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Fire-Rescue International 2011

FR1 was in Atlanta reporting from Fire-Rescue International 2011, with the latest news — including breaking news, hot products and useful tips from educational sessions.

For firefighters, a smaller SCBA cylinder can mean less user fatigue and improved safety
Captain Kendall Thompson named winner of the 2011 International Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valor
The APX XE RMS is the first rugged RSM for the fire market to feature a two-microphone design that cancels out distracting background noise
On April 27, what’s been described as the most devastating tornado in the state’s history cut nearly a mile-wide swath through Tuscaloosa
The products improve firefighter safety by making equipment more visible, as well as illuminating the surrounding environment in dark conditions
Timothy W. Manning, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, acknowledged the budget issues departments across the country are facing
The 16th annual awards, sponsored by Pierce and led by Fire Chief Magazine, acknowledge both career and volunteer fire chiefs
Chief Prziborowski said the position of company officer is the most challenging in a fire department
The funding will support two NFFF programs — the Motorola Solutions Foundation Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Everyone Goes Home Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives
Richard Gist, principle assistant at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, outlined how AARs are the backbone of the military’s operational culture
Dr. Stefan Svensson gave a damning indictment of safety within the U.S fire service four years ago, and this year had a follow-up
In Germany and Japan, departments are using the drones in a variety of situations such as size-up, people search, inspections and more
Novato, Calif., Fire Department Deputy Chief Eric Nickel said community outreach programs don’t have to break the budget