Amy Gallagher reports on how aerial firefighters are rising to the challenge of increased wildland fires in the US by the introduction of innovative solutions and transforming military-grade aircraft into firefighting weapons. Click here to read more.
Greg Muise and Darrell Currie were inside Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade when 2 RCMP officers fired at it Click here to read more.
As companies including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon shut down 3G networks this year, the Rochester Fire Department wants you to know that this could impact your fire alarm. Click here to read more.
Catastrophic residential fires and wildfires have a significant impact in terms of fatalities and injuries, as well as loss of property. Click here to read more.
Crisis psychology refers to how we react in the event of a critical incident such as a fire, terrorist attack, or a natural disaster. Marc Gaunt, Category and Segment Marketing Manager UK&I at Eaton, gives readers an insight into how evacuation technology,...
A senior official has admitted the government knew 15 years before the Grenfell Tower disaster that plastic-filled cladding panels – which fuelled the fatal fire – burned “fast and fierce” and he believed they should not be used on tall buildings. Click here to read...
Keep your e-bike and your home safe. Click here to read more.
A virtual reality tool is helping firefighters train in the field without leaving the station. Click here to read more.
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Lieutenant Nassoma Morgan and Captain Bill Gustin offer sprinkler flow training. Click here to read more.
New provincial funding to expand the BC Wildfire Service to a year−round endeavour is a welcome step toward preventing disasters, while others in the field say the funds could be better spent elsewhere. Click here to read more.
Following close encounters with gun violence when responding to 9-1-1 calls, the Toledo Fire and Rescue department says it's time for increases in safety. Click here to read more.
Enterprise Control Systems says its products will improve situational awareness and collaboration among services. Click here to read more.
Electric tank firefighting vehicle to be delivered soon to the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Click here to read more.
Following the death of three Baltimore firefighters this year in the collapse of a vacant home, a Baltimore City Council member has proposed a bill creating restrictions on when firefighters can enter vacant buildings and requiring firefighters to wear body cameras....
The WIFIRE team uses supercomputers to predict the possible behavior of a fire by analyzing data collected by remote cameras, aircraft, satellites, weather stations and LIDAR sensors. Click here to read more.
The Westfield Fire Department launched a free app this week to allow residents to share information about their household to help fire personnel respond better in the event of an emergency. Click here to read more.
Insurance companies are leaving homeowners at the mercy of climate catastrophes they helped create. Click here to read more.
The Average Amount of Time You Have to Escape a Deadly Fire Has Plummeted in Recent Years – Here’s Why
The tragedies over the past few weeks also served as a somber reminder of the need for fire-safety education at a national level. According to data from the U.S. Fire Administration, roughly 3,500 people died in fires on average each year between 2010 and 2019. The...