March 2009

Conducting Live Fire Training

by mobrian on March 24, 2009

Course to be Held on May 2, 2009

Training FireDesigned by the University of Maryland, Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute, this program is designed to introduce firefighters, instructors, fire officers, training officers, and chiefs to the attitudes and behaviors necessary to conduct a safe live fire training evolution.

The class will examine historical trends in fire training injuries and deaths, fire service safety culture issues, legal concerns, educational philosophy related to live fire training, and NFPA 1403 requirements for live fire training. Interactive group activities will be [click to continue…]


Engineer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack at Scene of Residential Fire

NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigations provide an in-depth view on firefighter fatalities.  These in-depth investigations provided a means for departments to review their procedures and learn from the incident.   NIOSH recently released the investigation report from a tragic fire in Michigan.

On June 22, 2007 a 56 year old, Clinton County (Michigan)  Firefighter responded to a  working structure fire.  After the fire was declared under control the fire fighter reported to rehab and stated “he didn’t feel well from the waste up.”

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Change your Clocks, Change your Batteries

March 7, 2009

Beep Beep Beep When you change your clock forward to daylight time on Sunday March 8th, remember to change the batteries on your smoke alarms too. Smoke alarms with residential sprinkler systems can save lives. So do something a little special for your family this weekend, change your smoke alarm batteries! Resources: Its not too […]

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Traffic Safety on Emergency Scenes -Part 2

March 6, 2009

Tips for Working on Roadways with Apparatus By: Michael Eckert, Deputy Chief Introduction In our last article, we discussed the imminent implications of 23 C.F.R. Part 634 –Worker Visibility, a federal regulation mandated by SAFETEA-LU, the 2005 act that funds US transportation for a five year period. It became effective on November 24, 2008. Hopefully, […]

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NFA Changes Application Period

March 5, 2009

The U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) has changed the application period for On-Campus course deliveries and the Executive Fire Officer Program. Applications from individuals wishing to attend classes on the NFA campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland, will now be accepted during the following time frames each year: First Semester Classes: April 15 – […]

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DFD Ladder 14 Quarters Has Fire

March 3, 2009

Firefighters Return to Find Station on Fire The Detroit Fire Department sustained a loss this morning with the station housing Ladder 14 caught fire.  The station is located near the corner of Crane and Brinket. The Detroit News is reporting that the fire was started by a “sleepy fire fighter” who was on night watch […]

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Western Chiefs Present John Buckman

March 3, 2009

Personnel Recruiting and Retention The Western Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs presents a one day seminar on personnel recruiting and retention by Fire Chief John Buckman III.  The seminar will discuss the challenges facing combination staffed fire departments and the communities they protect. Seminar topics will be: Recruiting staff Retaining Staff Leadership Leader’s inner circle […]

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