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Minister Ralph Goodale releases statement on Firefighters' National Memorial Day

Firefighters' National Memorial Day is an important way to pay respects to those firefighters who paid the ultimate price The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement on Firefighters' National Memorial Day. "While most people do their best to get out of harm's way when there's a fire, firefighters run directly into it. They do that with the full knowledge of what could happen. And when tragedy strikes, the...

First Alert, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation selects organisations to educate communities on fire safety

Each organisation will receive 100 donated smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) alarms from First Alert to install with students during home safety visits First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety*, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation have selected 25 organisations to participate in the second annual Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project to raise awareness about fire safety. The initiative pairs firefighters with local colleges and universities to...

ShotSpotter expands Verizon partnership with inclusion of ShotSpotter Flex reseller agreement for gunshot detection services

ShotSpotter-Verizon collaboration expands with ShotSpotter Flex inclusion ShotSpotter, Inc., global company in gunshot detection solutions that help law enforcement officials identify, locate and deter gun violence, announced that Verizon Communications Inc. has expanded its partnership to include reselling ShotSpotter Flex, the company’s flagship gunshot detection solution, as a stand-alone offering to its customers. ShotSpotter, used by more than 90 cities to help figh...

AT&T's FirstNet joined by over 2,500 public safety agencies to support first responders battling wildfires and other emergencies

FirstNet is bringing public safety a much-needed technology upgrade to help them connect to the critical information they need More than 2,500 public safety agencies across the country have joined FirstNet. This is nearly double the number of agencies since the last update in July. FirstNet is the nationwide public safety communications platform dedicated to America's first responders. Being built with AT&T, in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network A...

Fire escape hood Parat 5500 now available in a flame-retardant holster as variant PARAT 5550

The fire escape hood Parat 5500 protects the user against fire gases, vapours and particles with a CO P2 filter The fire escape hood Parat 5500 is now available in a flame-retardant holster constructed from aramid material as the variant PARAT 5550. The holster, which was specially developed for fire rescue teams, in combination with the fire escape hood is system approved together with the Dräger breathing apparatus according to EN 137:2006, Type 2. The holster can be a...

Canadian Ministers Ralph Goodale and Harjit Sajjan releases statement on wildfires in British Columbia

Approximately 200 troops will be sent to help in mop-up operations to contain the fire's spread The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, made the following statement about wildfires in British Columbia: "The Government of Canada has accepted a formal request for federal assistance from the Government of British Columbia to help protect communities affected by wildfires....

Shulman Rogers files FCC STA requests for California public safety agencies affected by fires

The Shulman Rogers FCC Licensing staff prepares hundreds of applications every year for land mobile radio, microwave and other radio services Hundreds of thousands of acres have been lost in the paths of the worst fires in California history. In addition to the loss of lives and homes, vital communications infrastructure is at risk. Many government agencies need to relocate critical emergency transmission infrastructure as a result of the fires. Loss of this public safety in...

IAFC's Volunteer and Combination Officers Section and NVFC releases Lavender Ribbon Report on best practices for preventing firefighter cancer

The Lavender Ribbon Report provides 11 actions that can be taken to mitigate the risk of cancer for firefighters The International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have partnered to develop and release the Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer. This report provides 11 actions that can be taken to mitigate the risk of cancer for firefighter...

Spartan Emergency Response expands Latin American presence with orders for apparatus built on Spartan cabs and chassis

Spartan Emergency Response gets latest orders for Spartan apparatus Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc, advances its position as the global supplier of safety driven design with two significant orders for apparatus built on custom Spartan cabs and chassis that are expected be delivered to Latin America later this month. The Cuerpo de Bomberos de Puerto Rico and the Cuerpo de Bomberos de Santiago chose Spartan apparatus equipped with Spartan Adva...

Orland Fire Protection District joins 13 municipalities in class action lawsuit to block opioid addiction

The fire district has received in excess of 80 calls per year due to the opioid epidemic The Orland Fire Protection District joined 13 Illinois governments including several from the Southwest Suburban in filing a class action lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Purdue Pharma, one of the leading manufacturers of opioid-based prescription drugs, 26 other pharmaceutical companies and three doctors. The lawsuit alleges that Purdue Pharma intentionally downplayed...

NFSA findings show lack of fire sprinklers in residential properties caused casualties in four major fires

The latest national codes recognise fire sprinklers as a proven technology for preventing deadly fires In just 11 days, four major fires have drawn the nation's attention to the dangers associated with older residential properties that do not have fire sprinkler systems. The fires included three in apartment buildings and one in an extended living hotel. Although all the incidents involved low-rise buildings, the fires spread quickly, trapping many occupants on upper floors an...

Advanced Electronics unveils descriptive brochure and guidelines highlighting the need for enhanced fire protection in historic and heritage sites

Advanced announces fire protection and safety guidelines for historic and heritage sites Global fire systems firm, Advanced, has launched a new guide to fire protection for historic and heritage sites. Historic and heritage sites present unique challenges to end users, specifiers and installers. The new brochure is designed to help key stakeholders understand some of the solutions available for the challenges they face. It addresses many common problems in ensuring adequate ac...

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