Latest Omaha Fire Department Stories

2010-05-06 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding how fire behaves is considered the most effective weapon for fighting fires and saving lives. With a predominantly young workforce, the Omaha Fire Department has launched an advanced live fire training program that gives firefighters the knowledge and the benefit of experience once gained only through years on the job. Both rookie and experienced firefighters need to recognize the warning signs of a rollover and an impending flashover, when...

2010-03-31 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many fire departments in the nation today, the Omaha Fire Department has a predominantly young force that needed thorough training to learn and understand the complexities of fire behavior. In order to upgrade the department's live fire training program for both rookie and experienced firefighters, the department selected the Draeger Swede Survival System to train all 684 firefighters on the force. The Draeger Swede Survival System is a special...

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