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International Firefighting

The international firefighting resource page covers news and training information about international fire and emergency medical departments. News articles focus on major incidents, such as the Grenfell Tower fire in London (pictured) incident and investigation, the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire in Paris, the Australian wildfires, including the deployment of U.S. firefighting forces, and more. Other articles focus on the lessons learned from such incidents and what the U.S. fire service can learn from increased networking and collaboration.

Major responses, award and honors, conflicts overseas, devastating wildfires and e-Bike blazes made headlines
The Institution of Fire Engineers-USA Branch president explains how all firefighters impact fire systems, plus the power of international connections
Emergency services organizations are struggling to meet the escalating needs for medical supplies, equipment and vehicles
Preplanning is critical to identifying the unsafe living conditions in your area
Bart Van Leeuwen, a 27-year veteran of the Dutch fire service, shared international fire tactics and his department’s approach to life safety
A 25-year-old firefighter died in an ATV rollover while working on the Donnie Creek Fire
Planned Senate hearing, bills find new interest as smoke from Canadian fires reaches D.C.
Eric Valliere, chair of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, spoke with FireRescue1 about this year’s safety push around electric batteries
This recent legacy fire prompts review of stateside historic blazes
Over 400 wildfires in Canada have affected air quality in several states
Three firefighters and two police officers received life-threatening injuries in the blast, police said. Four firefighters were seriously injured and 22 police officers suffered minor injuries
Researchers around the world are independently working to solve the challenges firefighters face with electric vehicle fires, so why aren’t we sharing our findings?
More than two dozen injured men were transported to hospitals in “delicate-serious condition,” said the National Immigration Institute in Ciudad Juarez
Ciudad Guzmán will receive the truck as part of a decades-long relationship between the two communities through the Longmont Sister Cities Association
USA-01 and USA-2 members were thanked by the U.S. secretary of state and welcomed home by loved ones