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  • New WEATHERPAK MTR Gamma Features Radiation Sensor

    Press Release
    Posted: January 4th, 2012

      The legacy of innovation that began thirty years ago with the first WEATHERPAK®, continues. Coastal Environmental has now added a Gamma radiation sensor into the new WEATHERPAK® MTR Gamma. This sensor measures the relative amount of background gamma radiation present and allows first responders to quickly identify the presence of a potential...


  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 52

    Article
    Posted: January 4th, 2012

    Drill # 52: Latent Heat of Vaporization Readers will learn the meaning of latent heat vaporization and the mathmatical equation needed to figure it out. The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk about the exercises, and how they may apply to your company. But, just don't read them. Get moving. Head to...


  • Third Round of AFG Grant Awards Announced

    News
    Posted: January 3rd, 2012

    On Friday, Dec. 30, the third round of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) for FY2011 was announced. View the list of recipients The primary goal of the AFG funds is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations. Another goal of the program is to target high-risk populations and reduce injury and prevent death.


  • From Vision to Reality - Part 3

    Article
    Posted: January 3rd, 2012

    This is the final installment of a three-part series about the creation of a state-of-the-art technical rescue training center – the Monroe County, NY, Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF). Part one (June 2011) described how the Monroe County fire service acquired a place to train, assembled an instructional staff and staged equipment. Part two (September 2011) detailed ways in which students put classroom instruction into action during hands-on training.


  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 51

    Article
    Posted: January 1st, 2012

    Readers will learn the role salvage covers play in the conservation and preservation of property at an incident.


  • 2011 a Year of Reflection, Constant Change for Fire Service

    News
    Firehouse.com News
    Posted: January 1st, 2012

    The year of 2011 was one of reflection on losses new and old, financial ups and downs, innovation and constant change for the fire service.The nation marked ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred this fall, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice and their family members -- who remain forever changed.


  • 2001 National Run Survey - Part 3

    News
    Firehouse® Magazine
    Posted: December 29th, 2011

    For the 21st year, the fire service takes to the pages of Firehouse® to share and compare statistics. Part 3 features pay scales and staffing levels.


  • Assessing What They LACK: The Culture of Firefighting

    Article
    Posted: December 26th, 2011

    Editor's Note: The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Courage to be Safe program identified four area where fire officers needed to improve their awareness, training and skills: leadership, accountability, culture and knowledge (LACK). This is the fourth article in a five-part series that helps officers focus on each area for a more comprehensive understanding of the program.


  • Firehouse.com Weekly Drill: No. 50

    Article
    Posted: December 25th, 2011

    Drill # 50: EthicsReaders will learn the role ethics can play in improving the image of their department . The drill is designed to be a single page of information to conjure up discussions among your crew members. Sit down and talk about the exercises, and how they may apply to your company. But, just don't read them. Get moving. Head to an appropriate area, and train.