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  • For the Record 11/13

    Posted: November 1st, 2013

    USFA releases annual report on firefighter fatalities The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has released the report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2012 . According to the report, there were 81 on-duty firefighter fatalities as a result of incidents that occurred last year. The fatalities occurred in 31 states, one territory, and one overseas military facility. A record low number of firefighter deaths were caused by heart attacks (39), but deaths caused by vehicle crashes were...

  • Grinnell Mutual Announces Fire Prevention Award Program

    Press Release
    Posted: May 29th, 2013

    Does your local fire department promote fire prevention? If so, it may be eligible for a Life Safety Achievement Award, sponsored by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company to recognize America’s hometown heroes. The award application is now available on Grinnell Mutual’s website, www.grinnellmutual.com . “If you can save one life, two lives, or ten lives, you’ve really made a difference...

  • Rekindles 3/13

    Posted: March 1st, 2013

    NEW YORK CITY: MARCH 3, 1913 – Four alarms were transmitted for a blazing loft building on West 53rd Street. The fire started around 11 P.M. in a cabinetmaker’s shop on the fifth floor. Fed by strong winds and large amounts of stored wood and fabrics, the fire spread upward quickly. The sudden cold spell chilling the city also affected...

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