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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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June 20, 2016

Join us on June 27 for a day-long webcast on Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure, with Fire Engineering Editor-in-Chief Bobby Halton and guests. Register now for this incredible event, sponsored by Globe. Details HERE

This week is the 2016 Safety Stand Down Week. Start with this web-based training on the safety culture from the IAFC and NVFCHERE.

Today is the last day to apply to teach at FDIC 2017. Find all the details HERE.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

West Coast Heat Wave Challenges Firefighters

$subtitles.get($x)"We're expecting to have pretty significant fire activity today," said Capt. Kendal E. Bortisser of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Other blazes burned wide swaths across Arizona and New Mexico, where firefighters also will face blistering temperatures Monday.

USFA: Honolulu Firefighter Dies in Training

$subtitles.get($x)Firefighter III Rigsbee was found unconscious and floating in the water immediately after being separated from a jet ski/rescue sled while participating in a rescue watercraft training exercise


The First Five Minutes

$subtitles.get($x)The theme of the 2016 Safety Stand Down is “The First Five Minutes: Stretching the Initial Hoseline, Putting Water on the Fire.” will share material from the National Volunteer Fire Council and the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section this week that you and your department can use in training.

Tips for Effective Fireground Rehab

$subtitles.get($x)As we head into the peak summer months, with record-breaking heat already affecting much the country, it’s time to cover the importance of incident rehab with our members. Our first duty as company officers and training officers is to protect the health and safety of our personnel. Whether it’s on the fireground or at another type of incident, we must ask ourselves, are we doing everything we can to protect them

Collapse during Apartment Fire Injures Bayonne Firefighters

$subtitles.get($x)Multiple videos show fireground operations and removal of injured firefighters at Bayonne apartment fire. See More Videos

An FDNY 9/11 Funeral

$subtitles.get($x)Theresa Stack holds the helmet of her husband, FDNY Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack, following his funeral on Friday, June 17, 2016, in St. James, N.Y. Friday would have been the couple's 49th wedding anniversary. Stack died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. See More Galleries

Chicago Fire Wire: Cleveland Fans Overtake Ladder Truck

$subtitles.get($x)Fans in Cleveland jumped up onto a ladder truck after the rig was stuck in the street due to celebrating fans. Police had to get the fans off of the truck and clear the street . Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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