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Fire sprinklers save the dayFire sprinklers save the day
In the incident, a flat fire was virtually extinguished by a sprinkler system Fire sprinkler system protects lives and property in incident...
U.S. Fire Administrator recommends H1N1 vaccinations for fire and EMS personnelU.S. Fire Administrator recommends H1N1 vaccinations for fire and EMS personnel
Firefighters who give emergency medical care should receive the H1N1 vaccination, say FEMA, USFA First responder agencies should receive...
New safety bulletin from CSB promotes safe gas purging practicesNew safety bulletin from CSB promotes safe gas purging practices
The scene following the explosion at the Slim Jim plant in June 2009 Advice follows fatal June, 2009 accident at processing plant In a new safety bulletin...
Kent, UK fire and rescue team deployed to IndonesiaKent, UK fire and rescue team deployed to Indonesia
A FEMA image showing the effects of the recent tsunami in Indonesia UK USAR team deployed to aid relief efforts Kent Fire and Rescue Service's Urban and...
Gov. Schwarzenegger issues statement regarding the U.S. Forest Service internal reviewGov. Schwarzenegger issues statement regarding the U.S. Forest Service internal review
Governor Schwarzeneggar at the site of the Station fire in Los Angeles County California governor acknowledges need for review Governor Arnold...
USFA urges fire service to support fire-safe cigarette initiativesUSFA urges fire service to support fire-safe cigarette initiatives
USFA is urging the US fire service to support fire-safe cigarette initiatives Fire-safe cigarettes lessen risk of home fire deaths Smoking is the...
Secretary Napolitano highlights shared responsibility for disaster preparednessSecretary Napolitano highlights shared responsibility for disaster preparedness
DHS Secretary Napolitano delivered a speech focusing on the need for shared responsibility Individual and community preparedness will help build readiness...
Support volunteer firefighters impacted by disastersSupport volunteer firefighters impacted by disasters
A fire and rescue search team operating in severe flooding NVFC support fund designed to help first responders affected by severe weather incidents FEMA...
NVFC announces winners of National Junior Firefighter program grantsNVFC announces winners of National Junior Firefighter program grants
The NVFC, with the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, has awarded grants to ten junior firefighter programs Ten outstanding applicant...
London Fire Brigade runs course for youngsters with autismLondon Fire Brigade runs course for youngsters with autism
The London Fire Brigade has run a LIFE course for young people with autism Course part of "Local Intervention Fire Education" programme  A successful...
USFA releases annual US firefighter fatality reportUSFA releases annual US firefighter fatality report
USFA has released a report into US firefighter fatalities in 2008 Heart attacks the most common cause of US firefighter death in 2008 The United States...
Final CSB report on Imperial Sugar disaster releasedFinal CSB report on Imperial Sugar disaster released
An image taken after the explosion at the Imperial Sugar Refinery in Port Wentworth, Georgia in February 2008 Report concludes inadequate equipment design,...
Community wildfire assessment course now availableCommunity wildfire assessment course now available
NFPA Firewise Learning Center now offers a new tool to improve community wildfire safety Firewise Learning Center offers new online seminar free to all...
Secretary Napolitano announces over $380 million in preparedness grantsSecretary Napolitano announces over $380 million in preparedness grants
The DHS has announced new grants for increased preparedness initiatives including fire station construction Grant funds made available by Recovery Act...
Fire crews face rescue challenge in tunnel drillFire crews face rescue challenge in tunnel drill
Kent Fire and Rescue Service personnel make their way down one of the tunnels Exercise designed to improve crews' tunnel emergency preparedness The Secret...
Georgia firefighters respond to severe floodsGeorgia firefighters respond to severe floods
A FEMA image showing flooded homes in central Georgia Entire state remains under flash flood watch IAFF members across the state of Georgia are responding...
Firefighters in Ealing, UK receive new life saving equipmentFirefighters in Ealing, UK receive new life saving equipment
A defibrillator - one of several items included in the IEC kits Emergency care packs will aid treatment of casualties Fire crews in Ealing are better...
NHBC issues report supporting sprinkler use in open plan flatsNHBC issues report supporting sprinkler use in open plan flats
The NHBC has released a research report recommending the use of sprinkler systems in open plan flats NHBC report results from a study into Building...
Manchester Fire & Rescue Service issue thanks to the public following fundraising car washManchester Fire & Rescue Service issue thanks to the public following fundraising car wash
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service firefighters in action during the event, which raised nearly £20,000 Event raised nearly £20,000...
London Fire Safety Week declared a successLondon Fire Safety Week declared a success
London Fire Brigade's Fire Safety Week included work with children in schools across the capital Fire Safety Week highlights importance of safety awareness...


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