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Here's a list of the most outstanding innovations to hit the fire service this year and a short list of those I hope to see next year.
Proximity firefighting ensembles are not just for aircraft firefighting, and not all suits have the same level of protection.
That all new SCBA must be retested will keep them off the market longer.
Both suit design and testing need a complete overhaul to better match real-world needs.
ELKTON, Md. — W.L. Gore & Associates issued a firefighter product safety alert regarding incidents of seam-tape separation in turnout gear in North America. Gore has
Chris McGrone was placed in a medically induced coma and is still recovering from his injuries; he has not yet returned to full duty.
The 2013 program includes requirement changes, additional matches, micro grants, and updates to equipment ages.
The 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) opening is here! As you work toward the December 6 deadline, is your department adequately prepared to submit a competitive MINERAL CITY, Ohio — A fire department destroyed by a July 10, 2013 tornado is getting a helping hand from the State Fire Marshal, and company, MN8-Foxfire. They
With the slowed evolution of PPE development, constantly changing the NFPA standard may amount to simply moving deck chairs around. PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. — More than two dozen area volunteer fire departments are set to get a gift that would allow them to buy new equipment. Hundreds of people turned
The move was spurred by recent attacks on firefighters and first responders nationwide.
The Associated Press VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Two San Bernardino County firefighters have been burned while taking on a house fire. Department spokesman Eric Sherwin tells the
When one firefighter fails to properly wear all of his or her PPE, it puts the entire operation at risk. GAINESBORO, Tenn. — A Middle Tennessee emergency medical services director who risked his life to save a woman from a burning home said he didn't think twice
It can take a year or longer for a new standard to take effect, which impacts how and what departments can purchase.
AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are working on building a better Personal Alert Safety System after discovering why some firefighters are
The chief said the footage was taken on the firefighters' personal camera and was not authorized in the workplace or at stations
They suspended the exercises after the death of Racheal Wilson, a cadet who died after sent into a vacant house set ablaze by instructors
The Anniston Star WEAVER, Ala. – A proposed city budget would do away with $10 payments Weaver volunteer firefighters receive per call and use that money to buy equipment for

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