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2010-09-29 21:39:40

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Association of Fire Fighters have prepared an educational resource for fire chiefs, firefighters, and public officials to summarize and explain the key results of a landmark study on the effect of the size of firefighting crews on the ability of the fire service to protect lives and property in residential fires.The study, Report on Residential Fireground Field Experiments, was published by NIST...

2008-11-03 12:00:13

Less than forty-eight hours after learning to use a new handheld fire knockdown tool, the Pompton Lakes Fire Department deployed ARA Safety's FIT-5 device to effectively control and suppress a fire roaring through a Pompton Lakes home. In the mid-morning hours of Oct. 29, Pompton Lakes Fire Chief Dean Cioppa arrived at the scene of a fully-involved, second-floor home fire, likely started by a child playing with matches in an upstairs room. As he evaluated the scene, his crew deployed its...

2008-10-10 15:00:15

By Mark Reynolds JOHNSTON -- The Town Council is poised to vote on a proposal to regulate local scrap yards and auto-salvage operations, forcing them to present fire prevention plans to the fire chief and comply with other new requirements. The ordinance, on the council's agenda for Tuesday, seeks to enhance safety in the aftermath of a blaze that consumed the crushed hulks of an estimated 600 vehicles at Metals Recycling off Oakdale Avenue this past August. "I believe that it will...

2008-07-09 18:00:19

By Donna M. Perry LIVERMORE FALLS - Selectmen have voted to fix a damaged, interior fire station wall and have accepted changes to the Fire Department bylaws, Chairwoman Louise Chabot said Tuesday. The wall was struck by accident when a firetruck was backed into the tight quarters. Inspectors determined there was no structural damage. Selectmen chose the option of pushing the bricks back in place or putting a membrane over the area, Chabot said. The board also approved replacing the...


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