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NFPA, USFA Team Up to 'Put a Freeze on Winter Fires'

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

The "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires" campaign will run through mid-March and other topics will include holiday decorations, candles, electrical, winter storms, and carbon monoxide.

CSB Finds Fatal 2009 NDK Explosion Resulted from Stress Corrosion Cracking of High-Pressure Vessel

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

An explosion which occurred December 7, 2009, at the NDK Crystal manufacturing company in Belvidere, Illinois, fatally injuring a truck driver at a nearby gas station on the Illinois Tollway, resulted from corrosion in the walls of a pressure vessel, which went uninspected for years.

Firefighter Shocked at Scene of Virginia House Fire

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

A firefighter suffered a mild electric shock at the scene of a house fire yesterday in Henrico County, Virginia.

Apollo Safety Expands Fire Department Services Division

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Apollo Safety, a veteran-owned, Fall River, Mass.-based company specializing in safety products and services, recently announced an expansion of its fire department services division.

Gore Issues Firefighter Product Safety Alert for Fire-Related Seam Tape

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has issued an important firefighter product safety alert, along with information about enrollment in a product remediation program. The alert is in response to isolated incidents of seam-tape separation observed in turnout gear in North America.

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.

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.

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