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  • LODD: Pa. volunteer firefighter dies of cardiac arrest

    Firerescue1 Topic Articles
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Christi Rodgers, 26, fell ill at home after her pager went off for a residential structure fire
  • Punctured Gas Main Ka-Booms – Many Injured – Buildings down (Videos)

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    24 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    One Fatality Reported A GAS MAIN IN LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY, was punctured by a digging machine at a construction site Thursday.   Reports say that the intrusion around 11:30 am local time caused a massive explosion that killed at least one worker and injured at least 11 others.  Four of the injured are listed as serious. D-W Several vehicles and at least 25 buildings were damaged.  Firefighters had the fire knocked down and under control by 3 pm. Alexandry Deutsche Welle reports: Thursday’s blast in Ludwigshafen also gutted parked cars and created a crater 10 meters (33 feet) in…
  • What You Need to Know When Working Directly With Hazardous Waste

    Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal
    Michael Manouel
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    What You Need to Know When Working Directly With Hazardous Waste Protecting yourself and your employees from contact with harmful substances is vital when working with any kind of hazardous materials. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupation Health & Safety Act (OSHA) proscribe that when one is dealing with hazardous waste firsthand, it is […] The post What You Need to Know When Working Directly With Hazardous Waste appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Rule Change Lets Los Angeles Dream of Spires

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The city’s Fire Department has agreed to drop a requirement for all skyscrapers to have flat tops, clearing the way for visions of a more inspiring skyline to rival New York or Chicago.
  • LAFD seeks $4.5M to restore service at fire station

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas also wants to add staff to increase supervision and begin an outreach program to recruit in high schools
 
 
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    California Fire News - Structure, Wildland, EMS

  • APPOINTMENT OF DESIREE HORTON AND WAYNE KRAGER TO CAL FIRE FORESTRY FIRE PILOT

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Desiree Horton and Wayne Krager to Forestry Fire Pilot, assigned to Prado Helitack Base in the San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono Unit. This permanent appointment will be effective on October 6, 2014.Desiree HortonDesiree Horton is a native of Southern California and was exposed to helicopters at an early age. After graduating from North Hollywood High School she went straight into flying. She spent years and countless jobs working double and triple shifts to pay for lessons and training. She spent the next 24 years flying such missions from tours,…
  • CAL FIRE LODD MEMORIAL SERVICE Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt #CaFire

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
     GEOFFREY “CRAIG” HUNT“My dad died a hero. There was not a day that went by that I didn't talk to my dad. He was my best friend”, Sarah Hunt Lauterbach.GEOFFREY “CRAIG” HUNTCAL FIRE Plans Memorial Service for Airtanker PilotSan Jose – Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt as well as to his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life while fighting the Dog Rock fire near El Portal, California. A celebration of Craig’s life, with a full Line of Duty Death fire service honors, will take…
  • CVFF Charity Golf Classic to Benefit the Chula Vista Fire Explorers program. #CaFire

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    CVFF Charity Golf ClassicThe Chula Vista Firefighter's Foundation (CVFF) is holding its Annual Charity Golf Classic at Salt Creek Golf Course on Friday, November 7th. All Local 2180 members and their family and friends are encouraged to play in this year's tournament. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Chula Vista Fire Explorers program. This is the CVFF's biggest fundraiser of the year and provides much of the funding for the Fire Explorer program. The cost per player is $125 ($500 per foursome), but will go up after Halloween so register early. With your registration you get…
  • Eldorado National Forest King Post-Fire Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER MAP)

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Eldorado National Forest King Post-Fire BAER AssessmentFIRE INTENSITY EFFECTS ON VEGETATION vs. FIRE SEVERITY EFFECTS ON SOILSKING FIRE BAER MAP Eldorado National ForestKing Fire Burned Area Emergency Response MapThere are several types of fire severity maps that you may see. Although they look different for the same fire, they may also all be accurate. This is because fire severity is a measure of the fire effects on a specific resource such as soils, tree canopies, vegetation or wildlife habitat. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) maps are primarily measures of fire…
  • CAL FIRE announced name of crashed S-2T air tanker 81 pilot Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt CAL FIRE Pilot for 13 Years.

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    CAL FIRE has announced the name of the S-2T air tanker pilot that crashed while fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park in California.Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt was a CAL FIRE Pilot for 13 Years.“With great sadness, the CAL FIRE NEWS and wildand community would like to express its deepest condolences to CAL FIRE for the loss of pilot, Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt Yesterday. He died serving and protecting the public from wildland fire. As members of the wildland firefighting community, we also mourn his loss and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”#DogRockFire…
 
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  • Introducing the EL Toro, Multi-use Tool

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Introducing the EL Toro, Multi-use Tool Every firefighter knows that the right firefighter gear is essential to making sure that the job gets done quickly and–most importantly–safely. At BA Fire Tools, we know how important having trustworthy ...
  • Rigid Industries LED Lighting Accepts 2nd Consecutive Inc. 500 Award

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Rigid Industries Continues as one of Inc. 500’s Fastest Growing Privately Held U.S. Companies Phoenix, AZ –October 22, 2014 –Last week the Inc 500 held its awards here in Phoenix Arizona, hometown ofRigid Industries LED Lighting, and for a second year in a row presented Rigid with the Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies award for landing at number 316 on the list ...
  • MedaPoint Announces New & Improved Website

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Untitled Document MedaPoint, a leading provider in EMS Billing and Dispatch software, announces their new website launch. The updated website does a better job of explaining who they are and what value they provide to our customers. It ...
  • 3 killed in fire truck, SUV crash in W.Va.

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Five firefighters were in the rig and transported to a hospital for evaluation; they were later released.
  • AdvanceDispatch Is Changing the World of EMS Billing and Dispatch from WEBFLEET

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Untitled Document Did you know that TomTom isn't just a leader in navigation products, they also provide fleet management and vehicle telematics services through TomTom Telematics®? The premier WEBFLEET™ software allows businesses ...
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    Fire Geezer

  • Fire Kills Infant At Improperly-Licensed Daycare Home

    firegeezer
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Smoke Detectors Not Working A FIRE THAT STARTED IN THE GARAGE and spread into a dwelling also used as a daycare center killed a 1-yr.-old boy in Midlothian, Virginia, Tuesday.  The house which had no working smoke detectors, was fully charged with heavy smoked banked down to floor level when Chesterfield County firefighers arrived. The woman who operates the daycare center told the first-in firefighters that all of the children in her care had been safely removed, but that was not the case.  Despite her report, the FFs conducted a full search of the premises and about 20 minutes into the…
  • Father (Fire Chief) and Son (Captain), Dipping Duo Arrested In Pennsylvania

    firegeezer
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Both Remorseful and Apologetic THE DELANO FIRE COMPANY #1 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, saw two of its officers arrested and charged Thursday for offenses related to stealing money from their fire department. Shane Kuropatsky, a captain in the FD, and his father Fire Chief Paul Kuropatsky are accused of conspiring to obtain personal goods from area stores and gas stations for their own personal use. Paul (left) and Shane Kuropatsky  (WNEP-TV image) The Pottsville Republican reports: Shane Kuropatsky, 23, was arraigned on charges of two felony counts of access device fraud, one felony…
  • Punctured Gas Main Ka-Booms – Many Injured – Buildings down (Videos)

    firegeezer
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    One Fatality Reported A GAS MAIN IN LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY, was punctured by a digging machine at a construction site Thursday.   Reports say that the intrusion around 11:30 am local time caused a massive explosion that killed at least one worker and injured at least 11 others.  Four of the injured are listed as serious. D-W Several vehicles and at least 25 buildings were damaged.  Firefighters had the fire knocked down and under control by 3 pm. Alexandry Deutsche Welle reports: Thursday’s blast in Ludwigshafen also gutted parked cars and created a crater 10 meters (33 feet) in…
  • Looking Back

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    23 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Fire Engineering – February 1956
  • Morning Lineup – October 23

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    23 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Thursday Morning – Watch Your Wallets Well, here we go again…. another city trying to balance their budget on the backs of their firefighters and police officers.  This time though, it’s not a Podunk town but a major city, Fort Worth, Texas.  The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported yesterday: The president of the Fort Worth Professional Firefighters said Tuesday night that the group plans to move forward with a lawsuit against the city over the benefit reductions that the City Council approved by a 6-3 vote. “When these pension changes go into effect, it will be a taking.
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  • Seat Belt and Radio Strap Video

    Jason Hoevelmann
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    We had an incredible response to the post on wearing your seat belt and donning your SCBA that Instructor and Captain, Steve Heidbreder has shared a video showing not only wearing your seat belt, but also wearing your radio protected under your turn out coat in a strap. Share and use at your departments!http://www.enginehousetraining.com/seat-belt-and-radio-strap-video/
  • Opportunities for Training:Not Just on the Drill Ground

    Jason Hoevelmann
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures below are of a company training on aerial ops with a candidate operator. It was a call for an alarm sounding at a medical building after hours. After looking in the windows and doors and seeing no signs of smoke or fire and with the lock box key not fitting the locks to allow us entry, we had to call for a key holder. The key holder was at least 45 minutes…
  • For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

    Jason Hoevelmann
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called “10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground.” The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to consider for success in the firehouse and dealing with his members. In the first section, or the “1st Commandment” we discuss preparation. Without getting to long in a blog post, there are some very basic steps that one can do to be an effective officer and candidate for an officer promotion. Of course, as with anything, there are things you would add to this…
  • Simple Basement Escape Technique

    Jason Hoevelmann
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Don't forget the simple things; what's in your pockets? Don't forget also to use the "stuff" in the basement to climb on to escape too. Keep it simple! Basement Escape Video
  • For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

    Jason Hoevelmann
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called "10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground." The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to consider for success in the firehouse and dealing with his members. In the first section, or the "1st Commandment" we discuss preparation. Without getting to long in a blog post, there are some very basic steps that one can do to be an effective officer and candidate for an officer promotion. Of course, as with anything, there are things you would add to this list or…
 
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  • HARVEY EISNER

    Paul Combs
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Chief Harvey Eisner was a wealth of knowledge and insight - and an important force in my early career as a fire service editorial cartoonist. He and I talked in 2005 during my first Firehouse Expo about creating cartoons for Firehouse magazine (I had already been creating cartoons for Firehouse.com for a couple of months). He wanted me to expand my cartoons beyond “funny” and share my passion for the fire service and use them as a teachable tool. He knew I could touch people with a simple drawn line. I will miss him dearly.
  • Search Happens

    Dan Miller
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Much has been written and discussed about the tactical implications of ventilation, or anti-ventilation of structural fires.  One big change is a heightened awareness of the timing and the flow path of ventilation – ensuring that the fire department controls both, when possible, in order to limit oxygen infiltration and influence the direction of the flow path to their advantage. Search is one tactic that was acutely affected by the recent recommended changes based on UL & NIST studies, including tactical sequence recommendations, such as SLICE-RS1 and DICERS-VO2. The recommendations…
  • BRITTLE FITNESS

    Paul Combs
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    We all know the importance of staying physically fit to perform our duties, improve stamina, and decrease injury, but very few of us take flexibility as seriously. As a firefighter who is looking 50 square in the eyes, I can tell you that the ol' joints just don't respond and react as they used to, and the only thing that keeps me in the game is strength training and a mild flexibility routine. It's just one side to the fitness square; strength, aerobic, nutrition, and flexibility. If one of these elements is missing, then they're all off balance. What's the point of all those muscles if you…
  • Qualitative Fire Behavior Book by Floyd W Nelson

    David Locke
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    I am looking for a copy of Qualitative Fire Behavior.  It was published by ISFSI in 1991.  I cannot find it any where on line including ISFSI.  I anyone has a copy and would like to sell it please let me know.  Or because it is out of print if anyone wants to sell me copies of the book (with out violating Copy right laws) legally let me know.  It is greatly appreciated Dave
  • The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MO

    Brad Hoff
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 68th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother & Fire Chief/Police Officer Eddie Johnson Jr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with Alton Fire & Police Departments.Eddie Johnson, Jr. Rank: Fire ChiefAge: 45Gender: MaleStatus: VolunteerYears of Service: 5+ Date of Incident: 10/20/2014Time of Incident: 1200hrsDate of Death: 10/20/2014Fire Department: Alton Fire…
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  • Remb'rng 5 Firefighters Killed, PA LODD Update (The Secret List)

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    All, We take time today to remember Fire Capt. Mark Loutzenhiser, 43, FF's Daniel Najera, 20, Jess McLean, 27, Jason McKay 27 and Pablo Cerda, 23 who were killed in the Line of Duty on October 26, 2006 at the Esperanza fire in California. The members of USFS Engine 57 were protecting a structure and the fire over ran their position. This was an arson fire and the arsonist has been sentenced to death. FIRE REPORT AND DETAILS HERE: http://www.fire.ca.gov/fire_protection/downloads/esperanza_00_complete_final_draft_05_01_2007.pdf   UPDATE ON YESTERDAYS LODD IN LANCASTER COUNTY, PA. Here's an…
  • FF KILLS PIT BULL AFTER BEING ATTACKED AT FIRE

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Two pit bulls escaped from their yard in Ben Lomond, attacked neighbors, and charged at a firefighter, officials said.VIDEO: Watch the story hereThe dogs, named Nani and Poppa, lived with a family in a house on the 8000 block of Glen Arbor Road.Neighbor Alex Lackides said he witnessed Wednesday afternoon's attack."I heard my neighbor's daughter scream and start to cry. I stopped what I was doing, ran out with a stick, and sure enough she had been bitten on the knee and bitten on the elbow. The dog was roaming around challenging anything and everything," Lackides said.Jared Kropp tried to get…
  • REPORT RELEASED ABOUT 3 FFs TRAPPED AT BEAVER FIRE

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    A facilitated learning analysis has been released about the entrapment of three firefighters August 11, 2014 on the Beaver Fire northwest of Yreka, California. Entrapped that day were a Dozer Operator (DZOP), a Heavy Equipment Boss (HEQB), and a Heavy Equipment Boss Trainee (HEQBt). They all got inside fire shelters in a small deployment site that was not large enough to qualify as a safety zone. Their injuries included some first and second degree burns, but overnight hospitalization was not required. The dozer operator’s story in his own words: By the time I got off the dozer, the…
  • Funeral Details: Chief Harvey Eisner (The Secret List)

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    All- Details for Chief Eisner: This coming Sunday morning  Oct 26th, 2014 10am viewing 11am service then to Mount Hope Cemetery Hastings on the Hudson NY exit 13 off Saw Mill Parkway. Funeral home GPS address:  16 Arcadian Ave Paramus NJ; Physical address:  West Rt 4 Paramus, NJ http://www.schoemschapel.com/ Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On. BillyG The Secret List 10-24-2014-1600 hrs www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com...
  • FUNERAL DETAILS FOR HARVEY EISNER

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Details for Chief Eisner: This coming Sunday morning  Oct 26th, 2014 10am viewing 11am service then to Mount Hope Cemetery Hastings on the Hudson NY exit 13 off Saw Mill Parkway. Funeral home GPS address:  16 Arcadian Ave Paramus NJ; Physical address:  West Rt 4 Paramus, NJ http://www.schoemschapel.com/...
 
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    Fire Critic

  • Interior or Exterior? What Would You Do?

    The Fire Critic
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    This is a training opportunity. Do this on your own, or drag your crew into it. Take a minute and watch the video. Then decide, based on what is seen in the video, whether you would go interior or stay outside on this one. This is in no way pointing fingers at the tactics used…this is being used for conversation, not ridicule. We simply cannot know all of the details of this incident from the view of one camera angle…plus, I doubt many (if any) of you all were there. Where would the first line go? Second? Third? and so on… Where would the search begin? Where, how, when would…
  • Video: Detroit Box Alarm w/ Double Garage Burning

    The Fire Critic
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Video by: wildfirevideosWNY. Video info: Detroit box alarm at Clifton St. & Rangoon St. Double Garage Fire
  • Video: Vacant Church Fire in Detroit

    The Fire Critic
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    I have shared many fires in Detroit recently. STATter911.com has the story on a firefighter who jumped from a tower ladder at another fire. Video by: BoxAlarmDetroit. Video info: At around 3:32PM on October 19th, two engine companies were disptached to Grand River and Chicago Avenue to check for a rekindle. First arriving engine found a fire in a commercial building extending to a second attached commercial building. Low water pressure and dangerous building conditions made an interior attack impossible, and the fire was fought defensively. Five engines and two platforms worked throughout…
  • Helmet Cam: Fully Involved Mobile Home

    The Fire Critic
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Video by: Jonathan Keim. Video info: In the early morning hours of October 3, 2014, Marshall Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a report of a fully involved structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a mobile home with additional attached structures completely engulfed in flames. The occupant of the residence was able to make it out safely, but did sustain a few minor injuries.
  • Top Firefighting Books – 54 Must Read Books for Firefighters

    The Fire Critic
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    I have compiled a list of “Must Read” books as told to me by my readers. I asked what the best fire service books were and got over 50 books mentioned in over 80 comments over at The Fire Critic Facebook Page. Sure, there may be some that were left out, but I think this is a pretty decent list! I have not read many of these…I didn’t even know about many of them before today. I have included links to Amazon, so you can get more information and/or purchase them at decent prices. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments if they don’t appear here. There are 54…
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  • We Always Go

    Jenna
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Tomorrow morning we could sleep in. We could lounge about in pajamas, eat a leisurely breakfast, and chillax like the cool kids we are. There’s no school tomorrow. So we could do that. But we’ll get up at our normal hour and get dressed. We’ll eat a normal breakfast and get out the door a little earlier than we have been in the past few weeks since the boys stopped riding the bus. We’ll arrive at the school and sit in chairs outside of classrooms waiting to speak to the kids’ teachers. It’s Parent-Teacher Conference day. We’ll go even though I know,…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Race Medals

    Jenna
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    I’ve already showed you racing photos and talked about how proud I was of these two little guys for running their first ever race. I’ve told you how LittleBrother wants to run it again. I didn’t get to tell you yet how he had me hang his medal up with his soccer and baseball medals, how he asked me to find a way to hang his race bib up on his wall. I didn’t tell you that every time I found our family in the crowds, I found the boys and their monster hats first; I always saw them first before I found any of the adults. My soul seeks them out. I zeroed in on their faces…
  • Voice(s)

    Jenna
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Recently someone asked me to acknowledge the negative voice(s) in my head by writing out what the voice(s) say to me. That’s a challenging prospect as I don’t really like to acknowledge the negative self-speak and the way it affects my daily life. However, in order to begin working on silencing the negative self-speak and listening to the truths of who I am, that acknowledgement is necessary. And so, an edited look into the voice(s) in my mind. You could have been so much more. Your hair looks better straight/curly/darker/lighter/longer/shorter. You’ll never be a good enough…
  • Race Recap: The Columbus Half Marathon Weekend, Including the Highlights Kids’ Run

    Jenna
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    This will be a long post as it covers the entire Columbus Marathon weekend, including the Highlights Kids’ Run. Saturday, October 18, 2014 We dropped our dog off on the way into Columbus at All Tails R Waggin. I strongly recommend this place! We arrived in Columbus around 11:30 AM and had no trouble getting around road closures to find a parking spot close to North Bank Park where the Highlights Kids’ Race was being held. We hit the porta-potties lined up near the C-Corral before making our way into the park. We quickly found the registration booth, collected the boys’ nice…
  • A Brief Look at the Columbus Half Marathon

    Jenna
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    I’ll share more tomorrow in my official race (weekend!) recap, but here’s all you need to know. My husband finished his first half marathon with a time of 2:06:22. I PR-ed with a time of 2:06:21. He pushed me. I pushed him. We finished together. But I won. No, we’re not competitive at all. (#thingscallieliesabout) Now for a glass of wine and a foam roller.   A Brief Look at the Columbus Half Marathon is a post from Stop, Drop and Blog. Want more of Stop, Drop and Blog? Like our page on Facebook! If you have questions, contact me or hit me up via twitter.
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  • Ranking the federal fire agencies

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Every year the U.S. Office of Personnel Management conducts a Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey asking employees dozens of questions about their perceptions of what it is like to work at their... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Safety meeting topic: taking calculated risks

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Firefighters — at your next safety meeting, here is a topic worthy of discussion: taking calculated risks on a fire. On October 2, 1943 on the Cleveland National Forest east of San Diego 11... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Property owners sue over wildfires in Washington and California

    Bill Gabbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Two lawsuits are being threatened over separate wildfires in Washington and California. Poinsettia Fire About two dozen landowners are suing a golf course over last summer’s Poinsettia Fire in... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • USFS seeks applicants for 69 Forest AFMO jobs

    Bill Gabbert
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The U.S. Forest Service has a vacancy announcement that lists 69 Forest Assistant Fire Management Officer positions they are trying to fill. I’ve never heard of such a large scale announcement... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Inversion traps smoke over prescribed fire

    Bill Gabbert
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    In this photo taken Wednesday, smoke is attempting to break through an inversion over the Mosquito prescribed fire in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park in California. Normally, as you rise in... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
 
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    Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage and Containerization

    Michael Manouel
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage and Containerization Generators commonly store hazardous waste on-site before transferring that waste to another facility. It’s easier than shipping off the waste immediately and gives a newer company time to find the right facility for their waste. But knowing the EPA-recommended units of containerization is key for proper storage. Related: Hazardous […] The post On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage and Containerization appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 3 Easy Steps to Better RCRA Recordkeeping

    Michael Manouel
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    3 Easy Steps to Better RCRA Record-keeping Record-keeping is something we all probably have to do in some capacity, but maybe we don’t particularly enjoy. But when it comes to hazardous waste, record-keeping can mean the difference between safe, legal operating practices versus substantial fines and illegality. Plus, non-compliance in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […] The post 3 Easy Steps to Better RCRA Recordkeeping appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Dealing with the Percs of the Dry-Cleaning World

    Jessica Hope
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Dealing with the Percs of the Dry-Cleaning World By: Paula Pearce Have you ever stopped to think about how the dry-cleaning process works? Well, you probably wouldn’t guess hazardous waste is a by-product. Across America, dry cleaners use Perchloroethylene (perc), a common chemical solvent used in the dry-cleaning industry, to remove stains and dirt from […] The post Dealing with the Percs of the Dry-Cleaning World appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What You Need to Know When Working Directly With Hazardous Waste

    Michael Manouel
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    What You Need to Know When Working Directly With Hazardous Waste Protecting yourself and your employees from contact with harmful substances is vital when working with any kind of hazardous materials. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupation Health & Safety Act (OSHA) proscribe that when one is dealing with hazardous waste firsthand, it is […] The post What You Need to Know When Working Directly With Hazardous Waste appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • CESQG vs. SQG vs. LQG: What’s the Difference?

    Michael Manouel
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    CESQG vs. SQG vs. LQG: What’s the Difference? Are you a generator of hazardous waste? If so, have ever wondered what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are for the amount of hazardous waste you handle? The EPA has three distinct categories for generators of hazardous waste, each category being differentiated by the amount of […] The post CESQG vs. SQG vs. LQG: What’s the Difference? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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  • Teen Road To Safety Expands in California

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Andrew Wunderlich realized the need to go beyond the basics taught in average driving schools as a rookie police officer when he was called to the scene of his first traffic collision. Two 16 year olds had been on their way back from a date when they were hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light. Both teenagers died; the drunk driver was unharmed. And one of the paramedics on the scene was the father of the young girl killed.
  • Firefighter Training Drill: The "Outboard" Forcible Entry Saw

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    D.C. Fire Captain Danny Troxell shares a drill that describes converting a rotary saw blade to the outboard side of the saw, making them more useful for forcible entry situations.
  • Harvey Eisner, Editor Emeritus of Firehouse, Dies

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Eisner started his career at Firehouse in 1976 as a photographer and worked his way up to editor in chief in 1982.
  • SKIDCAR System Inc Receives 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    SKIDCAR System, Inc. company President, Dane Pitarresi, was proud to receive the 2014 Z-Man Achievement Award from ALERT International.
  • Humpday Hangout: Firefighter Training and Ebola

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    On today's Humpday Hangout chat, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Fire Rescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Danny Sheridan of the FDNY and North Charleston's Matt McDowell about training.
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