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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.

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 www.csb.gov. 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.

Motorola Solutions Public Safety Survey Shows Increasing Interest in Data and Multiple Formats

Mon, Aug 4, 2014

The way that public safety agencies communicate is changing dramatically. A significant majority – 70 percent – say getting data messages through is equal in importance to voice communications, according to the 2014 Public Safety Industry Study from Motorola Solutions.

NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Bridge in New Jersey, which resulted in a hazardous material release.

Kimtek's MEDLITE Transport a Perfect Fit for 2014 Yamaha Viking

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Viking, a new UTV model that readily accommodates the Kimtek MEDLITE Transport skid units.

Meridian (MS) Firefighters Shot with Taser Gun

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Two Meridian (MS) firefighters were shocked by a Taser gun in an incident earlier this month, according to the fire chief.

Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Jeff Simpson discusses the response tactics firefighters should employ when responding to these hazardous materials incidents.

Continental Girbau Gear Washers and Dryers Qualify for AFG Grants

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Fire departments can soon apply for grants to purchase equipment needed to heighten firefighter safety, including Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) ExpressWash™ Washers and ExpressDry™ Gear Dryers.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

SAVE critical storage space in your rig with Rescue 42's THE SHARK™ COLLAPSIBLE STEP CHOCK.

Preincident Planning for Agricultural Occupancies

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Every farm is a unique operation with an array of potential hazards and risks for operating first responders. Know the hazards.

Polyethylene Wall: "Gasoline Construction" for Houses

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

The lightweight construction and low density of the material allow for high air flow into the product and expose more surface area to a fire, drastically reducing the time to flashover.

General Orders for the Company Officer

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

A universal set of guidelines for any situation you are likely to encounter, adapted from the Marines.

No-Brainer Management, Part 7: Organizational Alignment

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

I am more than lucky because I still get to attend fire service conferences, seminars, and workshops where I interact with firefighters from virtually everywhere.

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