Firefighter Safety and The Codes

by mobrian on November 10, 2014

Worldclass Speakers to Present November 19th 8am-5pm

firefightersafetyandcodesThe Michigan Fire Inspector Society along with the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs and other fire service groups are proud to  host Sean DeCrane and Bob Davidson on how the fire service is changing firefighter safety through stronger fire and building codes.

Join us on November 19th from 8am-5pm at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

When discussing the safety of fire fighters and their work environment, it is important to establish the true work environment. The fire station is merely the staging area—the locations we respond to are our true work environment. To positively impact this work environment, the fire fighter must be involved in the process that establishes how it will be designed, built, and maintained: the code development process. This program will examine specific incidents and issues where fire service involvement has made a positive impact through code changes or has protected the work environment by preventing proposed changes.

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New Part 74 Rules Released

by mobrian on April 25, 2013

Changes to Continual and Baseline Training

Last week MIOSHA released the updated rule set for Part 74, Firefighting.  The new rule set brings in changes to continual training as well as baseline training.  The updated standard was updated an includes changes that are important for the entire fire service.

Take a look at the changes here


Saving the City of Detroit (Updated)

April 25, 2012

Will the Burn Documentary Help the Detroit Fire Department The Detroit Fire Department was highlighted on NBC Nightly News last night.  The 3 minute video highlights the problem faced with the one of the busiest fire departments in the nation.   Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Here is additional information, […]

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Free Medical CE (Online)

April 6, 2012

Medical CE’s for Free? Jeff Latkowski, a Fire Fighter for ten years, saw that his and most other departments were turning to online education to fulfill the continuing medical education requirements of the State. With his 12 years of production experience he teamed up with Geoff Lasser, a Fire Fighter and medical IC, to create […]

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Michigan’s Fireworks Law

March 10, 2012

Learn some of the newest information on Michigan’s Consumer Fireworks Law

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NFPA Needs Assessment

November 8, 2011

NFPA has conducted a series of national surveys to identify the needs of the fire service for resources required to safely and effectively carry out their responsibilities. The surveys indicated the resources fire departments had, while NFPA codes and standards and other national guidance documents defined the requirements. The gaps between resources in hand and […]

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Three Departments Take the Challenge

December 18, 2010

Pontiac, Walled-Lake, and Commerce Township Lets face it, many of us in the fire service could use a change in our lifestyle.  This may be in cholestrol, loosing weight, or just living a healthier life. Recently three top notch fire departments took the challenge which was highlghted on Fox Detroit: You can

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Semi Plows into Van Buren Fire Engine

February 6, 2010

Protecting the Work Area Saves Firefighters Lives VBFD fire fighters had extinguished a car fire on Eastbound I-94 near Rossenville Road early Saturday morning.  When Engine 1 was struck by a semi.  Two fire fighters were inside the engine at the time of the collision trying to warm up after extinguishing a car fire. The […]

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Please Don’t cut the Cables

November 27, 2009

New Safety Feature on Many of Michigan’s Highways A new safety feature is being added to many stretches of select Michigan highways. A new barrier type called high-tension cable barrier (also known as cable guardrail) is being used by MDOT primarily in freeway medians to reduce the frequency and severity of median crossover crashes. Median […]

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