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Drill: New Architecture = New Tactics

Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Scott Kraut offers this new Traditions Training dill focusing on one tactical challenge found in a hybrid of the Texas Doughnut and the Podium construction architecture.

NAFA's FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First into Winter Weather

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

On the morning of November 19, the citizens of Buffalo, New York woke to find their region had been hit with snow piled taller than most human beings.

Honeywell and UL Team Up to Launch the 2015 FDIC Scholarship Program

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Honeywell (NYSE:HON), in personal fire protective equipment industry, and UL, whose Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths in the fire service, announced today they are teaming up to provide financial support for 25 firefighters from across North America to attend the 2015 FDIC trade show.

Hoseline Hangout: Bill Gustin and Company on Engine Company Operations

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

In this chat sponsored by Key Hose, Bobby Halton and Bill Gustin talks to Darryl Liggins, Clark Lampling, Dan Shaw, and Jason Hoevelmann about engine company operations.

Nash and Edgecombe County (NC) Firefighters Battle Mobile Home Fire

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Shortly before 10 p.m. on November 17, 2014, Nash County and Edgecombe County (NC) 911 Centers were receiving calls for a mobile home fire.

The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 17: Planning That Drill

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

It imperative that the drills be well thought-out, planned, and coordinated to deliver the maximum impact and to keep our members motivated to continue attending training sessions, writes Thomas A. Merrill.

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Share Christmas Tree Safety PSA

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada (PFFN) recently shared a public service announcement on Christmas Tree Safety produced this year.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Petroleum Crude Oil Railroad Safety Procedures

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, this one explains the proper safety procedures for working on and around rail tank cars and associated equipment at the scene of a crude oil rail incident.

Public Safety Orgs React to Secret Carrier Deal on 911 Location

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

More than a dozen of the nation's leading public safety advocates and organizations reacted with anger and alternative approaches to a carrier-backed proposal announced on Friday that would replace the FCC's proposed public safety rules for wireless 911 location accuracy with a "best efforts" approach that delays implementation and weakens or eliminates many of the safety requirements of the FCC's proposed rules.

Grosse Pointe Farms (MI) Fire Goes to Three Alarms

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

At about 2240 hours on Friday, November 14, 2014, Grosse Pointe Farms (MI) Public Safety was dispatched to smoke in a house at 40 Lee Gate Lane & Grosse Pointe Blvd.

Tailboard Talk: Connecting the Dots

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Always remember, every one of us is a student and a teacher. As teachers, we must teach all those around us the why, writes Dane Carley and Craig Nelson.

FCIA Releases Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual

Sun, Nov 16, 2014

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is dedicated to the education and promotion of the importance of Life Safety Firestop Systems and Effective Compartmentation to interested parties all over the world. The first step to widespread implementation begins with the education of the specialized Firestop Containment Workers performing this work.

RescueSim User Conference Gathers Safety Professionals from Around the Globe

Sat, Nov 15, 2014

The RescueSim User Conference 2014 saw a successful gathering of industry, defence and emergency response professionals from around the globe engaging in animated group discussions, interactive workshops and best practice presentations during a packed day programme.  

In Case You Missed It: Major Fire Stories This Week

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Among other stories, the city of Baltimore lost a veteran fire safety officer and five people were killed in a house fire in New Orleans.

Navy Investigators Cite Complacency in Submarine Fire

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The Navy's response to a fire that crippled a nuclear submarine at a shipyard showed that it had become complacent about safety and put too much faith in land-based firefighters who had never trained to battle such a blaze, Navy investigators concluded,

Registration for IFSI Winter Fire School Now Available Online

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) is now taking enrollments for its annual Winter Fire School. The annual school will held at IFSI’s Champaign campus on January 24-25, 2015.

What Would You Do? Fire in an Old Auto Repair Garage

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Skip Coleman provides a new training scenario on response to a fire in an older ordinary constructed auto repair garage.

NASFM Launches Online Training Program to Help Identify Causes of Fatal Fires

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has launched a free, online training program for the fire service, "Understanding Your Role in Fire Incident Data," available at NASFM's training portal.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Petroleum Crude Oil Principles of Successful Incident Management

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, this one explains the key principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Unified Command as they relate to the successful management of a crude oil transportation incident.

SafetyPAD Launches Full-Featured Android Solution to Market

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of software products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, announced today the launch of a full-featured electronic patient care reporting platform for Android devices.

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