Communications & Technology

Mixed-Use Fire Stations

This week’s guests bring their valuable insights and expertise to the table as they discuss an article featured in the Daily Dispatch, which highlights the upcoming construction of apartments atop Fire Station 15 in midtown Atlanta. Many community members are surprised by this new development, but how new is this concept and what should be […]

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Innovations in Fire Apparatus

The fire department is an essential part of any community, providing critical emergency response services to protect lives and property from fire and other hazards. One of the most critical tools that firefighters use to perform their duties is fire department apparatus. These vehicles are specially designed and equipped to transport firefighters and their equipment

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Free Training on Fire and Explosion Hazards from Lithium-Ion Batteries

Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL’s) Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) has created a free online training module, Science of Fire and Explosion Hazards from Lithium-Ion Batteries, to help firefighters better understand the physical phenomena that determine how hazards develop during lithium-ion battery incidents.

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FD makes response data available to public on new website

Available on the county government’s website, the dashboard allows users to take a deeper dive into the thousands of calls the department and its 31 stations respond to every month. Specifically, data can be filtered by month, call type (EMS, fire, service, and vehicle or rescue), hospital transport destination, location or council districts. Updated at

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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.

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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.

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