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Dr. Carter Named President of USA Branch of IFE Firehouse Magazine Contributing Editor Dr. Harry R. Carter was installed as President of the United States of America Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) of Great Britain on August 17 at...


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“This facility is a critical component in enhancing our life safety infrastructure, it will enable us to better manage our increasing resource and logistical needs,” said Chief Hood. “Everything that we do is centered around taking care of our citizens on their worst day.”

The Services & Logistics facility houses six heavy duty bays that serve 12 large vehicles with a covered area that can park an additional 12 vehicles. They have three light duty bays that serve six small/medium vehicles like ambulances and command vehicles. This area also features a covered area that can park an additional six vehicles. Three technical bays allow small/medium vehicles to be customized to Fire/EMS standards.

 

FASNY Holds Fifth Annual Youth Firefighter Training Day

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) joined with elected officials, state and local government leaders, and emergency response representatives at the Colonie Municipal Training Center to kick off the 5th Annual Youth Firefighter Training Day.

The event was part of FASNY’s Annual Convention, in which more than 1,000 volunteer firefighters are attending various training and educational events in the Albany area.  During “Youth Day,” approximately 100 fire department explorers and juniors from across the state participate in hands-on firefighter evolutions and exercises including Roof Ventilation, 2nd Floor Window Bailout, Engine Company Operations, Fire Extinguisher Operations, Timed Scoring, Search and Rescue Drills and Survival Skills.

“Our Youth Day Program highlights the future of our fire service, and is a critical tool in helping us recruit and retain new members,” said FASNY President James Burns.  “This is the next generation of first responders and events like this, coupled with our year-round recruitment campaign, help us accomplish our goal of boosting the number of firefighters throughout the state.” 

 

This Month in Fire History

 

October 2, 1922 – First national Fire Prevention Week proclaimed by President Warren Harding

 

October 7, 1979 – First Fire Fighters memorial Sunday is held

 

October 8, 1871, Peshtigo, WI – Forest fire kills 1,152 people

 

October 8, 1871, Chicago, IL – Great Chicago fire kills 250

 

October 15, 1984, Washington, DC – U.S. Postal Service headquarters fire

 

October 20, 1873, Baltimore, MD – International Association of Fire Chiefs founded

 

October 23, 1989, Pasadena, TX – Phillips Petroleum plant fire

 

October 29, 1974 – Federal Fire Prevention & Control Act of 1974 creates U.S. Fire Administration

 

Courtesy of NFPA

 

For details on fires that occurred 100 years ago this month, turn to Paul Hashagen’s “Rekindles” on page XXX.