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Albright College (PA) Sophomore Dies in Early Morning Fire

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

The Albright College campus community, in Reading, Pennsylvania, is mourning the loss of a student who died in an off-campus house fire early Saturday morning, September 13, 2014.

Bio-Ethanol Plant Protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

The NESTE Oil Bio ethanol plant, constructed in the Port of Rotterdam, is equipped with SharpEye 40/40I and SharpEye 40/40M Optical Flame Detectors.

HP Recalls Six Million Laptop Power Cords for Fire and Burn Hazard

Wed, Aug 27, 2014

HP issued the voluntary recall on Tuesday, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”

Survey Highlights Cell Phone Safety Gap

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

A new survey <> of more than 1,000 consumers found a dramatic gap between the limited location requirements for cell phone carriers and broad public expectations that wireless callers can be found by emergency responders if they dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Prominent East Lake Shore Drive Building Subscribes to RealView LLC's CommandScope Pre-Plan Program

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The 209 East Lake Shore Drive building, a prominent, 20-story luxury residential building, is being life safety pre-planned with RealView LLC's all-digital CommandScopeTM.

North Myrtle Beach Acquires BullEx AttackTM Digital Firefighter Training System

Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Durbin, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Announce Grant for Firefighter Suicide Prevention Initiatives

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has awarded a $23,750 grant to the Palatine, Illinois non-profit. Today's funding will help support the group's work in providing suicide awareness and prevention workshops for fire departments and firefighters in Illinois and around the country.

Company/Association News

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

E2S WARNING SIGNALS published "Guide for Hazardous Areas" which is available as a free download on its Web site.

Hiring and Promoting for the Metaphoric Bus

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Rusty Sullivan-It is time for the firefighting profession to look at the public's perception of firefighters and the reality of who you are and what you are truly capable of doing. Will you get on the "bus" that is supposed to lead you into the future, or will you let it run you over?

Scott Safety, National Firefighters Endowment Donate 134 Air-Pak SCBAs

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Scott Safety, a global manufacturer of respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices, together with the National Firefighters Endowment (NFE), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the lives of firefighters, today announced the recipients of their "Budget Tight?" grant program, an opportunity for fire training academies and departments to receive free updated SCBA equipment.

No-Brainer Management, Part 8: Organizational Alignment, Continued

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Last month, I started a new (for me) discussion about a topic I call "organizational alignment."

WTC Museum opens; family members voice concerns

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Family members of some of the World Trade Center (WTC) victims whose remains have yet to be identified are not pleased with some of the decisions made by administrators of the National September 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero.

Galls, LLC, Announces Acquisition of Best Uniforms, Inc.

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Galls, LLC, North America's distributor of uniforms and equipment to the public safety market, announced today that it has acquired Best Uniforms, Inc., a regional distributor of similar products to public safety and transit personnel.

Bus Fires: Best Practices for Reducing the Risk

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Bus fire safety encompasses many aspects of design, operation, maintenance, evacuation, and first responders. Fredrik Rosen of SP Fire Research on current research being conducted in Sweden on bus fire safety and response.

Indianapolis Fire Chief Brian Sanford Honored with 'Sagamore of the Wabash' Award

Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Indianapolis (IN) Fire Chief Brian Sanford was honored with the highest honor the Governor of Indiana can bestow, the "Sagamore of the Wabash" award.

NTSB Offering Training on Emergency Communications Involved in Major Aircraft Accidents and Incidents

Sun, Aug 10, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board is devoting two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following a major aircraft accident or incident.

CSB Emphasizes Existing Resources Available on Hot Work Safety

Sat, Aug 9, 2014

Washington, DC, August 6, 2014 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today emphasized the hot work safety resources available free of charge through the agency’s website at The Board previously released safety videos, a safety bulletin, and accident investigations all warning of the hazards of welding, cutting, grinding, and other hot work activities in and around storage tanks containing flammable materials.

High-Rise Safety Initiative Files Suit as NYC Blocks Petition from 67,000 Voters

Thu, Aug 7, 2014

The High-Rise Safety Initiative, a group of 9/11 family members and concerned citizens who are sponsoring a ballot measure requiring the City to investigate the collapse of 7 World Trade Center and any future high-rise collapses, filed suit against the City earlier today after being denied access to the ballot on grounds that its petition lacked sufficient signatures, and because of other legal technicalities. 

New Safety Measures Strengthen Fire Prevention Efforts

Thu, Aug 7, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed into law new safety measures aimed at preventing residential fires, the latest regulations to come after a fatal fire killed three people in an off-campus fire near Marist College in 2012.

Kochek Products Preferred for Nuclear Energy's FLEX Emergency Response Program

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

Kochek Company, Connecticut-based manufacturer of high quality water flow products and fire connections, has been exclusively selected by the U.S. nuclear industry to supply water movement products for the Strategic Alliance for FLEX Emergency Response (SAFER) program, a comprehensive response strategy that provides an added layer of safety developed for U.S. nuclear energy sites following the Fukushima Daiichi disaster.

Introducing U.S. National Response Team (NRT) Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) System

Tue, Aug 5, 2014

The nation depends on emergency responders to preserve the public’s safety and health when disasters strike.

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