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IFSI's Steve Williams Honored at St. Louis Firefighter's Ball

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Steve Williams, long-time field instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), was honored at the 7thAnnual St. Louis & Metropolitan Firefighters’ Appreciation Ball.

In Case You Missed It : September 2014 Fire Engineering Features

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

September's list of Web-exclusive features from Fire Engineering ran the gamut of topics, from firefighter behavioral health to a detailed report on an incident in Germany in which firefighters successfully made use of a smoke-blocking device.

City of Vancouver Chooses Scott Safety for NFPA 2013 Compliant SCBAs

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Scott Safety, a manufacturer of respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices, announced the successful completion of SCBA fleet replacement for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS).

VectorLearning Acquires eLearning Provider CentreLearn Solutions

Mon, Sep 29, 2014

VectorLearning, in the online education and training for a broad range of industries through its RedVector, TargetSolutions, and CiNet-RedVector brands industry, announced it has acquired Pennsylvania-based CentreLearn Solutions, a pioneer in online education for emergency responders.

New Grant Allows WPI to Advance Work Aimed at Safeguarding Firefighters

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

In a ceremony today at the Engine 33/Ladder 15 Firehouse in Boston's Back Bay, the Last Call Foundation announced that Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will receive its initial grant.

Traditions Training Drill: Reducing Visibility

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill which uses wax sheets to practice working in light smoke conditions.

Last Call Foundation Formed in Memory of Fallen Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Today marks the launch of the Last Call Foundation, a new organization that will support the Boston firefighting community through funding, education, and research.

Safety Testing of Ebola Vaccine Candidates Underway

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and is estimated to have caused 2,473 infections and more than 1,400 suspected and confirmed deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone since March 2014, when the outbreak was first reported.

Change is ACTION

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

David Griffin asks, "How can my organization perform a similar assessment and then take the appropriate action to create a cultural change with the use of learning?"

Detroit (MI) Fire Department Orders 10 Smeal Custom Pumpers

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. received an order for 10 custom pumpers from the Detroit Fire Department, Michigan.

The SPRECTRUM Model of Organizational Change, Part Two

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

As a fire service leader, one of the most important studies you can undertake is the exploration of organizational change, writes Mark Wallace.

Humpday Hangout: Firefighting Coast to Coast

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

So what are the real differences between East Coast and West Coast firefighting? In this week's Humpday Hangout, hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to guests Anthony Avillo of California and Anthony Kastros of New Jersey on some of the differences in firefighter operations in their two locales.

Update on Fatal Reading (PA) Off-Campus Housing Fire

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Ed Comeau shares an update on a fire in Reading, Pennsylvania, that claimed the life of Matt Rein, an Albright College sophomore.

New "Passport to Fire Safety" Program to Help Protect U.S. Students Studying Abroad

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

A new program will help ensure the thousands of U.S. college students studying abroad this year to remain safer from fire.

Construction Concerns: Hazard Communication in Construction

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Gregory Havel discusses the importance of record keeping by building owners and managers, which can provide valuable information to first responders in the event of a fire, explosion, or structural collapse.

You Really Want To be In Command? SERIOUSLY!?

Fri, Sep 19, 2014

When things go wrong on the fire or fire training ground, it can be life altering, writes Billy Goldfeder.

FEMA Announces Fire Arson & Explosion Investigation Position

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. T

VIPs Tour PPES Guardian Prior to Shipment to Republic of Indonesia

Wed, Sep 17, 2014

With the Guardian Safety and Survival Training System Simulator ready for shipment overseas, PPES held a VIP demonstration on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the company's new manufacturing facility in Atglen, PA.

My "Top 10" List, Part 2

Wed, Sep 17, 2014

East Manatee (FL) Fire Rescue Training/Safety Officer Tim Hyden gives you the "Top 10" ways to better answer the call.

My "Top 10" List

Wed, Sep 17, 2014

East Manatee (FL) Fire Rescue Training/Safety Officer Tim Hyden gives you the "Top 10" ways to better answer the call.

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September 2014
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