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FEMA Continues to Monitor Colorado Flooding and Support State and Local Response

Mon, Sep 16, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to closely monitor response efforts to the Colorado flooding through its National Response Coordination Center in Washington and through its Regional Response Coordination Response Center in Denver, Colo.

Telgian Executive Chairman Leavitt Receives 2013 Henry S. Parmelee Award

Mon, Sep 16, 2013

American Fire Sprinkler Association recognized Russell B. Leavitt for outstanding contributions to the fire and life safety industry.

Taming the Fire Environment: Proposed Code Changes for Atlantic City Hearing

Fri, Sep 13, 2013

Jack Murphy posts some of the building and fire code proposals for the upcoming ICC Final Code Hearing in Atlantic City.

Russian Psychiatric Hospital Fire Kills 37 People

Fri, Sep 13, 2013

A fire at a psychiatric hospital in northwest Russia has reportedly killed 37 people.

NFFF Promotes Alarm Pledge for Residential Fire Safety

Tue, Sep 10, 2013

The national campaign, "Be a Hero, Save a Hero," led by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) with support from Kidde Fire Safety, encourages everyone to reduce the risks that firefighters face to protect their communities.

Unions Resist Strengthening Ties to Progressive Groups

Mon, Sep 9, 2013

A recent report detailed union leaders' growing resistance to AFL-CIO's strengthening its bonds with liberal groups outside of labor.

Taming the Fire Environment: Atlantic City Final Code Hearings

Mon, Sep 9, 2013

One way for the fire service to have a voice in the building and fire code process so to "tame" our fire environment is to participating at the ICC code final hearings in Atlantic City (October 2 -10).

ESFI Launches Fire Prevention Week Resources

Sat, Sep 7, 2013

According to the National Fire Protection Association, equipment used in the kitchen causes 160,220 U.S. home structure fires per year, resulting in 386 reported civilian deaths, 5,002 civilian injuries, and $869 million in direct property damage.

Homeland Security to Host 5th Annual Video Quality in Public Safety Workshop

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will host the 5th Annual Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) Workshop—a program that gathers input from practitioners and video experts delivering guidance and educational resources to assist the first responder community.

Church Fire in Washington State Causes $1M in Damage

Thu, Sep 5, 2013

Fire ravaged a church near Tacoma, Washington, causing an estimated $1M in damage and destroying the building.

5 Reasons to Enter the Field of Fire Protection Engineering

Wed, Sep 4, 2013

Fire protection engineers work for an important purpose: to protect the environment, property, and most importantly, people, from the dangers of fire. This makes becoming a fire protection engineer a rewarding career choice.

Four out of Five Campus-Related Fire Deaths Happen Off-Campus

Tue, Sep 3, 2013

As students return to school, it is an opportunity to look at where they are at the greatest risk from fire, and information compiled by Campus Firewatch shows that it is not in residence halls or Greek housing, but in off-campus housing.

Wrightstyle and Cinema Fire Safety in North America

Tue, Sep 3, 2013

Wrightstyle Limited is an international steel and aluminium glazing company, designing and manufacturing systems to mitigate against fire, bomb/blast and ballistic attack.

Securing Power to Elevators

Tue, Sep 3, 2013

Elevators are one of the safest modes of transportation, but they have the power to inflict serious injury if their power is not properly disconnected, writes Richard E. Avallone.

NASFM Honors Fire Protection Research Foundation's Casey Grant with Norman Y. Mineta Excellence in Transportation Safety Award

Tue, Sep 3, 2013

Casey Grant, research director for the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), was selected by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to receive the 2013 Norman Y. Mineta Excellence in Transportation Safety Award.

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.

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