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FireRescue1-Member-News-Volume 637 - January 17, 2012

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Pa. firefighters use eBay to patch up radios
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News Spotlight
Obesity rate for firefighters 'higher than public'
Rates of overweight and obese individuals in the fire service are higher than those found in the general public, according to a new study. The researchers say it's now time for a national conversation regarding obesity in the fire service. One survey responder said, "You have that downtime, and it's easier to have M&Ms, a Snickers bar in the firehouse than it is to have a carrot or celery." Why you might be at risk
Featured News
Rescuers blast holes in search for missing cruise ship passengers
Featured News
Italian naval divers explode holes in the hull of the grounded cruise ship, trying to speed up the search for the missing while seas were still calm. "We are rushing against time"
Today's Top Stories:
Chicago brotherhood embraces fallen NC firefighter's family: Fellow firefighters to Fire Capt. Will Caviness' family: "You're one of us"
Pa. firefighters use eBay to patch up radios: Currrent radio system is more than 30 years old, practically obsolete
Video: Old NY mill burns out of control
Boy remembered after perishing in NY fire
Tenn. ex-firefighter found guilty of murder
Adult, 3 kids die in Ill. fire
Fireground Tips and Tricks
How to make a pocket protector for your tools
By Jimm Walsh, FR1 Columnist
By using a piece of out-of-service fire hose to store your tools in your pockets, you can minimize damage to your bunker gear. How to stay organized
Flying Cross "V-Pocket" Nomex Pants: A Revolution in Stationwear
Inspired by the success of the sleek inset "V-Pocket" on our Vertx tactical pants, Flying Cross makes available Nomex pants that provide the function and safety of certified stationwear, but with the fit and low visual profile of the best tactical pants. These navy blue pants and matching Nomex shirts are available at authorized Flying Cross dealers throughout the country. NFPA 1975 Certified. ISO 9001-2008.
Community Focus
Community fire safety: Don't wait for the beep
By Tom Kiurski, FR1 Columnist
When more than 1,000 adults were randomly surveyed by phone, fewer than half said they tested their smoke alarms every few months or sooner. Only 42 percent had two to three smoke alarms in their residences. An "expiration date" on smoke alarms?
isodri® Protective Systems: Only from LION
Think all NFPA 1971-compliant turnout gear is the same? It’s not! Water often causes burn injuries without warning at temperatures well below steam conditions. That’s why LION developed isodri® Protective Systems to reduce the water intake and transport moisture away from the body, keeping you dry and safe. Check out isodri®’s superior moisture management system, delivering you thermal protection run after run.
FR1 Video
The Battalion: True Brotherhood
Members of the Westampton Fire Department in N.J. say they have rejected the power struggles that are all too common.
Raw video: 17 yachts on fire
A "suspicious" fire at a Seneca marina along the Illinois River destroyed 15 luxury boats and damaged a half dozen others Jan. 12.
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MatJack lifting equipment offers a variety of uses for a variety of rescue needs. MatJack airbags are reliable, safe and easy to use. Put MatJacks under a load and inflate. It's just that easy. MatJack offers high pressure air lifting bags, medium and low pressure lifting cushions, as well as many other products.
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