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FDNY Mechanic Honored for Saving Department $700,000

This may be a first - an auto mechanic that saves people money. A city-employed mechanic with the heart of an inventor is being hailed by the FDNY for doing more with less - and saving the city a bundle in the process.

Texas Deer Hunt, Part 1

This month, our man Kevin Shea hopes to bag some venison as he heads to the Lone Star State to hunt deer.

Retired fire chief builds business making brush trucks used to fight wildfires

Monty Lowery, owner of General Fire Equipment, Inc., has managed in less than a decade to build a thriving business in Halifax County. Lowery, 45, and the retired Chief of Midway Fire Department, identified a need for a specific kind of fire-fighting vehicle, a brush truck able to travel over rough terrain into what-used-to-be inaccessible spots and "just did it.

Midwest Fire Vice President Darcie Johnson Named on Prairie Business Magazine 40 Under 40 List

Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) announced that the company’s Vice President of Accounting and Business Manager Darcie Johnson made Prairie Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List.

Lee's Fire Truck Centerpiece of Impressive Collection

To call Bill Lee a collector of firefighting memorabilia would be an understatement. To say he's proud of the prize of his collection - a 1973 American LaFrance - would be an even bigger one. Lee's retired Streator Fire Department pumper truck served Streator from Dec. 5, 1973, until May 1, 2008.

Black to Head Safety Components’ West Region Sales Efforts

Black to Head Safety Components’ West Region Sales Efforts

LiftMaster Helps Firefighters Ensure Community Safety with Preventative Emergency Response Solutions

New solutions provide a safe environment for property, personnel and equipment

LiftMaster Helps Firefighters Ensure Community Safety with Preventative Emergency Response Solutions

New solutions provide a safe environment for property, personnel and equipment

LiftMaster Helps Firefighters Ensure Community Safety with Preventative Emergency Response Solutions

New solutions provide a safe environment for property, personnel and equipment

South Metro Firefighter Buys Fire Truck He First Sat in As a Child

LITTLETON (CO) - You haven't had a childhood if you haven't at least just once - sat in the seat of a firetruck. It inspires kids everywhere to be firefighters. That dream doesn't come true too often - but it did for one firefighter and he owes it all to that truck.

Globe Manufacturing Wins International Achievement Award for ATHLETIX™ Turnout Gear Design and Innovation

Manufacturer Designs the Future of Turnout Gear

Fire Engineering, ISFSI Instructor of the Year Nominations

Nominations no being accepted for the 2017 honor

Antelope Hunt 2016

This month, Kevin reports from near his Montana home in the town of Havre to hunt for antelope.

TargetSolutions Releases Two New Dynamic Training Courses for First Responders

EMS Compass Steering Committee to Hold Final Meeting, Discuss Performance Measures

Earlier this month, EMS Compass released draft performance measures for review and testing.

Frank Spaan Intended Successor Eef Bos as CFO of TenCate

Eef Bos has decided to step down as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TenCate as of 1 October 2016.

Kochek Announces Major Leadership Transition

On the heels of a year of significant company growth and change, Kochek co-owners and brothers, Greg and Charlie Kozey, recently announced organizational changes in the company.

Retired Charleston (WV) Fire Captain Matt Jackson Passes Away

The Charleston (WV) Fire Department announced the passing of Captain (Ret.) Matt Jackson, who died earlier this week.

The Bear Hunter Project

This month, Kevin and his buddies are in Manitoba, Canada, for their 6th annual Firefighter Bear Hunt.

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