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CSB invites public opinion on use of MIC and safer alternativesCSB invites public opinion on use of MIC and safer alternatives
Use of Methyl Isocyanate is a big security concern for workers and people living in its proximity The Congressionally mandated study was initiated after the...
Disaster Assistance Grants should be used wisely, advise FEMA officialsDisaster Assistance Grants should be used wisely, advise FEMA officials
FEMA has advised recipients to use disaster grants for intended purposes only.  Photo: Bdelisle Nearly $9 million in recovery assistance has been...
London Fire Brigade acquires new vehicles to tackle city's emergenciesLondon Fire Brigade acquires new vehicles to tackle city's emergencies
Bulk foam units will ward off emergency fire situations across London The highly specialised vehicles introduced in London Fire Brigade enable...
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...


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