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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the following statement today regarding the conclusion of its safety defect investigation into the post-crash fire risk of Chevy Volts (PE11037):
Today, the National…Continue
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For years, Canadian homebuilder Murray Pound rejected home fire sprinklers based on notions of exorbitant cost and installation hassles. Now he's an outspoken sprinkler advocate on a mission to dispel the myths. He's also one of the latest additions to NFPA's "Faces of Fire" campaign. NFPA Journal® talks to Murray about his advocacy efforts, the Canadian viewpoint on…Continue
It's called the gift of life, and it wasn't until a Nashville Firefighter needed a new kidney that he realized just how hard it is to get it.
Al Baltz has been a Captain at Station 17 for 11 years, so he is used to saving stranger's lives and used to being the hero. But when his kidneys failed and none of his family members were a match, a fellow firefighter didn't hesitate to help.
"They said it's time to put yourself on a transplant list," recalled Baltz.
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Flashover is the point in which everything in your home catches fire -- no one can survive. See how quickly flashover can occur and how it can be prevented. Home fire sprinklers save lives and property from fire. They act before the fire department is even notified. In this video, produced by the National Fire Protection Association, we show what happens while a house is burning and the local fire department is on its…Continue
If your agency or nonprofit has Federal monies or grant dollars that need to be spent by September 30th, a fast and easy way to clear out funds is to purchase customized IT’S A DISASTER! books for staff, volunteers and local citizens. …
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We are in a world where "bottom line efficiency" is vital to the survival of our agencies and success in meeting mission goals; more so now than ever before. Strategic analysis in administration and critical thinking capability on the incident grounds cannot be anything short of flawless. If administration falters in streamlining the budget, service levels and crew levels fall.…Continue
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Independence Day usually brings thoughts of parades, back yard barbecues and, of course, fireworks. At the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), we also want you to put some thought into safety as you prepare to celebrate the 4th of July.
In 2010, fireworks-related injuries were associated with about 1,900 people ending up in…Continue
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My name “Chris Landreau” has become the topic for many of my friends and family. It has spread to those that they know and to people that I do not know. When you hear my name, it is associated with a diagnosis of cancer that I received on February 4th when I went to Newnan ER for chest pain and difficulty breathing. I have received lots of prayers and friend requests to help me…Continue
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A city official for the first time is revealing a rise in cancer among firefighters who served at Ground Zero, The Post has learned.
Dr. David Prezant, the Fire Department's chief medical officer, has found that firefighters who dug for victims at the World Trade Center are getting cancer at a higher rate than firefighters before 9/11 -- and some types of cancer are "bizarrely off the charts," say sources briefed on the seven-year, federally funded…Continue
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Fire Chief William "Skip" Sullivan recalls two incidents in his career involving pets suffering from smoke inhalation, some unconscious after becoming trapped in a burning building.
From now on, treating those animals will be much easier, thanks to two residents with a love for pets.
Ian and Katie Reardon recently donated three oxygen masks designed…
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Jim Kolusk, a fire fighter paramedic, scrubs a paramedic truck Wednesday in Allen Park. The City Council voted Tuesday to lay off all 26 members of the fire department if the union doesn't agree to concessions. / ANDRE J. JACKSON/Detroit Free PressAfter years of cutting budgets, cities across metro Detroit are looking…
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Storm Could Impact 100 Million Americans; Families Should Visit Ready.gov for Tips on how to Prepare…Continue
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