FIRE EQUIPMENT

WA Volunteer Firefighters Learn Grant Writing to Get New Fire Equipment

Grant County Fire District 7 (GCFD7) will receive four sets of new bunker gear, as it is one of 13 volunteer fire departments nationwide selected to receive the gear from a grant from Mine Safety Appliances, DuPont and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).
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Four Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Injured As Engine Rolls Over in Crash

Four Buffalo firefighters were injured responding to a call when their truck swerved to avoid colliding with a car.

FIREFIGHTING TOOLS

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Drawn by Fire: Hobby Horse Preparation

Taking the time to make yourself more efficient and effective when it comes to fireground ops can save lives. A collaboration between Paul Combs and Matthew Paglione.
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Firefighter Training Tip: Poke the Ceiling

In this basics article, Mark van der Feyst reviews an evolution for developing the skill of searching for hidden fire.
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Professional Development: Developing the Next Generation of Fire Service Leaders

December 7, 2021 | 1 PM EST

The focus is on developing a professional development model for your organization. It is based on the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development, and experience and is a critical element of being a leader. Fire service organizations must strive to provide continuing guidance to personnel through a carefully crafted professional development plan that meets the specifics of the organization.

Firefighter Heart Health in the Age of COVID

January 18, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Firefighters are more vulnerable to not only heart disease, but also to being a vulnerable firefighter that suffers a sudden heart attack while on active duty. Routine testing can miss up to 50% of at-risk firefighters. Many of these risks are also the same risks that place individuals at a higher risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. A firefighter-specific, research-based, heart health program is essential to reducing the numbers of Firefighters dying from heart attacks. This webinar will explore the scientific evidence, the testing and commonalities that exist between COVID-19 disease, deaths and heart disease.

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Combat Staffing Challenges with a Mobile App for Scheduling Management

December 14, 2021 | 1 PM EST
Join us for this webinar presentation to learn how Vector Scheduling helps fire departments simplify their crew's scheduling, callbacks, recalls, shift trades, and more. We'll also discuss how Guardian Tracking’s unique Early Intervention system from Vector Solutions catches trending behaviors and potential issues that may stem from triggering events to enable supervisors to act quickly and make the best decision on how to help.

KME Welcomes Dependable Emergency Vehicles as New Dealer in Ontario

"We are thrilled and honored to be selected by the REV Group to represent KME Fire Apparatus."

City of Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Purchases Electric Fire Truck

Rancho Cucamonga Fire District announces they have purchased a Rosenbauer RT electric fire truck.
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Fire Ravages GA Fire Station; Firefighter Injured

A Monroe County fire station burned over the weekend, and the fire sent one firefighter to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Ferrara™ Accepts Order for 7,000th Fire Apparatus

The order is for a Ferrara Igniter® XD XMFD cab with an 8-inch raised roof.
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Fire Departments in NJ and MD Awarded $25K Google Grants

Google Nest has teamed up with The Leary Firefighters Foundation to award the Mendham (NJ) Fire Department and the Arbutus (MD) Volunteer Fire Department with grants for new technology.

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