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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.

Intraosseous Access: What's Out There?

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Emergency medical services (EMS) have grown considerably since our humble beginnings in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Firefighter Training: Responding to Dumpster and Trash Fires

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

It has been said that firefighters "risk a lot to save a life, risk a little to save little, and risk nothing to save nothing."

White Paper: Properly Interpreting NFPA Codes

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

The Joint Commission has focused an unprecedented amount of attention on fire and life safety issues for hospitals. The potential costs and operational impacts of inappropriate code interpretation can have extremely negative consequences.

Kidde Recalling Nearly Five Million Disposable Fire Extinguishers

Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Kidde is recalling nearly 5 million disposable fire extinguishers because they may not discharge properly, posing a risk of injury

Edison (NJ) DPW Explosion Destroys Facility, Equipment and Highlights a Long-Standing Challenge

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Mary Jane Dittmar has news on a recent four-alarm fire that destroyed the Edison (NJ) Department of Public Works facility.

Tactical Considerations for Spray Polyurethane Foam

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

This is not the same as traditional attic insulation; it requires different ventilation tactics and poses different concerns about flame spread, smoke production, stability, and added static loads, to name a few. P. J. Norwood and Sean M. Gray

The Power of Checklists

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

We have been trudging through a discussion about how the capability of a boss can be attached to a place on a vertical list of how that person operates within his job function.

EMS Respiratory Protection Made Easy

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Scenario: It is the fifth day of a statewide health emergency.

Fireground Accountability: Where Are We Failing?

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The incident commander's (IC's) job as an "incident manager" has been consistently discussed and evolving since the birth of the American fire service.

Residents Jump to Safety, 100 Displaced in PA Apartment Fire

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The fire began shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Washington Tower Apartments in Fort Washington

It’s All About the Experience

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

Frank Ricci, Justin McCarthy, and P.J. Norwood offer indespensible advice on how to be the best fire service customer representative your department could hope for.

Harness the Power of Applied Fire Service Research

Wed, Jan 7, 2015

Don’t be intimidated by applied research. Embrace it as a tool to help you solve some of your most complex, adaptive problems, writes Dan Kerrigan.

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