jackson used to do some landscaping, and Wickline used to help out.

CTS Partners with Real-Time Technology Group to Provide Advanced Identity Management

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), a provider of secure and hosted Identity Management solutions for secure operations and incident response, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with CTS Consolidated Telecom Services (CTS), a Woman Owned Small Business, to bring RTTG's award-winning Real-Time Verification (RTV) technology platform to CTS's Public Safety and commercial customers.

PF Distribution Center Offers Budget-Minded PowerFlare Packages

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Budget PowerFlare Packaging Solutions are designed for maximum value, accommodating your safety needs.

Metalwork Industry Protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

ELECMETAL and FITFLOW engineers selected the SharpEye 40/40L after evaluating several detector designs and recognized the versatility of the unique 40/40L UV/IR detector, to meet their wide range of challenges.

Emphasis Placed on Working Smoke Alarms During Fire Prevention Week

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

October 5-11 is Fire Prevention Week, and hopefully your department and Fire Corps team are using this opportunity to conduct fire prevention events and promote important fire prevention and life safety messages and information in your community.

Mississippi State University Fire Displaces More Than 150 Students

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

A candle started a fire of the third floor of the four-story Oak Hall dormitory, on the campus of Mississippi State University last night.

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