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CSB Chief Calls for Regulatory Coverage of Reactive Chemicals After West (TX) Fertilizer Explosion and Fire

Tue, Aug 20, 2013

In a new video safety message, U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso calls for regulatory coverage of reactive chemicals following the massive ammonium nitrate explosion that killed at least 14 people and devastated the town of West, Texas, on April 17, 2013

Injured Indiana Firefighter Out of Coma

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

A firefighter who was seriously injured while battling an arson Friday was listed in stable condition.

Three Companies Achieve First Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) awarded three companies that successfully completed the beta test of the Residential Fire Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation.

David Ross, Toronto Fire Official and FDIC Associate Advisory Board Member, Passes Away

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

David Ross, a well-respected district chief with the Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Fire Department and former FDIC associate advisory board member, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 17.

Chief Rich Marinucci Receives Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

Richard A. Marinucci, CFO, was honored by receiving the Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award during the Center for Public Safety Excellence's 14th annual awards ceremony held during Fire-Rescue International in Chicago, Illinois.

Montclair State University Honored by The Princeton Review

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

The Princeton Review, an independent organization that gathers information about colleges throughout the nation and draws comparisons based off of their findings, has finished compiling their statistics for the 2014-2015 academic year. In the fire safety category, Montclair State University was among the 23 honor roll recipients, earning a perfect score.

Fire Smoke Coalition Offers Free Lifetime Membership

Sat, Aug 17, 2013

The Coalition takes hundreds of calls during any given week -- with many of you sharing great stories, significant change, challenges with change, new SOGs and much more.

National Association of State Fire Marshals Announces Election of New Directors

Fri, Aug 16, 2013

At its annual membership meeting in Indianapolis, August 7-9, the principal membership of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) elected by unanimous acclamation four State Fire Marshals to serve on the Board of Directors, announced NASFM President J. William Degnan, New Hampshire State Fire Marshal.

Scott Safety, Motorola Sign Product Interface Agreement

Fri, Aug 16, 2013

Scott Safety and Motorola Solutions today announced the two companies have signed a product development agreement, designed to enhance firefighter safety and accountability.

Firefighter Calls Mayday at Indianapolis (IN) Vacant Fire

Fri, Aug 16, 2013

A raging double-residence fire in Indianapolis, Indiana, caused one firefighter to call the Mayday because his mask was knocked from his face, causing the firefighter to suffer smoke inhalation.

Honeywell Donates Equipment to Aid in Calgary Rebuilding Efforts from Floods

Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced a donation of more than $50,000 in respiratory and protective safety gear to the city of High River, Alberta, Canada, to aid first responders, town workers and volunteers assisting in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by last month's heavy rains and continued flooding.

Wrightstyle Looks Back from Curfew to Modern US Fire Safety

Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Wrightstyle, in the UK steel glazing company, supplies its fire-rated systems internationally.  Jane Embury, the company’s marketing director, looks back on some tragic milestones that have shaped modern US fire and building regulations .

NJ Hazmat Team Honors RAE Systems for Hurricane Sandy Actions

Wed, Aug 14, 2013

RAE Systems Inc. announced it has received an Exceptional Service Award from the Berkeley Emergency Response Team in New Jersey.

More Than Half of California's Wireless 9-1-1 Calls Delivered Without Caller Location Information

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

CALNENA, the California Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association, today filed extensive data with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) showing that more than half of all California wireless 9-1-1 calls in five geographic areas were delivered to public safety answering points (PSAPs) without location information that is needed to find callers who are confused, lost, unconscious or unable to communicate.

Industry Council Issues Position Statement on Exploitative Patent Litigation in Emergency Communications

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

In response to the many Congressional proposals in this arena, the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) today announced the association's recently developed policy position on exploitative patent litigation in the field of emergency communications.

National EMS Advisory Council Meeting on September 5-6 in Washington, DC

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

The meeting will be held at the Performance Institute on the third floor of 901 New York Avenue NW

APCO Files Project Initiation Notification to Develop a Standard for Application Integration

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

A new report detailing vulnerabilities leading to the destruction of nearly 350 homes in Colorado Springs from the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire was released today during the "Creating Fire Adapted Communities Together" insurance-fire services summit in Reno, Nevada.

SafetyPAD, INDMEX Offer Integrated Airport EMS Enterprise System

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD® suite of technology products for Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and INDMEX Aviation, a global provider of airport and surveillance solutions for Airport Authorities and Air Navigation Service Providers, announced today their strategic partnership.

Pelican™ Introduces Powerful Safety Approved 9415 LED Lantern

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

Pelican Products has introduced the rugged 9415 LED Lantern as the safety-approved version of their most powerful hand held lighting tool ever. 

Decision Making in the Fire Service

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

Effective decision making is a skill that distinguishes truly inspirational leaders from those who are simply holding a position in an organization, writes Thomas N. Warren.

Obama Orders Review of Chemical Plant Safety Procedures

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

President Obama, on August 1, issued Executive Order 13650 mandating "additional measures by executive departments and agencies with regulatory authority to further improve chemical facility safety and security in coordination with owners and operators."

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