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Jan. 10, 2011
Volume 531
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Featured News
City defends response to fatal NY fire
Officials say they did everything they could to locate tenants during a fire in an apartment building in New York after the body of a man went unnoticed for three weeks after the blaze. Those of us who've made go or no-go decisions in front of burning buildings understand how difficult it can be with limited, incomplete, and often incorrect information, saysEditorial Advisor Adam K. Thiel. What happened on scene
Calif. crew rescues dog from sinkhole
After using a pulley system and harnesses, Todd Gailey, an engineer and paramedic with the Morro Bay Fire Department and a member of the California rescue team, brings up a 200-pound mastiff dog that had fallen into a sinkhole on Sunday. (Image KION)
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Community Focus
My 5 New Year's fire resolutions
By Tom Kiurski, FR1 Columnist
After bidding farewell to 2010 and all the struggles that the fire service endured, we look at 2011 with hope that things will begin to turn around and get better. From technology that can limit firefighter injuries to prevention policies that save lives, here is a hopeful forecast for the coming 12 months. No more layoffs
STL K-Force Linear Light Bars: Quality & Value
Ranging in size from 27" to 71", the STL K-Force Linear series full light bars are perfect for all Fire, Law Enforcement and EMS needs. With 180 1-watt linear optic LEDs, a built in amber directional bar in the rear, and the option for linear LED or 3 watt take down and alley lights, the STL K-Force 63" Linear is an exceptional product for fire trucks and chief vehicles. Series starting at the low price of $489.95.
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Practical PPE
Writing PPE specifications: Risk assessments
By Mike McKenna, FR1 Columnist
It appears that in some instances the term "risk assessment" is being batted around by fire departments and used without any supporting documentation. The risk assessment should provide a basis for the specification and provide any who read it with background and the thought process for the various requirements. Get the facts
Vigil: Easy Driver Safety Training for Your Dept.
Get your crew to the fire and back to the station safely. If you've been looking at a driving training simulator, why not go with something even better? Go to our site for a paper comparing Vigil training technology to driving simulators.
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News and Announcements
Line-of-Duty Deaths
FDNY firefighter dies from 9/11-related cancer
Roy Chelsen
Date: Jan. 9, 2011
City: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Full Report
Mo. firefighter collapses, dies during physical
Name: Richard Paul
Date: Jan. 7, 2011
City: Kansas City, Mo.
Full Report
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