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2014-10-29 16:20:54

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific, in collaboration with The Firefighters Education and Training Foundation, has converted a boxcar into a mobile classroom, expanding its fleet of training equipment used to educate emergency responders. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155256 "We are excited about using the mobile classroom to support our extensive roster of first-responder training programs," said Bob Grimaila, Union Pacific vice president-Safety,...

2014-10-14 08:22:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Members of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) are extending their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt, who died in the crash of an airtanker in the line of duty, on Wednesday, October 8. A long-time contract pilot for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE), Hunt had been piloting a CALFIRE-operated Grumman S-2T, dropping...

2014-10-08 08:24:12

MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fire stations across the country are seeing fewer lightning-related losses thanks to a safety initiative that continues to provide complimentary lightning protection systems for at-risk structures. The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) began the "Building Lightning Safe Communities" initiative two years ago in an effort to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community. Since then,...

2014-10-06 12:33:38

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that it now expects its next-generation air mask for firefighters - the G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) - to be certified by the U.S. government in the fourth quarter. Previously, the company anticipated receiving product certification by the end of September. "We're naturally disappointed the product certification process is taking longer...

2014-09-29 16:20:48

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX) recently hosted crude-by-rail incident response training for 40 first responders representing 30 communities around the CSX network at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo, Colorado. The firefighters and police officers from Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia completed three days of training...

2014-09-24 12:21:44

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aerial firefighters have continued to battle a record number and sizes of wildland fires in California, as drought and high temperatures persist with little to no relief in sight. Of the seven major wildfires still uncontained in California, the King Fire, which has burned 82,000 acres over 130 square miles in the El Dorado National Forest--just east of Sacramento--since Friday, September 12, is the most destructive, and remains just...

2014-09-12 23:04:24

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend. Firefighters from around the country will be there to compete in this physical endurance competition to promote fitness within the firefighter community. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be coming to the Milwaukee this weekend. The event is being offered to promote the physical fitness of firefighters, and will be part...

2014-09-05 08:26:18

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its reputation for rugged and lightweight helmet cameras, Fire Cam has announced a new product for police officers and other first responders - the Oncall(TM) Live Video System. The system lets users stream live video, audio and GPS location data to a command post or dispatcher, enabling real-time situational awareness. More information about Oncall(TM), along with an action-packed video showing the technology in action, is...

2014-08-21 23:15:40

Speed is the key to effective firefighting, and fire chiefs and fire agency communicators now have a new way to reach and dispatch fire squads. Chicago IL (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Telcom & Data introduces a new line of Emergency Communications for Fire Departments with the XOP Networks Enhanced Firebar. The Enhanced Firebar system gets men and machines in motion quickly with features that make it possible to deploy virtually or from a central firehouse to county-wide group of...

2014-08-16 23:01:39

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Seattle, Washington this weekend. Firefighters from around the country will be there to compete in this physical endurance competition to promote fitness within the firefighter community. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be coming to the Seattle this weekend. The event is being offered to promote the physical fitness of firefighters, and will be part of a...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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