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One NASCAR Crew Member Remains Hospitalized After Pit Fire

Sun, Apr 26, 2015

NASCAR plans to review the circumstances surrounding a pit fire that injured three pit crew members during Friday night's Xfinity Seriesrace at Richmond International Raceway

Allied Specialty Vehicles Announces Exclusive Partnership with Westport for Natural Gas Alternative Fuel System

Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, today announced an exclusive partnership with Westport, a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies. 

Rochester (MN) Firefighters Learning How to Rescue Their Own

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Every now and then firefighters practice scenarios they hope to never use, and on Wednesday crews in Rochester got some hands on drills.

CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion.  

 

TargetSolutions and VCOS Renew Partnership to Deliver 2015 Training Officer Recognition Award

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

TargetSolutions, a provider of online training and recordkeeping tools for public safety agencies, is excited to announce it is teaming up again with the IAFC's Volunteer & Combination Officers Section for the 2015 Training Officer Recognition Award.

Mobile Welcomes New Firefighter Recruits

Mon, Apr 20, 2015

For the first time since 2013, the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department appears poised to add new firefighters to its ranks

FDIC 2015: How Firefighters Learn: How Fire Instructors Should Teach Them.

Mon, Apr 20, 2015

FDIC 2015, Monday, April 20, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 236-237

“Everything--from firefighter safety to the support of the public (our customer and our source of funding)--rides on the capability of firefighter to perform when the customer calls.”  Evidence-based instruction and supervision methods are used to improve firefighter performance, our service to our community, and the morale among our members.

Pennsylvania Fire Police Lieutenant Dies After Collapsing

Mon, Apr 20, 2015

A 71-year-old fire police lieutenant died after collapsing in Pennsylvania.

Austin Firefighters Training with Rescue Robots

Sun, Apr 19, 2015

First Responders Offered Autism Awareness Training

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Institute for Behavioral Training partner to present trainings nationwide to teach emergency personnel how to interact with and respond to individuals with autism.

BullEx Unveils New RACE Station at 2015 FDIC International

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Visitors to this year’s Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC), taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 23-25, will be the first to see BullEx’s latest training tool – the RACE Station.

High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Most cities' high-rise standard operating procedures/guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) were written decades ago when these buildings were much different than they are today and the understanding of the involved firefighting dynamics was limited.

Shift Day: a 24-Hour Extended Training Day

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

April 24, 2012, started out just like any other shift. We prepared our gear, checked off our trucks, and contemplated what the day would have in store for us.

Knowledge and Experience: Becoming the Senior Firefighter

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Every day on fire apparatus across this country, senior firefighters are relied on for decision making during incidents. As company officers, apparatus operators, and firefighters, we depend on that experience and decision making to keep us safe.

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Thu, Apr 16, 2015

On-the-Job Training

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

With AN influx of probationary firefighters on the job, remember that these "probies" might not have all the knowledge we think they do about some common tasks.

"Walking" for Safety in Fire Structures

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

In the academy, we learn early that we will spend little time on our feet inside the fire, that to improve visibility, stay out of heat, and so on, we need to get low, stay low, and move low. But with this important, almost obvious, concept often comes one of our first bad habits: moving on our hands and knees.

Developing and Implementing a Field Training Officer Program

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

As generations of firefighters retire from the fire service, their experience goes with them. What can we do to retain some of that wisdom that only comes from years of experience fighting fires?

The Tactical Gap

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

In "The American Fire Service Leadership Pandemic" (Fire Engineering, April 2014, http://bit.ly/1lm6Kyq), the vast crevasse between the need for outstanding leadership in our esteemed profession and our lackluster efforts to meet that need was the focus. Factors contributing to this crevasse include mass attrition, greater public scrutiny and liability, reduced budgets, changes in building construction and fire behavior, and our lack of sophisticated leadership development.

Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Jobs in the fire and emergency services are demanding both physically and mentally. There is wide agreement that these personnel need to have high levels of wellness and fitness so they are ready to respond at a moment's notice to the wide range of fire, rescue, and emergency medical calls that transpire daily.

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