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Phoenix (AZ) Radio Systems will be Unified

Mon, Sep 2, 2013

An East Valley emergency radio network will spend $1.8 million to mesh its fire communications with those used in Phoenix and other parts of the Valley and address long-standing complaints from firefighters who felt the competing systems compromised their safety.

Suffolk Council has Vision

Sun, Sep 1, 2013

In recent months several UK Fire & Rescue services have achieved groundbreaking progress towards the broader acceptance and adoption of automatic fire sprinklers (AFS) as the most effective defence of life and property from fire and BAFSA would like to applaud all of them for their efforts and successes.

The 20th Annual United Fire Firefighter of the Year Award

Sat, Aug 31, 2013

Local Students Featured in NYS Scholarship Video

Sat, Aug 31, 2013

The New York Propane Gas Association has been offering scholarships to colleges across the state since 2010, and has spent hundred of thousands of dollars helping students in fire science and HVAC programs to become fully trained technicians and safety professionals with a sound understanding of propane to support an increased in the industry.

CommandScope Pre-Plan Technology Changing the Nature of First Response

Sat, Aug 31, 2013

Fort Shelby is adopting RealView, LLC's CommandScopeTM Pre-Plan technology to help protect the guests, staff and property, but also to ease the burden for Detroit's first responders.

The Job: Getting the Safety Message Out

Fri, Aug 30, 2013

In this week's installment of "The Job," Frank Ricci shares some ideas about various alternative ways of communicating in the station.

Boone County (MO) Reduces Response Times with NowForce Mobile Technology

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Boone County (MO) Fire Protection District (BCFPD) announced that it has recently begun utilizing new mobile technology that locates and dispatches its volunteer firefighters and EMTs to nearby incidents in order to reduce response times.

Attunda Fire & Rescue Service Chooses RescueSim

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

The Attunda Fire & Rescue Service has chosen RescueSim for its incident management and emergency response training.

Campus Firewatch Provides Resources for Campus Fire Safety Month

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Ed Comeau of Campus Firewatch shares some resources that may be helpful as schools and communities are getting ready for Campus Fire Safety Month.

Fire Smoke Dangerous for Arson Investigators

Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Biologic hazards may come from human and/or animal bodies, poisonous plants, bugs and animal bites. These hazards can usually be mitigated by the effective use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Safe Building Codes Incentive Act: Worth a Pound of Cure

Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Pending legislation in both the House and the Senate titled the Safe Building Code Incentive Act would offer incentives to states for adopting and enforcing model building codes.

New House Fire Hazard: Exploding Attic Stairs

Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Jerry Knapp and Chris Kear discuss a new threat to firefighter safety in residential fires.

Carmel (IN) Fire Department Received Accredited Agency Status

Tue, Aug 27, 2013

The Carmel (IN) Fire Department (CFD) received Accredited Agency Status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) during the Fire Rescue International Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Firefighters Injured Battling North Bergen (NJ) Dwelling Fire

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

Four firefighters were sent to the hospital and numerous others treated at the scene for smoke and heat related problems when fire tore through a North Bergen, New Jersey, two-story dwelling on August 26.

DEUS Announces CSA Certification

Sun, Aug 25, 2013

DEUS Rescue, a premier provider of innovative rescue and safety solutions for individuals at height, today announced it has achieved CSA certification for its controlled descent devices.

IAFF General President Vows to Protect Firefighters' Safety as they Face New Threats and Hostile Politicians

Fri, Aug 23, 2013

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger vowed to continue protecting career firefighters on the job amid one of the most dangerous years for the fire service and as many elected officials are putting politics ahead of public safety.

Overtime Policy Changes for Topeka (KS) Firefighters

Thu, Aug 22, 2013

As of November 9, Topeka (KS) Fire Department top officials, including battalion chiefs and shift commanders, will no longer receive overtime pay.

D.C. Firefighter Files Assault Report Against Chief

Wed, Aug 21, 2013

A D.C. firefighter filed a police complaint accusing Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe of assault, pointing to an encounter last week when the chief showed up on the scene of an ambulance fire and grabbed the man's cell phone from his hand.

First Responders Can Now Quickly Prioritize and Act on Dangerous Substances

Wed, Aug 21, 2013

Military and civilian first responders who use handheld instruments to identify unknown chemicals, explosives, and toxic materials can enhance their capability with a new software upgrade for Thermo Scientific FirstDefender RM and FirstDefender RMX handheld analyzers.

A View from the Safety Officer's Seat: Fire Smoke and Safety

Wed, Aug 21, 2013

Troy Clements discusses how fire smoke awareness has changed operations in his department, including overhaul, and some methods to help limit your firefighters' exposure to toxic environments.

Emergency CallWorks Demonstrates Hostable, Single Software Platform for Next Generation 9-1-1 Call Management

Tue, Aug 20, 2013

Emergency CallWorks Inc., a provider of Next Generation 9-1-1 and emergency incident management software for the public safety industry, announced today that the company is showing the new release of its natively integrated software platform for call management, mapping, computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and decision support during the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) annual conference and exposition being held this week in Anaheim, California.

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