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Safety Region Ijsselland to Use RescueSim for Incident Response Training

Wed, Jan 15, 2014

The Dutch Safety Region of IJsselland will use RescueSim to prepare its  incident commanders and officers for possible emergencies.  IJsselland is the latest in a series of Dutch Safety Regions, Municipalities and Industry clients using RescueSim virtual training to enhance their incident management training.

UL Contributes $250K to UMD Fire Protection Engineering

Tue, Jan 14, 2014

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) will make a $250,000 investment in the University of Maryland's (UMD) Department of Fire Protection Engineering.

First Three States Issue Proclamations for Campus Fire Safety Month 2014

Tue, Jan 14, 2014

Georgia, Wisconsin and Illinois are the first three states to issue proclamations forNational Campus Fire Safety Month in 2014.

Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Give Away 51 Sets of Firefighter Gear in 2013

Mon, Jan 13, 2014

Globe, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) partnered in 2013 to give away 51 sets of gear to 14 volunteer fire departments in need across the U.S.

Public/Private Sector Collaboration Improves Building Safety

Sat, Jan 11, 2014

Federal agencies conclude and agree that code adoption and compliance, training for code officials and updating codes based on lessons learned from natural disasters are major factors in creating more resilient structures and safer communities.

Taming the Fire Environment: Building Intelligence for First-Due Fire Companies and Beyond, Part 1

Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Jack Murphy and Sean DeCrane on how to best capture critical building information for an initial response and further support fireground operations.

Allegro Industries Ergonomic Line Includes Wrist and Elbow Supports

Thu, Jan 9, 2014

Allegro Industries has long been in the design and distribution of ergonomic products 
for the workplace.

VectorLearning Acquires Web-based Training Services Provider TargetSolutions

Wed, Jan 8, 2014

VectorLearning, a leader in online education and training for a broad range of industries through its RedVector, CiNet, and CiNet-RedVector brands, recently acquired San Diego, California-based TargetSolutions, a pioneer in Web-based training, learning and records management software for fire departments and EMS providers.

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.

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