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In Case You Missed It: Major Fire Stories This Week

Fri, Oct 31, 2014

This past week marked the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction on the New Jersey coast and elsewhere, where residents are still having trouble getting back on their feet.

Traditions Training Drill: Less Expensive Metal Cutting Props

Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Roger A. Steger Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill focusing on creating affordable rotary saws for firefighters.

Bull Products' Customized Fire Points Launched

Fri, Oct 31, 2014

The company has introduced a full customising service for fire points, enabling companies to select precisely what they require on a compact stand or mobile trolley.

In Case You Missed It: October 2014 Fire Engineering Features

Fri, Oct 31, 2014

October is Fire Prevention Month, but much of the attention was on the expanding Ebola crisis and its potential impact on both first responders and the public. Check out features that ran on Fire Engineering's Web site this month.

Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College are presenting "911 Recordings--To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Legal, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives."

New Orleans Firefighter Dies During Training

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

A veteran New Orleans (LA) firefighter died recently while training in New Mexico, according to a news report.

Professional Firefighters of Nevada Offer Lifesaving Tips for Halloween

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The Professional Firefighters of Nevada (PFFN) reminds the community to be safe this Halloween by offering some safety tips.

Kettlebell Training for Firefighters

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Dan Kerrigan offers this indepth look at the fitness benefits of adding Russian kettlebells to firefighter training programs.

Humpday Hangout: The ISFSI and Firefighter Training

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks firefighter training with Steve Pegram and Chad Hoefle of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI).

Jordan Bretey Wins AFSA's National Apprentice Competition

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Seven competitors competed for top honors at the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) 21st Annual National Apprentice Competition held October 1 in Orlando (FL). 

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating the attempt to rescue disoriented firefighters in a commercial occupancy.

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Partners with Project Paradigm

Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Youth across the country are taking a stand against America's #1 disaster threat: home fires. 

USFA Coffee Break Training: Writing a Syllabus

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

USFA Coffee Break Training: Refuse, Recycling and Laundry Chute Construction

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Teen Road To Safety Expands in California

Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Andrew Wunderlich realized the need to go beyond the basics taught in average driving schools as a rookie police officer when he was called to the scene of his first traffic collision. Two 16 year olds had been on their way back from a date when they were hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light. Both teenagers died; the drunk driver was unharmed. And one of the paramedics on the scene was the father of the young girl killed.

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.

Company/Association News

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

GLOBE, DUPONT, and the NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL (NVFC) announced the Cape Ferrelo Rural Fire Protection District (Brookings, Oregon) and the Stratton (CO) Volunteer Fire Department as the second round of winners in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

Product Showcase

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

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.

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