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Fire Smoke Dangerous for Arson Investigators

Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Biologic hazards may come from human and/or animal bodies, poisonous plants, bugs and animal bites. These hazards can usually be mitigated by the effective use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Safe Building Codes Incentive Act: Worth a Pound of Cure

Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Pending legislation in both the House and the Senate titled the Safe Building Code Incentive Act would offer incentives to states for adopting and enforcing model building codes.

New House Fire Hazard: Exploding Attic Stairs

Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Jerry Knapp and Chris Kear discuss a new threat to firefighter safety in residential fires.

Carmel (IN) Fire Department Received Accredited Agency Status

Tue, Aug 27, 2013

The Carmel (IN) Fire Department (CFD) received Accredited Agency Status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) during the Fire Rescue International Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Firefighters Injured Battling North Bergen (NJ) Dwelling Fire

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

Four firefighters were sent to the hospital and numerous others treated at the scene for smoke and heat related problems when fire tore through a North Bergen, New Jersey, two-story dwelling on August 26.

DEUS Announces CSA Certification

Sun, Aug 25, 2013

DEUS Rescue, a premier provider of innovative rescue and safety solutions for individuals at height, today announced it has achieved CSA certification for its controlled descent devices.

IAFF General President Vows to Protect Firefighters' Safety as they Face New Threats and Hostile Politicians

Fri, Aug 23, 2013

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger vowed to continue protecting career firefighters on the job amid one of the most dangerous years for the fire service and as many elected officials are putting politics ahead of public safety.

Overtime Policy Changes for Topeka (KS) Firefighters

Thu, Aug 22, 2013

As of November 9, Topeka (KS) Fire Department top officials, including battalion chiefs and shift commanders, will no longer receive overtime pay.

D.C. Firefighter Files Assault Report Against Chief

Wed, Aug 21, 2013

A D.C. firefighter filed a police complaint accusing Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe of assault, pointing to an encounter last week when the chief showed up on the scene of an ambulance fire and grabbed the man's cell phone from his hand.

First Responders Can Now Quickly Prioritize and Act on Dangerous Substances

Wed, Aug 21, 2013

Military and civilian first responders who use handheld instruments to identify unknown chemicals, explosives, and toxic materials can enhance their capability with a new software upgrade for Thermo Scientific FirstDefender RM and FirstDefender RMX handheld analyzers.

A View from the Safety Officer's Seat: Fire Smoke and Safety

Wed, Aug 21, 2013

Troy Clements discusses how fire smoke awareness has changed operations in his department, including overhaul, and some methods to help limit your firefighters' exposure to toxic environments.

Emergency CallWorks Demonstrates Hostable, Single Software Platform for Next Generation 9-1-1 Call Management

Tue, Aug 20, 2013

Emergency CallWorks Inc., a provider of Next Generation 9-1-1 and emergency incident management software for the public safety industry, announced today that the company is showing the new release of its natively integrated software platform for call management, mapping, computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and decision support during the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) annual conference and exposition being held this week in Anaheim, California.

CSB Chief Calls for Regulatory Coverage of Reactive Chemicals After West (TX) Fertilizer Explosion and Fire

Tue, Aug 20, 2013

In a new video safety message, U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso calls for regulatory coverage of reactive chemicals following the massive ammonium nitrate explosion that killed at least 14 people and devastated the town of West, Texas, on April 17, 2013

Injured Indiana Firefighter Out of Coma

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

A firefighter who was seriously injured while battling an arson Friday was listed in stable condition.

Three Companies Achieve First Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) awarded three companies that successfully completed the beta test of the Residential Fire Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation.

David Ross, Toronto Fire Official and FDIC Associate Advisory Board Member, Passes Away

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

David Ross, a well-respected district chief with the Toronto (Ontario, Canada) Fire Department and former FDIC associate advisory board member, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 17.

Chief Rich Marinucci Receives Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

Richard A. Marinucci, CFO, was honored by receiving the Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award during the Center for Public Safety Excellence's 14th annual awards ceremony held during Fire-Rescue International in Chicago, Illinois.

Montclair State University Honored by The Princeton Review

Mon, Aug 19, 2013

The Princeton Review, an independent organization that gathers information about colleges throughout the nation and draws comparisons based off of their findings, has finished compiling their statistics for the 2014-2015 academic year. In the fire safety category, Montclair State University was among the 23 honor roll recipients, earning a perfect score.

Fire Smoke Coalition Offers Free Lifetime Membership

Sat, Aug 17, 2013

The Coalition takes hundreds of calls during any given week -- with many of you sharing great stories, significant change, challenges with change, new SOGs and much more.

National Association of State Fire Marshals Announces Election of New Directors

Fri, Aug 16, 2013

At its annual membership meeting in Indianapolis, August 7-9, the principal membership of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) elected by unanimous acclamation four State Fire Marshals to serve on the Board of Directors, announced NASFM President J. William Degnan, New Hampshire State Fire Marshal.

Scott Safety, Motorola Sign Product Interface Agreement

Fri, Aug 16, 2013

Scott Safety and Motorola Solutions today announced the two companies have signed a product development agreement, designed to enhance firefighter safety and accountability.

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