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Firefighter Training Drill: The "Outboard" Forcible Entry Saw

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

D.C. Fire Captain Danny Troxell shares a drill that describes converting a rotary saw blade to the outboard side of the saw, making them more useful for forcible entry situations.

Harvey Eisner, Editor Emeritus of Firehouse, Dies

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Eisner started his career at Firehouse in 1976 as a photographer and worked his way up to editor in chief in 1982.

SKIDCAR System Inc Receives 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

SKIDCAR System, Inc. company President, Dane Pitarresi, was proud to receive the 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International.

Humpday Hangout: Firefighter Training and Ebola

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

On today's Humpday Hangout chat, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Fire Rescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Danny Sheridan of the FDNY and North Charleston's Matt McDowell about training.

ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity today at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea.

Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

New SafEye 950/960 Toxic Gas Detectors

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Spectrex, Inc. has released the newest additions to the SafEye Open Path Gas Detector range.

Crash Kills Missouri Fire Chief Heading to Fire

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

A Missouri fire chief on his way to a fire call was killed in a crash Monday.

Ebola Crisis in Spain Demonstrates the Need for Professional Crisis Management

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Spain-based fire service instructor George Potter reviews that country's response to its Ebola cases and reviews some lessons learned for emergency responders to the crisis.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Fire Dynamics The A, B, C, D and K's of Fire

Sat, Oct 18, 2014

SKIDCAR System, Inc. Receives the 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International

Sat, Oct 18, 2014

SKIDCAR System, Inc. company President, Dane Pitarresi, was proud to receive the 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International.

Tagline Searchline Essentials

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training drill focusing on the importance of maintaining your tagline or searchline during search operations.

New Book Features Fireground Photos of North Carolina Firefighters

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

A new fire photography features shots of Nash County (NC) firefighters and rescue personnel, EMS members, forestry service and other emergency personnel, including the 911 center, fire marshals, and training personnel.

Are Fire/EMS Responders Ready for Ebola? IAFF Raises Concerns

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

When Thomas Eric Duncan got sick his family dialed 911. Fire/EMS were first on the scene and took him to the hospital. If Ebola spreads, this scenario will be repeated over and over. Firefighter/paramedics must be ready.

Golden State Fire Apparatus Expands to New Location, Adding In-House Customer Support Capabilities

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Golden State Fire Apparatus, celebrating its 25th Anniversary in October 2014, today announced a move to new offices and service center facilities located at 7400 Reese Road in Sacramento beginning on January 8, 2015.

Houston Firefighters Have Ebola Protective Gear, Lack Training

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Despite Houston's mayor and medical director said the city was prepared for Ebola, some of the city's first responders said they don't have the training needed.

IAFF Urges Obama to Ensure FireFighter/Paramedics Responding to Ebola Have Proper Training and Equipment

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and other fire service organizations have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asking for the agency's commitment to ensuring firefighters and EMS personnel have sufficient training and resources to respond to suspected cases of Ebola.

Should You Implement a Health and Wellness Program?

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Injuries will happen within the fire service. However, it is very clear that exercise does provide savings, writes John Hofman.

Four Rescued After CT Trench Collapse

Wed, Oct 15, 2014

The men were rescued on Tuesday after being nearly buried following a trench collapsed on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University.

NVFC and Columbia Southern University Announce Winners of the 2014 Scholarships

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 NVFC-CSU Scholarships: Joseph Ondrasek, Jr. and Marc Veilleux. 

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