Biden to ‘Bring Every Resource’ to Manage Busy Storm Season

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that his administration needs to “bring every resource to bear" to deal with natural disasters as huge swaths of the country have already endured extreme weather with the summer season just starting.
Multiple elevated streams at Rockton IL plant fire

Foam Containing ‘Forever Chemicals’ Used at IL Chemical Plant Fire

A company hired to help extinguish a massive fire used foam containing toxic compounds that have tainted surface waters and groundwater across the U.S.
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Fire Suppression Efforts Continue at IL Chemical Plant

Fire suppression efforts continued Wednesday at a chemical fire near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.

Civilian Rescue: The Reason We Exist

July 27, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast emphasizes the need to refocus the fire service on civilian rescue. The fire service has done a great job of emphasizing the need for firefighter safety, especially over the past 25 years. Rapid intervention, two out, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, Project Mayday, and many other efforts have been a critical part of the overall firefighter safety enterprise.

James Davis

From Tactical to Practical: The Fire Investigation Team at High-Rise Fires

July 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast highlights the important functions of the Fire Investigation Team (FIT) during the first few crucial minutes of a high-rise incident, which will undoubtedly set the tone for the entire incident. The FIT becomes the incident commander’s (IC’s) “eyes and ears.” The instructor walks you through the front door of a high-rise building and methodically works your way up to the fire floor.

New Trends in Pumper Specifications

June 22, 2021 | 1 PM EDT
The horizon is changing on pumper apparatus specifications. In this webinar, we'll discuss new trends in pumper specification, including clean cab, clean air scrubbers, SAM systems and pump panel locations. Our job at Rosenbauer is to help you save lives and protect property. A pumper fire apparatus is a key component to that. This discussion will serve as a resource to you as you specify your next pumper apparatus.

Life-Threatening Flash Flooding Rises in Claudette’s Path

Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the Deep South, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states early Sunday.
Tubing deaths in North Carolina

Three Dead, Two Missing After Tubers Go Over NC Dam

Three people are dead and two remain missing after a group floating down a river on inflatable tubes went over a dam in North Carolina.
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Germany: One Teen Dead, Two Missing After Swimming in Rhine

Germany police said Thursday that a 17-year-old girl has died and two others are missing after going swimming in the Rhine river during a heatwave.

Report Blames Poor Welds for Mexico City Subway Collapse

A preliminary report by experts into the collapse of a Mexico City elevated subway line that killed 26 people placed much of the blame Wednesday on poor welds in studs that joined steel support beams to a concrete layer supporting the track bed.
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Honolulu (HI) Firefighters Airlift Hiker from Summit of Koko Crater

Honolulu firefighters responded today to a hiker who fainted due to heat-related illness at the top of the Koko Crater Stairs in Hawaii Kai.
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Boat Hits Boulder on Meramec River, Killing One Man, Injuring Others

A 17-foot ski boat struck a boulder in the Meramec River near here Saturday night, killing one man and sending others to the hospital.

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