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  • Fire Wire 12/13

    Posted: December 1st, 2013

    OCT. 12: COOKVILLE, TN – Damage was estimated at $15,000-20,000 after a fire at a downtown business. The quick response of firefighters was credited with saving the building from further damage.   OCT. 22: BRENTWOOD, NY – Nine departments battled an early-morning blaze at a recycling facility. No injuries were reported. Heavy...

  • Sterling Rope Hires New Director of Marketing

    Press Release
    Posted: July 18th, 2013

    Sterling Rope Company, Inc., is proud to announce the hiring of Mattison Crowe as their new Director of Marketing. Mattison will work closely with Sales and Product Development to create and execute the company’s long term marketing strategy within their key lines of business. Carolyn Brodsky, President of Sterling Rope says, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Mattison join our team. He brings the right mix of talent and discipline to the role, which will help Sterling be more...

  • Fire Law: 2012 Cases And Controversies

    Posted: January 3rd, 2013

    When I began to work on this review of fire service cases for 2012, my sense was that it had been a slow year compared with 2010 and 2011. In 2010, we had the landmark reverse-discrimination case of Ricci v. DeStefano, 129 S. Ct. 2658, 2671, 174 L. Ed. 2d 490 (2009); in 2011, we had an important First Amendment case, Westmoreland v. Sutherland, 662...

  • For the Record 8/12

    Posted: August 1st, 2012

    LODDs Hit 35-Year Low The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its annual Firefighter Fatality Report in June showing a total of 61 on-duty firefighter deaths in the United States in 2011, the lowest annual total of firefighter deaths for the second consecutive year, as well as the lowest annual total in 35 years. The number of firefighter deaths has also sharply decreased over the past three years, a dramatic decline from 105 deaths in 2008. “It is certainly good news that...

  • Firefighters Praised for Response to Nuclear Sub Fire

    Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H.
    Posted: July 17th, 2012

    Seacoast-area firefighters received national recognition Monday for their part in helping to extinguish a fire on board a nuclear submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

  • Maine Chief Dies After Responding to Call

    Posted: June 25th, 2012

    Hollis Fire Chief George Davis, 62, reportedly went into cardiac arrest in his driveway after responding to a fire call early Saturday morning

  • Sterling Names Mercury Lumbar Bag to F4 Line

    Press Release
    Posted: October 25th, 2011

      Sterling Rope is excited to announce the latest addition to our line of F4 Escape products. We developed the Mercury lumbar bag as another option for efficient storage, carrying, and deployment. Worn directly below the SCBA, the new generation of bag offers several advantages and advancements.   •Reduced profile. Putting the system...

  • N.H. Man Injured in Hot Air Balloon Blast in Maine

    Posted: August 23rd, 2011

    LEWISTON, Maine -- A New Hampshire man was hospitalized after a hot air balloon explosion in Maine over the weekend. Andre Boucher, of Derry, was piloting the balloon and preparing for takeoff when the accident occurred Saturday night at the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Cellphone video shows puffs of white vapor -- apparently propane -- before a flash of fire hits Boucher and some of the seven other people in the basket.