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