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Professional Firefighters of Nevada Offer Lifesaving Tips for Halloween

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The Professional Firefighters of Nevada (PFFN) reminds the community to be safe this Halloween by offering some safety tips.

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Partners with Project Paradigm

Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Youth across the country are taking a stand against America's #1 disaster threat: home fires. 

USFA Coffee Break Training: Refuse, Recycling and Laundry Chute Construction

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Product Showcase

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Mobilization Exercises: Long Island USAR Training

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Brett Martinez-Long Island, New York, has distinct issues in dealing with catastrophic events because of its population and geography. USAR training addresses these concerns with annual large-scale exercises that allow task force members to focus on all aspects of deployment.

NTSB report cites Conrail in New Jersey derailment

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) staff is finalizing its formal report on the November 30, 2012, Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey, resulting in the release of vinyl chloride.

Responding to Opioid Overdoses

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Scenario: Your medic has been asked to respond to a residence in your first-due area known for high drug use and frequent overdose calls.

Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

New SafEye 950/960 Toxic Gas Detectors

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Spectrex, Inc. has released the newest additions to the SafEye Open Path Gas Detector range.

Crash Kills Missouri Fire Chief Heading to Fire

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

A Missouri fire chief on his way to a fire call was killed in a crash Monday.

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.

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