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July 23, 2013 -- PPE for Storm, Flood and Hurricane Response
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- Emergency workers face a variety of hazards when responding to high water and storm-ravaged areas. Rescue is often extremely hazardous. Physical hazards can be hidden under the water, chemical or biological toxins are often in the water itself, and slippery surfaces make falls more likely if personnel are not equipped with...
July 19, 2013 -- FEMA National Response Framework Updated
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently released a version of the National Response Frameworks that is updated from the original 2008 version....
July 16, 2013 -- Innovations: Firefighter Tracking Devices
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- Firefighter tracking devices are becoming increasingly more commonplace in today's fire service and for good reason. They help us find our own in emergency situations such as structural collapse, mayday situations, disoriented firefighters and the firefighter that gets off the hose line or...
July 12, 2013 -- Top Ten Fire Safety Tips from NFPA
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- Here are ten fire safety tips recently compiled by the National Fire Protection Association...
July 10, 2013 -- Guide to Firefighting and Combustible Dust
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- According to a recent report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, dust is considered to be an explosible material. Explosible materials such as combustible dusts become capable of exploding when...
July 8, 2013 -- New Report Released on Home Fire Statistics
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- The National Fire Protection Association has released a new report on home fires showing that U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 366,600 home structure fires from 2007-2011. On average, seven people died each...
July 3, 2013 -- Hurricane Planning for Public Safety Agencies
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1, and the Eastern Pacific hurricane season began on May 15. Both seasons end on Nov. 30. For jurisdictions on or near a coast, it is not a question of if a hurricane will impact them, but...
July 2, 2013 -- Coming Soon: A Free App and E-Book To Teach Kids About Fire Safety
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- Fire Prevention Week is in October, and the National Fire Protection Association is going to release a free deluxe interactive storybook app for ages 3-7, a free e-book for ages 7-10, and a new website for parents and teachers...
July 1, 2013 -- Leading the Way to a Safer, Healthier Fire Service
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- Fire service professionals from all regions of North Carolina joined together for a week of training devoted to improving the health and safety of the fire service...
June 28, 2013 -- NFPA Announces New Resource for Fire Service Officers
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- In April the National Fire Protection Association announced a new training program called Company Officers Responsibility for Incident Safety, or CORFIS...
June 26, 2013 -- CDP Page Connects People and Training
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- The Center for Domestic Preparedness has a new Facebook page that offers a good listing of where first responders can learn about fully-funded training opportunities, read student reviews and connect with the first responder community across...
June 17, 2013 -- Changing Severity of Home Fires Workshop Report
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- On Dec. 11-12, 2012, in response to an invitation from the U.S. Fire Administration, 28 leading national organizations representing the fire service, fire researchers and other stakeholders in home fire safety came together at...
June 14, 2013 -- Who is the Most Important Person in the Fire Service?
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- Who is the most important person in the fire service? I know…that’s a loaded question, right? We could say Alan Brunacini, Francis Brannigan, Vincent Dunn or John Norman. It is difficult to choose...
June 12, 2013 -- New Wildfire DVD for Small and Local Fire Departments
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- The National Fire Protection Association just released a new DVD titled "Before the Smoke! Preparing Your Community for Wildfire (Strategies for Small and Volunteer Fire Departments)"...
June 10, 2013 -- Stress Sensors
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- The body's reaction to stress is a fundamentally healthy reaction. It is the body's way of adapting to a stressor. However, if the body is unable to cope with the trigger of the stress...
June 6, 2013 -- Study of Escaped Prescribed Burns from 2012
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- In 2012, the National Interagency Fire Center reported more than 16,600 prescribed burns were carried out over nearly 2 million acres of land. Out of those 16,000 prescribed burns, 14 are known to have escaped their bounds....
June 4, 2013 -- Managing Unwanted Alarms
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- The Fire Protection Research Foundation recently released three reports related to managing unwanted alarms...
May 31, 2013 -- 2013 Crystal Coast Fire Academy
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- The Crystal Coast Fire Academy is a rigorous 16-week program that certifies students at the North Carolina Firefighter I and II level, as well as North Carolina Hazardous Materials L1 Responder. The academy includes internship hours during which students will spend time...
May 29, 2013 -- Tim Bradley Honored with Martin E. Grimes Award
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- Fire and Rescue Commission has been awarded the Martin E. Grimes Award by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress at its spring meeting in...
May 20, 2013 -- Command and Control Implications During Nuclear Incidents
FIRE AND RESCUE JOURNAL -- A white paper titled "Implications of an Improvised Nuclear Device Detonation on Command and Control for Surrounding Regions at the Local, State and Federal Levels" may be of interest to...
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