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Tactical Safety: It's About Nozzle Reach, Not Stream Reach

Mon, Dec 9, 2013

Stream reach does not equal extinguishment, Ray McCormack writes, rather nozzle reach equals extinguishment.

Scott Safety Hosts National Junior Fire Academy

Fri, Dec 6, 2013

The National Volunteer Fire Council, in partnership with Scott Safety and Tyco International, hosted a National Junior Firefighter Academy on Scott Safety's campus on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Using Stories to Make Your Fire Messages Stick

Tue, Dec 3, 2013

Relying on your adult understanding of the world may not be useful in teaching fire safety to kids, writes Becki White.

Student Arrested in Boston College Fires

Mon, Dec 2, 2013

A student is facing charges for setting a series of fires in academic buildings on the campus of Boston College in November.

Deadly Fire at Ocean City (MD) Church

Tue, Nov 26, 2013

One person died and two more were seriously injured in a fire this morning at a church rectory in Ocean City, Maryland.

Developing Preplanning Standard Operating Procedures

Mon, Nov 25, 2013

Although no two incidents are the same, there are common tasks, considerations, and precautions universally applicable no matter the situations, writes Eric Bachman.

Ferrara Fire Apparatus Launches New Custom Chassis

Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Ferrara Fire Apparatus, America's premier manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, made a major new product announcement today with the launch of its newest custom chassis, the Ferrara Cinder.

The Suppression Aggression Olympics

Thu, Nov 21, 2013

We can be aggressive, but we must also be “intellectually aggressive, not arbitrarily aggressive,” writes Ron Kanterman.


Wed, Nov 20, 2013

On October 1, DAVID G. KILBURY was sworn in as the chief of the City of Kissimmee (FL) Fire Department.

Company/Association News

Wed, Nov 20, 2013

PBI PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS (PBI) promoted Bill Lawson to the position of president effective September 1.


Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Innotex® Gloves, MODEL INNO795™, is based on the TRU-3D™ design and features fourchettes on all sides of every finger and thumb from cuff to cuff.

The New Tier II: An Expanded Preplanning Tool

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

In 1986, the Emergency Planning Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) was enacted as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).

Grain Bin Rescue

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

A hired hand returns from running an errand in town to find the farmer's dog standing at the bottom of a grain bin ladder.

Shirt Pocket Notes

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

A big part of writing a monthly column is the process of deciding what to write.

NFPA, USFA Team Up to 'Put a Freeze on Winter Fires'

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

The "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires" campaign will run through mid-March and other topics will include holiday decorations, candles, electrical, winter storms, and carbon monoxide.

CSB Finds Fatal 2009 NDK Explosion Resulted from Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Pressure Vessel

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

An explosion which occurred December 7, 2009, at the NDK Crystal manufacturing company in Belvidere, Illinois, fatally injuring a truck driver at a nearby gas station on the Illinois Tollway, resulted from corrosion in the walls of a pressure vessel, which went uninspected for years.

Firefighter Shocked at Scene of Virginia House Fire

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

A firefighter suffered a mild electric shock at the scene of a house fire yesterday in Henrico County, Virginia.

Apollo Safety Expands Fire Department Services Division

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Apollo Safety, a veteran-owned, Fall River, Mass.-based company specializing in safety products and services, recently announced an expansion of its fire department services division.

Gore Issues Firefighter Product Safety Alert for Fire-Related Seam Tape

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has issued an important firefighter product safety alert, along with information about enrollment in a product remediation program. The alert is in response to isolated incidents of seam-tape separation observed in turnout gear in North America.

Tactical Safety: The Stockholm Department

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Firefighters will often defend their own department even when it's hard for others to understand why, Ray McCormack writes.

Virginia Beach (VA) Firefighters Perform Water Tower Rescue

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Firefighters in Virginia Beach rescued a man dangling from a water tower on Monday.

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