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Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

New SafEye 950/960 Toxic Gas Detectors

Spectrex, Inc. has released the newest additions to the SafEye Open Path Gas Detector range.

Crash Kills Missouri Fire Chief Heading to Fire

A Missouri fire chief on his way to a fire call was killed in a crash Monday.

Four Rescued After CT Trench Collapse

The men were rescued on Tuesday after being nearly buried following a trench collapsed on the campus of Southern Conn...

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

In collaboration with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the Fire Safety Directors Association of Greater N...

Mississippi Firefighter Loses Position After Marrying Colleague's Niece

A Columbus (MS) firefighter lost his job because he married a family member of another firefighter, thereby violating...

PHMSA Announces Best Practices for Crude Oil Rail Transportation Emergency Response Operations

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administ...

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Recommends Critical Safety Improvements to ERG

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Gui...

Americans Know More About Snack Cakes than Smoke Alarms, Survey Says

According to a survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety, nearly five times as many Americ...

PF Distribution Center Offers Budget-Minded PowerFlare Packages

Budget PowerFlare Packaging Solutions are designed for maximum value, accommodating your safety needs.

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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 Department, Sprinkler Organization Help Fire Science Club with 'Burn Box'

The University of New Haven Fire Science Club partnered with the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition and West Haven Fire Department in an experiment to show the effects of the positive effects a sprinkler system would have in a residential fire application.

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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: The "Outboard" Forcible Entry Saw

D.C. Fire Captain Danny Troxell shares a drill that describes converting a rotary saw blade to the outboard side of the saw, making them more useful for forcible entry situations.

Simulations

VIPs Tour PPES Guardian Prior to Shipment to Republic of Indonesia

With the Guardian Safety and Survival Training System Simulator ready for shipment overseas, PPES held a VIP demonstration on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the company's new manufacturing facility in Atglen, PA.

Fire Instructor Development

NVFC and Columbia Southern University Announce Winners of the 2014 Scholarships

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. 

Live Burns

Tactical Safety: Back to the Future

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.

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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Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

ISFSI

ISFSI Gets AFG Grant to Develop Training on Modern Fire Research

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) announces that they are the recipients of a 2014 Department of Homeland Security AFG grant to develop and deliver curriculum using the modern fire behavior research of the last two years.

Firefighters Support Foundation

Two New Training Programs on Active Shooter Response

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) two newest training programs are now available. Active Shooter: Rapid Response and Treatment Model, Operational Detail is a follow-on to last year's introductory Active Shooter Response: The Rapid Response & Treatment Model.

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September 2014
Volume 167, Issue 9
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