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  • Fuel Depot Fire Endangers Civilians in Libya

    NYT > Fires and Firefighters
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Two storage tanks are ablaze in the fire, which was started by militias fighting for control of the airport in Tripoli.
  • House Fire Blamed On Lightning: No Injuries In Four-alarm Blaze

    FireFightingNews.com - US Fire & Rescue News
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Firefighters battled a four-alarm house fire Thursday caused when lightning struck it during a passing thundershower. Shortly after 6 p.m., two...
  • House Fire Blamed On Lightning: No Injuries In Four-alarm Blaze

    All Countries - Fire and Rescue News
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Firefighters battled a four-alarm house fire Thursday caused when lightning struck it during a passing thundershower. Shortly after 6 p.m., two occupants of the home on 36 Long Meadow Farm Drive fled to safety …
  • Spotlight: Water Rescue Innovations offers easy to use, life saving device

    Firerescue1 Daily News
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Company Name: Water Rescue Innovations Headquarters: Duluth, Minnesota Signature Product: The ARM-LOC Website: http://waterrescueinnovations.com/ The ARM-LOC slides onto the victim’s forearm and the rescue responder or the victim pulls the pin that deploys and locks the device into place. This eliminates the need for the victim to grasp a rope. It can also help float the victim when they pull ...
  • Boy thanks FDNY rescuers at 7th birthday party

    Firerescue1 Topic Articles
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    His parents tracked down the medics who saved him from a near-fatal anaphylactic attack and invited them to his birthday bash
 
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  • House Fire Blamed On Lightning: No Injuries In Four-alarm Blaze

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Firefighters battled a four-alarm house fire Thursday caused when lightning struck it during a passing thundershower. Shortly after 6 p.m., two occupants of the home on 36 Long Meadow Farm Drive fled to safety …
  • Kingston Man Dies In Collision With Fire Truck

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A 48-year-old Kingston man died Friday morning in traffic collision involving a North Kitsap Fire and Rescue truck. Shortly after 11 a.m. Friday the pumper truck heading south on Miller Bay Road NE attempted to …
  • Wildland Fire Scorches South San Jose Hills

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    On Monday, June 30, 2014, at 1340 PM, 9-1-1 calls began to flood the San Jose Fire Department communications center with reports of a vegetation fire in the Santa Teresa Hills above Curie Drive on the citys south …
  • 4 Children Killed In SW Philly Fire

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Four children were killed early Saturday when a fire that apparently started in a couch on a porch spread quicky to neighboring row homes in Southwest Philadelphia, engulfing eight of them in flames, officials …
  • Firefighters Battle Massive House Fire In Middlebury

    3 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A ferocious fire destroyed a a 10,700 square foot home on Breakneck Hill Road on Thursday night, drawing firefighters from several Litchfield and Fairfield county towns. The fire at 725 Breakneck Hill Road was …
 
 
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    California Fire News - Structure, Wildland, EMS

  • CA-MVU Trails Fire, CA-MVU-4813, Mission Trails San Diego County

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Trails Fire, CA-MVU-4813, San Diego CountyUpdate 1930: 90 acres, 30% contained. Air resources released. One firefighter suffered heat-related injuries Update 1500: 45 acres and holding on the ridge. Additional type 3 Strike Team requested. Fire has crested Cowles Mt. and is slowly backing down.Location: Father Junipero Sierra Trail x Mission Gorge Rd., Mission Trails Park, City of San DiegoJurisdiction: LRAImage Credit: FoxNews---------------------------------------------CFN - California Fire News 2013  -  
  • CA-SHU Bully Fire: 3,700 acres, 10%, Mandatory evacuations Lifted

    13 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    CA-SHU Bully FireEvacuations have been lifted. Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuations from Bland/Platina to Bland/Roaring Creek and west to Graves Ranch.An evacuation center has been set up at Grant School, 8835 Swasey Drive in Redding. Road Closures: Platina road open to residents only. Platina Road remains closed both east and west of the fire area. Hard road closure from Platina Road to Rainbow Lake Rd, and Plantina Road and Hwy 36.Update 7-13 0830: 3,700 acres, 10% contained. Moderate rate of spread with medium range spotting. Evacuations have been lifted.
  • CA-SQF Nicolls Fire, Scodie Mountains Kern County 1,178 acres, 5% contained.

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Nicolls Fire, CA-SQF-2381 Kelso Valley, Kern County #NicollsFire is south of Hwy 178, just east of Onyx, west of Canebrake, burning south. Scodie Mountains  - Kiavah Wilderness, Lake IsabellaUpdate 7-13 0800 hrs: 1,178 acres, 5% contained.Central Sierra Type II IMT (Cooper)Areas of the fire burned actively throughout the night. Steep rocky terrain with very limited access and high winds are a concern for crews accessing the fire. All crew access will be by rotary wing aircraft. Crews will spike and use coyote tactics.The fire continues to move…
  • Strict New Smoke Detector Laws, Took Effect July 1

    12 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    New smoke detector laws, including a change that took effect July 1, are intended to keep working alarms in rental properties and homes in throughout CaliforniaState Senate Bills 1394 and 745 are phasing in rules for installation and types of smoke alarms during the next two years.The biggest change, which took effect July 1, requires all new battery-operated smoke alarms sold in California to be built with a nonremovable 10-year battery. Existing smoke detectors don’t have to be replaced until they reach the end of their 10-year lifespan or start malfunctioning.As of Jan. 1, all new smoke…
  • CA-SCU #MarshFire Clayton area, Evacuations, SCU Strike Team inbound.

    12 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
     MarshFireCAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit 2nd alarm vegetation fire threatening structures in the Clayton area. Evacuations in progress along Bragdon Way.Update 2400: 100 acres & 50% contained.Update 2330: 100+ Acres with structure threats, SCU Strike Team inbound. [SFO011]Update 2230: 50 acresDate/Time Started: July 11, 2014 9:57 pmLocation: Clayton Marsh Creek Road and Aspara Drive area. East of Clayton Contra Costa County  GPS: Long/Lat: -121.5118/37.5359 Communications: SCU Command 1 Tone 1---------------------------------------------CFN - California…
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    LAFD News & Information

  • LAFD SELECTED TO RECEIVE 2014 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD

    LAFD
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) was selected Monday to receive a prestigious award from the Secretary of Defense that recognizes the Department for support of its National Guard and military Reserve employees.The LAFD was one of 15 recipients of this year’s Freedom Award and was chosen by the office of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve from a group of 2,864 nominated employers. LAFD officials will formally receive the award and be honored at the Pentagon on Sept. 26.“We are proud to support our LAFD employees who also wear the uniform in service of our…
  • LAFD Handles Century City Building Collapse

    LAFD
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    CENTURY CITY - The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to a partial collapse of a subterranean parking structure on July 25, 2014. The collapse was initially reported to have been caused by a heavy decorative planter falling from a crane. Upon further investigation, it was determined that construction crews working on a landscaping project were using small skip loaders to handle lava rock and dirt. The heavy weight of this material was too much for the structural integrity of the parking garage, contributing to the collapse. No one was injured.At 7:31…
  • LAFD: Keep Hot Weather Safety in Mind

    LAFD
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:13 pm
    LOS ANGELES - With a peak in hot weather expected over the next few days, your LAFD Paramedics say: don't underestimate the heat or overestimate your abilities!The Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to stay safe during a heat wave by following the links below - and sharing these hot weather safety tips with your family, friends and coworkers:LAFD Paramedics Stress Hot Weather SafetyChildren, Hot Weather & Cars = Danger!Hot Oven, Hot Car... It's the Same ThingExtreme Heat Safety InformationSubmitted by Erik Scott, SpokesmanLos Angeles Fire Department→ Follow @LAFD + @LAFDtalk…
  • Smoke Alarms Allow Sylmar Families to Escape Inferno

    LAFD
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    SYLMAR - One firefighter was hospitalized and eight residents displaced, when flames damaged three condominium units in the northeast San Fernando Valley early Monday morning. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 1:54 AM on July 21, 2014 to 14380 Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar, where firefighters arrived quickly to find one unit of a two story four-unit condominium building well involved with fire.Sylmar Condo Fire, 3 condos damaged. #LAFD #LAFDtalk pic.twitter.com/G6LHPRzl9G— Jeffrey Geller (@jeffreygeller) July 21, 2014Neighbors awakened by properly functioning smoke…
  • Meet LAFD's Fire Chief-Select; Ralph M. Terrazas

    LAFD
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    We would like to introduce Ralph M. Terrazas, the Fire Chief-select for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). He is currently an LAFD Assistant Fire Chief assigned to the South Division.   In his current assignment as the South Division “A” Platoon Commander, Chief Terrazas is responsible for leading, managing, and training the approximately 500 members on-duty at 54 fire stations throughout seven battalion commands. The South Division Command covers half of the City and includes the complex institutions of the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles International…
 
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  • Spotlight: Water Rescue Innovations offers easy to use, life saving device

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Company Name: Water Rescue Innovations Headquarters: Duluth, Minnesota Signature Product: The ARM-LOC Website: http://waterrescueinnovations.com/ The ARM-LOC slides onto the victim’s forearm and the rescue responder or the victim pulls the pin that deploys and locks the device into place. This eliminates the need for the victim to grasp a rope. It can also help float the victim when they pull ...
  • Tempest Introduces the VSR Power Blower

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    The VSR is the Power Blower you're looking for if you want the convenience of an electric fan, but the performance of a gas. This PPV unit showcases the highest CFM possible out of a GFCI compatible electric Power Blower. If your department is serious about its ventilation, then this is the unit for you. Performance 2.0 HP Motor You don't always have to sacrifice performance for the convenience ...
  • Fire chief worries over response with new, recalled aerial parked

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Sutphen voluntarily asked departments to remove all SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and SAI 110 aerials from service immediately
  • Fire chief: 'We lost everything' in firehouse blaze

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    MILLVILLE, New Brunswick — A fire destroyed a firehouse, town council chambers and firefighting equipment in a New Brunswick village Monday. CBC News reported that volunteer firefighters from several nearby departments responding to the blaze. Fire Chief Justin McGuigan estimates the damage will be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. It took crews an hour to get the fire under control. Foul ...
  • Drone interferes with wildland firefighting planes

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    The person was trying to get video of the blaze and when authorities said it posed danger to firefighting planes
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    Fire Geezer

  • Kentucky Teen Views Online Video, Sets Himself On Fire

    firegeezer
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Remember When They Used To Lay Down On The Yellow Line In The Middle Of The Night? A 15-YR.-OLD LEXINGTON, Kentucky boy was severely burned Friday after he deliberately set himself on fire.  The teen had been viewine online videos, reportedly on Facebook, of people participating in a stunt called Fire Challenge where someone pours alcohol on their skin then sets it alight. WKYT-TV is reporting: “I just poured alcohol on it, and lit it, and it just automatically went and burst,” the teenager, who didn’t want his name used, told us. Lexington firefighters responded to the…
  • Volunteer Rescue Squad Embezzled For 2nd Time in 2 Years

    firegeezer
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    This Would Tarnish Anyone’s Reputation FOR THE SECOND TIME IN LESS THAN 2 years, a member of the South Seneca Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Romulus, New York, has been arrested and charged with stealing money from the squad. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle is reporting that: The bookkeeper of the South Seneca Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of more than $163,000 from the organization for personal use, according to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Angel Lawrence (no longer keeping the books) Angel J.
  • Morning Lineup – July 28

    firegeezer
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Monday – What’s Cooking? Well, we’re heading into the last week of July already.  It doesn’t seem like it was nearly four weeks ago that we had the Independence Day celebrations.  And we have a very early Labor Day this year – September 1 – just 5 weeks from today.  So get ready to party hearty and finish out the summer in style. Part of summertime is the additional days that we snub the kitchen and grab our lunches and dinners at chain restaurants while we’re chasing rainbows.  And just in time to help us out with finding the best places to grab…
  • The Thrill Of A Flaming Cocktail

    firegeezer
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Now The Thrill is Gone A BAR PATRON IN LITHUANIA will undoubtedly become more careful of what he orders in the future after the bartender accidently set the imbiber’s hair on fire while mixing up a Flaming Lamborghini. The UK Daily Mirror, reporting on the fiasco, tells us: The cocktail – known as a Flaming Lamborghini – was already alight but flared up when the bartender added more alcohol.  The fire caught the panicking man’s face and he reeled away in agony while clutching his head. Fellow clubbers rushed to his aid, desperately trying to put the flames out with…
  • Sunday Matinee

    firegeezer
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Cartoon Feature Heckle and Jeckle “The Super Salesman” Short Subject – Documentary This a an award winning documentary from the FDNY perspective. It was shot in and around the site and fire houses shortly after the towers fell. This video was inspired by a retired NY fire fighter who was able to talk to his brother fire fighters like no one else could. “Brothers on Holy Ground 9-11″ Feature Presentation Adam-12 – Episode 2:15 “Bottom of the Bottle” The Adam-12 team sees the same alcoholic gentleman twice in one night, at a brawl and then later…
 
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  • past chief blanco

    Robert stone
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    past chief john blanco pasted away 7-25-14 he was 87 ,served over 50years on the dept.,rest in peace john!!!!
  • How Does the World Keep Turning?

    Glena Suiter
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
    In the EMS and Fire Service, we see things that would ruin anyone else's week. Sometimes we don't see things because God doesn't put us on every scene that our brothers and sisters are on, and sometimes those calls are just as bad as the calls we do replay in our minds. Listening to the familiar voices on the radio at the scene of an especially bad MVA. Hearing the requests for additional resources. Hearing the request for the coroner, knowing that your brothers and sisters are dealing with something that will likely haunt them for a long while after clearing, can reek havoc on the heart of…
  • HELP A BROTHER FIGHT HIS BATTLE

    Captain Kevin C. Ross
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    David Blank seeks shirts from other fire companies to wear during chemotherapy Volunteer firefighter seeks tee shirts from other departments to wear during chemotherapy(Photo: WGRZ-TV) CONNECT 213 TWEET 23 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE BUFFALO, NY - A volunteer firefighter from southern Erie County is calling on his brothers and sisters in the fire service to lend a hand, in his battle with a serious illness. "I love the fire service," said David Blank of Lake View, who has been a member of North Boston Fire Department for the past 30 years, including a stint as chief. Earlier this year, Blank,…
  • Chaplain Challenges Firefighters to Weight Loss Competitions

    Richard S. Phelps
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Let's face it. All of us hate the headlines that 70 % of firefighters are over weight! So, let's prove them wrong. Let's challenge each other to weight loss competitions everywhere: among shifts, within shifts, one department against another, one union against another etc. etc. I have not really thought through this idea and would prefer to let us all put our imagination to work. Just think if every Chief, Shift Captain Union President and individual firefighter committed to make this idea work:"to make it happen". Let us see what we can do quickly for the next 5 months. Chaplain Dick Phelps
  • The Ladies Auxiliary of North Patchogue Fire Department Presents;

    Northpatchoguefd
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Next month, August 2, 2014 A fundraiser featuring MaryAnn The Medium. Doors open at 6;00. Show starts at 7:00. $30 per person. For tickets please call 631-475-1788 ext: 523. Tickets will be sold at the door also. There will also be a 50/50. This show is for mature audience 18 yrs or older please. For additional information you can visit our page here http://goo.gl/apywQv or the link below. For more information MaryAnn The Mediums website is http://maryannthemedium.com We hope to see you all there for a enlightening experience. Thank you The NPFD Ladies Auxiliary
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  • 電話占いがなぜ人気なのか

    nzat
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:32 am
    電話占いというのが最近はとても人気がありますが、なぜ電話占いが今とても人気があるのでしょうか。電話占いだと24時間いつでも占ってもらえます。ですから、夜中でも朝でも大丈夫です。自宅にいてもどこにいても電話で相談できますか [...]
  • 中古重機の買取りをする事で地球にも良いと思う

    nzat
    1 Mar 2014 | 11:32 pm
    重機 買取http://mama-baby.net/archives/34 中古重機の買取りをする事は地球環境にもすごく良いと思います。せっかく重機を使うのであれば、積極的に中古重機の買取りについて考えてみてはどうかと思 [...]
  • 旧型生命保険の見直し

    nzat
    30 Aug 2013 | 12:38 am
    私が生命保険に加入したのは、22年前。当時は生命保険の勧誘員が職場にやってきて、保険に入るパターンでした。この当時の生命保険を私は旧型の保険と言っています。とにかく10年更新タイプのため、10年ごとに金額が上がる。 20 [...]
  • 老眼の治療とか予防とか

    nzat
    30 Apr 2013 | 1:06 am
    概要を知ることで理解する|老眼Navihttp://xn--wvw46rnvat0x.jp.net/%E8%80%81%E7%9C%BC%E3%81%AE%E6%A6%82%E8%A6%81%E3%81%AB%E3%81 [...]
  • 歯並びを良くしたい方に素晴らしく便利な矯正歯科

    nzat
    23 Apr 2013 | 12:51 am
    歯並びを良くしたい方に素晴らしく便利な矯正歯科がありますよ。今は矯正歯科もすごく簡単にサービスを選べるようになっていて、お店探しもすごく簡単になっています。誰でも簡単にランキングサイトなどを参考にしながら矯正歯科選びがで [...]
 
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    Edinburgh Fire Research Blog

  • Edinburgh Student wins 2014 SFPE Student Scholar Award!

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Many congratulations to Alastair Bartlett, a 2014 MEng Graduate in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, who has been awarded the 2014 Student Scholar Award from the Educational and Scientific Foundation of the SFPE. The award was made for Alastair's MEng Thesis, entitled "Charring Rates for Cross Laminated Timber under Standard and Non-Standard Heating Scenarios," which was supervised by Luke Bisby and Rory Hadden.Alastair will present his work at the SFPE Annual Conference in California this autumn, and has recently signed up to undertake an…
  • SiF 2014 – New city, new conference sessions, same old story?

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Views from a post-doc The 8th international conference on Structures in Fire was held in the massive and ever changing city of Shanghai from 11thto 13th June 2014. A large delegation from Edinburgh attended the conference, many for their first taste of this conference series, and many of the delegation had the opportunity to present their research, with 7 oral papers and one poster paper being presented.  The conference attracted over 250 delegates from all around the world (apart, yet again, from Africa).Bund - Shanghai (Copyright D.Rush)This year 282 two-page extended abstracts were…
  • SiF 2014 conference - Shanghai: Paper and Posters

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    A strong Edinburgh delegation presented several papers at the 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire, held in Shanghai in June 2014.  The titles and authors of the papers are listed below (Edinburgh authors highlighted in bold), and the proceedings of the conference can be found at http://www.structuresinfire.com/Title: Towards fragility analysis for structural fire resistance: residual capacity of concrete columnsAuthors: D. Rush, L. Bisby, I. Ioannou and T. RossettoProceeding pages: 459 - 466Title: Deformation and response of continuous and restrained post-tensioned…
  • Congratulations to the IMFSE Class of 2014!

    25 Jun 2014 | 9:01 am
    Monday the 26 June marked the graduation of the 3rd cohort of students from our International Master in Fire Safety Engineering which we run with the Universities of Ghent and Lund.There were three parts to an action packed day hosted by the University of Ghent in what must be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.Ghent - surely one of the most beautiful cities in the worldIn the morning the students presented their thesis work. The topics ranged from egress modelling to structures in fire and advanced CFD to performance based design. The students excelled at this and the 7 minutes…
  • Staff Spotlight: Prof. Drysdale

    25 Jun 2014 | 8:11 am
    Prof. Drysdale at Everest base camp. Another of his many achievements!Prof. Drysdale is featured in this month's Edinburgh Alumni Staff Spotlight. Click here to read the full article. The article was prepared following our 40th Anniversary Celebrations earlier this year and charts Dougal's career from his beginnings as a combustion chemist to the publication of the 3rd edition of Introduction to Fire Dynamics.What's next, Dougal?
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  • Another Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Attic Fire

    John Shafer
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Spray Foam has struck again! Back in September I wrote a post to raise awareness of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) for the fire service. In this article I referenced that there had been several fires that happen during the application of  SPF. By the initial reports it is appearing that a recent mansion fire in Middlebury Connecticut was an attic fire that happened during the application of SPF. According to a source close to initial crews this incident came in as an automatic fire alarm and wasn’t a reported fire due to construction crews possibly attempting to extinguish the fire.
  • CAREFULL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

    Paul Combs
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Feeling a little silly today, but my guess is there a more than a few of you out there who can relate! Take care, stay safe, and always make a difference! Click link below to see more of Paul's work or to buy prints: http://www.artstudioseven.com/page-LE_Prints.htm
  • "2-A-Days"

    Danny Owens
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    I'm always reading articles about how in the fire service we refer to ourselves as “occupational athletes” but I question that statement and ask Are we really? Now before I get into my point this has nothing to do about physical fitness levels because if you know me I'm not very big into all that, it's just not my thing. I do work out on occasion but it's mostly walking, or the occasional 5k or stair climb, I am not at the forefront of all the fitness and wellness programs we have in today's service so bare with me. I'm speaking about training and motivation. Today is the start of NFL…
  • Firefighter Workout- Intense Interval Overhaul to burn fat...

    Aaron Zamzow
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    One of the best ways to incorporate fireground movements into your workouts is to perform what I call "10-minute interval overhauls."  These are 10 minutes of intervals that can vary in work and rest times that are performed after your strength training sessions.  You can read more about these "interval overhauls" by clicking here or see how to integrate them into an actual program by clicking here (FREE 28-day FRF workout).  Today I finished workout #3 of the Ultimate Fire Rescue Athlete Program and created this 10 minute overhaul....three hours later I'm still sweating.  These…
  • House Fire SOP

    scott corrigan
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    HouseFireIAPVersion18.10-31-12.pdf
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    Live News Of From Firefighter Close Calls

  • Canadian Emergency Workers See Increased Suicide Numbers

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    Police, fire and ambulance personnel face high PTSD rates At least 15 first responders have reportedly died by suicide across Canada since April 28 The Canadian Press July 27, 2014 WINNIPEG – Alex Forrest clearly remembers what happened to a fellow firefighter who was traumatized by the deaths of two captains in a house fire. It was two months after the Winnipeg blaze in 2007 that killed Tom Nichols and Harold Lessard, and Forrest knew his colleague was having a hard time coping. “I checked up on him and he had killed himself in a garage, and he was holding the pamphlet from the…
  • Inidiana Consolidates 911 Centers

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Common Council heard the latest plans Monday night for the consolidation of St. Joseph County’s 911 dispatch centers into a single answering point. The state is requiring all Indiana counties to consolidate the their existing emergency dispatch centers into no more than two centers by the end of this year, or risk losing its portion of e-911 fees received from the state. Those receipts amount to about $2 million a year. Currently, South Bend, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, and Clay Township have their own centers. Walkerton has its own, but it does not…
  • FF MISSING AT SCENE, Double LODD Italy-Fire Helo Crash, FRI-Dallas-Announcement (The Secret List)

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Hey, Bad news out of Montana-a wildland Firefighter working on a fire on the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana is now missing. The Firefighter was a member of an eight-person hand crew working out of Darby, Montana mopping up the one-acre Weasel Fire yesterday afternoon July 27 when reported missing. The other Firefighters began a search and notified Ravalli County Search and Rescue, which is continuing the effort today. The Weasel Fire is about 10 miles east of Hamilton and 40 miles south of Missoula near the border of the Bitterroot and Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forests. The fire…
  • SCOTTISH FIRE SERVICE FACES TRIAL

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service faces trial accused of a number of health and safety breaches following the death of a firefighter more than five years ago. Yesterday at the High Court in Glasgow judge Lady Rae was told the the trial is expected to last 12 weeks. No date has yet been set and the case has been continued until September in order to find a suitable court which can accommodate a three-month trial. Prosecutors brought charges after firefighter Ewan Williamson died while tackling a basement blaze at the Balmoral Bar in Dalry Road, Edinburgh in July 2009. About 20 people were…
  • FIREFIGHTER MISSING

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Bad news out of Montana-a wildland Firefighter working on a fire on the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana is now missing. The Firefighter was a member of an eight-person hand crew working out of Darby, Montana mopping up the one-acre Weasel Fire yesterday afternoon July 27 when reported missing. The other Firefighters began a search and notified Ravalli County Search and Rescue, which is continuing the effort today.The Weasel Fire is about 10 miles east of Hamilton and 40 miles south of Missoula near the border of the Bitterroot and Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forests. The fire had been…
 
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    Fire Critic

  • Sutphen Corp: Remove Certain Aerial Devices From Service Immediately

    The Fire Critic
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    A ladder failure in Hall County, GA has promted the Sutphen Corporation to instruct customers to remove SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and SAI 110 Aerial devices from service. The incident today injured 3 firefighters Will Griffin, TJ Elliot and Stephen Jackson of the Hall County Fire Department. Last month, a similar incident injured 3 firefighters in Erie, PA. WSBTV.com: According to Hall County Fire Department, the firefighters Will Griffin, TJ Elliot and Stephen Jackson were injured when the bucket they were in fell about 20 feet to the ground. All three firefighters were talking, alert and…
  • We are Throwing an All Night Party at SAFRE in Raleigh…Be there!

    The Fire Critic
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Maybe you haven’t heard how Willie Wines Jr. is the 5-time high school corn-hole champion…and he didn’t pass the 10th grade… AND maybe you haven’t heard how Anthony Bourdain stopped by my house without a reservation… AND maybe you haven’t heard how WE created Carolina Barbecue by accident while playing shuffleboard on an aircraft carrier in the middle of a hurricane while getting a pedicure and drinking raw eggs. Meet our smoker….we will call her Shirley! Maybe you haven’t heard of any of that…but hear this… We are heading to…
  • Video: Burning Car Rolls Off During Car Fire Demonstration

    The Fire Critic
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    This is a perfect example of something that should never happen again. If we learn from this fire departments failed demonstration it doesn’t need to happen again. Some ideas: chock the wheels, flatten the tires, perform the demonstration on level ground. There is no need to bash the department, simply learn from their mistake. This happened at the Somerset Steam and Country Show in the UK. Video by: bentheboyyogscast2. Video info: Amazing mind boggling video was recorded by my granddad at the Somerset steam and country show where they were trying to demonstrate how the fire brigade…
  • Drone Video: Huge Fire in Hunteburg-Schwegermoor Germany. 400-500 Firefighters Battled the Fire

    The Fire Critic
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Video by: Mike Remove. Video info: Sunday, 07/20/2014 16:00 News (includes photos and video: onlookers hamper firefighting in Hunteburg  damage in Schwegermoor amounts to several million euros video shows aerial photographs to a large fire at Hunteburg Noz.de (translated): Hunteburg. In the great fire in the composting plant at the Dammer street in Schwegermoor (municipality Bohmte) property damage of several million euro was created. This explained a police spokeswoman on Monday at the request of noz.de. Last Sunday afternoon, the regional control center Osnabrück was a fire in the…
  • Helmet Cam: House Fire in Camden, DE

    The Fire Critic
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Video by: CamdenWyomingFire. Video info: CWFC was called for a house and cars on fire. Upon arrival the crew from 413 found the same and made quick work of the fire. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camden… http://www.CWFC41.com
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    Stop, Drop and Blog

  • Banana Splits for Lunch (and a Giveaway)

    Jenna
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    I’m a bad mom. I realized a few weeks ago that my sons had never enjoyed a delicious banana split. I mentioned something about a banana split, and they looked at me like I had horns coming out of my head. “A what?” “What do you mean ‘a what?’ A BANANA SPLIT.” Lots of blinking. And so I decided to remedy the situation by making them banana splits for lunch. Because summer. Because memories. Because Hershey’s sent me four bottles of syrup to give a whirl. Because I wanted a banana split for lunch myself. And then I realized, huh, I’ve never…
  • Training for the Columbus Half Marathon: What a Difference Two Years Makes

    Jenna
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:54 pm
    The Columbus Marathon is in 83 days, or in 2 months and 21 days. I have twelve weeks left to train for the Columbus Half Marathon. We flew all day yesterday, landing in inclement weather. We stopped to eat food, and drove the hour(plus) to our home. I briefly unpacked, only to get to the pink shirt I wanted to wear to run. I put on my new Asics that they sent me to give a whirl. And I was out the door within 20 minutes of walking in the door. I wanted to get that final run of week four done. And I did, albeit rather slowly. I felt proud at the time. In retrospect, it was a bad choice. My…
  • A Brief(ish) Word on my Voices of the Year Reading

    Jenna
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Standing on stage, reading those words, is probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done. Ever. I mean, I acknowledge it’s a well-written piece, one I am immensely proud of having written, having pressed published, having shared, having submitted for VOTY, having won. But. Sending the girl with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and bouts of depression up on stage to talk about suicide seems like a recipe for disaster. Because I would rather talk about anything that suicide. I would rather talk about menstrual cycles and puberty with boys and Calculus and the weird orange mold spores that…
  • 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with See Ya Later

    Jenna
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    I dropped the boys off at camp on Thursday. They’re staying there, with my family, while I’m in San Jose for BlogHer ’14 with my husband. It’s really a treat for everyone. They play, have a blast, get to stay up late and eat all the ice cream, spend time with family, and make new friends. My husband and I get a mini-vacation, even if I work the whole thing. Saying goodbye to them doesn’t get any easier. When we stopped in on Sunday to check on them, they didn’t care that we had been gone since Thursday. As we said goodbye until the following Monday,…
  • I’m Not the Nice Person I Think I Am

    Jenna
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    I have been meaning to write this story since BlogHer ’12 in NYC. Since BlogHer ’14 kicks off in San Jose later this week, I thought it was time to sit down and tell this story. My husband and I arrived in New York City via train. We roadtripped to my daughter’s parents’ house, parked our car, and took the train into the city. It was cheaper than flying, I got to see my daughter, and it was way more fun because trains. However, we walked out of the train station to a drizzly rain. Know what that means in NYC? It means you’re never, ever going to catch a cab. This…
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    Wildfire Today

  • New $24.6 million GPS radio system to make Victoria’s firefighters safer

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The following information was provided by the office of the Premier of Victoria, Australia last year. **** Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today announced work has begun to... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • CAL FIRE Situation Report, July 28, 2014

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Below is this week’s Situation Report from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Cell phone company offers vehicle tracking service

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    We have been advocating what we call the Holy Grail of Firefighter Safety — a system that can provide two things in real time: The location of a wildfire, and, The location of ground-based... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Montana: Lost Horse Fire burns through boulder fields

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Lost Horse Fire 10 miles southwest of Hamilton, Montana is an interesting study in wildland fire behavior and fire suppression tactics. The 40-acre fire is burning in boulder and rock scree... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.
  • Updated: missing firefighter in Montana found

    Bill Gabbert
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    The Montana firefighter that was missing overnight has been found. Continue reading → 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

  • What is a Brownfield?

    Jessica Hope
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a brownfield is defined as “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse or which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” But in simpler terms, a brownfield is just land (previously developed for commercial or industrial purposes) that has possibly […] The post What is a Brownfield? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Sustainability-Stressed?

    Jessica Hope
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    The world around us is growing more environmentally conscious all the time, and that has placed mounting pressure on businesses to implement sustainable practices.   Consumer expectations are high; people no longer just want to feel good about the purchases or services they’re paying for, they want to feel good about the business they choose […] The post Sustainability-Stressed? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

    Jessica Hope
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    There are a great many benefits of becoming more waste-conscious. We produce more trash than we know what to do with, and even when our no-longer-desired possessions don’t end up in landfills, they end up cluttering our houses, basements, and garages. Enter recycling. We all know that we’re supposed to recycle aluminum cans, plastic bottles, […] The post 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Pharmaceutical Waste: 4 Things You Need to Know

    Jessica Hope
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
      Healthcare providers are tasked with many great responsibilities, some of which are exciting and noble (saving lives) and some of which are frustrating and tedious (disposing of waste). Properly disposing of pharmaceutical waste might not sound all that impressive, but the benefits are actually pretty remarkable: ensuring that your disposal process is safe and […] The post Pharmaceutical Waste: 4 Things You Need to Know appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • The 5 Essential Elements of Spill Response

    Jessica Hope
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Spills come in all different shapes and forms – they can occur in laboratories or garages, indoors or outdoors, can be associated with medical or contamination emergencies, and come big or small. But no matter what kind of hazardous material spill you’re dealing with, there are some rules of thumb that apply to all scenarios. […] The post The 5 Essential Elements of Spill Response appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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