Communications & Technology

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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With E-Bike Fires on the Rise, an Expert Panel Takes a Deeper Look at Lithium-Ion Battery Safety at the NFPA Conference & Expo

Electric bicycles and electric scooters—commonly known as e-bikes and e-scooters—are more popular now than ever. These micromobility devices give thousands of riders in metropolitan areas around the world a lower-cost and environmentally friendly way of getting around. But the presence of lithium-ion batteries in these devices introduces the risk of fires and explosions. Most notably, we’ve

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House Committee Passes Legislation to Preserve FIRE and SAFER Grant Programs

The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology voted to pass legislation to protect the U.S. Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs. The bill was reported out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 29-0.

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The Powerful Potential for Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Medicine & Fire

Do I simply take my patient to the closest facility? How do I know which facility is the right one, and whether or not it has space and specialization? In San Francisco—this is bonkers, in the beating heart of the world’s technology ecosystem—for years much of this calculation has been done using a physical map

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Sustainable Energy and Conservation Solutions for Fire Departments

By adopting climate change initiatives locally, fire departments can demonstrate energy and environmental leadership in their communities to raise public awareness of the adverse effects of climate change and the benefits of energy efficiency. Climate change initiatives, including LED lighting conversion, improving building insulation, improving heating and air conditioning efficiency, solar energy use, and EV use

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FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Narcan

On March 30th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved selling naloxone without a prescription, setting the overdose-reversing drug on course to become the first opioid treatment drug to be sold over the counter. It’s a move that some advocates have long sought as a way to improve access to a life-saving drug, though the

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Unlock the Power of Chat GPT and Transform Your Life

Generative Pre-trained Transformer, also known as Chat GPT, is a potent language model that can produce text that resembles a human. You should be aware that Chat GPT can enhance regular life. This article will look at eight different Chat GPT hacks that can boost efficiency, organization, and even happiness.

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Radio Comm Issues Hampered Ohio Hazmat Train Wreck Response

To no surprise, the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment that started a weeks-long hazmat incident brought in resources from far and wide. Western Reserve Joint Fire District Fire Chief David “Chip” Comstock told WFMJ that more than 60 fire departments and hazmat teams from around the region descended on the area to help contain the

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Two Major Home Fire Sprinkler Advances in Colorado

On December 13, both the Avon Town Council and the Erie Board of Trustees adopted building codes that require all new one- and two-family homes to be protected with installed home fire sprinklers. During the code process in both towns, there was a discussion about passing the code without the fire sprinkler requirement.

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