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Welcome Firefighters & Fire Departments to the #1 Resource for the Fire Service  

- Tuesday, July 22, 2014

From the Editor

Listen to this week's podcast of The Command Post — where our experts discuss how NFPA standards are relevant to real-world fire operations. Check out previous podcasts here.

You can also download the podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud and via RSS feed.

Fr1 Product Video

EXO Personal Escape System for Firefighters

Developed with the FDNY in 2005, in response to the tragic events of "Black Sunday," the Petzl...

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FLIR K-Series for Firefighters

Starting under $4K, FLIR’s new K-Series Thermal Imaging Cameras for firefighters combine high-performance with groundbreaking affordability. Both the K40 (240×180) and the K50 (320×240) feature five easy-to-access imaging modes, a bright 4” LCD for superior visibility, image storage, and more. Watch the video at

FLIR K-Series for Firefighters

Featured Columnist

Tom LaBelle
Tom LaBelle - The Butcher's Bill
I had a great conversation the other day with a longtime friend and experienced firefighter and officer. He was decrying the lack of personal responsibility that many of us feel is pervasive in the fire...

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In Public Safety

In Public Safety From firefighter to administrator: What it's like to work upstairs

In order to successfully transition from company line officer to a chief officer, a firefighter needs to develop the skills earned through formal education.

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