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Fire Engineering Newsletter | January 30, 2015

Tonight on "Talking Trucks and Equipment" radio, Chris Mc Loone interviews Rich Marinucci, executive director of the FDSOA, in this wrap-up of the 27th Annual Apparatus Specification and Maintenance Symposium. CLICK HERE at 7:30 p.m. Eastern to listen.—Pete Prochilo, Online Editor 
Kansas Firefighter Dies After Responding to Grass FireA 55-year-old Caney (KS) firefighter died Thursday after collapsing while responding to a fire page for a grass fire. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter

Training Bulletin: VESVES is a quick, single-room search and rescue technique firefighters can use to search for and remove victims that can’t get out. Alex Langbell reviews some aspect of this tactic. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceEven when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometimes for a long time, writes Ron Hiraki. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
Radio: Building the Unbreakable FirefighterIn their debut show, hosts Ryan Pennington and Jimm Walsh talk to Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton about moral character and the concept of "unbreakable." Listen to an archive of last night's show. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
KME PRO (Pumper Rescue Optimized)The PRO is a multi-purpose response vehicle which addresses the ever-changing needs of today’s fire service, with an increased focus on maximizing storage space. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
Onspot of North AmericaSince its origination in 1977, the Onspot automatic tire chain system has received worldwide acceptance for its benefits in providing drivers with increased safety and productivity in snow and ice. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
Skedco Patient SimulatorSkedco is introducing new (patent pending) patient simulators that will solve many of the problems rescue trainers encounter with mannequins. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
Rearmount Ladder KME ladders lead the fire service in horizontal reach, tipload capacity (wet and dry), high-capacity water flow, monitor positioning, and safe access to the ladder. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
High Performance Seat TechnologyUSSC Valor seating is the leader in advanced seat technology for firefighters. Valor seats use SCBA support straps. Their dynamically adjustable back provides safety and support. Easy access to seat belts and buckles allows the firefighter to be secured in record time. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
Zistos ExplorerSCOPE for Search and RescueThe ExplorerSCOPE is a rapidly deployable, four-way articulated video camera that can be inserted through openings as small as 10mm to search for victims in time-critical rescue situations. It can generate images up to 40+ feet away in pitch darkness. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
Who Do You Think You Are?Why is the reality of firefighting today so different than the perception? In a new blog commentary, Jed Hyland of the Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department addresses "identity crisis" in the fire service. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
Buying Into the Fire ServiceCheck out the latest Roll Call Tip video from Mike Dugan. Share: Facebook Linkedin Twitter
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FDIC InternationalApril 20-25, 2015
Indianapolis, IN 
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