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DHS Secretary cites firefighter input as justification for reducing fire grant funding by 70 percentDHS Secretary cites firefighter input as justification for reducing fire grant funding by 70 percent
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has cited firefighter input as a reason to reduce funding for AFG program Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary...
The IAFF sounds the alarm on high blood pressure through national initiativeThe IAFF sounds the alarm on high blood pressure through national initiative
Fire fighters at work: the IAFF has launched a campaign to raise awareness of high blood pressure IAFF launches nationwide firefighter health campaign The...
IAFC Foundation establishes the Heather Westphal Memorial Scholarship Fund, benefiting women in the fire serviceIAFC Foundation establishes the Heather Westphal Memorial Scholarship Fund, benefiting women in the fire service
The IAFC Foundation have created a scholarship fund in memory of Heather Westphal New scholarship fund created in memorial The IAFC Foundation voted to...
Chief Jeff Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in support of better hazmat preparednessChief Jeff Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in support of better hazmat preparedness
IAFC 1st Vice President Jeff Johnson has called for better national preparedness for hazmat response This week, IAFC 1st Vice President Jeff Johnson, chief...
USFA announces the results of evaluating firefighting tactics under wind driven conditionsUSFA announces the results of evaluating firefighting tactics under wind driven conditions
Fire researchers conducting field experiments into the effects of wind-driven fires The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Institute...
Governor declares Wildfire Awareness WeekGovernor declares Wildfire Awareness Week
Governor Schwarzenegger has declared May 3-9 Wildfire Awareness Week CAL FIRE encourages fire prevention and defensible space Governor Arnold...
USFA releases Multiple-Fatality Fires in Residential Buildings topical reportUSFA releases Multiple-Fatality Fires in Residential Buildings topical report
Firefighters tackle an apartment fire: the USFA has released a report on multiple-fatality fires New report addresses issue of devastating residential...
National fire service speaks out against anti-sprinkler billsNational fire service speaks out against anti-sprinkler bills
Fire service organizations have reacted strongly to anti-sprinkler state legislative efforts Stand together to better protect firefighters and public...
Electrical fire: a major cause of home firesElectrical fire: a major cause of home fires
The NFPA warns the public: be aware of the fire risks of electricity in the home NFPA urges awareness to reduce risk The National Fire Protection...
USFA urges firefighters to avoid exposure to carcinogens and other toxinsUSFA urges firefighters to avoid exposure to carcinogens and other toxins
A firefighter heads into the smoke: the USFA has reviewed a study of possible links between firefighting and cancer Continued vigilance against exposure...
CAL FIRE urges homeowners to prepare for wildfires nowCAL FIRE urges homeowners to prepare for wildfires now
California fire officials are urging residents to create defensible space around their homes State fire officials stress now is the time to create...
NFPA co-sponsors Harvard University program fellowship for eight fire officersNFPA co-sponsors Harvard University program fellowship for eight fire officers
The NFPA have awarded 8 Harvard program fellowships to fire officials Senior industry leaders awarded prestigious fellowships Eight senior fire...
Application period to open: fiscal year 2009 Assistance to Firefighter GrantsApplication period to open: fiscal year 2009 Assistance to Firefighter Grants
The AFG awards provide around $510 million to fire departments and other EMS organisations nationally The Department of Homeland Security has posted the...
Downlighter warning - kitchen lights spark rescue dramaDownlighter warning - kitchen lights spark rescue drama
KFRS rescue a mother and daughter from a fire sparked by kitchen lights A mother and daughter in danger of being overcome by smoke were rescued from a...
NFPA announces dedication of NFPA 70E® HandbookNFPA announces dedication of NFPA 70E® Handbook
NFPA Chief Electrical Engineer, Mark Earley; Regional Adminstrator of OSHA, Marte Kent; NFPA President James Shannon; and OSHA's Ken Mastrullo The National...
National Fire Protection Association awarded prestigious grant from the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesNational Fire Protection Association awarded prestigious grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Charles S. Morgan Technical Library at the NFPA has been awarded a new grant The Charles S. Morgan Technical Library, located at the National Fire...
ESCi and GPSS merger expands high quality consulting and education services for fire and EMSESCi and GPSS merger expands high quality consulting and education services for fire and EMS
The IAFC have announced the merger of GPSS with ESCi to form Emergency Services Consulting International The IAFC today announced the merger of its...
Economic Crisis: 2008 & beyond webinarsEconomic Crisis: 2008 & beyond webinars
Webinars will offer interactive forum on effective strategies and best practices As leaders of the fire and EMS service, your leadership will be defined by how you rise to the...
Illinois Senate defeats anti-sprinkler billIllinois Senate defeats anti-sprinkler bill
The NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative website aims to incite grass roots action against anti-sprinkler legislation Legislative threats to local sprinkler...
Vice President Biden,
Speaker Pelosi, Homeland Secretary Napolitano to address Fire Fighters Union Legislative ConferenceVice President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, Homeland Secretary Napolitano to address Fire Fighters Union Legislative Conference
Vice President Joe Biden will join Speaker Pelosi and Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano at the IAFF 2009 Legislative Conference The economy, homeland...


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