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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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August 3, 2016

Globe, DuPont and the National Volunteer Fire Council have announced the first round winners in the 2016 Gear Giveaway. See who won HERE.

Our friends at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation have put together information regarding PSOB and organ donation. There was a belief that spouses would not be eligible for benefits if their fallen firefighter was an organ donor. Be correctly informed HERE and spread the word.

Catch up on Part 2 of our discussion 'Training at the Company Level' HERE.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

Illegal Campfire Caused Big Sur Wildfire 

$subtitles.get($x)Officials are still trying to determine who started the fire and are asking for information from campers who were in the area before the massive blaze charred more than 69 square miles and destroyed 57 homes, McClain said. 

Strategy and Tactics: Close the Door! 

$subtitles.get($x)While the relationship between oxygen and energy release was known to a fire officer 148 years ago and quantified by a scientist 97 years ago, somewhere along the line, the fire service lost this important concept as it applies in a structural firefighting context. 

Training: Effective Cooling & Extinguishment Strategies 

$subtitles.get($x)Cooling superheated spaces prior to extinguishment requires a change in our thinking. A well-developed playbook, including an accurate and exercised CE card, can drive UL and NIST research into your next fire attack. 

Helmet Cam: Atlanta House Fire 

Working fire on a 2 story wood frame in SW Atlanta. Crews make and aggressive interior attack with coordinated vent work from T-14. See More Videos

Gallery: California Highway 99 Bus Crash 

$subtitles.get($x)Rescue crews work at the scene of a charter bus crash on northbound Highway 99 between Atwater and Livingston, Calif. A charter bus veered off a central California freeway before dawn Tuesday and struck a pole that sliced the vehicle nearly in half. (Andrew Kuhn/Merced Sun-Star via AP) See More Galleries

Round 1 of Globe Gear Giveaway 

$subtitles.get($x)The first three recipients of the 2016 Globe Gear Giveaway are Klawock (AK) Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department (Broadway, NJ), and Norton Volunteer Fire Department (New Brunswick, Canada). 

Hooks and Hooligans: Book Review 

$subtitles.get($x)This book is loaded with training tips, training programs, nutritional information, and life style goals for firefighters. Dan and Jim are both passionate about firefighter health and wellness and they are sharing that information to help other firefighters.. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs
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