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Traditions Training Drill: Window Roll

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Chad Cox offers this Drill which allows a firefighter to make a more efficient entry through a window.

Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Jeff Simpson discusses the response tactics firefighters should employ when responding to these hazardous materials incidents.

Georgia Firefighters Fell More Than 40 Feet in Training Accident

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

A dozen or more investigators began combing through the malfunctioning Hall County fire truck that put three firefighters in the intensive care unit.

LSE and ESC Announce Launch of New MSc Training

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

LSE Health and the European Heart Academy (EHA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new, executive-style MSc aimed at professionals working in the field of cardiovascular sciences.

The Dangers of Hoarder Fires

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The dangers don't stop when the fire goes out, writes Ryan Pennington.

Continental Girbau Gear Washers and Dryers Qualify for AFG Grants

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Fire departments can soon apply for grants to purchase equipment needed to heighten firefighter safety, including Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) ExpressWash™ Washers and ExpressDry™ Gear Dryers.

Ladder Truck Incident at Training Facility Injures Three Georgia Firefighters

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Hall County fire officials said a ladder truck incident at the county's training center Tuesday afternoon has injured three firefighters

Create a Brand for Your Department

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Although it’s important that we meet our service delivery benchmarks, we need to think outside of the box and find ways to reach out to the community so we are more visible, writes Jacob McAfee.

Los Angeles to Hire 165 New Firefighters

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

With a new fire chief awaiting confirmation and thousands of expected applicants, the city of Los Angeles is beginning the process of hiring 165 new firefighters even as standards and procedures are being revamped to avoid the problems that have plagued the department in the past.

BOW Building Protected by Spectrex SharpEye 20/20MI Detectors

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Since 2007, Spectrex has been involved in fire protecting the new EnCana headquarters: The BOW building in downtown Calgary, Canada.

1944 Hartford Circus Fire: Tent Burned “Like Tissue Paper”

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Seventy years ago this month, on July 6, 1944, the Hartford (CT) Circus Fire occurred when a tent, waterproofed with paraffin and gasoline, ignited and was  rapidly consumed. In the ensuing panic, 168 people died, many of them children, and hundreds suffered injuries. Local firefighters also lost loved ones. See how Fire Engineering reported on the tragedy and the fire safety questions it raised.

Washington Wildfires Destroy about 100 Homes

Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call "Paterodise."

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.

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