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IAFC Member Offers NTSB Ideas to Plan for the Safe Rail Transport of Crude Oil and Ethanol

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Assistant Chief Rick Edinger, vice chair of the IAFC's Hazardous Materials Committee, today testified at the National Transportation Safety Board forum, Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol.

Response Fire-Rescue Boat Delivered to South Carolina Fire Department

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

The Response FR-28 specifications were developed by Mount Pleasant Fire Department in South Carolina to improve firefighting and rescue capability in the coastal areas surrounding Mount Pleasant.

Globe and 3M Donate $20,000 to Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Globe Manufacturing Company kicked off its partnership with the Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund at FDIC 2014, the nation's largest firefighter training conference and exhibition held April 7-12 in Indianapolis.

Illinois City's First Female Firefighter Retires

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Twenty years ago, when Sue Vallejo became the first female firefighter/paramedic in the city of Rock Island, Illinois, she was prepared for some resentment.

Health Hazard Evaluation Report Demonstrates Importance of Wearing PPE During Training Exercises

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

A program from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) allows private sector employees and employers as well as federal, state, or local government workplaces concerned about a possible health hazard in a workplace to request a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE).

Professional Development for the Firefighter in 2014 and Beyond, Part 2

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

The essence of what it means to be a firefighter cannot fall by the wayside, writes John M. Buckman III.

Van Johnson Selected as First Recipient of $5,000 in Spartan Erv's '€Forged by Fire' Campaign

Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), debuted its "Forged by Fire" marketing campaign in January of this year to celebrate the firefighter and the many untold stories from the front line.

Attend the 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars Program

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Before 2,000 fire and emergency officials assemble together at the Washington Hilton for the Congressional Fire Services Institute's 26th annual dinner tradition May 1st, many of them will be spending their time in Washington, DC meeting with their members of Congress and attending the CFSI seminars program.

Application Period Opens for National Fire Academy Classes

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The application period for the first semester of National Fire Academy resident classes opens April 15. The application period closes June 15.

Air Bag Avoidance, Part 1: Air Bag Locations

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

In part 1 of this four-part series, Brock Archer examines the types of air bags responders will encounter and where they are located in vehicles.

I Knew You'd Come

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

David Griffin reflects on Bobby Halton's 2014 Opening Ceremony speech.

Fireground Safety Tips

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Thomas N. Warren asks "So, what can the average firefighter, operating daily in his fire company, do to operate safely and improve the NFPA death and injury numbers for 2014?"

FDIC 2014 Recap: BullEx Showcases New and Upcoming Products

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Visitors to BullEx’s inside booth received an exclusive preview of its digital hoseline trainer, which will be formally launched later this year.

FDIC 2014 Recap: Toyne Puts Brand, Apparatus on Display at FDIC 2014

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

The respected emergency vehicle manufacturer showcased its amplified brand and custom Toyne Tailored Apparatus at FDIC 2014.

Still Time to Apply for the Action Training Systems Training Giveaway

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Through the ATS/NVFC $250K Training Giveaway, eligible departments can apply for a training package that provides 20 department members with free access to Essentials of Fire Fighting online training for one year.

Pull-A-Part Hosting Jaws of Life Certification Training in Knoxville

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Tennessee firefighters and EMTs are required to be certified in vehicle extraction practices. According to Rick Herrell, Assistant Chief of the Rural Metro Fire Department, one of the biggest challenges in carrying out this training is finding a sufficient number of vehicles for trainees to practice on.

Coral Springs (FL) Teaches Safety to Kids with Safety Town Program

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

The city of Coral Springs, Florida, has established a program known as Safety Town to educate children on the basics of staying safe.

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Partners with NIST, FDNY for New Online Training Program

Tue, Apr 15, 2014

UL FSRI announced the release of "Scientific Research for the Development of More Effective Tactics"--a free online course that serves as a culmination of the full-scale field experiments performed on Governors Island by the Fire Department of New York, NIST, and UL.

iCERT Statement on Funding Principles to Support the Continued Evolution of 911 Services and Systems

Sat, Apr 12, 2014

The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) today announced the association's recently developed policy position on Funding Principles to Support the Continued Evolution of 911 Services and Systems.

Live-Stream Presentation by IFSI Director

Sat, Apr 12, 2014

Royal Mortenson, director for the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) will make a presentation on April 17 that will be live streamed.

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