US Army Fort Rucker Fire Department, Alabama, Titan Force ARFF 4×4

chrism FEATURES All-wheel-drive chassis with pump and roll Extruded aluminum roll cage designed cab Cummins QSX15 engine rated at 665 hp Hale Model RSD 1,500-gpm water pump ATP 3 percent foam system Akron Model 3353 roof turret 375/750 gpm Akron Firefox 300-gpm bumper turret 1,585-gallon water tank with integral 205-gallon foam cell 500-pound dry chemical […]

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Firefighter sleep: 7 ways to improve your crews’ sleep and safety

by Linda Willing With sleep deprivation being directly linked to poor decision making, physical ability and communication, firefighters must be well rested Firefighters often don’t get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to real problems, including safety concerns. For anyone who has worked in the fire service, this is hardly news. One of the most difficult […]

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Firefighter Fitness

As firefighters, how do we take care and prepare ourselves to operate efficiently? We are all constantly working towards bettering ourselves through training, education, working out, and nutrition. The leading cause of firefighter deaths the past few decades has been linked to cardiac issues. Across the country there are a variety of different ways that […]

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Safe Injection Sites

medicscribe I wrote an op-ed this month that was published by the Hartford Courant. Insight: I See What Heroin Does. Let People Shoot Up Safely Included was a checklist: 5 Things to Know About Heroin Addiction I read an article a few days later that said that when called an “overdose prevention site,” as opposed […]

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KME Fire Apparatus Introduces the Tuff Truck Aerialcat™

chrism NESQUEHONING, PA—KME Fire Apparatus, a manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the launch of the new extreme-duty aerial, the Tuff Truck AerialCat™. The new Tuff Truck™ was specifically designed to meet the demands of a challenging urban environment with tight streets and numerous obstacles. The 103-foot Tuff Truck AerialCat™ is a highly maneuverable 103-foot ladder […]

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Video: Resort Fire in North Myrtle Beach, SC

paddy https://www.facebook.com/WPDEABC15/videos/1967814663509760/ Video posted by WPDE ABC15 shows companies working a well involved resort fire in North Myrtle Beach, SC.  Description of the Facebook video is below. “Crews are still battling a fire at a resort in North Myrtle Beach this afternoon. The building was evacuated; it’s not yet clear if there were any injuries:”

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Texas HEAT needs your help!

ryan Texas HEAT is looking for a little help from you! Texas Hazmat Education and Training is currently seeking donations for their annual $2500 scholarship.  For a 100$ or more donation, one of these beautiful coins can be yours. Email txheat@yahoo.com for more information!

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Alabama firefighter starts The 911 Buddy Check Project after former coworker’s suicide

By Leigh Garner – WIAT ALABASTER, Ala. (WIAT) – Daniel Mills had been having the same conversation with his friends and coworkers for months. “I said, we’ve really got to fix this,” Mills explained.  “There’s something wrong with our people.” Mills had worked as a flight medic, fireman, and a paramedic–for more than 15 years.  […]

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