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Maintaining a Second Means of Egress

Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Daniel P. Sheridan says, take that extra time in your size-up and ensure that you have a way out, off the roof, or a general means of egress depending on the situation.

New Hazardous Area Ex, CU TR, Approved to Spectrex Products

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The approval serves Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus and replaces the previous Gost R and Gost K certificates.

Fire Death Marks Mount Airy (NC) First in Twenty Years

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

It was a streak no one wanted to see broken -- with the death of a two-year-old boy in a fire Sunday night, Mount Airy is experiencing its first tragedy of that type in decades

Ontario Firefighters Launch Carbon Monoxide Safety Video

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

The Perth East and West Perth (ON) Fire Departments are excited to launch an attention-grabbing Carbon Monoxide (CO) safety video, "The Wake Up Call."

Walking the Point in Incident Command

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Gary Seidel-Firefighters are able to meet citizen expectations and perform under stress in an emergency-they are able to "walk the point." Can incident commanders and company officers "on scene and in charge" do the same?

Ammonia Release: The ONE PLAN Integrated Response Strategy

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Gary W. Smith-Firefighters nationwide have common concerns about ammonia emergencies, namely its flammability, the life hazard within the invisible vapor, the recognition and mitigation of a potential catastrophe, and containing an aerosol release. The nonprofit Ammonia Safety and Training Institute is educating firefighters with the goal of making ammonia one of the most safely managed hazmats in the world.

Kashagan Field Protected by SharpEye

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

The Kashagan Field, in the Kasakhstan's zone of the Caspian Sea, has invested in over 2,000 SharpEye Triple IR Flame Detectors.

Leaving a legacy

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

I have been in the fire service for 25 years, have instructed in fire programs since 1996, and now teach for the Ohio State Fire Academy and the Knox County Career Center.

Are You an EMS Detective?

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Have you ever thought about how many different factors come into play on every emergency medical service (EMS) call to which you respond?

Liquefied Natural Gas Now a Viable Alternative Fuel

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

In the past, liquefied natural gas (LNG) has affected only U.S. fire departments in the few ports that have large LNG terminals and in some smaller, inland "peak-shaving" facilities.

Scott Safety Acquires ISG/Infrasys

Mon, Nov 24, 2014

With the addition of ISG, Scott Safety will now offer the broadest range of thermal imaging cameras in the market, including two imagers certified to the new NFPA 1801 standard for thermal imaging cameras.

Kentucky, Texas Fire Departments Get New Turnouts Through Globe Gear Giveaway Program

Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the fifth round of winners in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway Program. Hargett Fire Rescue in Kentucky and Medina Volunteer Fire Department in Texas will each receive four sets of new Globe turnout gear.

NAFA's FLEETSolutions Magazine Dives Head-First into Winter Weather

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

On the morning of November 19, the citizens of Buffalo, New York woke to find their region had been hit with snow piled taller than most human beings.

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Share Christmas Tree Safety PSA

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada (PFFN) recently shared a public service announcement on Christmas Tree Safety produced this year.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Petroleum Crude Oil Railroad Safety Procedures

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, this one explains the proper safety procedures for working on and around rail tank cars and associated equipment at the scene of a crude oil rail incident.

Public Safety Orgs React to Secret Carrier Deal on 911 Location

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

More than a dozen of the nation's leading public safety advocates and organizations reacted with anger and alternative approaches to a carrier-backed proposal announced on Friday that would replace the FCC's proposed public safety rules for wireless 911 location accuracy with a "best efforts" approach that delays implementation and weakens or eliminates many of the safety requirements of the FCC's proposed rules.

Grosse Pointe Farms (MI) Fire Goes to Three Alarms

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

At about 2240 hours on Friday, November 14, 2014, Grosse Pointe Farms (MI) Public Safety was dispatched to smoke in a house at 40 Lee Gate Lane & Grosse Pointe Blvd.

FCIA Releases Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual

Sun, Nov 16, 2014

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is dedicated to the education and promotion of the importance of Life Safety Firestop Systems and Effective Compartmentation to interested parties all over the world. The first step to widespread implementation begins with the education of the specialized Firestop Containment Workers performing this work.

In Case You Missed It: Major Fire Stories This Week

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Among other stories, the city of Baltimore lost a veteran fire safety officer and five people were killed in a house fire in New Orleans.

Hejre Oil Field Protected by Sharpeye

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

SharpEye 40/40I IR3 Optical Flame Detectors have recently been selected to protect the Dong Energy Hejre Crude Stabilization Project, in Denmark.

Baltimore Fire Safety Officer Found Dead at Fire Scene

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

A fire safety officer with the Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department was found dead near the scene of an earlier fire, according to news report.

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