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Lt. Gregory Pickard's widow accepts Ray Downey Courage and Valor award at FDIC

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department (BFD), who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter in a fire in a social hall, was named the recipient of the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award at the Opening Ceremony of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis in April. Lt. Pickard was part of the rapid intervention team.


Mon, Jun 23, 2014

We are learning new concepts related to initial fire operations because of the Underwriters Laboratories and National Institute of Standards and Technology studies.

Tips for Laying the First Line Efficiently

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

The basics are typically ignored when training at the firehouse.

Effective Teaching Strategies

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

I have served as an officer in the fire service for five years.

Names in the News

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

DAVE BLETSCHER, a second-generation firefighter and captain with the Gifford (IL) Fire Protection District (GFPD), received a Special Service Award for his "Extraordinary Commitment to Fire Service Training" as an FDIC volunteer staff member at the 2014 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Hannay Reels' ECR1600 CABLE REEL offers a live connection of power cable for direct wiring to a collector ring assembly with an electric rewind and switch and solenoid.

Training EMTs for "Real-Life" Responses

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Emergency medical tech- nicians (EMTs) are assaulted every week.

Ethanol Safety Seminars Scheduled for Two Tennessee Cities

Sat, Jun 21, 2014

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), in partnership with the Knoxville & Holston River Railroad and Nashville & Western Railroad, will host two Ethanol Safety Seminars in Tennessee.

Vehicle Extrication Techniques Training Book and App Released by Holmatro

Sat, Jun 21, 2014

Holmatro introduces a brand new 256-page Vehicle Extrication Techniques training book. Written by our own Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar, the book promotes a safe, methodical and casualty centered approach to the extrication of persons following road traffic accidents.

Focus on Safety, Health, and Training All Year

Sat, Jun 21, 2014

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week may be coming to an end, but your initiatives to improve the safety, health, and training of personnel should continue every day.

CentreLearn Volunteers at Can-Am Police-Fire Games Inbox

Sat, Jun 21, 2014

CentreLearn Solutions, LLC, a provider of online continuing education for EMS and Fire-Rescue personnel through its online training system, is a sponsor for the rapidly approaching 2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games.

Train Like You Fight Is a Theme

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Training like you fight shouldn't be merely a slogan for one week, but rather should be the focus of fire departments all year long, writes Ray McCormack.

Safety and Health Week: Firefighter Behavioral Health

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Because of the nature of our work, we are at high risk, physically and mentally. Mark Lamplugh on firefighter behavioral health.

Safety and Health Week: Firefighters and Cancer

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

What is the toughest battle you have faced in the fire service? Mike Dubron says it might not be one you've given much thought to, and that needs to change.

Mulligan Security Accredited by FDNY to Offer Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Training Class

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Mulligan Security (, a New York City-based provider of security services in New York and New Jersey, is pleased to announce it has been accredited by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to provide the training curriculum for the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Director Program and is now also accredited as a certified Emergency Action Plan School. 

Simulation Training: Decision-Making Aid

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Computer simulations can help incident commanders to make life-and-death decisions rapidly on the fireground, regardless of real-world experience.

Safety and Health Week Chat

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

It's International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week. Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks to Frank Ricci, Mike Gagliano, Steve Kerber of UL, and Allen Rom of Fire-Dex.

Safety and Health Week: The Safety Officer

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

The safety officer, or anyone designated to fill this role on the fireground, has a lot more to consider on the fireground than a single company officer, or even the incident commander (IC) himself.

Winners Announced in ATS/NVFC Training Giveaway

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Action Training Systems (ATS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the 50 winners of the 2014 ATS/NVFC $250K Training Giveaway.

Quick Drills for the Chief Officer

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

One of the most important responsibilities a chief officer has is ensuring their personnel are properly trained for any type of emergency they may be faced with.

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