Fire Fighting News

  • New Firefighter Wellness Training Course Promotes Healthy Living

    Firefighters put their lives on the line on a regular basis, but when not on duty there are other silent hazards, most notably physical diseases, behavioral disorders and unhealthy diets. “Fire Service Health and Safety” is a brand-new training course developed by TargetSolutions. The 60-minute overview is designed to inform firefighters on the concepts, science, and economics ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Sulzer Extends the High-Efficiency SMD Water Pump Range

    Sulzer introduces an extension to the state-of-the-art SMD axially split pump range to meet the requirements in municipal water treatment, supply, and distribution. The company expands the performance of the pump range towards lower flows and implements a higher level of standardization for cost-effective solutions and short delivery times. The SMD pump range is ideal ...


    By Sulzer

  • Husky® Sponsors Firefighter of the Year Award

    Husky Portable Containment was a proud sponsor of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise's Firefighter of the Year award for 2016. Bartlesville Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Remington was chosen to receive the award from more than 20 nominations from area fire chiefs and the public. Congratulations, Mike! We were also honored to be a sponsor of the "HEROES, A Tribute to Firefighters" ...


    By Husky Portable Containment

  • VGR Conference on risk evaluation and management

    The 8th VGR conference 2016 (Risk evaluation and management on civil and industrial settlements), held in Rome at Istituto Superiore Anticendi (ISA) of the Italian Firefighters from 13 to 15 September, has just ended its works. The conference, which has become an important national event, has been an opportunity for the stakeholders to discuss about risk analysis, environmental protection ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1001 Ground Ladders Training Breaks Down Best Practices for Fire Operations

    Serving as a vital component during rescue operations, the ladder is one of the defining symbols of the fire service. That’s why TargetSolutions’ Ground Ladders from the NFPA 1001 series of online firefighter training courses, is such a valuable lesson. Equipped with new upgrades, including revitalized content and ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • TargetSolutions’ Top 10 NFPA 1500 Firefighter Training Courses

    TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1500 series is based on the NFPA’s codes and standards and is built to meet a fire department’s training requirements for occupational safety and health. TargetSolutions maintains a library of more than 60 hours of NFPA-approved firefighter ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Community Resources Features Highly Rated Video on Tile Roof Operations for Firefighters

    Fire departments from around the country will find value in this month’s featured video inside Community Resources. “Tile Roof Operations,” a six-minute video produced by the City of Surprise Fire Department in Arizona, demonstrates tactical approach considerations and vertical ventilation techniques when tackling residential fires. Captain Randy Fressetto, Ladder Co. 305, cites ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Success for EPISECC in its second review

    The EPISECC project (Establish Pan-European Information Space to Enhance seCurity of Citizens) brilliantly passed its second review, held in Leuven (Belgium) last Friday, 15th of July. During the evaluation, Dr. Uberto Delprato, IES’ CEO, has shown the capabilities of the Common Information Space (CIS) of EPISECC, a information sharing and exchange platform designed for ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • Scenario-Based Active Shooter Training Course Tests Firefighters’ Decision Making Skills

    What steps do firefighters take when simultaneously faced with an active shooter and a raging house fire? That’s what this month’s featured AlphaACT FIRE training course explores. The Lowell Street Incident, which is available at an additional cost on the TargetSolutions’ platform, ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • When It Comes to Tracking Firefighter Training for the NFPA 1401 Standard, TargetSolutions Is ‘Light Years Ahead’

    Not every fire department incorporates the NFPA’s 1401 standard into its training program. Many agencies, in fact, might not understand or even know about the NFPA’s recommended practice for documenting fire service training records. ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • TargetSolutions Enhances Innovative Enterprise Functionality for Firefighter Training Groups

    TargetSolutions has implemented significant enhancements to its Enterprise solution. These enhancements will improve the platform’s functionality for sharing training resources between agencies inside regional training groups. The Enterprise solution enables mutual aid partners to streamline and synchronize training activities, centralize and standardize training resources, and boost ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Why Sleep Deprivation Is a Serious Threat to Firefighters

    Serving in the line of duty results in an abundance of health risks for firefighters, though perhaps none more silent or threatening than the constant onslaught of sleep deprivation. David F. Peterson, a retired fire chief and current fire training coordinator of Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wisc., has made it his mission to expose the ongoing dangers of sleep deprivation and ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Introducing the LogiCO2 -Scout

    LogiCO2 is proud to announce the wireless, handheld LogiCO2 - Scout. LogiCO2 - Scout is a wireless CO2 sensor that fits easily in the palm of your hand. It´s controlled via Bluetooth and a free smartphone app (both Android and iOS are supported) and helps safety personnel, firefighters and many others to, within seconds, receive information about the level of CO2 in a room, and warns if the ...


    By LogiCO2 International AB

  • ‘Above the National Standard’ at Massachusetts HazMat

    Massachusetts hazardous material training goes above and beyond the national standard. Firefighters take a 305 hour course to prepare for their certification exams – both a written and practical exam. The state of Massachusetts is separated into 6 different Hazmat regions. Each team has 45 technicians from all over the state. When a call comes in, hazmat technicians volunteer for the call ...


    By HazSim

  • BBA Pumps delivers the largest mobile firefighting unit in Slovakia

    Bratislava has a huge oil refinery with an annual capacity of six million tons of oil and other chemical products. Mark van Rosse – a BBA Pumps service engineer – recently assisted in the commissioning of the largest mobile fire fighting pump unit in Slovakia. Refinery Safety Handling A global security company is responsible for safety at the ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Obama calls out fossil fuel interests for fighting solar

    President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other renewable sources in order to protect the status quo. "That's not the American way," Obama said in a speech at a green energy conference in Las Vegas. "This is about the ...


    By Associated Press

  • China blast zone blocked over contamination fear; 112 dead

    Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous chemical contamination. Hundreds of people were injured and 85 firefighters and 10 others are missing since a fire and rapid succession of blasts late Wednesday hit a warehouse ...


    By Associated Press

  • EHS This Week: NIOSH Firefighter Study, Air Quality Impacts on Fracking and More!

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: NIOSH Study Confirms Firefighters’ Higher Caner Risk Study Finds Young Workers Unlikely to Report Minor Injuries New Study Examines Air Quality Impacts on Fracking Wells Listen to the full podcast ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • MSA Pulls Back Curtain on Breakthrough Innovations for Firefighter Protection

    Less than one year after global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) established a new standard in firefighter respiratory protection with its revolutionary G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), the company is once again turning heads at the fire service industry’s largest trade conference with new SCBA features that further enhance firefighter ...


  • Australian Charity OzHarvest to Highlight Global Food Waste at UNEP Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP20 in Lima, Peru

    OzHarvest, Australia's leading food rescue charity, in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Climate Action, is taking the message of stopping global food waste to the international stage at this year's Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) in Lima, Peru as part of the global Think.Eat.Save campaign. Following the recent release of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's report ...

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