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  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Award

    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation proudly recognizes Husky Portable Containment Co. as a Red Helmet Sponsor. Red Helmet Sponsors help connect senior fire officers who have experienced the death of a firefighter in the line-of-duty. This established network, the Chief-to-Chief Network, helps these chiefs to cope with a line-of-duty death by gathering chiefs and chaplains of similar ...


    By Husky Portable Containment

  • 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

  • With Climate Change, a Terrifying New Normal for Western Firefighters

    This week Yale Environment 360, presents an e360 video that focuses on the massive wildfires — fueled by a hotter, drier climate — that have become a regular occurrence in Colorado. Produced by The Story Group, the video goes onto the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos in their own Fire House

    Firefighters knowingly risk everything to protect their neighbors and communities, and working inside the fire house would seem to be the least dangerous part of their jobs. Unfortunately, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Emergency patches a hit with emergency responders and firefighters

    Emergency responders often arrive at a site to find material leaking from metal pipes,, tanks or other equipment which can present many dangers. MagnapatchTM products provide fast temporary patching of holes or cracks until the source can be cut off and permanent repairs made. The rare earth magnets embedded into the re-usable patches hold tight against any ferrous metal and the tension screw ...


    By ACR Group Inc.

  • Building fires may expose firefighters and the public to asbestos

    A recent fire in a 100 year old commercial building in Colorado has brought to light the dangers of asbestos exposure that firefighters and emergency personnel may be exposed to when responding to fires. It is well known that firefighters are regularly exposed to extreme heat, fire and smoke, but dangers from asbestos in older building also need to be considered. Firefighters typically wear air ...


  • 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

  • USFA Releases Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Report

    EMMITSBURG, MD - The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report today examining the details of firefighter injuries sustained on the fireground or while responding to or returning from a fire incident. The report, Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to NFIRS (PDF, 945 Kb), was developed by USFA's National Fire Data Center and is ...


    By US Fire Administration

  • FLIR Launches Groundbreaking Thermal Imaging Cameras for Firefighting

    FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the addition of the K2 and K65 to its industry-leading lineup of K-Series thermal imaging cameras that provide firefighters with the capability to see through smoke, locate and rescue victims, identify hot spots, navigate safely, and stay better oriented during response missions. The K2 brings FLIR's powerful life-saving ...


    By FLIR Systems Inc.

  • OSHA revises publication to protect the safety of firefighters

    Firefighting is urgent and stressful work, and decisions are often made without vital information on the hazards that exist. To better protect emergency responders in these situations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its manual, Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection ...

  • Kentucky American Water Awards $5,500 in Grants for Firefighters

    Kentucky American Water will award $5,500 in grants this year to 11 Kentucky firefighter organizations through the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The program, established in 2011, provides financial assistance in the form of $500 grants to uniformed, professional and volunteer fire departments serving communities in the company’s service territories. The company ...


    By American Water

  • 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

  • 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

  • RainWise to Develop State-of-the-Art Online Weather Portal for Maine Firefighters

    RainWise Inc. has been awarded a contract with the State of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for an online National Fire Danger Rating Weather Station Network System to be funded through federal grants from the USDA Forest Service. This state of the art technology will provide Firefighters on the ground with up-to-the-minute local weather conditions for enhanced critical ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • US firefighters pay a heavy price for contaminated breathing air

    A recent incident at a Fire Department in Henderson, Nevada, prompted emergency action and a hefty bill for city officials. Firefighters reported a smell of petroleum coming from the air tanks in their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The problem was traced to an air compressor which is believed to have introduced contaminants into the system. The compressor has now been replaced, ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • New Guidance Document Issued Over Combustible Dusts & Firefighting Precautions

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there have been 130 worker fatalities and 780 injuries due to combustible dust explosions since 1980. In response, OSHA has just published a new booklet entitled, Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust. According to an OSHA news release, “The publication describes how ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • MagneGas Selected for Firefighter Steel Structural Collapse Training, Multiple Cities to Participate

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), the developer of a technology that converts liquid waste into MagneGas® fuel, announced today that MagneGas® has been selected for use in Fire & Rescue Steel Structural Collapse Training to occur this week in Clearwater, Florida. The training is expected to be attended by Firefighter and Special Operations Teams from ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Broward firefighter hospitalized after Dania Beach chlorine call

    A member of the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue hazmat team was transported to a local hospital after responding to reports of a strong smell of chlorine at the city's water treatment facility on Monday. The firefighter, who was not identified, was taken to Broward General Medical Center on Monday for a medical issue and not because of exposure to the chlorine, said agency spokesman Mike Jachles. ...

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