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FEMA suggests a few simple steps to protect yourself from volcanic activityFEMA suggests a few simple steps to protect yourself from volcanic activity
Follow simple emergency measures to protect against volcanic eruptions. Photo: Mark A. Wilson Potentially active volcanoes in the U.S. exist mainly in...
CSB investigation uncovers causes of Oklahoma oil site accidentCSB investigation uncovers causes of Oklahoma oil site accident
The site of the fire and explosion lacked warning signs CSB investigators determined that a lit cigarette or lighter was the likely ignition source for...
'Cancer among Firefighters' research undertaken by USFA and NIOSH'Cancer among Firefighters' research undertaken by USFA and NIOSH
NIOSH and USFA have joined to study cancer-related issues among fire service professionals The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the...
CSB calls for protection at oil and gas sites after examining Weleetka, Oklahoma oil site explosionCSB calls for protection at oil and gas sites after examining Weleetka, Oklahoma oil site explosion
Oil and Gas sites are prone to explosions and mishaps due to their highly inflammable property On April 13, 2010, CSB released a safety video aimed at...
NVFC survey on first responder health and safety risks closes May 1NVFC survey on first responder health and safety risks closes May 1
NVFC is seeking inputs from first responders about health and safety concerns The NVFC is conducting a survey to identify new or changing health and...
Harvard’s State and Local Government programme selects six fire officials for fellowshipsHarvard’s State and Local Government programme selects six fire officials for fellowships
The programme will analyse policy options and examine the responsibilities of leadership The fellowship programme for fire service leaders is a joint effort...
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate endorses appointment of Andrew Velasquez III as regional administratorFEMA Administrator Craig Fugate endorses appointment of Andrew Velasquez III as regional administrator
Andrew Velasquez brings his work experience in emergency management to the new post Andrew Velasquez III brings extensive experience in emergency...
“IGCC: Safe and Sustainable by the Book”“IGCC: Safe and Sustainable by the Book”
The new green building code is meant for traditional and high performance buildings The International Code Council (ICC) recently unveiled the IGCC...
Earth Day to be marked by Going Green initiative on April 22Earth Day to be marked by Going Green initiative on April 22
Earth Day will bring issues like energy saving, greenhouse emissions and recycling on the global front Environmentally beneficial steps can save...
FEMA administrator emphasises the need for coordination in hurricane emergencyFEMA administrator emphasises the need for coordination in hurricane emergency
Craig Fugate discussed the coordination of local and state officials during hurricanes Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig...
Arson Awareness Week to be held between May 2-8Arson Awareness Week to be held between May 2-8
Arson fire in Lebanon, in February of 2009. Photo Credit: Jonathan Paul, Fire Inspector Lebanon Fire Department The focus of Arson Awareness Week will be on...
Fire Safe Cigarette legislation passed in WyomingFire Safe Cigarette legislation passed in Wyoming
Wyoming fire service is glad to hear the passing of Fire Safe Cigarette Legislation Wyoming is the 50th state to pass legislation aimed at reducing...
FEMA administrator Craig Fugate praises Robin Finegan’s appointment as regional administratorFEMA administrator Craig Fugate praises Robin Finegan’s appointment as regional administrator
Regional administrators are crucial for handling emergency situations Robin Finegan has more than 20 years of experience in crisis management and community...
Department of Homeland Security gives NVFC grant to support Heart-Healthy Firefighter ProgramDepartment of Homeland Security gives NVFC grant to support Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program
Fire Prevention and safety grant will help NVFC to concentrate on firefighters' health issues The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant is meant for...
Secretary Napolitano visits Rhode IslandSecretary Napolitano visits Rhode Island
FEMA personnel are working on the forefront of flood affected areas FEMA and Department of Homeland Security have increased their effort to bring life...
Charlie Harwood, '100-year-old fire hero', honoured on his centenary birthdayCharlie Harwood, '100-year-old fire hero', honoured on his centenary birthday
From (L to R) Mark Whittall with Charlie Harwood and Tooting Station Manager, John Day Charlie spent the war years fighting fires in London, attending many...
Federal Signal forms new division: Federal Signal Technologies GroupFederal Signal forms new division: Federal Signal Technologies Group
  Federal Signal Corporation  today announced that it will form Federal Signal Technologies Group   Federal Signal Corporation, a leader in...
Flood and natural disaster fire safety measures from FEMAFlood and natural disaster fire safety measures from FEMA
  A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every year A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every...
ABI publish report on increasing cost of fire lossesABI publish report on increasing cost of fire losses
The ABI published their report 'Tackling Fire: A Call for Action' The ABI have published a report entitled 'Tackling Fire: A Call for Action'...
MSA opted by IAFF and DHS to build next-generation breathing apparatus prototypeMSA opted by IAFF and DHS to build next-generation breathing apparatus prototype
IAFF has selected MSA to develop a prototype of a new SCBA New pressure-vessel technology of SCBA will increase fire fighters safety. The International...


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