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Ignite Fire Safety Awareness at U.S. Colleges

Wed, May 20, 2015

May is when families across the U.S. begin planning for their college-age children’s fall semester and either on- or off-campus housing needs. While there are more than 21 million college students in the U.S., unfortunately many of them are living in housing lacking fire sprinklers, smoke detectors and other critical fire safety protections.

Man Hurt in Indianapolis Float Fire

Tue, May 12, 2015

One man was slightly hurt after a fire occurred Tuesday while working on a float for the upcoming Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade.

Halo Smart Labs Alerts Users to Fires, Tornadoes, and Other Hazards

Thu, May 7, 2015

Consumers will be able to buy Halo and Halo WX for their own homes beginning on May 13, 2015.

NVFC Announces Arson Awareness Week 2015

Tue, May 5, 2015

Firefighters Flee Insolvent California City

Mon, May 4, 2015

A report on the blog inlandpolitics.com says firefighters and police are leaving the California city of San Bernardino in record numbers.

Fire and EMS Responses to Violent Incidents: Tactical Considerations

Fri, May 1, 2015

Although planning for large-scale civil disturbances is primarily a responsibility of law enforcement, it is vital for fire departments to advocate for our people and provide the leadership required to work with all agencies in our jurisdictions, writes Thomas N. Warren.  

One NASCAR Crew Member Remains Hospitalized After Pit Fire

Sun, Apr 26, 2015

NASCAR plans to review the circumstances surrounding a pit fire that injured three pit crew members during Friday night's Xfinity Seriesrace at Richmond International Raceway

CSB Board Votes on Status of Sixteen Safety Recommendations

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion.  

 

Pennsylvania Fire Police Lieutenant Dies After Collapsing

Mon, Apr 20, 2015

A 71-year-old fire police lieutenant died after collapsing in Pennsylvania.

High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Most cities' high-rise standard operating procedures/guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) were written decades ago when these buildings were much different than they are today and the understanding of the involved firefighting dynamics was limited.

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Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Jobs in the fire and emergency services are demanding both physically and mentally. There is wide agreement that these personnel need to have high levels of wellness and fitness so they are ready to respond at a moment's notice to the wide range of fire, rescue, and emergency medical calls that transpire daily.

Ultra-Rugged Android Device Adds Printer for Public Safety Operations

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Two Technologies, Inc® has unveiled the newest member of its ultra-rugged handheld devices, the N5Print, ideal for those involved in public safety.

Report: Richmond (VA) Fire Department Hires Censured Deputy Chief

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

I. David Daniels, who was hired as deputy chief for the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, was censured by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) for safety violations at a previous job, according to a news report.

City of Oceanside (CA) Demonstrates Importance of "Future-Proof" Investing

Sat, Apr 11, 2015

PRODUCTS/SERVICES/MEDIA

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

Firefighter Safety: A Near Miss Stresses the Need for Chain Saw Safety Training

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

A near miss occurred on July 2, 2013, involving a Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department (VBFD) captain (officer) and a jump seat firefighter while they conducted a chain saw operation to remove a tree from the roadway following a motor vehicle accident (MVA).

P2 ~ Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

Firefighter LODDs: Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

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.

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