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  • NVFC Seeks Papers For June Training in S.C.

    Press Release
    Posted: November 21st, 2013

    The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Training Summit on June 20-21, 2014, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The NVFC is now accepting proposals from qualified instructors and speakers for presentations to educate first responders about important health and safety topics and/or fire prevention methodologies and implementation. Submit your proposal by February 2, 2014. The Training Summit provides an opportunity to share ideas and best practices...

  • Line-of-Duty Deaths 5/13

    Posted: May 1st, 2013

    Six firefighters recently died in the line of duty in six separate incidents. Three deaths were the result of accidents, two deaths were health related and one death was the result of direct fireground operations. CAPTAIN GEORGE A. TURNER JR. , 60, of the Jericho, NY, Fire Department died on March 8. Turner suffered an apparent heart attack while responding to a motor vehicle accident on the Long Island Expressway. Turner was a member of the department for eight years. FIREFIGHTER...

  • New Deliveries 4/13

    Posted: April 1st, 2013

    THE ST. PETE BEACH, FL, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE Sidestacker 78-foot aerial built on an E-ONE Cyclone II chassis. Components include a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine, Allison EVS3000 transmission, 1,500-gpm Waterous CSU150 pump, 480-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam tank, ALS compartment and eight-kilowatt Smart Power HR-8...