Industry News

Firefighter Credit Union Conference Scheduled for October

A conference specifically designed for credit unions serving firefighter credit unions is scheduled for October 5-8, 2005 in San Diego, CA at The Hilton San Diego Resort. This is the fifth annual meeting of its type where representatives of firefighter credit unions can discuss amongst themselves the unique challenges specific to their credits unions. The conference management firms of Support Processes Corp. and William Rogers and Associates, Inc. are the conference presenters. Seven companies...

Firefighters Across the US Now Equipped with Pet Oxygen Masks

Firefighters in more than 150 US cities and towns are now equipped with more than 850 sets of specially-designed pet resuscitation masks, thanks to a unique community campaign. Firefighters in several recipient communities have already put the masks to use to save the lives of family pets rescued from home fires. The 'Best Friends Cause for Paws' Campaign is the work of Best Friends Pet Care Inc., a chain of pet boarding kennels with locations in 18 states. The campaign is a matching program th...

Wildland Firefighter Statue to be Unveiled at the Boise Airport on May 2nd, Honoring all Wildland Firefigthers

An 8½ ft. tall statue honoring wildland firefighters will be unveiled for its first public display in a special dedication ceremony 3 p.m., Monday, May 2 at the Boise Airport Terminal. The 600-pound artwork was commissioned by the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, and was funded primarily through the financial donations of the National Wildfire Suppression Association. Sculptor Larry Nowlan created the statue in the likeness of the first Wildland Firefighter statue installed at the Wildla...

Georgia Firefighters Form Association for Hazardous Materials Technicians

Two firefighters from Georgia have formed a new association for Hazardous Materials Technicians. The International Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians (IAHMT) is an association for hazardous materials technicians in the fire service and private industry. The association began after the two firefighters attended a training class at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Alabama, giving them COBRA training on weapons of mass destruction for hazardous materials technicians. "After we...

Mother of Four Sets Her Sights on Gold Medal in International Firefighting Competition

When Malinda Baum of Killeen competes in the International Firefighting Olympics against three thousand other firefighters from around the world next week, she'll be doing more than defending her title as the world's strongest female firefighter. She'll also be striking a blow for equality - especially in parts of the world where women are looked upon as 'too weak' for a job traditionally held by men. "In some countries there are no women firefighters," Malinda says. "Many men consider it unth...

Proceeds from Firefighter Career Guide to be Donated to Fallen Firefighters' Families

"America needs its firefighters now more than ever," says Mark Armstrong, a nationally certified firefighter and fire instructor who teaches new recruits to become permanent firefighters. "Losing three hundred or more firefighters in an act of war is truly unthinkable and utterly devastating," says Armstrong. "Our numbers must not falter any more." A firefighter in Dracut, Massachussetts, Armstrong is author of the FabJob.com 'Guide to Become a Firefighter', an electronic book on how to get sta...

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