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FLIR Extends K-Series Firefighting Camera Trade-In Offer

Tue, Dec 31, 2013

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) has announced that the company is extending its special trade-in program that allows fire departments to receive an even deeper discount on the purchase of a new FLIR K-Series thermal imaging camera when they trade and send in any other qualifying make or model of firefighting thermal camera.

CSB Draft Report Proposes Overhaul of Refinery Industry Regulatory System in California

Sat, Dec 28, 2013

In a draft report released to the public today, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) proposes recommendations for substantial changes to the way refineries are regulated in California.

Buffalo (NY) Marks 30th Anniversary of Fallen Firefighters

Sat, Dec 28, 2013

December 27th marks one of the darkest days for the Buffalo Fire Department in its history.

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Donate More Than 300 Coats as Part of 2013 'Coats for Kids' Campaign

Thu, Dec 26, 2013

The Professional Firefighters of Nevada (PFFN) recently donated over 300 coats to underprivileged children as part of their "Coats for Kids" Campaign, in partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and Operation Warm.

D.C. Firefighters Used in Efforts to Deter Crime

Thu, Dec 26, 2013

Some D.C. firefighters are being employed in anti-crime efforts in the district, according to a new report.

Tactical Safety: The Three-Mile Bridge

Mon, Dec 23, 2013

The fire service is always traveling by bridge as it heads back and forth on topics of concern and popularity and for the passage of new ideas.

Company/Association News

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

ELKHART BRASS has partnered with Fire Rescue Safety Australia (FRSA), an emergency management solutions specialist, to increase accessibility of its product portfolio while enhancing customer support for the fire suppression industry throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Apparatus Deliveries

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

The Randolph (VT) Fire Department designed this KME pumper with many safety features, says Chief Jay Collette.

Firefighter Safety: Fire Leaders' Perspectives

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

This article discusses how the decisions of chiefs can affect firefighter safety in the fire department.

Family Member Medical Crisis: How Would You Respond?

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

What would you do if your spouse, significant other, or other immediate family member suffered a life-threatening, near-death, or critical illness?

PublicEye Redefines Public Safety

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Using your phone, you can collaborate; communicate; interact; be alerted of real-time incidents; share information from many resources including federal, state, and agency databases; and much more.

Jim Burke: Emergency Services—The Future

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

This guest commentary from the Pelican Bay Commissioner, North Naples (FL) Fire & Rescue District (NNFD) looks at the benefits of an all-encompassing emergency service.



Safety Overhaul Sought after Chevron Fire (CA)

Mon, Dec 16, 2013

Federal investigators on Monday called for a dramatic overhaul of oil refinery regulation in California and across the nation, saying the massive fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery last year is evidence that the current system does not force the state's 15 refineries to operate as safely as possible.

Fire Research Corporation (FRC) Acquires FoamPro

Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Fire Research Corporation (FRC), a Safe Fleet company, announces that it has completed the acquisition of FoamPro of New Brighton, Minnesota--a business unit of Pentair Ltd.

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.

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