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  • Scuttlebutt 9/13

    Article
    Posted: September 1st, 2013

    Georgia Firefighters Visit “Angel of Mercy” A former city clerk in Lighthouse Point, FL, who saved all her life so she could retire and travel the country, is now giving that money away. Not to just anyone, mind you, but to volunteer fire departments in small towns she visited while traveling around the country in her motor home. Carol...


  • 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...


  • New Technology for First Responders

    Press Release
    Posted: October 4th, 2012

    The nationally accredited Leamington Fire Services Department, located in the province of Ontario, Canada, today announced its plan to implement CommandScope™ All Hazard Pre-Incident Plan program. CommandScope, developed by RealView LLC of Chicago, IL, gives first responders access to critical pre-plan information, both on-site and en route on their Mobile Data Computers (MDC’s), which includes maps, photographs, utility shutoff locations, floor plans, fire protection systems, hazardous...


  • Scuttlebutt 10-12

    Article
    Posted: October 1st, 2012

    Flying High Hillsboro (OR) Firefighter Eric Keim recently got the ride of his life aboard a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16. Keim was selected to ride with the Thunderbirds for his role as Paramedic-in-Charge of a medical call in which then 6-year-old Eliceo Lopez Soto was severely burned in a barbeque explosion accident. “That was one of the...


  • Firefighters Hold Cycle Ride in Support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada

    Press Release
    Posted: August 3rd, 2012

    Support Firefighters Graham Warburton (Atikokan Fire Rescue) and Reagan Breeze (Dryden Fire Services) as they take part in the inaugural Northern Fire Cycle Ride for Muscular Dystrophy Canada in support of people affected by Muscular Dystrophy. The ride will commence on September 10th in Kenora, Ontario, and finish on September 13th for the opening day of FireCon 2012 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. FireCon is an annual Conference where more than 300 firefighters travel to Thunder Bay for...


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