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Archive of posts published in the category: Firefighting Matters
Oct
17

Be Prepared – What to Do in Case of Wildfire

Wildfires can happen anywhere at any time. In a matter of hours or days, a wildfire can grow strong enough to destroy homes, infrastructures, businesses, natural resources, and agriculture in a single community. During a wildfire, communities are at risk of serious injury…

Oct
11

National Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2016

“Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years!” —————————————————————— According to the National Fire Protection Association the USA had 1,345,500 fires in 2015; that’s 1 every 86 seconds. 3,280 civilians died, and $14.3 billion of property was damaged. The…

Sep
27

“Bells Across America” Honors Firefighters Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

For the past 35 years, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has held a memorial weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland in early October. The event is designed to honor all firefighters who have passed, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the previous year.…

Sep
6

Tribute to First Responders…Was it Worth It?

The Fall is a time of Remembrance in our United States.  It’s been 15 years since that tragic day on 9/11 when 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers, and 8 paramedics died, in addition to the thousands who perished in just hours.  On…

Aug
23

CYBER SECURITY FOR VEHICLES….A GROWING CONCERN

To be warned is to be forearmed. Technology experts today believe the automotive industry and telematic providers must deal head-on with the potential for all-out cyber security attacks on vehicles by exploring and testing-out electronic systems for vulnerabilities, recommending design modifications, alerting police…

Aug
5

Volunteer Firefighter Tips to Balance Community, Life, and Work

Volunteer firefighters are noble, honorable, and charitable. These men and women do everything paid firefighters do for free often making personal sacrifices to do so. Besides coming to the aid of neighbors in trouble, volunteers often work full-time jobs and have a family.…

Jan
27

Ideas For Creating a Well-Balanced LED Light Set-Up

You’ve done all the research! You know what color and types of lights are allowed to be used in your state on your POV or department vehicle. Now you are ready to create a well-balanced LED light set-up. But how do you start?…

Sep
8

Cool Fire Truck Holiday Lights

Many little boys, and some big boys too, get excited when they see fire trucks with lights going down the road! Seeing a fire truck with lights and sirens blaring is exciting. But, seeing a fire truck decked out with its emergency lights…

Aug
28

Little Truckie Fire Truck Bedroom Design

We love to watch emergency light demo videos! Today, we came across an unusual firefighter bedroom design video that was too cute not to share! Jacob is a little boy who loves firefighters! Like most parents, Jacob’s mom and dad wanted his bedroom…