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CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion.  


Pennsylvania Fire Police Lieutenant Dies After Collapsing

Mon, Apr 20, 2015

A 71-year-old fire police lieutenant died after collapsing in Pennsylvania.

High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Most cities' high-rise standard operating procedures/guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) were written decades ago when these buildings were much different than they are today and the understanding of the involved firefighting dynamics was limited.


Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Jobs in the fire and emergency services are demanding both physically and mentally. There is wide agreement that these personnel need to have high levels of wellness and fitness so they are ready to respond at a moment's notice to the wide range of fire, rescue, and emergency medical calls that transpire daily.

Ultra-Rugged Android Device Adds Printer for Public Safety Operations

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Two Technologies, Inc® has unveiled the newest member of its ultra-rugged handheld devices, the N5Print, ideal for those involved in public safety.

Report: Richmond (VA) Fire Department Hires Censured Deputy Chief

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

I. David Daniels, who was hired as deputy chief for the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, was censured by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) for safety violations at a previous job, according to a news report.

City of Oceanside (CA) Demonstrates Importance of "Future-Proof" Investing

Sat, Apr 11, 2015


Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

Firefighter Safety: A Near Miss Stresses the Need for Chain Saw Safety Training

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

A near miss occurred on July 2, 2013, involving a Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department (VBFD) captain (officer) and a jump seat firefighter while they conducted a chain saw operation to remove a tree from the roadway following a motor vehicle accident (MVA).

P2 ~ Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

Firefighter LODDs: Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

It Wasn't Always This Way: Remembering Chief Bennett

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Thomas N. Warren remembers former Providence (RI) Battalion Chief James Bennett and his contributions to firefighter health and safety.  

Construction Concerns: Roofs: Snow Load

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at the amount of snow load that a roof is designed to hold according to building code requirements among other variables.

FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Apply for FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety grant to help fund your department's fire prevention and safety efforts. The grant supports projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

Pittsburgh Firefighters Agree to 4-Year Contract

Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's administration successfully negotiated its first major public safety contract with a union that supported Peduto's opponent in the primary election.

Crews Face Heavy Fire Conditions at Mt. Vernon (NY) Fire

Fri, Feb 27, 2015


Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

Fire Codes and Standards: Denver's Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Brian Lukus-Denver was the first city to allow recreational sales of marijuana in Colorado. Here's a look at how the Denver Fire Department adapted to this new industry in terms of response guidelines and fire code enforcement.

U.S. DOT Ready to Proceed with West Virginia Derailment Investigation

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that is now able to move forward with its full-scale forensic investigation into the derailment outside of Montgomery, West Virginia, followed by a slower start earlier this week hampered by weather and safety concerns.

Fire Apparatus: Easy Steps for Aerial Maintenance

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

David T. Phelan-The safety of your apparatus depends on your steady commitment to provide ongoing inspection, testing, and maintenance of your fleet for optimal performance. Every single piece of apparatus needs this attention, even if you use it infrequently.

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