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Tips on Reviving Someone Exposed to Carbon Monoxide

Mon, Jun 24, 2013

Krisca Te provides some pointers on responding to incidents involving carbon monoxide poisoning.

MN8-Foxfire and Phenix Technology Introduce Customizable Illuminating and Reflective Helmet Magnet Panels

Sat, Jun 22, 2013

MN8-Foxfire, the developer of breakthrough advanced photoluminescent technology products for firefighters has partnered with Phenix Technology Inc., an industry recognized manufacturer of high quality fire helmets to introduce customizable illuminating and reflective helmet magnet panels.

Arizona Wildfire Raises Concern for Community Safety

Sat, Jun 22, 2013

The recent Doce Fire, just west of Prescott, highlights the threat to homes and property in communities across Arizona.

Firefighter with Breast Cancer Fights Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals in Homes

Sat, Jun 22, 2013

A Bay Area (CA) woman on medical leave from her job as a firefighter has launched a popular campaign on Change.org aiming to put a stop to the use of flame retardant chemicals in furniture, which she says pose major health risks to firefighters when they combust and release toxic particles in to the air.

Cuts Could Affect TN Fire Department's Response Times

Fri, Jun 21, 2013

The Memphis (TN) Fire Department has already cut 100 positions over the past three years, but more staff reductions may be in the works.

Tactical Safety: Shelter- Breach - Escape

Thu, Jun 20, 2013

The possibility of becoming trapped by fire is something all firefighters need to consider, Ray McCormack writes.

FoxFury to Display Area Lights and Intrinsically Safe Headlamps at ASSE SAFETY 2013 Show

Wed, Jun 19, 2013

FoxFury Lighting Solutions will exhibit its intrinsically safe lights and portable scene lights at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) SAFETY 2013 Show for the first time.

Exploding Sidewalks Causing Injuries in London

Wed, Jun 19, 2013

At least five people have been injured since January 2012 due to explosions on sidewalks in London, England.

Training Days: Wallboard and Door Removal

Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Tom Kiurski describes training firefighters from his department in wallboard- and door-removal techniques and the window hang maneuver.

Safety and Health Week: Saving Our Own is an Inside Job

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

It’s International Fire/EMS Safety & Health Week! This week is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to encourage departments to focus on important safety and health issues.

Guardian SSI to Exhibit at American Institute of Architects

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Guardian Safety Solutions International Inc. (GSSI) (http://www.guardianssi.com), in the development and manufacturing of residential range top fire protection systems, will exhibit at the 2013 American Institute of Architects 2013 Convention, June 20 - 22, at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Chicago (Booth #4330).

Firetrace International's New E4 System Redefines Total Flooding Suppression

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Firetrace International used the NFPA Conference & Expo to showcase its new E4 total-flooding system; the 4th evolution of clean agent systems that the company confidently predicts will redefine the global total-flooding gaseous fire suppression market.

Charleston's ABC News 4 to air NFFF Documentary on Sixth Anniversary of Fire

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) announced that ABC News 4 in Charleston, SC (WCIV-TV) will air the documentary Charleston 9: The Ultimate Sacrifice on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 pm.

New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new Ladder Safety smart phone application (app).

Audio of First Calls to 911 Dispatchers from Large IN Fire

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Hear an mp3 of the first calls made to 911 dispatch with regard to the Belmont fire in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 15, 2013.

Ethanol Safety Seminar Planned for Salem (OR)

Sun, Jun 16, 2013

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) will co-host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar June 18 & 19 at Chemeketa Community College in Salem (OR).

Sign Up Now for Safety and Health Week Webinars

Sun, Jun 16, 2013

International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week starts on Sunday, and the NVFC encourages all departments and personnel to focus on behavioral health and other critical safety and health topics.

Probe of Deadly Spanish Subway Derailment Ordered Reopened

Fri, Jun 14, 2013

George Potter reviews the response to the deadly 2006 subway crash in Valencia, Spain, and details lessons learned from the incident as well as the subsequent investigation.

Bill Introduced to Help Improve Fire Safety and Preparedness in Buildings

Fri, Jun 14, 2013

Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced legislation to encourage commercial building owners to invest in life-saving fire safety upgrades.

FL Firefighter Punched in the Face by Crash Victim

Fri, Jun 14, 2013

A Clearwater (FL) fire inspector was punched in the face Wednesday by a man he was trying to help at a motor vehicle accident.

NFPA Presents Four Awards at NFPA Conference & Expo

Wed, Jun 12, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize achievements in fire and life safety today at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo.

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