“Massive Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Corn Milling Plant”

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Lange CAMBRIA, Wis. – Numerous fire crews raced to the scene of a large explosion and fire in a corn milling plant in this village north of Madison, Wisconsin, reports CBS Madison affiliate WISC-TV. It happened at Didion Milling, whose president, Riley Didion, said, "We are praying for our team. There's a … Continue reading “Massive Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Corn Milling Plant”

“Current Needs Assessment of the U.S Fire Service Report – Infographic”

With the recent release of the "Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service" report, it may be challenging to really understand and capture the needs of the U.S fire service with the massive amount of great information this report provides. To view all of the biggest takeaways from this report, make sure you take a look at our … Continue reading “Current Needs Assessment of the U.S Fire Service Report – Infographic”

“St. Anne, Illinois Couple Markets “#Krusepak”, A New Firefighter’s Air Pack Aid As Seen On NBC’s Chicago Fire TV Series” #NBCChicagoFire

       Trevor Allen and battalion chief Dave Ciarrocchi chief listen as Tiffany and Dave Kruse demonstrate the capabilities of the 'Krusepak'. Dave Kruse, a Kankakee Fire Department lieutenant, developed the invention to assist his fellow firefighters. By:Dennis Yohnka dyohnka@daily-journal.com 815-937-3384 | 4/20/2015 You can't draw a straight line from a firefighter's death in North … Continue reading “St. Anne, Illinois Couple Markets “#Krusepak”, A New Firefighter’s Air Pack Aid As Seen On NBC’s Chicago Fire TV Series” #NBCChicagoFire

Solar Panels Growing Hazard for Firefighters

Concerns over electrocution and a lack of roof access hampered firefighting efforts at Dietz & Watson blaze By Vince Lattanzio |  Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 Firefighters battling the massive 11-alarm blaze at the Dietz & Watson distribution center in South Jersey faced an unlikely foe during the fight -- solar panels. A solar array with … Continue reading Solar Panels Growing Hazard for Firefighters

USFA Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 29, 2013

  Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 08/26/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Study: fire risk reduced by home visits ( U.K.) Community Wide Home Fire … Continue reading USFA Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 29, 2013

Updated: Authorities Investigate Another Grain Bin Death in Sidney, Illinois on 7-18-2013

Sidney, Illinois – A man is dead after getting trapped in a grain bin Wednesday.  According to the Champaign County Coroner, 55-year-old Roy McCarty was working inside a grain bin at the Premier Cooperative Grain Elevator, when he became buried "under a large amount of corn." Firefighters from the Urbana Fire Department arrived at 301 … Continue reading Updated: Authorities Investigate Another Grain Bin Death in Sidney, Illinois on 7-18-2013

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 9, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Lancaster City Fire Department has free smoke detector program Campus fire safety Fatal Fire Leads to Safe Student Housing List (Ohio) State College apartment … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 9, 2013

Fire Sprinkler Bill Pushes On In Illinois

An investigative report by NBC Chicago highlights a battle raging in Illinois as State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis is working to update the state fire code, unchanged for the past twelve years. According to the report “the one he's proposing is a big one: a first-ever requirement for fire sprinklers in all new single-family homes, … Continue reading Fire Sprinkler Bill Pushes On In Illinois

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 13, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 05/13/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Fire department on mission to put smoke detectors in every home (Idaho) Fire agency offers … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 13, 2013

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 7, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 05/06/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities MFRD: students ride fire boat; learn about fire safety on Mobile River (Alabama) Donated … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 7, 2013