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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.

Viking Welding Fire/Rescue Boats Delivered to Delaware and Minnesota

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Fire Departments in Delaware and Minnesota have recently accepted delivery of Response FR-32J and FR-31J boats built of welded aluminum by Viking Welding & Fabrication in Kensington, New Hampshire.

Staffing: Are We Telling the Right Story?

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

If a solution involves additional dollars, the funds may not exist using your old funding models, writes Craig A. Haigh.

Fire Displaces 380 UNC Chapel Hill Students

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, around 5:00 p.m., a fire began in Cobb Residence Hall, a dormitory at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Country Music Star Craig Morgan Joins Kidde and Fire Service Leaders to Promote Steps to Safety

Wed, Nov 6, 2013

Craig Morgan, country music star and former emergency medical technician, today introduced a national awareness campaign in partnership with Kidde Fire Safety and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to remind families to 'Be a Safety Hero' by following five simple home fire safety steps.

CSB Commends NFPA for Expedited Development of a Fuel Gas Standard

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) exceeded its recommended actions following the February 7, 2010, deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy electric plant.

Dealing with the Mentally Ill

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

The focus of this free training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation is obtaining time-critical information in short time frames during the chaos of any emergency scene.

Tactical Safety: No Two Fires Are the Same

Tue, Nov 5, 2013

Contrary to popular opinion, you will likely encounter fires that, for all intents and purposes, are the same, Ray McCormack writes.

KME Recognizes Top Sales Achievers at National Sales Meeting

Mon, Oct 28, 2013

Each year at KME's National Sales Meeting, Sales Representative Organizations are recognized for outstanding sales and service performance. The 2013 meeting was held at Sands Casino and Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and on October 22, the best of the best were recognized. This

Globe, NVFC Announce Three More Awards in the Globe Gear Giveaway Program

Mon, Oct 28, 2013

Globe, DuPont, and the NVFC announce three more recipients in the 2013 Globe Gear Giveaway Program. Axtell (NE) Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Jasper Volunteer Fire Department (Duffield, Virginia) will each receive four sets of gear, and Lilbourn (MO) Volunteer Fire Department will receive two sets.

Tactical Safety: Taking Sides

Mon, Oct 28, 2013

There are some who want to keep firefighters from interior operations at all costs, Ray McCormack writes. We need to get our people inside to find the savable and the injured.

Potomac Spectrum Partners, LLC (PSP) Partners with PowerTrunk

Sun, Oct 27, 2013

Potomac Spectrum Partners, LLC, (PSP) headquartered in southern Oregon, announced today that it is partnering with PowerTrunk (PT), a subsidiary of Teltronic S.A.U. headquartered in Zaragoza, Spain, to promote a regulatory and governmental environment which will make TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) more readily available and usable by American and Canadian Public Safety users, as well as for commercial and governmental use.

Deadly Medical Helicopter Crash in Tennessee

Tue, Oct 22, 2013

Three people people died when a medical helicopter crashed en route to pick up a patient this morning in Tennessee.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Presented to Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki

Tue, Oct 22, 2013

In recognition of his outstanding leadership, commitment to the fire service and dedication to improving firefighter safety, Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), recently received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA).

Chimney Fire Destroys Minnesota Home

Tue, Oct 22, 2013

A chimney fire Sunday destroyed a residence and left a family homeless in Rochester, Minnesota.

Ventura Making Investments in Motorola's Real-Time Crime Center Solution

Mon, Oct 21, 2013

The amount of data and how to access and use it effectively is a challenge for public safety officials.

Hero Energy Shot Purchases Help Support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Your next energy shot purchase can do more than give you the energy to get through your day.  Every bottle sold of Hero Energy Shot can help support the efforts of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Jersey City (NJ) Officials Restructure Fire Department

Fri, Oct 18, 2013

City officials are restructuring the Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department in an effort to reduce overtime costs.

Elkhart Brass Partners with Fire Rescue Safety Australia

Sun, Oct 13, 2013

Elkhart Brass, a global leader in innovative firefighting and fire protection equipment, 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.

Quick Thinking Personnel Avert Tragedy

Thu, Oct 10, 2013

On the morning of Thursday, September 12, 2013, while returning to the station after responding on a call, Acting Fire Fighter/Medic Captain Alain Antonin and Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Stephanie Bunce observed a car swerving across both sides of Riggs Road in Hyattsville. 

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