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Xtralis VESDA-E VEA Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014.

Fire Service CSI

It is imperative that fire service students take advantage of learning opportunities to improve personal and organizational readiness for future in...

CSB Releases Draft Investigation Report into 2009 Explosion and Fire at Caribbean Petroleum

Thirty Minutes for Life

Most companies should be able to create a 30-minute time slot into which ideas and policies critical to firefighter safety and survival may be disc...

908 Devices Gets $11.5M to Create New Device with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency

This contract fuels development of advanced GC-HPMS devices, providing broader chemical detection capability for military personnel.

EMS Compass Announces Town Hall Format June Webinar Series

EMS Compass, a national initiative to improve systems of care though meaningful performance measurement, will host a series of webinars June 15-18,...

A Duty to Respond: Translating Your Fire Safety Message to a Multicultural Community

We all have our reasons for being firefighters. Whether it is fulfillment of a lifelong dream or ambition, the inherent need to help people, or the...

Tulsa Fire Department's Bowstring Truss ID System

This Oklahoma department implemented a program that provides initial responders with critical information-about the presence of bowstring truss con...

Utility Response: What You Can Expect from Your Utility and What You Should Expect

Knowing you will arrive before the utility company in many cases should stress the importance of educating yourself in the hazards, the safety prec...

Ignite Fire Safety Awareness at U.S. Colleges

May is when families across the U.S. begin planning for their college-age children’s fall semester and either on- or off-campus housing needs. Whil...

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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

Construction Concerns: Fuels and Fire Behavior

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the different ways and definitions of how temperature is measured and how it applies to fire behavior.

Roundtable

Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experienc...

Drills

Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

Douglas J. Mitchell Jr. offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than ...

Simulations

What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

Fire Instructor Development

Throw Back to Basics: Catching a Hydrant

This week's firefighting basics training bulletin from Brian Zaitz focuses on an activity that may not always be given much thought: catching the h...

Live Burns

McHenry (IL) Fire Protection District Firefighters Conduct Live-Fire Training

Fire photographer Tim Olk recently captured some photos of firefighters with the McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District conducting live-fir...

Props

Lockport (NY) Firefighters Pursue Training Center

Firefighters with the city of Lockport, New York, have gotten approval to install a new fire training center in a former restaurant, according to a...

ISFSI

Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior

There are some in the fire service today who speak about and write about how we should change. About what we should change.

Firefighters Support Foundation

Video on Effects of Fire on Stored Ammunition

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) has produced a free 30-minute video showing the effects of fire on stored ammuniti...

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