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  • Scuttlebutt 2/13

    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...

  • Hot Shots 3/13

    Posted: January 23rd, 2013

    WOONSOCKET, RI, JAN. 10, 2013 – Five families were left homeless after a fast-moving fire tore through their three-story, six-unit, balloon-framed, vinyl-sided apartment building. An attack line was pulled to attack the exterior fire running up toward the eaves of the flat-roofed structure. Deputy Chief Roger Perrault requested a second alarm...

  • For the Record 1-13

    Posted: January 1st, 2013

    USFA Offers Tips to Prevent CO Poisoning The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is urging residents to be safe as cold weather blankets the United States, including areas recently impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a serious threat in cold weather. Any fuel-burning appliances in the home, including furnaces and fireplaces, are a potential CO source. Carbon monoxide is called the "invisible killer" because it is an odorless, colorless and poisonous gas. Smoke and carbon...

  • Rhode Island Firefighters Working Without Pay

    Posted: October 13th, 2012

    Firefighters with the Central Coventry Fire District have been working without pay for over a week as their department searches for ways to meet payroll.

  • Rekindles 9/12

    Posted: September 1st, 2012

    HACKENSACK, NJ: SEPT. 1, 1912 – A large, seven-passenger touring car, valued at $5,000 and belonging to a wealthy real estate broker, was destroyed by fire during the evening. The car stalled and when the driver attempted to re-start the engine, it backfired and ignited the gasoline. The fire department arrived at the scene and extinguished...

  • Honeywell Introduces Uvex Mercury Safety Eyewear

    Press Release
    Posted: June 26th, 2012

    Honeywell Safety Products has introduced Uvex Mercury safety eyewear, which delivers sleek new sport-inspired styling with the comfort features and high-performance protection Uvex is known for. Six lens tint options as well as anti-scratch and anti-fog lens coatings offer exceptional multi-purpose versatility. Uvex Mercury eyewear is ideally...

  • Honeywell Introduces Uvex Carbonvision Safety Goggle

    Press Release
    Posted: June 26th, 2012

    Honeywell Safety Products has launched the Uvex Carbonvision wide-view safety goggle, which delivers ultra-lightweight comfort and supreme protection. Weighing only 46 grams, the Uvex Carbonvision goggle is among the world’s lightest wide-view goggles available. The style’s proprietary Uvex Dura-streme dual lens coating ensures maximum...

  • COVER STORY: Close Call at Roof Operation

    Posted: March 1st, 2012

    PAWTUCKET, RI, JAN. 6, 2012 – Three engines, two ladders and a rescue responded to a late-morning report of a house fire. First-arriving Engine 1 reported smoke showing and gave a “Code Red” – the signal for a working fire. The fire was on the top floor of an occupied 2½-story dwelling.   As lines were being stretched, ladder...

  • Firewire 2/12

    Posted: February 1st, 2012

    Pawtucket, RI – Dec. 1, 2011: One woman was displaced by a kitchen fire in her duplex. She was the mother of a Massachusetts National Guardsman who sustained fatal injuries in Afghanistan earlier in the year. Ocala, FL – Dec. 7: Firefighters responded to a morning fire inside a vacant wood-frame dwelling that caused significant damage...