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Monday, July 11, 2016

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July 11, 2016

The 2016 Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Project is an IFSI (Illinois Fire Services Institute) Research-UL FSRI-NIOSH collaborative project investigating fire service chemical and cardiovascular exposures. Much of the data collected during this latest study will help the teams currently working on the standard 1403 which sets forth guidelines for live fire training. Watch the event HERE

Due to the size and complexity of high-rise buildings, evacuation is time and personnel intensive. High-rises, both commercial and residential, are densely populated and pose significant evacuation challenges. Learn how to deal with those challenges HERE.
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Arrest in Colorado’s Cold Springs, Nederland Wildfire 

Authorities say the men left a poorly extinguished campfire, smoldering as hot, dry winds whipped down from mountain peaks, that sparked the fire Saturday, forcing evacuations of nearly 2,000 people southwest of Boulder, the Post reported. 


Prevention and Education: Updating NFIRS 

$subtitles.get($x)Data collection and analysis for fire reporting in our nation is a huge problem. In the case of our national fire incident reporting system (NFIRS), I must admit to not having full knowledge in this area, but I do know a few things. NFIRS is widely viewed as needing improvement-perhaps most especially by the leadership of the United States Fire Administration, which faces some incredible bureaucratic challenges at getting anything done, let alone major projects that are related to data. 

Safety and Health: Should You Stay Home? 

$subtitles.get($x)Coming into work when not fully recovered from an illness can pose multiple problems including a lack of concentration, a tendency to make erroneous judgments, an inability to correctly assess personal fitness levels, and slower response time in dangerous situations. 

Newark Abandoned Building Fire 

Firefighters open up the fire buildings on South Orange Avenue. See More Videos

San Bernardino County Brush Fire 

$subtitles.get($x)San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire along the northbound Interstate 15 off ramp and on ramp on both sides of Palmdale Road Bridge in Victorville. See More Galleries

Chicago Fire Wire: Fire Truck Falls Thru Collapsing Bridge 

$subtitles.get($x)Part of the Jellys Ferry bridge collapsed under a CAL FIRE truck that was responding to the crash. Three men inside were able to get out and were taken to the hospital as a precaution. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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