‘Very thankful’: Man survives being trapped in grain bin

COLGATE, N.D. (WDAY) - A North Dakota farmhand is grateful to be alive after being trapped in a grain bin. The 20-year-old South African man got sucked in by corn while he was emptying the bin. His employer, who was part of the rescue efforts, is thanking firefighters for saving the man’s life. “Everybody did … Continue reading ‘Very thankful’: Man survives being trapped in grain bin

FDC Foundation – Naked Wines – Napa Valley Fire Department – Fire Department Coffee

The Napa Valley Fire Department has stood as an essential pillar of its community for more than 125 years. Their motto is: “Always Here, Always Ready, Serving You, with Pride and Excellence.”  Napa Valley firefighters live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of our country, and yet they face the same challenges … Continue reading FDC Foundation – Naked Wines – Napa Valley Fire Department – Fire Department Coffee

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

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – January 15, 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 Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 01/14/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities "Watch Your Butt" Campaign from the Springfield Fire Department (Missouri) Chilhowie firefighters … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – January 15, 2013

Two Volunteer Fire Fighters Die After an Explosion While Attempting to Extinguish a Fire in a Coal Storage Silo – South Dakota

Executive Summary On September 15, 2011 a 20-year-old male, and a 22-year-old male, both volunteer fire fighters, were killed while attempting to extinguish a fire in a coal storage silo. After removing approximately 80 of the 100 tons of coal inside the silo, the two victims attempted to extinguish the fire by applying water through … Continue reading Two Volunteer Fire Fighters Die After an Explosion While Attempting to Extinguish a Fire in a Coal Storage Silo – South Dakota

Firefighter Suffers Second-Degree Burns Battling Blaze & Apparent Combustible Dust Explosion At Business

Crews from Monroe, Middletown and Franklin and Deerfield, Turtlecreek and Liberty townships were called to Deceuninck North America, 351 New Garver Road, just before 2 p.m. for a piece of equipment on fire. By Michael D. Pitman and Denise G. Callahan and Michael D. Pitman Staff Writers MONROE — One of the three Monroe firefighters … Continue reading Firefighter Suffers Second-Degree Burns Battling Blaze & Apparent Combustible Dust Explosion At Business

Worker Rescued From Cement Silo In Holden, Massachusetts

    HOLDEN, Mass. — The Holden Fire Department rescued a man buried chest-deep inside a cement silo at Paquette Concrete in Holden Thursday afternoon. After receiving initial reports at approximately 1:58 p.m. that a worker was trapped in the silo, firefighters responded immediately to the scene at 1395 Wachusett Street. "He was in a … Continue reading Worker Rescued From Cement Silo In Holden, Massachusetts

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Digest – May 21, 2012

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 Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 05/21/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities 2012 Wildfire Risk Assessment - The Mariposa Fire Safe … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Digest – May 21, 2012

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – May 3, 2012

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 Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 04/30/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Fatal Pennsylvania Fire Spurs Smoke Detector Drive - Members … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – May 3, 2012

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – April 24, 2012

  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 Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 04/23/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Ill. officials introduce autism awareness training - The … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – April 24, 2012

Fire Safety for Children with Autism: “I know My Fire Safety Plan”

  Children with autism may be less able to help themselves than other children in a fire emergency. It is difficult to predict how a child with autism will behave in a stressful situation. Advance preparation is critical. This fire safety social story – a short, personalized story that breaks down the important points into … Continue reading Fire Safety for Children with Autism: “I know My Fire Safety Plan”

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – March 27, 2012

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 Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 03/26/2012 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Operation 6abc Save a Life kicks off its 20th … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – March 27, 2012