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2013-11-13 08:27:06

CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Fire Chief(®) magazine has announced the winners of its 13th annual Station Style Fire Station Design Awards program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131113/CL15722LOGO) Gold, silver, and bronze awards have been distributed across seven categories: volunteer departments, combination departments, career departments, satellite stations,...

2013-08-14 08:28:05

Fire chiefs from Colorado, North Carolina to receive awards during national conference in Chicago CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire Chief magazine, a part of Penton's Public Infrastructure Group, today named Volunteer Fire Chief Freddy L. Johnson Sr. of the Stoney Point Volunteer Fire Department in Fayetteville, N.C., and Career Fire Chief Randy Mirowski of the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority in Loveland, Colo., as the recipients of the 2013 Fire Chief of the Year Awards....

2013-07-09 16:22:38

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Fire Chief magazine, the only publication dedicated exclusively to chiefs and officers, today announced it won a gold Tabbie award from the Trade Association and Business Publications International's (TABPI) 10(th) annual awards competition supporting editorial and design excellence. The gold award was awarded in the "Technical Article" category for the May 2012 cover story "Seeing the Big Picture," which focuses the importance of the...

2013-03-14 20:22:06

Event celebrates the 25th anniversary of Illinois' First Home Fire Sprinkler Ordinance in Long Grove. ORLAND PARK, Ill., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 6, Dave Grupp, home fire sprinkler advocate and retired fire chief of the Long Grove Fire Protection District, was featured as the guest of honor at the Illinois NFPA 13D Residential Fire Sprinkler Symposium. Twenty-five years ago, Grupp helped the Village of Long Grove pass the first NFPA 13D home fire sprinkler...

2012-12-18 16:22:02

CHICAGO, Dec.18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings tested and validated the professional commitment of mutual aid to the community's first responders, according to Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief William Halstead. In an interview published December 17 at www.firechief.com, Halstead expressed his gratitude for offers of support from around the country following the shootings that killed 20 Sandy Hook Elementary students and six adults at the school on...

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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...