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Phenix Technology, Inc. Helmet Featured on Science Channel’s ‘How It’s Made’

Thermoplastic First Due contemporary series helmet to be featured on the popular Science Channel documentary show.

Firefighter’s Multi-Function Safety Invention Launches on Kickstarter

DN Safety Products hopes to raise $15,000 to bring a unique safety tool that will save lives to market.

AFSA Applauds Florida Governor Rick Scott's Decision to Veto HB 653

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) applauds the recent decision by Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida to veto HB 653, a bill dealing with requirements for retrofitting high-rise condominium buildings with fire sprinklers and other types of safety systems.

SD Mines Professor Helps Invent New Tool to Better Prevent and Fight Wildfire

South Dakota State Fire Meteorologist, Darren Clabo, Ph.D., at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is helping create the Fire Risk Estimation tool (FiRE). The tool gives land managers and firefighting officials a more detailed look at fire potential across the Missouri River basin.

C & S Supply Gives Brand New Firefighting Equipment to Volunteer Fire Departments

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, C & S Supply, Inc. is giving away free, brand new, firefighting equipment to needy volunteer fire departments. This program, called Helping Hands, gives the winning department $900 of credit to purchase firefighting equipment from the C & S Supply Web site.

Ring the Bell

FLORENCE, Wis. - After almost a century, Florence's antique fire truck was showing its age. The community realized "the truck needed some tender love and care" after it was brought out when Florence hosted the U.P. Firemen's Tournament for the first time in 2009, said Debbie DeMuri secretary/treasurer of the Florence County Historical Society.

2017 Montana Bear Hunt, Part 2

In Part 2 of this series, Kevin, his wife Lucy, and his buddy Rob continue their hike into the wilds of Montana looking for clues as to the whereabouts of any local bears.

Spokane Valley Man Turns Fire Truck Into Summer Oasis

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A couple in Spokane Valley are cooling off in their custom made pool...on the back of an old fire truck. Randels Tompkins and Barb Dyke love cooling off in their new pool in Spokane Valley. Tompkins said he bought the old fire truck on surplus back in 2016 for about $2,200.

HPO-2X Collapsible Backpack with Brass Hand Pump

It also offers exceptional abrasion resistance and can easily be repaired in the field with standard tire patches.

Toyne Celebrates 75th Anniversary

2017 marks 75 years of building a reputation for manufacturing fire trucks that will be there when emergency personnel need them the most. Throughout the year, Toyne looks to promote their achieved longevity via sharing customer success stories, social media giveaways, as well as a 75th Anniversary event that will be open to the public.

St. Tammany Fire District 9’s Michael Accardo III Selected as Winner of 2017 Training Officer Recognition Award

The VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award aims to honor exemplary conduct befitting of a training officer.

2017 Montana Bear Hunt, Part 1

In Part 1 of this series, Kevin, his wife Lucy, and his buddy Rob look to make good on their previous bear scouting excursions as they go hiking into the wilds of Montana to hunt for their elusive prey.

Fire-Dex Promotes Jenny McPherson to Marketing Manager

Fire-Dex announced the promotion of Jenny McPherson to Marketing Manager.

IFSI's Valenta Receives Regional Fire Service Award

Rich Valenta, E-Learning Program Director for the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) was honored with the “J Faherty Casey Award” for Region V. It was presented by the Training Resource and Data Exchange (TRADE) group of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Witmer Public Safety Group, Home of TheFireStore, Acquires Our Designs, Inc

Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. (WPSG), parent company of TheFireStore and the nation’s leading multi-channel distributor of public-safety equipment, supplies, training, and service, is excited to announce their recent acquisition of Our Designs, Inc., the world’s largest retailer of gifts and accessories geared toward firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical professionals.

Paladin Healthcare and Ferno Announce Partnership

Paladin Healthcare LLC, the leading manufacturer of in-hospital equipment management rail systems, and Ferno, the innovative leader in emergency transportation solutions, are partnering to improve safety in transportation, and flexibility and efficiency in the storage of medical equipment and supplies.

FLIR Announces FLIR Griffin G510 Portable Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer for Chemical Hazard Identification

Integrated Survey Mode and Liquid Injector Provide Onsite Analysis of Solid, Liquid and Vapor Threats

IFSI's Brian Brauer to Receive Award on Dissertation

Brian Brauer, Associate Director for the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), will travel to Auburn University on June 21 to accept the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Brauer’s doctoral dissertation presented a case study of a fire department that underwent organization culture change following a firefighter’s line-of-duty death.

FDSOA Apparatus Symposium Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) Annual Apparatus Maintenance & Specification Symposium will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in January 15-17, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona.


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