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    Default Firehouse.Com Launches!


    Firehouse Launches The Premier Emergency Service Website!






    By CHARLES WERNER

    Firehouse® Contributing Editor



    It's finally here! That's right, the premier emergency services website!
    Firehouse.Com is up and running and is your location for interactive
    emergency service news and information.



    As quoted by Dave Iannone (Firehouse.Com webmaster), "Firehouse.Com promises to be the most comprehensive
    website dedicated to the emergency service community". Dave Iannone is
    well known for his previous development of the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department's webpage and the original Firehouse Emergency Services Expo web site last year.



    Following in the tradition of Firehouse® Magazine, Firehouse.Com will maintain the same
    high degree of professional journalism by delivering quality articles as
    well as many special features unique to Firehouse.Com. The site is
    designed to be both an extension and an enhancement to the Firehouse®
    Magazine publication. Firehouse.Com will provide additional
    information and resources that will further support the articles and
    content from Firehouse® Magazine.



    Here's a partial listing of what you'll find at Firehouse.Com:


      News: Daily-updated news from the Associated Press, PR Newswire, business releases, Fire
      Departments, organizations, government and other sources; links to newspapers around the world with
      stories associated with the fire, rescue and EMS community.


      Magazine: Recent archives from Firehouse&reg Magazine (currently planned to go back to 1996) updated on a delayed basis every month; current issue previews; downloadable forms for the Run Surveys and Heroism/Community Service awards; online subscriptions; cover image archives and more. Our current Buyer's Guide is also online and easily searchable to find the manufacturer or dealer of your choice sorted by name and product/service.


      Links: Thousands of links to emergency services agencies, organizations, departments, and more in a easily surfable and searchable environment. You can also add your link if its not already there.


      InfoZone: Resources for fire safety, health and other information for both the emergency responder and general public as well, including resources from the National Safe Kids organization and Congressional Fire Services Insitute.


      Hot Shots: Regularly updated Hot Shots from incidents and events around the globe, plus apparatus new delivery and showcase shots and Firehouse® cover images.


      Hot Spots on the Web: See the latest websites that have been published in Firehouse Magazine and a quick reference to the date that it was published.


      The Expo: Get the latest information available on the annual Firehouse Emergency Services Expo, the premier trade show held in Baltimore each July.


      Firehouse Interactive: Dozens of unique and searchable
      message forums on such topics as 2 in/2out, job announcements, magazine
      feedback, firefighting, rescue and more. Allowing interaction among the
      world's bravest and sharing techniques, ideas, etc. Live chat will be
      coming in the months ahead. Included is the University of Extrication, its own forum plus the complete archives of Ron Moore's popular monthly column. An emergency services calendar with event listings from throughout the world that you can submit to. The Firehouse Focus section will let visitors showcase their departments and organizations within the site.


      Firehouse Bookstore: In concert with Barnes and Noble, a listing of books related to the emergency services with the opportunity to purchase
      instantly and have them delivered in days in most cases.


      Return to the Main Entry Page for a complete site directory.

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      Stay tuned as the future promises even more. Become a member of the
      Firehouse® family by visiting the website at Firehouse.Com. You can easily
      add your website to the web directory, take part in online surveys, read
      the latest emergency service news, submit your departments activities
      and/or press releases, and ultimately be able to quickly research any of
      the past articles from the print edition.



      The introduction of Firehouse.Com will prove to be one of the most
      significant events to happen in the present day emergency service
      community. Let Firehouse.Com be your source of the latest emergency
      service news and information. Visit the site often at Firehouse.Com as it
      will be updated daily with late-breaking news stories and events. If you
      are an advertiser, don't miss out on a great opportunity to provide
      exposure to your product and/or company.




      About the Author: Charles Werner is a 23 year veteran of the Fire Service. He is currently a
      battalion chief with the Charlottesville VA Fire Department's Division of
      Training, Technology and Community Affairs. Chief Werner is a contributing
      editor for Firehouse® Magazine, serves as a technical advisor in the areas
      of computers/Internet and has been instrumental in the launching of
      Firehouse® Magazine's premier website, Firehouse.Com.



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    What a great Christmas present. Let me be the first to tell you guy thank you from all of us emergency service types, and job well done. Happy Holidays.

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