Firehouse Exclusives

  • Despite Setbacks, Slimmer SCBA Moves Forward

    The new pressure-vessel based model is considerablly lighter and slimmer than the standard SCBA.

    Article • March 25th, 2011

  • FDNY Pilot Program Focuses on Accountability

    The department recently launched a pilot program that officials hope helps dramatically reduce the number of line of duty deaths.

    Article • March 24th, 2011

  • FDIC Dedicated to Fallen Indianapolis Firefighter

    On the stage during the opening ceremonies of FDIC Wednesday morning was a portrait of fallen Indianapolis Battalion Chief Steve Auch.Auch, 56, was found dead at his home on the afternoon of Feb. 1 following a shift that included responses to several...

    Article • March 24th, 2011

  • CFSI Announces Annual Leadership Awards

    The former fire chief responsible for getting the nation's first ordinance requiring sprinklers in new homes and a coalition promoting that life-saving system will be honored by the Congressional Fire Service Institute.

    Article • March 22nd, 2011

  • Campus Fire Safety Advocates Seek Support

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Advocates for campus fire safety are carrying their message to lawmakers on Capitol Hill today.

    Article • March 22nd, 2011

  • Legislation Reauthorizing FIRE Act Introduced

    Co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Caucus on Thursday introduced legislation to reauthorize the FIRE Act grant programs.

    Article • March 11th, 2011

  • NFFF to Be New Home of National Seat Belt Pledge

    On Monday at Firehouse World in San Diego, it was announced that the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will oversee the National Seat Belt Pledge.

    Article • March 1st, 2011

  • House OKs Amendment to Maintain AFG, SAFER

    The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon approved an amendment to fund the FIRE and SAFER grants to the same level as in FY '10.The vote on the amendment introduced by Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr, D-NJ, was 317-113.The full House now must vote...

    Article • February 17th, 2011

  • Proposed Budget Increases SAFER, Cuts AFG and USFA

    President Obama's proposed spending plan released Monday calls for an increase in SAFER grants, but cuts to the AFG program as well as the U.S. Fire Administration.

    Article • February 14th, 2011

  • CFSI to Honor Congressman at Annual Dinner

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A longtime friend of the nation's fire and emergency services will be honored for his efforts.Congressman Peter King, R-NY, will receive the legislator of the year award during the 23rd annual Congressional Fire Services Institute's...

    Article • February 10th, 2011

  • NFPA Committee Examines Ambulance Standards

    One of the most controversial suggestions is that all ambulances contain a data recorder.

    Article • February 9th, 2011

  • Worker Killed in Los Angeles Trench Collapse

    A total of 65 Los Angeles firefighters -- including the department's USAR team -- responded to a trench collapse that killed a worker on Tuesday.

    Article • February 9th, 2011

  • FDNY Taking a Proactive Approach on Seat Belt Safety

    Mike Wilbur told attendees at FDSOA's Apparatus Symposium this week that he hopes the department can begin to retrofit its entire fleet with updated belts by the middle of this year.

    Article • January 28th, 2011

  • Fire Academy Instructor Shot in Ariz. Rampage

    An instructor at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. was among those shot and wounded in the deadly rampage in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday.

    Article • January 12th, 2011

  • Residents Saved From Balconies in Texas Fire

    Article • January 10th, 2011