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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 ...

Man Hurt in Indianapolis Float Fire

One man was slightly hurt after a fire occurred Tuesday while working on a float for the upcoming Indianapolis 500 Fe...

Halo Smart Labs Alerts Users to Fires, Tornadoes, and Other Hazards

Consumers will be able to buy Halo and Halo WX for their own homes beginning on May 13, 2015.

NVFC Announces Arson Awareness Week 2015

Firefighters Flee Insolvent California City

A report on the blog inlandpolitics.com says firefighters and police are leaving the California city of San Bernardin...

Fire and EMS Responses to Violent Incidents: Tactical Considerations

Although planning for large-scale civil disturbances is primarily a responsibility of law enforcement, it is vital fo...

One NASCAR Crew Member Remains Hospitalized After Pit Fire

NASCAR plans to review the circumstances surrounding a pit fire that injured three pit crew members during Friday nig...

CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting fro...

Pennsylvania Fire Police Lieutenant Dies After Collapsing

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

High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods

Most cities' high-rise standard operating procedures/guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) were written decades ago when these build...

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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

SuperVacFans Provide FDIC Recap

They attended UL's presentation on the preliminary results of the latest PPV studies.

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 experience and knowledge with other firefighters from around the nation and world.

Drills

Throw Back to Basics: Forcible Entry: Inward-Swinging Door

Forcible entry is a task that can make or break a fireground. Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on one of our foundational skills.

Simulations

Visit the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator Showcase at Interschutz 2015

Once every five years the acclaimed Interschutz Expo comes back to town and for the 2015 edition we would like to cordially invite you to join us at our exhibition stand for a firsthand demonstration of the RescueSim Incident Command Simulator.  The simulator will be demonstrated at the stand of our German partner MDAI (Hall 012, stand nr. A02) during the Interschutz from 8-13 June 2015 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany.

Fire Instructor Development

Training Minutes: Chain Removal for One Firefighter

Ric Jorge and Donny Stefani discuss the "Treasure Coast Tensioner," a technique that allows a single firefighter to rapidly remove a link in a chain to gain access.

Live Burns

Investigators Examining Training Issues in Hartford (CT)

Investigators are digging into training reports that show Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell, who died in a fire last October, had not participated in live fire training in more than a year and a half. The state requires every firefighter to participate in a drill or be called out to at least one live fire every year

Props

Spike the Jamb

Practice at and become efficient in the “Spike the Jamb” forcible entry technique, and I can guarantee it will be your go-to move when forcing an inward swinging door with a wooden jamb, writes Carl Meyer.

SOPs/SOGs

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. While there are more than 21 million college students in the U.S., unfortunately many of them are living in housing lacking fire sprinklers, smoke detectors and other critical fire safety protections.

ISFSI

Humpday Hangout: The ISFSI and Firefighter Training

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks firefighter training with Steve Pegram and Chad Hoefle of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI).

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 ammunition.

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