Video: Trinity Florida 2 Alarm Fire

paddy Video of a Trinity, Florida 2 Alarm Fire.  The video was posted by Pasco County Fire Rescue and description is below. “TRINITY Fla., (March 16, 2018)- At approximately 6:55 PM Pasco County Fire 911 received a call of a residential structure fire in the 1500 Block of Kish Blvd. when Firefighters arrived on scene they reported […]

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Video: Chicago Firefighters Battle Apartment Fire on Millard

paddy Video of Chicago Fire Department Companies working a recent Apartment Fire on Millard.  The video was posted by Justin Jackson and description is below. “An apartment fire at 1232 S. Millard displaced 5 adults and 6 children this morning. The fire spread to 2 other apartments buildings next door. Chicago Fire Department officials say that no […]

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Trench rescue: How to bridge the training-to-incident gap

By Bob Duemmel – FireRescue1 Trench-rescue training evolutions don’t accurately reflect real scenarios; here’s a look at how to overcome some of those gaps Trench rescue is a very dynamic event. Soil conditions and situational activities will have a direct influence on how the rescue response is carried out. As one of the top low-frequency, high-hazard responses […]

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6 Strategies to connect with others

by Brian Benedict Communicating with another firefighter while both wearing masks can sometimes be very difficult.  With sounds from engine companies, ventilation fans and radio traffic it’s a challenge to get your point across.   To speak clearer firefighters use a battery operated  amplification attachment to help with louder communications.  Even with advanced equipment communicating is […]

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Five years after Texas fertilizer plant explosion, EPA plans to roll back chemical safety reforms

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected next month to roll back chemical plant safety reforms that the Obama administration proposed after 15 people died in a fertilizer plant explosion in West. The rollback means the disaster, which exposed wide safety gaps in the industry and its oversight, will result in no significant federal regulatory […]

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AFG grant funding for SCBA purchases

AFG grant funding for SCBA is the best route for fire departments to replace allocation of SCBA packs and spare cylinders with Jerry Brant – FireRescue1 Modern SCBA do much more than supply breathing air. Integrated thermal imaging cameras, tracking devices and PASS alarms have increased the capabilities and the cost of SCBA. Because of the […]

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Firefighters Stop Two Southern California Wildfires

Bill Carey Crews halt two wildfires     WINCHESTER, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have made significant progress in corralling two Southern California wildfires. Cal Fire says a fire that has burned nearly 2 square miles (5.2 square kilometers) in the semirural Winchester area of Riverside County was 40 percent contained overnight and its forward progress […]

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Inquiry Begins in Deadly London High-Rise Fire

Bill Carey 2017 blaze killed dozens in a 24-story apartment building     LONDON (AP) — Survivors of a devastating high-rise fire in London wept Monday as relatives paid tribute to some of the 72 victims at the opening of an inquiry into Britain’s deadliest blaze in decades. The Grenfell Tower inquiry is beginning with […]

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MI Senator Favors Federal Funds to Promote FFs

SOURCE: MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON– U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced legislation today that could help local fire departments promote part-time personnel with federal grant funding rather than being forced to hire new employees and train them. Peters introduced the legislation along with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, as a way to help save money and hire […]

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