Fire Chief » Fire safety http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:28:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Firefighters douse report suggesting easing sprinkler regs http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/12/firefighters-douse-report-suggesting-easing-sprinkler-regs/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/sprink.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/12/firefighters-douse-report-suggesting-easing-sprinkler-regs/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:44:12 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/12/firefighters-douse-report-suggesting-easing-sprinkler-regs/
They support expanding, rather than loosening, the state fire code to require sprinklers in the one- and two-family homes that are now exempted
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Wildland firefighter invents exterior sprinkler system http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/04/wildland-firefighter-invents-exterior-sprinkler-system/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/sprinkler.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/04/wildland-firefighter-invents-exterior-sprinkler-system/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:11:54 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/04/wildland-firefighter-invents-exterior-sprinkler-system/
The sprinkler gets water to a house's rooftop and surrounding areas where it's needed most during wildfire emergencies
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Fired Idaho fire marshal files whistleblower lawsuit http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/29/fired-idaho-fire-marshal-files-whistleblower-lawsuit/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/fired.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/29/fired-idaho-fire-marshal-files-whistleblower-lawsuit/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:20:48 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/29/fired-idaho-fire-marshal-files-whistleblower-lawsuit/
Doug Strosnider says he was wrongfully terminated after serving notice of violations
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America’s fire service: Where we are http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/16/americas-fire-service-where-we-are/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/Gaines.png http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/16/americas-fire-service-where-we-are/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:11:30 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/16/americas-fire-service-where-we-are/
A hard look at the state of fire safety in this country reveals two things: We're not as well off as we may think, and the next leaders are poised for success
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7 profound results from past Fire Prevention Weeks http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/09/7-profound-results-from-past-fire-prevention-weeks/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/fpw.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/09/7-profound-results-from-past-fire-prevention-weeks/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:02:23 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/10/09/7-profound-results-from-past-fire-prevention-weeks/
Use this time to reinforce the importance of fire safety and prevention
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Retired firefighter invents revolutionary fire hydrant http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/01/retired-firefighter-invents-revolutionary-fire-hydrant-2/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/11/hydrant.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/01/retired-firefighter-invents-revolutionary-fire-hydrant-2/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:16:51 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/07/01/retired-firefighter-invents-revolutionary-fire-hydrant-2/
Aside from the 'alien' look, this reinvented hydrant has the guts to fight freezing, rust, vandalism and other problems that plague traditional hydrants
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Officials: Fire hydrant locks putting residents in danger http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/04/officials-fire-hydrant-locks-putting-residents-danger/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/06/hy.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/06/04/officials-fire-hydrant-locks-putting-residents-danger/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:16:42 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=2016
The water company said the step was taken due to water theft; the padlocks resulted in a significant delay in putting out one fire.
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Fire department issues safety stand down on fitness test http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/22/fire-department-issues-safety-stand-fitness-test/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/04/fitness.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/22/fire-department-issues-safety-stand-fitness-test/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 14:18:03 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1830
The stand down was issued after a 52-year-old firefighter suffered a heart attack while trying to complete a physical fitness test in April.
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Flooding caused by previous wildfires puts first responders at greater risk http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/02/flooding-caused-previous-wildfires-puts-first-responders-greater-risk/ http://www.firechief.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/04/floods.jpg http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/02/flooding-caused-previous-wildfires-puts-first-responders-greater-risk/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 06:00:52 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1516
Wildfire can leave land susceptible to heavy flooding for 10 to 15 years after the fire.
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