This document provides arrival and on-scene procedures for fire department units responding to a structure fire.
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.
Brittany Hollerbach will be presenting on what researchers are exploring and what they already know about reproductive health in the fire service for both men and women at this year’s Health and Safety Conference in January
It’s hard to imagine a time when people avoided the hospital at all costs, and a house call was the primary delivery of care. In this age, however, every day across the country, there is a crisis with emergency rooms struggling to keep up with the high volume of patients.
In late June, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its final investigation report on the 2020 propylene release and explosion at the Watson Grinding facility in Houston, Texas, that fatally injured two workers and a nearby resident and damaged hundreds of neighboring homes. The CSB’s final report highlights two key safety issues: …
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and its Wildland Fire Policy Committee are proud to announce the launch of our new interactive web-based geospatial Wildfire Evacuation Planning Toolkit. This toolkit allows users to assess their current capabilities, view evacuation resources, and explore their community within a map-based application to create evacuation zones.
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.
This webcast summarizes research and scientific progress made in the field of cognitive neuroscience with emphasis on many complex brain functions associated with behavioral response to trauma and other stressful aspects of firefighting and emergency response. An overview of cognitive psychology principles is presented first, with an emphasis on the essential components of human behavior …
The competition was designed to encourage the development of advanced incident command dashboards for first responders, with improved user interfaces and access to data such as video, sensor and map data, as well as indoor tracking and video analytics.
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 …