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  • China: Coal Miners Die in Fire

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A fire that followed underground tremors tore through a coal mine in northeastern China early Wednesday, killing 24 miners, the Chinese state news media reported.
  • Fire destroys Live Oak home - KSAT San Antonio

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    28 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    KSAT San AntonioFire destroys Live Oak homeKSAT San AntonioLIVE OAK, Texas - A Live Oak home was almost completely leveled after flames broke out there Thursday afternoon. "By the time the first unit arrived, the fire had already broken through the roof. It was moving quickly. The garage was pretty full with a and more »
  • Hydrant blows at Las Vegas vacant house fire

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    28 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    The hydrant broke from its pipe and flew 10 feet; one firefighter suffered a minor knee injury.
  • Firefighter location technology: What's available

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    14 Dec 2014 | 1:05 am
    There are a great number of challenges to building a system that will pinpoint a firefighter within a structure; here's a look at what's on the drawing board and on the market.
  • RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES

    California Fire News - Structure, Wildland, EMS
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Red Flag WarningURGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA310 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014...RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIESTHROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND INLAND VALLEYS OFRIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES....SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO WEAKEN...BUT SHOULD BESUFFICIENT TO CONTINUE LOCALLY GUSTY EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ANDLOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE COASTAL SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS INTO THEFAR INLAND VALLEYS IN RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES. WEAKERWINDS WITH A SLIGHT RECOVERY IN HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE INTOTHANKSGIVING DAY.Read…
 
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  • Fire destroys Live Oak home - KSAT San Antonio

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    KSAT San AntonioFire destroys Live Oak homeKSAT San AntonioLIVE OAK, Texas - A Live Oak home was almost completely leveled after flames broke out there Thursday afternoon. "By the time the first unit arrived, the fire had already broken through the roof. It was moving quickly. The garage was pretty full with a and more »
  • UPDATED: Fire at Hydrolake Leasing Company Plant in McBain - 9&10 News

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:10 pm
    9&10 NewsUPDATED: Fire at Hydrolake Leasing Company Plant in McBain9&10 NewsThe fire started inside the Hydrolake Leasing Company plant around 6:20 a.m. Friday. When fire crews got there, the outer shell on the north side of the building was fully engulfed. They have been hosing down flames and knocking down walls. The McBain ...and more »
  • Firefighters respond to fire at apartments, baby born in stairwell - Chicago Tribune

    28 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Firefighters respond to fire at apartments, baby born in stairwellChicago TribuneHe said the cause of the fire is under investigation. While some initial reports suggested that victims had been rescued from a second floor, Green said all the residents were able to evacuate the building on their own, with no injuries reported and more »
  • Crews mop up after Fontana pallet fire causes $3 million damage - Press-Enterprise

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Press-EnterpriseCrews mop up after Fontana pallet fire causes $3 million damagePress-EnterpriseOlegario Garcia watched the scene from a row of torched queen palm trees Friday, as a San Bernardino County Fire Department bulldozer shaved the grounds of his O-G Pallets business in Fontana. “We will clean up and restart,” Garcia said, through his Firefighter Injured, Structures Damaged in 4-Acre Fire at Fontana Pallet YardKTLAFour acres of wooden pallets burn in explosive fire in FontanaLos Angeles TimesMassive commercial fire erupts in FontanaKABC-TVABC News -NBC Southern Californiaall…
  • Fire damages Route 10 business in Randolph - Daily Record

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Daily RecordFire damages Route 10 business in RandolphDaily RecordThe fire started just before dawn at Granville Concrete Products, 1076 Route 10 West, according to Randolph Fire Official Richard Briant, who was on the scene. By first light, the fire was fully involved, causing visible damage to a small office in Authorities investigating fire at Randolph commercial buildingNJ.comall 4 news articles »
 
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  • RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Red Flag WarningURGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA310 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014...RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY SANTA ANA WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIESTHROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND INLAND VALLEYS OFRIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES....SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO WEAKEN...BUT SHOULD BESUFFICIENT TO CONTINUE LOCALLY GUSTY EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS ANDLOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE COASTAL SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS INTO THEFAR INLAND VALLEYS IN RIVERSIDE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES. WEAKERWINDS WITH A SLIGHT RECOVERY IN HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE INTOTHANKSGIVING DAY.Read…
  • The Next Big Thing In Wildland Fire Should Be This Small Thing #RescueMeBalloon #CaFire

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    #Rescue Me Balloon This simple cheap device could save wildland firefighters lives and should be required to be attached to every fire shelter by next season.Rescue Me Balloon Uses Helium To Raise Bright Beacon With LED Lights 150' Above Your Shelter Deployment Location.The balloon, made of durable plastic, is stored in a small canister with a clip for attaching to your belt, backpack or a your fire shelter. When deployed, the balloon rises up to 150 feet in the air, tethered by a lightweight cord. Easily spotted from ground and air.The RMB also has a built-in flashing LED signal,…
  • Heart Attacks and Motor Vehicle Crashes, Leading Causes of Death for Sleep Deprived US Firefighters

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Lack of Sleep Implicated in Heart Attacks and Motor Vehicle Crashes, The Leading Causes of Death for United States FirefightersFirefighters Need Good Restful SleepResearchers found that 37% of 7,000 firefighters had at least one sleep disorder, making them about twice as likely to get in a crash than their well-rested peers.They were also twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease or diabetes, and more than three times as likely to report depression and anxiety, according to the study, published in The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.That increased risk is especially important because…
  • RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR MODERATE TO STRONG SANTA ANA WIND EVENT OVER LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    OSCC - NWS Red Flag WarningRead watches, warnings & advisoriesZoomOutHigh Wind WarningFreeze WarningRed Flag WarningSmall Craft AdvisoryWind AdvisoryFrost AdvisoryFreeze WatchHazardous Weather OutlookLast map update: Nov, 16th 2014 at 3:03:16 pm PSTURGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA944 AM PST SUN NOV 16 2014RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 8 PM PST MONDAY OVER MUCH OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES.STRONG SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN COMBINED WITH STRONG AND COLD NORTHERLY WINDS ALOFT WILL…
  • RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MONDAY FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA859 AM PST SUN NOV 16 2014 URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA859 AM PST SUN NOV 16 2014 RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MONDAY FOR THE KERN COUNTY MOUNTAINS DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WITH STRONG NORTHERLYFLOW ALOFT WILL BRING A MODERATE OFFSHORE WIND THROUGH MONDAY.GUSTY EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY THIS AFTERNOON WITHLOWERING HUMIDITIES. STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR THROUGH THE PASSESAND CANYONS...MAINLY…
 
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  • Firefighter location technology: What's available

    14 Dec 2014 | 1:05 am
    There are a great number of challenges to building a system that will pinpoint a firefighter within a structure; here's a look at what's on the drawing board and on the market.
  • True North Gear Announces the Opening of New Outlet Store

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    What's better than Black Friday? Black Friday every day! We are excited to announce the opening of our online Outlet Store, created exclusively for our dedicated customers! Check your email Friday morning for the official launch of our store and find amazing deals on jackets, shirts, packs and more! Plus, one special item is listed for only 0.99%, so go on the hunt and be the lucky one to score ...
  • Ohio fire truck slides off road; firefighter injured

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    The fire truck landed in a ditch; a tow truck pulled it out a short time later
  • Ram Air introduces special-ops gear decon system

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    November, 2014 – Ram Air Gear Dryer, a manufacturer known for their turnout gear dryers, recently introduced a complete system for proper decontamination of special-ops gear that cannot be washed in a mechanical washer. Ram Air’s Special-ops Decon System simplifies the process of cleaning and drying special-ops gear including hazmat, immersion and ice-rescue suits. The system teams Ram Air’s ...
  • Darley to Unveil New Multi-Purpose Vehicle to MABAS

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Itasca, IL - W.S. Darley Company unveiled a new specialized vehicle this week at the AIDF Disaster Relief Summit in Washington D.C. On December 3rd Darley will present the new vehicle to Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). This vehicle integrates a range of operating capabilities including: Medical care service clinic for EMS triage and examination. A vehicle-mounted water purification system which ...
 
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  • What is the Share The Load Program?

    Mark Lamplugh
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Being a firefighter comes with a ton of tremendous rewards. The brotherhood we share is unparalleled in any other profession. We sacrifice our time, family, personal relationships and family to be part of the fire service. I know for myself, not being an active Captain anymore, I’m still completely involved in the fire service in a different capacity. Helping firefighters who are having issues in their personal lives has been a 24/7 job for me. Instead on answering the pager for a fire at 3 am, I’m answering the phone from a distressed firefighter or EMT. That’s why I’m excited to…
  • Who Looks After The Victims?

    Dave LeBlanc
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    If you are changing the mission you better let the citizens know – Captain Dave LeBlanc So with all the discussion going on about SLICE-RS there is a lot of concern from firefighters about such a dramatic shift in our priorities. While SLICERS doesn’t say rescue isn’t a priority, it moves it from one of our primary concerns to a target of opportunity. Is that really how we want to think? Is that really where our priorities should be? There is so much interpretation out there about what the UL/NIST studies mean. The research to some is ground breaking, new and untested. To others it is a…
  • Goblet Squat for More Strength on the Fireground

    Aaron Zamzow
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    I often get emails and questions about ways to improve leg strength and recovery while in firefighting gear.  We all know that stairs and climbing are major fire rescue movements performed on the fire ground so... improve your leg strength and you could improve your performance on the fire ground.  One exercise in particular is very good at doing just that....the goblet squat.  The goblet squat is a multi-joint lower body exercise that fires up (no pun intended) the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. Unlike the traditional back squat, the goblet squat is executed by keeping the body in an…
  • Your Eyes Are Useless When the Mind is Blind, Part III

    Dave LeBlanc
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Final in Series by Captain Dave LeBlanc Editor’s Note: Dave’s first article in this three-part series looks at lessons for the fire service from the popular book “On Combat”. You can read Part I here and Part II here. Don’t Train Until You Get It Right… What are our goals for a particular training evolution? Are we training o teach competency, or to meet a standard? Are we just checking off the box, or are we truly setting out to master a skill? This is where the Three ‘R’s come in; Realistic, Relevant and Repetitive. In order for us to get the most benefit from a training…
  • Look UP, Look Out

    Nick Ledin
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
           I know I don’t need to tell you this, but your department doesn’t have all the answers; neither does your Chief, your Training Officer or you. For that matter, no fireground or emergency scene has ever, or will ever, go flawlessly. We’re human. We’re imperfect. And that’s okay, although this doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with the status quo, but instead we should strive for excellence. If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that we’re in agreement so far. Photo Credit: Ryan Torres        For any firefighter or fire department to reach…
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  • Indexing Day at the Edinburgh Fire Group

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    For over five years, the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at The University of Edinburgh has been taking forward the Edinburgh Fire Digital Preservation Project. This project comprises the cataloguing, indexing and scanning of some 40.000 documents which originally belonged to the BRE Fire Research Archive.Back in 2009, the Archive was relocated from its initial location at the BRE headquarters in Watford to the top floor of the structures lab in King’s Buildings, Edinburgh…a monumental effort! The overall objective of the project is to make the Archive’s…
  • Bang goes the Borders: Science Festival

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Dr Carvel, ready to begin.Saturday 20th September 2014 was the fourth "Bang goes the Borders" science festival, held at St Mary's School in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders. Each year the festival hosts researchers and scientists from several universities, schools and companies who present a variety of hands-on experiments, workshops and some demonstration experiments. Universities present included Heriot-Watt University (one of the event sponsors), University of Edinburgh, Newcastle University, and Glasgow University. Glasgow Science Centre were there too.For the first time, a member of the…
  • Concrete in Fire Forum, Autumn 2014

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    The BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering is happy to announce that next installment of the Concrete in Fire Forum, in conjunction with The Concrete Society, will be hosted at the University of Edinburgh.When: 10.30 am Monday 17th November 2014 (we will finish around 4pm)Where: Seminar room, Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions (CSEC), University of Edinburgh, Erskine Williamson Building, The King's Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom              …
  • Edinburgh Researchers Featured in USDA Forest Service Video Spotlight

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Researchers from the Fire Group, involved in a project on wildland fire behavior in the context of hazardous fuel reduction treatments, have recently been featured in a video put together by the USDA Forest Service. The video highlights several aspects of the experimental fire which was carried out in New Jersey, USA earlier this year. Particular focus is put on efforts to better understand and characterize the generation of firebrands in a wildland fire. This aspect of the project is of significant interest to Edinburgh researchers, and associated work aimed at understanding the ignition of…
  • Playing with Fire - Towers of Babel

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    One night over cocktails almost two years ago Dr Cecilia Abecassis-Empis and Jo Rush started talking about what they respectively do; Cecilia, an academic at the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering; and Jo, a freelance theatre director.  The conversation, like many, quickly moved onto the causes of the 9/11 structural collapses of the World Trade Centre (WTC) towers. Cecilia’s and Luke Bisby’s (who over-hearing the conversation could not help but chime in) frustration that the scientific reasoning and underlying messages around these events were not being heard sparked an idea in…
 
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  • Bedford County Delays Decision to Move Fire/Rescue Administration to Unused County Facility

    Taylor Goodman
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    In Bedford County, a county-owned facility has sat empty for some time.  A proposal was presented the Board of Supervisors to allow the Department of Fire & Rescue to move into the facility, giving much-needed classroom space, storage, and office space as well. However, the proposal was almost unanimously denied at a recent BOS meeting. Read why below: Bedford County delays decision on using old group homes for fire and rescue – NewsAdvance.com : News – Lynchburg, Virginia Area.
  • Roanoke County Firefighter and Police Officer Save Lives on Vacation

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 12:12 pm
    In Roanoke County, a firefighter and police officer will both be recognized for saving the lives of two people caught in rip current while they were on vacation in Holden Beach, NC. From WSLS: Barry Brown and Eric Austin and their families were vacationing in North Carolina when a woman and her son were caught in the rip current. Now, the two will be recognized by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for saving lives hundreds of miles away. “I was glad we all made it out.  The first words I told my wife was I thought all four of us was going to die, because I had never been in a rip…
  • “New” Tower Ladder for the Jefferson Park Volunteers

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 11:36 am
    Click image to enlarge. The Jefferson Park Volunteer Fire Department, located in far northern Prince George County, has recently placed a “new” tower ladder in service as Tower  5.   The Jefferson Park area has seen a great deal of both commercial and residential growth over the past few years, much of it related to the expansion of the Fort Lee military base, which is located directly across the street from the JPVFD firehouse. Tower 5 has certainly paid it’s dues across the east coast.  Originally built in for the Stratford (CT) fire department in 1987 by Pierce…
  • Boykins VFD Takes Delivery of Rosenabuer Commander Pumper

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 10:43 am
    Click image to enlarge The Boykins Volunteer Fire Department, located just a couple of miles north of the North Carolina state line in Southampton County, has taken delivery of a new 2013 Rosenbauer Commander pumper.  Designated Engine 11, the new rig will replace both a HME/Grumman pumper and a Ford F-series light duty squad truck. The BVFD will be running this as a rescue pumper, as it runs with preconnected Holmatro tools from the rear compartment.  It also features a 1250GPM Darley pump, along with 1000 gallons of the wet stuff in a poly tank.  Power comes from a 380HP Cummins motor…
  • Family Sues Middleburg VFD, Cites Department and Leaders in Loved One’s Death

    Taylor Goodman
    31 Jul 2013 | 10:53 am
    In Loudoun County, family members of Nathan Smith, a man who died in July 2011, are now suing the local volunteer fire department and its past leadership, as well as the County Fire-Rescue chief, claiming their actions diretly contributed to his death. After an altercation arose between the members of the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department and career members of the the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue (LCFR) department that assist Middleburg with staffing, the LCFR Chief Keith Brower made a decision to remove the career firefighters from the Middleburg firehouse.  These members were…
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  • From the President of the United States

    Bobby Halton
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now therefore I do recommend and…
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING

    Paul Combs
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    Enjoy family and friends, and be thankful for all who are in your life. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving, everybody!
  • Hump Day SOS The Chief's New Uniform

    David Rhodes
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    The Chief’s New Uniform Last week I twisted around an old literary classic from The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli: “It is essential that in entering a new Provence you should gain the good will of its inhabitants.” My twist: “It is essential that the new chief gain the good will of the members” In keeping with the literary theme this week I am playing on Hans Christian Anderson's fable The Emperor’s New Clothes, 1837 thus The Chief’s New Clothes ____________________________________________________________________________ From www.Phrasefinder.com  ; “Anderson's tale…
  • LIKE A FLYING BRICK

    Paul Combs
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Tankers are big, they are bulky, top heavy, and were never intended to be driven at a high rate of speed. However, when you mix adrenaline, inexperience, and complacency, these vital resources can become killers.  I've attached a link to a Fire Engineering article from 1998 by Dale Perry that is a great learning and training resource. http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-151/issue-3/features/tanker-operations-special-handling-required.html Your tanker is not a Porsche, don't expect it to drive like one! Drive safe. Drive smart! Click link below to see more of Paul's work or…
  • Dumb Things Firefighters Say

    Frank Viscuso
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:55 pm
    You have heard them all. Maybe you have even said some of these things. I am talking about fire service staples like the following: “Don’t worry, this is just a routine fire.” “All you have to do is put the wet stuff on the red stuff.” “Stay in until you can’t stay in anymore.” “Because that’s the way we’ve always done it.” “Keep your mouth shut, Probie.” “Books don’t put fires out. Why are you wasting your time reading that?”      I was speaking to a group of sales professionals about leadership when one sales manager put his head in his hands and said,…
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  • Firefighter LODD-Collapsed At Bldg Fire-Ohio (The Secret List)

    28 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    OHIO FIREFIGHTER SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK AT FIRE SCENE LAST WEEK The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com We regret to advise you that Western Holmes Fire District-Lakeville Station (Lakeville, Ohio) Firefighter Tom Rhamey has died in the Line of Duty. He had been in the surgical cardiovascular ICU unit at Akron City Summa Hospital. FF Rhamey, who had 55 years of service, was transported by Western Holmes EMS to Wooster Community Hospital November 18th, following that house fire in Shreve. From Wooster, he was taken by helicopter to Akron City. FF Rhamey had been responding…
  • To Protect, Serve and Not Suffer: PTSD in the Line of Duty

    28 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Suicide is the leading cause of death among police officers, and 120,000 first responders nationwide are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. But as NBC 7’s Mark Mullen explains, the sector’s “suck it up” culture is changing.It’s a problem among cops that few talk about outside the police community: Post traumatic stress disorder which can cause big problems on the job and off. It can lead even to suicide in an alarming number of cases.In fact, suicide is now believed to be the leading cause of death among first responders. More than those who are killed by…
  • OHIO FIREFIGHTER LINE OF DUTY DEATH-SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK AT FIRE SCENE LAST WEEK

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    We regret to advise you that Western Holmes Fire District-Lakeville Station (Lakeville, Ohio) Firefighter Tom Rhamey has died in the Line of Duty. He had been in the surgical cardiovascular ICU unit at Akron City Summa Hospital. FF Rhamey, who had 55 years of service, was transported by Western Holmes EMS to Wooster Community Hospital November 18th, following that house fire in Shreve. From Wooster, he was taken by helicopter to Akron City. FF Rhamey had been responding well to treatments and doctors had been able to reduce his medication. Sadly though, he passed away today.FF Rhamey was the…
  • 6 HURT IN MD AMBULANCE CRASH

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    Five people were taken to Meritus Medical Center and one person was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following a collision Thursday between an ambulance and a car in Hagerstown, authorities said. After the 4:28 p.m. crash at the intersection of West Franklin and Jonathan streets, a Community Rescue Service ambulance could be seen facing west on West Franklin with damage to its front end.The heavily-damaged two-door sedan appeared to have been struck on the passenger's side, and the driver's side was pushed into a traffic-light standard on the northwest corner…
  • FIREFIGHTER COLLAPSES, STRUCK BY BACKING FIRE APPARATUS-FRACTURED LEG

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:11 pm
     A Boca Raton Fire Officer is recovering after a ladder truck ran over his legs. The Captain appeared to faint and collapse at a scene early this morning.  Capt. Mike McBrien, 32, landed in the path of a firetruck which was backing up to leave the scene. He broke one leg and should be OK. The Captain was on a a fire alarm at a private residence at about 3 a.m. Thursday when the accident happened.&nb...
 
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  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for the Fire Service

    The Fire Critic
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    I am sure there are more deals to add. I will add them when I get them. In the meantime, check out these great "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" deals. Some of these deals only last a day, others last much longer. FireCritic@FireCritic.com if you have another deal to add.
  • Top 20 Firefighter Calendars of 2015

    The Fire Critic
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Once again, I offer you the BEST firefighter calendars from around the World. This year, there is only one list of calendars. In past years, they have been split up between male & female calendars. As always, I commend each of the firefighters depicted in these calendars for taking the time to get fit or remain fit for the calendar. I know it is hard work. Thank you for all of the calendars who sent in a calendar for review…it makes this process easier.
  • Video & Radio Traffic: Brooklyn 4th Alarm Fire

    The Fire Critic
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Hemlock St.,fire 1st fl of a 2 sty 15X20 PD, E-236 gave 10-75, L-143 FAST, 14:37..BN-39, All Hands, 14:37..BN-39, Extra E&T..E-294,L-142, 14:39..BN-39, 2 L/S/O, 14:49..D-15,2nd Alarm, fire in exposure 4, 14:51..D-15,3rd Alarm, fire in exposure 2, 15:05..Car 4A, 4th Alarm
  • Helmet Cam: Lone Firefighter Operates at House Fire Until Help Arrives

    The Fire Critic
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Upon arrival the neighbor, in the video, told me that he believed the children were still inside, although there were no vehicles home. We are a small department and I was alone for quite some time and this is the reason for my search/extinguish approach. Once my partner arrived we did a thorough search and exited the structure per Incident Command. No residents were present. Trumann Fire Department
  • Video: Condo Fire w/ 3 Rescues From Command Perspective

    The Fire Critic
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    Three civilians are trapped in a condo with heavy fire. Peoria Fire, Phoenix Fire, Glendale Fire and Sun City Fire make a spectacular rescue and save.
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  • Thanks for Being Mine

    Jenna
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:14 pm
    I’ve shared a number of family pictures over the past few weeks. And maybe saying “I’m thankful for my family” on Thanksgiving seems like a cop out. But I’m just so freaking thankful for the three other people that live under my roof. Of course, I’m also thankful for a lot of our other family, both given and chosen. For my daughter and her family. For our close friends, near and far. For the children of friends whom I care for deeply. For my parents, my in-laws, our siblings, their spouses, and our nephews. For aunts and uncles and awesome cousins. For…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with Mouse Trap

    Jenna
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Yesterday, after all of the big conversations, the boys took on Mouse Trap. LittleBrother got the board game for his birthday on Monday. I told him that after dinner, he could work on setting it up. I didn’t figure he would be able to do it by himself the first time, so I told him I would help him after I cleaned up the kitchen. Before I could get there, BigBrother swooped in. I imagined they would end up arguing over which piece went where… but they didn’t. They worked together to get everything set up as best they knew how. I even got to sit down and read for a few minutes…
  • For Our Future

    Jenna
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:26 pm
    I stepped back into his dimly lit bedroom. He sat on his bed, reading by the lamp on his nightstand. “Hey, is my phone in here?” I just put him to bed five minutes earlier and suddenly couldn’t locate my phone. “No. But mommy, what’s the n-word?” Wait, what? We’ve talked lots about how we love everyone, even when they look different or love different or move different or act different. We’ve talked about how differences make us better, stronger; we’ve talked about how we can learn from those different from ourselves. We’ve talked…
  • You Are Seven, and You Love Big

    Jenna
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Dear LittleBrother, Seven. Today you are seven. I can’t even believe it. You’ve grown a lot this year. Physically, you grew at least four inches from the beginning of spring to the end of fall. That’s a lot of growing in a short amount of time. All that growing allowed you to ride your first big roller coaster, and I’m so thrilled I got to sit with you as we climbed that first giant hill. It also meant that you outgrew all of your pants and shirts and jammies. You’re growing so fast, I’m having trouble keeping up with you! You also grew in lots of other…
  • Birthday Party Family

    Jenna
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    A very happy birthday party indeed. Our boys are very loved by some really awesome people. Including us.
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  • Wildfire briefing, November 28, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Mail carrier stops wildfire Bob Trujillo was delivering mail near Genesee, Colorado in August when he discovered a wildfire near a home. Since he had no cell phone service he went to a nearby house... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Fire investigators honored for conviction of arsonist on 50 felony charges

    Bill Gabbert
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Law enforcement officers with the North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) were named the 2014 Investigative Team of the Year by the North Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Arson... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Firefighters stop fire near Julian, California during strong winds

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Monday night firefighters in San Diego County in southern California were very successful in stopping the spread of a fire that had significant potential. The Wynola Fire off Wynola Road near Julian... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Researchers recommend amount of fire clearance around structures

    Bill Gabbert
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    Researchers have concluded that the most effective fire clearance or defensible space around structures, to reduce the chances of them burning in a wildfire, is between 16 and 58 feet. Below is an... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Wildfire briefing, November 25, 2015

    Bill Gabbert
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Man killed in Bully Fire identified The man who was killed in the Bully Fire in July near Ono, California has been identified as Jesus Arellano Garcia, 35, of Michoacán, Mexico. The body was badly... 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

  • From Profiteering to Environmental Care: The B Corporation

    Michael Manouel
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    From Profiteering to Environmental Care: The B Corporation   B corporations (or B corps), and benefit corporations, are for-profit companies that have a stake in not only driving up their stakeholders’ price-per-share, but also in trying to bring about solutions to environmental concerns, social issues, their workers’ benefits, and sustainability overall. Which means, these companies […] The post From Profiteering to Environmental Care: The B Corporation appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Radon & Safety: Ubiquity, Exposure, and OSHA

    Michael Manouel
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Radon & Safety: Ubiquity, Exposure, and OSHA   Radon: The Insensible Radioactive Gas Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless radioactive gas. Increased exposure to large concentrations of the gas have been correlated with an incidence of lung cancer. Radon is released during the decay of uranium and thorium, which are found naturally occurring in […] The post Radon & Safety: Ubiquity, Exposure, and OSHA appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • OSHA 2015 Regulatory Changes: Will You Be Ready?

    Michael Manouel
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    OSHA 2015 Regulatory Changes: Will You Be Ready?   OSHA reporting may be an unpleasant reality of the workplace, but it is necessary to help improve the safety and working conditions of all workers, and compliance with the health and safety body means keeping in line with the law. On January 1st 2015, new OSHA […] The post OSHA 2015 Regulatory Changes: Will You Be Ready? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Ebola Risk Management in Our Community

    Jessica Hope
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Ebola Risk Management in Our Community   We are sometimes asked if we have written procedures or protocols regarding packaging, labeling, transporting and disposing of various “hazardous materials/infectious agents”. Management of Ebola outbreak situations is the catalyst for the most recent wave of inquiry so we’re offering information and resources that will help to educate […] The post Ebola Risk Management in Our Community appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Coal Ash Regulation: How Will It Affect You?

    Michael Manouel
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Coal Ash Regulation: How Will It Affect You? What is Coal Ash? Coal combustion residuals (CCRs), commonly referred to as coal ash, are the residue or detritus from the combustion process of coal-fired power plants, and are disposed of in a liquid form in impoundments or landfills After the coaled is burned, this residual material […] The post Coal Ash Regulation: How Will It Affect You? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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