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The Violent Confrontation

Jeremy Jones provides some info for firefighters on prevailing in a violent situation and training to deal with possible violence.

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BOW Building Protected by Spectrex SharpEye 20/20MI Detectors

Since 2007, Spectrex has been involved in fire protecting the new EnCana headquarters: The BOW building in downtown C...

1944 Hartford Circus Fire: Tent Burned “Like Tissue Paper”

Seventy years ago this month, on July 6, 1944, the Hartford (CT) Circus Fire occurred when a tent, waterproofed with ...

Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Today the US Chemical Safety Board released its final report, safety recommendations and accompanying safety video in...

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings into Freedom Industries Investigation

In an update on the investigation into the chemical storage tank leak that contaminated the drinking water of up to 3...

Tactical Safety: A High Level of Risk

Why do fire departments resist change? Ray McCormack on new ideas and leaders who aren't focused on proficient f...

Understanding "Nothing Showing"

Some very notable individuals and organizations have voiced opinions relating to the effectiveness and consequences o...

Pigeon Mountain Industries Unveils PMI Extreme Pro

Pigeon Mountain Industries (PMI) introduces the new PMI Extreme Pro static rope.

FCC: 911 Calls in D.C. Lack Accurate Caller Location Information

New data obtained from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)...

California Fire Marshal Hoover Earns ICC, IAFC 2014 Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award

California Fire Marshal Tonya L. Hoover will be honored with the 2014 Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award for he...

Firefighters Rescue Wheelchair-Bound Man From Tulsa House Fire

Firefighters rescued a wheelchair-bound Tulsa man, trapped in his burning home. It happened Wednesday afternoon in a ...

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UL Fire Safety Journal 1

In Underwriter Laboratories' Fire Safety Journal series you can learn more about the impact that new materials, construction techniqes and emerging technologies have on Fire Safety today.

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FIRE DYNAMICS

Akron (OH) Police and Firefighters Investigate Suspected Arson

Police and firefighters are investigating the link between a domestic fight and a suspected arson at the same apartment two days later.

Training Days

DHS Teams Up With NASA to Find Heartbeats in Rubble

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will demonstrate the latest prototype of the Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER)--a radar technology device designed to detect heartbeats of victims trapped in wreckage.

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Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experience and knowledge with other firefighters from around the nation and world.

Drills

Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

Firefighter Training Drill: Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS)

This drill focuses on a particular tactic that involves venting a room or area of a dwelling, entering the search area, and performing a search of that specific area.

Simulations

Training EMTs for "Real-Life" Responses

Emergency medical tech- nicians (EMTs) are assaulted every week.

Live Burns

FDIC 2014 Preview: Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Greg Fisher, who heads the annual live burning training at FDIC, discusses safety and other considerations to live burns in acquired structures.

Props

Firefighter Training Prop: Smooth Bump/Bump to the Pump

Firefighters from Spotsylvania County (VA) Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management have created a training tool to remind students how to use a hose coupling to find their way when disoriented.

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BOW Building Protected by Spectrex SharpEye 20/20MI Detectors

Since 2007, Spectrex has been involved in fire protecting the new EnCana headquarters: The BOW building in downtown Calgary, Canada.

ISFSI

ISFSI to Unveil New Training Program 'Principles of Modern Fire Attack'

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is releasing a training program soon, "Principles of Modern Fire Attack," that aims to incorporate many of the findings of modern fire dynamics research.

Firefighters Support Foundation

 Marcus Wynne, the world's foremost training designer for high-stress occupations, discusses neural-based learning for firefighters.

Firefighter Training: Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) newest training program is now available. Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters is a unique program, detailing for the first time several techniques based on advanced in neuroscience that can immediately enhance a fire fighters performance under extreme stress.

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