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Research Agenda Symposium Report Issued

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A new report identifies seven critical areas where more research is needed to further reduce the number of firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty. These priorities were developed during the Second National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

Hal Bruno: The best friend a firefighter and the fire service could have

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For more than 60 years, Hal Bruno served as an active member of the fire service community, giving selflessly as a dedicated volunteer firefighter, advocate, commentator and leader. It was a pleasure to know you.

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend 2011

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For the first time in the 30-year history of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend the bells of the Memorial Chapel will ring on Sunday, October 16 to honor the fallen during the 2011 Memorial Weekend

Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011: Day Five: Near-Misses, Maydays and Floor Collapses

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During the last quarter of 2010 and leading well into the second quarter of 2011 there has been a significant emerging trend developing in basement fires, compromised floor systems and assemblies leading to collapse and numerous near-miss events, close calls and unfortunatly, line of duty deaths during fire operations. If you’ve been paying attention to the various news and […]

Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week 2011: Day One- Are You Ready?

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Fire/EMS Safety Week 2011 Fire/EMS Safety Week: Day One  Today is Day One of Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week 2011.  The previous week leading up to today has brought with it two significant incidents; one in Illinois, the other in Indiana, both involving structure fires and combat fire engagement, both  different types of occupacies with […]

2nd National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium

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The Second National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium was recently convened and held at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland that brought together some of the leading national fire researchers and a cross section of a who’s who in fire service leadership to complete an intensive two days of interaction and engagement to […]

What’s On Your Radar Screen?

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BuildingsonFire 2010; Building Construction, Command Risk Management and Operational Safety Major Influencing Fire Service Reports, Issues or Focus that should be on Your Radar Screen The following list is but a modest cross section of pertinent information or focus areas today’s Firefighter, Company or Command Officer MUST be knowledgeable in, have insights and proficiency based […]

Taking it to the Streets

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Advancing FireFighter Safety and Operational Intergrity for the Fire Service through provocative insights and dynamic discussions dedicated to the Art and Science of Firefighting and the Traditions of the Fire Service.

The story of the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation

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There are times in which we need to stop and reflect upon those things that at times seemingly slip by us…Take the time to look over some of the progress, support, initiatives and resources available to support not only the concepts of what we profess here at CommandSafety.com, but all of the multi-facets of the […]

Twenty Ten

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As we transition into a new year, and as plans begin to take place that frame and outline the year’s activities, foremost in this planning, preparation, scheduling and outlook should be those activities and commitments that training, education and skill development can be implemented and enhanced. Take the initiative to recognize and identify training and […]

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