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  • Kochek Expands their Storz Hydrant Converters with Two New Cap Models

    Product
    Posted: July 18th, 2013

    Kochek Company offers storz hydrant converters in two NEW models that expand options and efficiencies for fire fighting personnel in addition to its existing line of storz styles. Kochek engineers have designed a dedicated groove to the low profile pentagon nut and button style caps for more dynamic cable and chain retention as well as expanding the caps' coating and color options. The assembly features Aluminum Alloy 6061-T6 forged extrusions and stainless steel aircraft cable with a...


  • Fire Wire 4/13

    Article
    Posted: April 1st, 2013

    FEB. 25: DELTONA, FL – Bystanders noticed an SUV smoking next to the gas pumps and quickly pushed the vehicle away from the gas pumps while off going City of Deltona Engineer/Paramedic Fire Fighter Heather Langston quickly evacuated the Kangaroo Express Store and made sure the emergency fuel shut off valve was activated. Crews from Deltona FD...


  • Scuttlebutt 2/13

    Article
    Posted: February 1st, 2013

    Emergency Preparedness Conference The City of Dryden, the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources will be hosting the Northwest Response Forum from April 9 to 11 at the Dryden Regional Cultural & Training Centre in Dryden, Ontario, Canada. The conference will have a series of plenary sessions, expert presentations...


  • Fire Wire 2/13

    Article
    Posted: February 1st, 2013

    DEC. 20: MERIDEN, CT – At least three people were displaced from their homes after a dryer fire in the basement of a condominium complex. DEC. 24: LAS VEGAS, NV – Damage was estimated at $50,000 after a fire in a large, two-story wood-frame/stucco house that likely started in a fireplace. The family of four left earlier in the day to visit...


  • Fire Wire 1/13

    Article
    Posted: January 1st, 2013

    NOV. 2: OCALA, FL – Five people using a gasoline generator inside their home survived carbon monoxide poisoning when one was able to call 911. NOV . 10: COOKVILLE, TN – Improperly discarded cigarettes were a possible cause of a blaze that likely began on a home’s front porch and caused $40,000-$50,000.  NOV . 14: MERIDEN...


  • Power of the Badge: It is Time to Stop Feeling Helpless

    Article
    Posted: December 18th, 2012

    As with most emotions that occur in the fire service we can’t describe it, but we all know it because it seems to be with us every day when we turn on the television – helplessness. As firefighters we are action orientated with one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to protect and to save. Those needs drive us from an internal computer...


  • For the Record 12/12

    Article
    Posted: December 1st, 2012

    On Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy – a Category 1 storm – slammed into the New Jersey shore and made landfall. Winds ranged from 70 to 90 mph for many areas.   The storm surge coincided with a high tide and a full moon and caused flooding across several states. Thousands of residents in many states who decidewd to stay in their homes near the Atlantic Ocean and other waterways needed to be rescued after the storm surge became historic. Numerous fire apparatus, equipment and stations...


  • Firewire 12-12

    Article
    Posted: December 1st, 2012

    OCT. 1: BYRON, MI – A blaze later determined to be arson destroyed multiple businesses and apartments in two-story brick buildings. It began in a vacant apartment above one of the village’s most popular restaurants, which was among the destroyed. OCT. 16: PITTSFIELD, MA – Firefighters battled a structure fire in a multi-family home...