How Passaic (NJ) Averted Disaster in Chemical Fire

The massive fire in Passaic produced sky-high flames and smoke so heavy that it could be seen in New York City. It forced firefighters to work in conditions so frigid that the water from their hoses formed icicles around them.

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.

Bob Keys

Firefighting Wear Trials – Best Practices and Lessons Learned

January 25, 2022 | 1 PM EST

This webcast will feature "best practices" and "lessons learned" used by various departments – large and small - for PPE wear-trials to better outfit and protect their firefighters.  The panel will feature former FDNY Battalion Chief Bob Keys, who served as Chief in Charge of Research and Development. Chief Keys has been assisting PPE Committees across North America to conduct wear-trials that evaluate a department’s current gear and compares it to new and different NFPA Certified products.  

Fire Near NJ Chemical Plant Contained

The fire was prevented from reaching the main chemical plant, which could have endangered the densely populated New York City suburbs of New Jersey.

Massive 11-Alarm Chemical Plant Fire Erupts in NJ, Building Collapses

The fire broke out Friday night at the Majestic Industries warehouse in Passaic on Passaic Street.
Firefighter carrying a ladder

Garage Fire Causes $150,000 in Damage to Delmar (DE) Home

The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire that damaged a Delmar home.
Fire hydrant

Fire at First Methodist Church in 1957 One of Syracuse (NY) Most Tragic

The devastating fire which destroyed the First Methodist Church was one of the most tragic in Syracuse history.

Woman, 91, Still Missing Two Weeks After Massive CO Fire

Near the starting point of a Colorado wildfire that destroyed over 1,000 homes and buildings, one man stayed home in an apparent attempt to save a voluminous collection of papers.
Firefighter pulls dog into boat

Firefighters Rescue Dog Stuck on Frozen WA Pond

The strategy involved a volunteer firefighter using a small pond boat and a Leatherman tool to maneuver across the iced-over pond.

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