Firefighters Continue to Battle California Wildfires

As multiple wildfires rage across California International Firefighter wishes to express its condolences to those who have lost loved ones, sadness for those who have seen their properties and sometimes neighbourhoods destroyed and admiration for the Firefighters and the many people who have…

ADT Supports Volunteer Firefighters During Fire Prevention Month with Major Contribution to NVFC

ADT Inc., the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced a $100,000 contribution to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to help raise awareness for recruitment of volunteer…

Midwest Fire Hires New Sales Associate

Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) have announced that the company has hired Joseph Juhl as a sales representative to their growing team. Juhl attended Minnesota West Community and Technical College. During the previous six years, Juhl’s has…

Florida Slammed by Hurricane Michael

The category 4 storm is believed to be the strongest hurricane on record to hit the Florida Panhandle. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:30 Universal Time) on October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida.…

Remembering the Tragedy of 9/11

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which took the innocent lives of so many and left many more in mourning. We will all have our memories of hearing of the multiple events on that fateful day and…

Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer Released

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…

Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

The application period for the 2018 Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant (KFRSG) is now open until the grant deadline of October 1, 2018. The grant is made possible with the State of Kansas budget passed by the State Legislature…

DYNE Fire Protection Labs approved by the United States Coast Guard

Providing the Marine Industry with a Quick, Easy and Accurate Foam Testing Solution Dyne Fire Protection Labs has been approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to test firefighting foam used in marine applications. The USCG Title 46 CFR…

San Francisco Fire Department tackle large fire on Union Street

On 03-17-2018, at 1924 hours, the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) responded to a dispatched call of a reported fire at 659 Union Street. Engine 28 arrived on scene at 1925 hours (refer to NFPA 1710 for response time guidelines)…

DQE Sentry Shield Powdered Substance Defense Kits Deliver Hazardous Opioid Exposure Protection

Opioid use in the United States is increasing dramatically. The effects of increased encounters with opioids on law enforcement and first responders can be deadly. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, “Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled…

Aerial Firefighting North America Gathers the World’s Experts 

Tangent Link, renowned and recognised across the globe for its work with the airborne firefighting community, brings the Aerial Firefighting North America Conference and Exhibition back to Sacramento, California this coming March. Taking place at the McClellan Conference Centre, Sacramento McClellan…

Call for the International Aerial Firefighting Award 2018 Nominations

The International Aerial Firefighting Award is presented annually to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to aerial firefighting. Aiming to honour diligence, dedication and conscientiousness in aerial firefighting, the Award was inaugurated in honour of the late…

Code 3 Launches New Multifunctional Outliner Perimeter Bar

Code 3®, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of light and sound emergency products, today announced the launch of the new multifunctional Outliner™ perimeter bar. Combining power and a sleek design, Code 3’s unique Outliner perimeter bar is designed to…

Fast-Moving Fire Sweeps Through Ventura County

For the fourth day in a row, intense wildfires are menacing communities in Southern California. On December 8, 2017, thousands of firefighters battled blazes in and around the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The largest, the Thomas fire in Ventura County, had consumed…

Annual Peninsula Firefighters Relay to Benefit Burn Survivors

On Thursday, August 31st,2017 a parade of Fire Trucks, Fire Engines, and Emergency Vehicles will be escorted by California Highway Patrol, and local Law Enforcement agencies and will be stopping at a total of 15 Fire Stations in the Greater…

Three TFT products awarded FM approval

Three additional Task Force Tips products – the Hydrant Under Monitor (HUM), the Industrial Valve Under Monitor (IVUM), and the Booster – have been awarded the “FM approved” mark – the universal symbol that assures buyers that these products meet…

GTT to Showcase Emergency Vehicle Preemption Solution and Analytics at Fire-Rescue International 2017

Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT) staff head to North Carolina next week to discuss how Opticom™ Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) and a new analytics tool can help reduce response times and increase safety for fire departments. The Fire-Rescue International (FRI)…

Pierce names Commercial Truck Equipment Company as its new dealer in Western Canada

Pierce Manufacturing, announced today that Commercial Truck Equipment Co. is the new Pierce dealer for the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. To ensure seamless service to…

Delegation from Singapore Visits TCC’s Fire Service Training Center

The Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center hosted a delegation from Singapore on Friday, July 7.  The delegation requested the visit as part of Singapore’s efforts to enhance training facilities for firefighters and paramedics. The group from the Civil…

MSA to Acquire Firefighter Turnout Gear Manufacturer Globe Manufacturing Company

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Globe Holding Company, LLC (“Globe”) in an all-cash transaction valued at $215 million. Based in Pittsfield, NH, Globe is a leading innovator and…

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