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University of Extrication: General Motors Responder Safety Initiative
Ron Moore and the rescue team explain how General Motor's new QR Code system helps first responders.
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Close Calls: Firefighter Injured During Confined-Space Training

Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:24:00 GMT

Boston Firefighter Hurt in Public Housing Complex Fire
One firefighter was injured in a blaze at a three-floor public housing project in South Boston that ripped through two units
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:45:30 GMT

Occupied Building Fires Under Arson Investigation in Honolulu
Honolulu Fire Department investigators said this afternoon that several Kailua fires were intentionally set.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:41:24 GMT

Two Kids Killed in GA House Fire, Mom Badly Burned
The fire in the Butts County home started as an accidental electrical fire.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:47:17 GMT

Off-Duty TX Firefighter Helps Rescue Two Women, Dogs From Fire
The off-duty fire investigator saw smoke coming from the El Paso home and helped get the elderly women and the dogs out.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:38:08 GMT

Desperate Attempts to Save Baby from OK Mobile Home Fire Fail
A 6-month-old girl perished in a mobile home fire in Topper. Her parents and sister escaped with injuries.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:17:09 GMT

KS Man Soaks Firefighters With Hose During Confrontation
A Salina man was arrested for interfering with Salina firefighters attempting to put out a small blaze in his backyard.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:01:21 GMT

Two Toddlers Die in MS House Fire
Two children, one 16 months old and the other 27 months old, died in a fire that consumed their home in Vicksburg.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:56:15 GMT

Donations Pour in for Fallen CA Firefighter; $165K Collected in a Day
Donations poured in Friday for the family of a North County firefighter who died Thursday fighting the massive Thomas fire in Ventura County.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:45:08 GMT

MA Firefighter Bails out Window at Fatal Fire
Firefighters from several towns responded to Oxford to battle a three-alarm fire in which one person was unaccounted for.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:32:33 GMT

CA Wildfire Burns New Fire Station, Temporary Station Planned
The Tubbs fire consumed the new station in Santa Rosa and the one it replaced. The city plans a temporary station at the old site for now.
Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:03:47 GMT

Fire Politics: I Am Pro-Choice
Kevin O'Connor encourages departments to evaluate their communications options.
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:20:00 GMT

CA Fire Rages amid Longest Ever Red Flag Warning
Los Angeles and Ventura counties ended their 12th consecutive day of red flag fire warnings Friday.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:41:25 GMT

TX Fire Captain Dies after Falling Ill During Blaze
Brazoria Capt. Dene Barber fell ill Wednesday during a structure fire and later died at a hospital.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:22:08 GMT

FL Firefighter Dies at Station While On Duty
Tallahassee firefighter Jeffery Atkinson died Thursday at his station a day after his 43rd birthday.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:08:09 GMT

Boats Can Be Like 'Floating Fire Trucks' Providing Emergency Services
Ed Ballam checked with boat manufacturers, who said fire/rescue boats can handle a number of emergencies if they are designed properly.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:49:03 GMT

Drexel University Partners With FDSOA on Firefighter Safety Survey
The Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety survey was developed through a FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program in response to the National Life Safety Initiative on the fire service safety culture.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:18:31 GMT

Two PA Firefighters Hospitalized in Apparatus Wreck
Two Pittsburgh firefighters were injured Thursday when their apparatus collided with a dump truck.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:05:23 GMT

Rigaku Devices Used in Seizure of Illegal Drugs Being Transported to Belgium
Rigaku Analytical Devices, has announced its Progeny ResQ handheld Raman analyzer was used during a recent seizure of illegal drugs being transported to Antwerp, Belgium.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:48:00 GMT

Wildfires Push San Diego to Spend $33M on Chopper, Hangar
San Diego will spend $33 million on a new firefighting helicopter and a hangar at Montgomery-Gibbs Field.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:25:45 GMT

WA City's Aging Bridges Affecting Response Times
The Walla Walla Fire Department's responses are being affected by weight restrictions on old bridges.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:14:23 GMT

Former PA Firefighter Admits Theft While in Uniform
A former Bethlehem firefighter admitted Thursday to two petty thefts at a store that got him fired.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:07:51 GMT

CA Judge Orders Two Men to Trial for Ghost Ship Deaths
Derick Almena and Max Harris face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the Oakland blaze.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:44:22 GMT

CA Man Accused of Shooting Forest Service Firefighter
Jacob Kirkendall of Santa Cruz shot a U.S. Forest Service division chief driving a marked vehicle Monday.
Posted on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:29:46 GMT




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