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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. 

FE Talk: Sexual Harassment in the Fire Service

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks to Baltimore County (MD) Captain and incoming i-Women President Angela Hughes and John and Beth Murphy about sexual harassment, assault, and violence in the fire service.

Washington Resident's Quick Action Helps Slow Fire Spread

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

The simple closing of a door may have significantly impacted a recent fire in Washington state that injured a firefighter and civilian.

Tactical Safety: Back to the Future

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Those who clamor for early adoption of new firefighting tactics have to realize that people's lives will hang in the balance and not every test burn will end up successful, Ray McCormack writes.

9/11 World Trade Center Display Case Dedicated at New York City Fire Museum

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

In collaboration with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the Fire Safety Directors Association of Greater New York (FSDA) dedicated a display case at the City Fire Museum on October 9, 2014 in honor of the six World Trade Center (WTC) Fire Safety Directors, seven floor fire wardens, and concerned citizens who perished on September 11, 2001.

USFA Coffee Break Training: A Screening Method for Juveniles Involved in Firesetting

Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, this one on a screening method for juveniles who are involved in setting fires.

Training Bulletin: Alley Firefighting

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Alex Langbell reviews some considerations to responding to residential alley fires to help keep your firefighters and equipment safe.

Key in Knob Through-the-Lock

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department's Kyle Stephens offers this new Traditions Training drill that can be used to gain entry when time is not an issue.

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