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Chairman Bresland's new YouTube safety message voices concern over pressure vessel explosionsChairman Bresland's new YouTube safety message voices concern over pressure vessel explosions
CSB Chairman John Bresland asked US jurisdictions to adopt the ASME Pressure Vessel Code CSB Chairman John Bresland released a new...
FEMA and USFA publish report on dormitory firesFEMA and USFA publish report on dormitory fires
An estimated average of 3,800 fires occurs each year in university dwellings The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) United States Fire...
FEMA Administrator Fugate addresses leadership of National Volunteer Organizations Active in DisasterFEMA Administrator Fugate addresses leadership of National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster
FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate. FEMA/Bill Koplitz Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate yesterday addressed the National...
New high-tech Realistic Fire Training centre for Ashford Fire StationNew high-tech Realistic Fire Training centre for Ashford Fire Station
A new Realistic Fire Training (RFT) unit for firefighters is to be officially opened next week A new state-of-the-art training facility for firefighters is...
Cedar Rapids (Iowa) to replace flood damaged Central Fire StationCedar Rapids (Iowa) to replace flood damaged Central Fire Station
 Flood damage in Cedar Rapids, summer 2008. Photography bySusie Shapira/FEMA The team of inspectors found that the Cedar Rapids fire station has...
Kent Fire and Rescue Service saves 16th century wine bar from conflagrationKent Fire and Rescue Service saves 16th century wine bar from conflagration
  The firefighters arrived seemingly within seconds, and quickly got to work fighting the fire Wine bar owner praises firefighters for successfully...
House fire caused by electric blanket drives elderly couple from their homeHouse fire caused by electric blanket drives elderly couple from their home
Kent Fire and Rescue Service has issued an electric blanket safety warning after a house fire in Tonbridge Kent Fire and Rescue Service is issuing an...
Firefighter wins award for Potential Arson Target database to identify London's 'red hot' buildingsFirefighter wins award for Potential Arson Target database to identify London's 'red hot' buildings
Manager John Carpenter, based at Dowgate fire station, has won a London Fire Brigade special achievement award The 'Potential Arson Target' database (PAT)...
Department of Homeland Security posts program guidance for 2009 staffing for adequate fire and emergency services (SAFER) grantsDepartment of Homeland Security posts program guidance for 2009 staffing for adequate fire and emergency services (SAFER) grants
The Program Guidance document for the FY2009 SAFER Grants provides a wealth of information on the SAFER program The FY2009 SAFER program has...
<i>My First Ride</i> country music CD benefits IAFF Disaster Relief FundMy First Ride country music CD benefits IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
IAFF members can call their local country radio stations and request "My First Ride" The IAFF Disaster Relief Fund assists the US and Canada...
IAFF hails election day victories against TABOR proposalIAFF hails election day victories against TABOR proposal
Voters and legislators across the United States had consistently rejected TABOR initiatives In Maine and Washington, voters rejected the Taxpayer...
Georgia flood recovery effort tops $82 millionGeorgia flood recovery effort tops $82 million
116 Georgia cities, counties and other public organisations have applied to GEMA for public assistance In just over six weeks, more than $82...
Kent Fire and Rescue Service saves pensioner who suffers burns after kitchen fireKent Fire and Rescue Service saves pensioner who suffers burns after kitchen fire
Kent Fire and Rescue Service offers free home safety visits to all Kent residents Firefighters discovered that the man had badly burnt himself while...
NFPA commends International Code Council's sprinkler voteNFPA commends International Code Council's sprinkler vote
  Fire Sprinkler Initiative, a project of NFPA, is a effort to mandate the use of home fire sprinklers   NFPA has called the vote a...
New study shows ease of integrating home fire sprinklers with local water supply systemsNew study shows ease of integrating home fire sprinklers with local water supply systems
  Fire Sprinkler Initiative, a project of NFPA, is a effort to encourage the use of home fire sprinklers   Home fire sprinklers can be integrated...
NFPA and Johns Hopkins to study best methods for teaching children about fire safetyNFPA and Johns Hopkins to study best methods for teaching children about fire safety
The project aims to determine the best way to communicate fire safety messages to children aged 3-9 Through this project, the two organisations are...
London Fire Brigade awarded ‘Brigade Level 5’ by the Local Government Equality StandardLondon Fire Brigade awarded ‘Brigade Level 5’ by the Local Government Equality Standard
The London Fire Brigade is the only service to achieve Brigade Level 5 London Fire Brigade is leading the way in equality and diversity...
U.S. Fire Administration kicks off public fire safety campaign on home smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklersU.S. Fire Administration kicks off public fire safety campaign on home smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers
USFA launched an effort to encourage everyone to install and maintain home smoke alarms and sprinklers The nationwide ‘Install. Inspect. Protect....
FEMA awards hazard mitigation grant to Cook CountyFEMA awards hazard mitigation grant to Cook County
EPA workers locating hazardous material moved by Ike in Texas The funds will go toward developing an all-hazard multi-jurisdictional mitigation...
CSB team investigates refinery explosion and fire near Salt Lake CityCSB team investigates refinery explosion and fire near Salt Lake City
There was flash fire at the same refinery in January,  when a flammable vapour cloud ignited A six-member team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board...


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