As part of Fire Prevention Month, the Belvedere (Del.) Fire Company invited the public to learn more about its fire and rescue equipment during a demonstration on Oct. 13. Responders showcased the Guardian, a mobile collapsed-building simulator that is capable of recreating more than 200 catastrophic scenarios likely to result from a terrorist attack, natural disaster or building collapse, according to the company.
Upon arriving at the scene of a vehicular accident, emergency responders can click on the Extraction Zones Pro app and select the make and model of the damaged vehicles from an extensive databank in the pop-up list....More
It isn't easy to be the headline. As you probably have read by now, FIRE CHIEF is closing its doors, effective tomorrow. Our parent company, Penton, yesterday announced the closing of the 57-year old publication, its website, and supplementary products and events....More
Scientific data increasingly is validating what we knew anecdotally on the fireground -- more and faster are better. Crew size and rapid assembly of an adequate effective response force means the difference between success and failure and between safe and unsafe....More
Denying our special-needs residents an opportunity to participate does not fit our profile. While their backgrounds may differ and their abilities may vary, departments should never undermine their dedication or undervalue the benefit of their involvement....More
When should you start planning for a new fire station or addition? Do you keep a folder with pages of ideas or pictures of stations that you like? How do you find an architect who will develop your wants and needs into a facility that meets your budget?...More