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Spotlight on Success: Denver Fire Department Wellness

Science to the Station: A health & wellness alliance is a community of scientists and fire service professionals dedicated to providing critical information needed to improve the safety and health of firefighters and other first responders. Denver Fire Department has become an industry leader in fire, fighter health, and wellness. Join their team to hear …

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FDNY Aims to Snuff Out ‘Frat-Like Brotherhood Culture’

Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh wants to create a “disciplinary matrix” that will clarify punishments for different offenses within the department as well as “communicate both reporting responsibilities and disciplinary outcomes to members of service,” the department said. The FDNY will also be creating FDStat, which will quantitatively track and measure data “related to operations, safety, …

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Plan your FRI Trip!

Each summer, thousands of the most prominent fire and emergency service leaders from across North America and around the globe come to Fire-Rescue International (FRI). This year, we’re heading to Kansas City, Missouri at the Kansas City Convention Center, August 16 – 18, 2023 to learn, network, and collaborate together.

Fire Officials Unaware of Railroad Maintenance that Sparked Fires

The fires and railroad personnel denying access to local fire departments came just months after a Norfolk Southern train carrying volatile chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, prompting evacuations of nearby residents as those chemicals burned. The company has been criticized for minimizing safety measures to maximize profit.

ATF releases fire analysis Maryland LODD

ATF personnel used engineering analysis methods, including field fire testing, large-scale laboratory fire testing, advanced computer fire modeling and electronic data sources, to help identify the origin and cause of the fire, the route of fire spread throughout the structure, and the events that led to Flynn’s mayday and death.