26/08/2013

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Massive western wildfire outbreak breaks national fire budget

Multiple news blogs are reporting that the nation’s resources for fire fighting are being stretched to their snapping point after the outbreak of nine more large fires across the western part of the country. NBC News and The Washington Post report that the NICC, the National Interagency Coordination Center has issued a preparedness level of Level 5, a point […]

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23/08/2013

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13 years of college fire fatalities prompt “national fire safety month”

American college students are entering this school year with a new addition to their orientation, according the the Herald Dispatch of West Virginia. The Center for Campus Fire Safety has named September as the month designated to represent National Fire Safety. This comes after findings were released that stated 83 young people died on college campuses between […]

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20/08/2013

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Unmanned drones could provide new, life-saving technology for firefighters

Unmanned drones have been the topic of many conversations recently, with opinions both for and against their use. However, many naysayers may soon be changing their tune about unmanned drone usage. Researchers have discovered that the machines can be very handy in the fire fighting world, especially when used to fight large, uncontained fires, many […]

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27/07/2013

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New technology brings new challenge the surface for many fire departments

In the past ten years, fire fighting technology has become truly revolutionary; but even the most innovative technology comes with a series of challenges, as were outlined in a recent article on Firehouse. At the Firehouse Expo 2013, presenter Dominic Colletti stated that new technology can only be as good as the “knowledge of how to […]

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