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Four Rescued After CT Trench Collapse

Wed, Oct 15, 2014

The men were rescued on Tuesday after being nearly buried following a trench collapsed on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University.

9/11 World Trade Center Display Case Dedicated at New York City Fire Museum

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

In collaboration with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the Fire Safety Directors Association of Greater New York (FSDA) dedicated a display case at the City Fire Museum on October 9, 2014 in honor of the six World Trade Center (WTC) Fire Safety Directors, seven floor fire wardens, and concerned citizens who perished on September 11, 2001.

Mississippi Firefighter Loses Position After Marrying Colleague's Niece

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

A Columbus (MS) firefighter lost his job because he married a family member of another firefighter, thereby violating the city's nepotism policy.

PHMSA Announces Best Practices for Crude Oil Rail Transportation Emergency Response Operations

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration and the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy, have been working to develop incident management "best practices" reference materials for emergency responders to prepare them to safely and effectively respond to crude oil transportation incidents.

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Recommends Critical Safety Improvements to ERG

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S. Department of Transportation for emergency responders to use when confronting chemical fires, explosions and releases of hazardous materials.

Americans Know More About Snack Cakes than Smoke Alarms, Survey Says

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

According to a survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety, nearly five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie snack cake than the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm.

PF Distribution Center Offers Budget-Minded PowerFlare Packages

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Budget PowerFlare Packaging Solutions are designed for maximum value, accommodating your safety needs.

Metalwork Industry Protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

ELECMETAL and FITFLOW engineers selected the SharpEye 40/40L after evaluating several detector designs and recognized the versatility of the unique 40/40L UV/IR detector, to meet their wide range of challenges.

Emphasis Placed on Working Smoke Alarms During Fire Prevention Week

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

October 5-11 is Fire Prevention Week, and hopefully your department and Fire Corps team are using this opportunity to conduct fire prevention events and promote important fire prevention and life safety messages and information in your community.

Mississippi State University Fire Displaces More Than 150 Students

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

A candle started a fire of the third floor of the four-story Oak Hall dormitory, on the campus of Mississippi State University last night.

Master Stream Applications

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

With the new focus on science in the fire service, the authors present some starting points of observation in regard to proper stream placement and master stream strategy for structural firefighting.

Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Rescue Occupants from Fire

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

Buffalo (NY) firefighters rescued several occupants of a apartment building after a fire broke out shortly after 1 p.m. at 459 Fillmore Avenue.

Firefighter Staffing Shortage in Minneapolis May Violate Laws

Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Short-staffed Minneapolis (MN) fire crews may violate the federal "two in/two out" rule, according to a new report.

Study Reveals Concerning Lack of Household Smoke Alarm Testing

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, which is observed Oct. 5-11, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) commissioned a study to determine how often Americans test their household fire alarms. 

Chimfex® Offers Special Incentive to Help Homeowners Protect Their Family and Home

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

To support fire safety, Orion, the manufacturer of Chimfex®, is providing special savings offers to homeowners so they can be prepared in the event of a chimney fire.

New Grant Allows WPI to Advance Work Aimed at Safeguarding Firefighters

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

In a ceremony today at the Engine 33/Ladder 15 Firehouse in Boston's Back Bay, the Last Call Foundation announced that Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will receive its initial grant.

Last Call Foundation Formed in Memory of Fallen Boston Firefighter Michael Kennedy

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Today marks the launch of the Last Call Foundation, a new organization that will support the Boston firefighting community through funding, education, and research.

Safety Testing of Ebola Vaccine Candidates Underway

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and is estimated to have caused 2,473 infections and more than 1,400 suspected and confirmed deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone since March 2014, when the outbreak was first reported.

Detroit (MI) Fire Department Orders 10 Smeal Custom Pumpers

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. received an order for 10 custom pumpers from the Detroit Fire Department, Michigan.

Update on Fatal Reading (PA) Off-Campus Housing Fire

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Ed Comeau shares an update on a fire in Reading, Pennsylvania, that claimed the life of Matt Rein, an Albright College sophomore.

New "Passport to Fire Safety" Program to Help Protect U.S. Students Studying Abroad

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

A new program will help ensure the thousands of U.S. college students studying abroad this year to remain safer from fire.

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