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Firefighters in Elmwood Park cut down a fence at the rear of the motel to reach the trapped guest
A friendly game of dodgeball allows Plaistow junior firefighters to learn about managing their air supply
Lawsuit contends Firefighter Benjamin Polson’s PASS device did not go off, alerting firefighters to his location
The exhibit hall features thousands of products and services for fire departments and EMS agencies
Early ventilation is a key element in reducing cancer risk for firefighters
Plus, 10 tips for new firefighters on how to maximize their SCBA
AFG 2023 is open — download this guide now for your best chance of success at receiving AFG funding for PPE
Ill. OSHA report highlights accountability, communication among several errors in the death of a relatively new firefighter
From the specifications for soft goods to ratings for electronics in explosive environments, the upcoming consolidation of standards will offer greater protection for firefighters
Tips for securing AFG funding for SCBA
Every firefighter, new and experienced, can benefit from a quick knowledge check about cancer prevention
What you need to know to prepare for the likely changes ahead
Ashtabula firefighters are expected to use the AFG funding for new SCBA
A preview of what is likely to come to fruition in the next editions of NFPA 1971 for turnout gear and NFPA 1981 for SCBA
The Connected Firefighter Platform helps keep teams safe, accountable and able to make data-driven decisions on the fireground
North Bend Fire Chief Jim Brown said the department’s current facepieces meet a 21-year-old NFPA standard for thermal protection
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire will be using the MSA G1, newly redesigned for comfort and ergonomics
A grant from Firehouse Subs allows the Altoona Fire Department to purchase buddy breathing systems, TICs and RIT bags
Sanford Fire Chief Matt Arnold said the grant will allow for the replacement of all of their SCBA
Firefighters from three departments were able to train inside several of Lynnewood Hall’s rooms
Anniston firefighters will have LUNAR devices added to their gear to enhance safety and communication
AFG funds will help 3 departments replace their complete inventory of self-contained breathing apparatus
Fire apparatus from Salem and Wenham, along with full sets of PPE and SCBA will ship out to first responders in the war-torn country
Dearborn and Melvindale fire departments will use the AFG money for new SCBA
San Diego Fire Rescue hazardous materials team responded to the container fire that threatened a home and high-rise
Common questions about when firefighters in bunker gear and SCBA can make a save and when to wait for the hazmat team
Polk County firefighters cut through the trailer’s wall to rescue a man trapped in the bathroom
Detailing emerging issues of concern with respect to PPE programs, gear selection, cleaning and decontamination, verification for ISPs, and PPE retirement