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MSA to Acquire Turnout Gear Maker Globe for $215M
The transaction will be completed between Globe and MSA in the third quarter of this year.
Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:51:58 GMT

CO Firefighters Quickly Tame Wildfire
A grass fire on Colorado's Eastern Plains grew to 500 acres Tuesday before firefighters got it under control.
Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:26:00 GMT

Apparatus Supplement: North American vs. European Apparatus
Keith Purdy reviews the evolution of North American and European apparatus design.
Posted on Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:06:00 GMT

CA Wildfire Consumes 5K Acres in Less Than Nine Hours
High winds are a major concern for firefighters tackling the fast-moving Manzanita fire near Beaumont.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:29:16 GMT

IN City at Odds with Firefighters, Police over Health Costs
Evansville's public safety unions and the city continue fighting over health insurance costs.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:17:08 GMT

Twin Toddlers, Grandmother Killed in Detroit House Fire
The two boys and their grandmother perished when they became trapped on the second floor of the home.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:57:17 GMT

MA Dept. Secures Federal Funds for Bulletproof Vests
Following a standoff between police and a gunman, Chelsea firefighters are taking no chances.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:55:41 GMT

NM City Warns of Dangers Posed by Fireworks
The city of Carlsbad has issued a warning and safety tips for fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:29:47 GMT

Park Forest, IL, Puts New Engine in Service
The Park Forest, IL, Fire Department has taken delivery of a pumper built by Alexis Fire Equipment Co. built on a Spartan Gladiator MFD cab and chassis.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:13:51 GMT

OR Firefighters Douse Home Set Ablaze by Brush Fire
A brush fire near the Oxbow Trail spread into a neighborhood in Gresham and engulfed one home.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:19:58 GMT

Raw Footage Shows Toronto FFs Tackling House Fire
Toronto firefighters made quick work of a two-alarm house fire that spread to an adjacent home.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:47:15 GMT

MN Firefighters Train for Plane Crashes
Firefighters from departments in Minnesota spent their weekend preparing for plane crash response and rescue.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:33:10 GMT

CA County Dept. Demonstrates Dangers of Fireworks
Los Angeles County authorities are issuing stern warnings on the unpredictable nature of fireworks.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:24:15 GMT

Over 1K Firefighters Battling Massive Utah Blaze
More than 1,100 firefighters are tackling the Brian Head Fire as it approaches the 50,000-acre threshold.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:17:50 GMT

Lightning Offers OR Firefighters Early Practice
A lightning storm skirted the Rogue Valley on Monday as firefighting crews prep for wildfire season.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:03:41 GMT

ACLU Joins Fired FF's Social Media Lawsuit Against NH Town
A federal lawsuit filed by a Farmington firefighter argues he was unlawfully fired for Facebook posts.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:32:00 GMT

Evacuation Alerts Mistakenly Sent for CA Wildfire
Communities in Riverside and San Bernardino counties mistakenly received alerts for fire evacuations.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:08:28 GMT

Overworked IN Firefighters Seeking Answers to Hiring Delay
The Anderson fire department remains short on personnel, which is requiring mandatory overtime.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:57:12 GMT

MD Firefighter Crusades for Bone Marrow Donations
Annapolis firefighter Josh Snyder, who is battling leukemia, is stressing the need for more donors.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Apparatus Supplement: Fleet Replacement Challenges = Opportunities
Brian Brown explains that a fleet replacement program provides a vital framework for evaluating which units should be replaced and when.
Posted on Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:53:00 GMT

TX City Looking to Beef up Use of Aerial Drones
Hurst firefighters are increasing drone use after watching successes play out in other cities.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:30:00 GMT

Solutions Sought for NH County's Strained EMS
As Cheshire County tries to fix its emergency medical response system, towns to the north offer solutions.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:25:38 GMT

CA Wildfire near Big Bear Almost Fully Contained
The Holcomb fire in the San Bernardino Mountains is back under local command and nearing full containment.
Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:21:29 GMT

NC Firefighter Recovering from Brain Aneurysm
Gastonia firefighter Loren Ward remains hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm during a working fire.
Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:53:05 GMT

Elbeco's BodyShield External Vest Carrier Provides Smart Protection

Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:06:51 GMT



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