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The international firefighting resource page covers news and training information about international fire and emergency medical departments, with a focus on major incidents and lessons learned and what the U.S. fire service can learn from increased networking and collaboration.

Winkler, known as the Fonz from “Happy Days,” was evacuated during a hotel fire in Dublin
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell details the historic event that’s expanding international collaboration
June event in Ontario will honor and recognize the invaluable contributions of firefighters
The event seeks to establish a global fire service leadership network dedicated to supporting and strengthening the fire service around the world
Four fire suppression tactics were included in the restoration of the beloved Paris landmark
Japanese firefighters spent five days with CAL FIRE Butte County firefighters learning about tactics in Western-style buildings
The newly opened Tulum International Airport in Mexico has acquired an advanced fleet of Striker ARFF vehicles to support emergency operations
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
“It has taken many people doing paperwork, asking for favors, politicking and risking their lives to get it there,” the Chillicothe district said
Hopes of finding more survivors in Syria, Turkey begin to fade
Firefighter Sandra Hoffman from Halle, Germany, will join the Savannah Fire Department, and a SFD member will travel to Germany in 2024
Los Angeles County is sending dozens of search-and-rescue crewmembers, along with six search dogs and three structural engineers
Nearly 100 Los Angeles County firefighters and structural engineers and a half-dozen specially trained dogs were sent to Turkey to help with rescue efforts