Fire Corps News

Triek-HT Adapts Allison Transmission’s Firefighting Trucks For National Airport And Fire Corps Customers

Speciality vehicle maker, Triel-HT of Brazil, has adapted over 120 Allison-equipped Scania firefighting trucks for its national airport and fire corps customers. Among the reasons for choosing Allison fully automatic transmissions, Triel-HT cites 35 per cent faster acceleration, better vehicle control and ease of integration. Nine different Scania chassis have already been adapted for airport and industrial firefighting, civil defence and special explosives transport, among them the P250, P310,...

FEMA launches new campaign to promote fire safety awareness for families

FEMA and the National Commission on Children and Disasters are promoting fire safety awareness USFA have issued a new report on the high risks fires pose for children based on the latest available data released by the National Centre for Health Statistics.With home fires on the rise in winter months and a new study showing that young children are at an especially high risk of getting seriously injured or dying in residential fires, the Federal Eme...

Focus on Fire Safety: Smoke Alarms

Fire Corps has also teamed up with First Alert to provide a smoke alarm donation program Smoke and toxic gases from a home fire are as deadly as heat and flames. Smoke alarms save lives, prevent injuries, and minimise property damage by detecting fires early and alerting residents.Every year, approximately 2,600 Americans die in home fires. Over half of these deaths (52%) occur between the hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am, when residents are typically sleeping.Smoke and toxic g...

NVFC and Fire Corps help Japan Firefighters Association in post-tsunami relief efforts

NVFC International Relief Fund is set up to support the Japan Firefighters Association in their relief efforts NVFC is supporting the Japan Firefighters Association with rescue and cleanup efforts by making a contribution to the International Relief Fund.The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Fire Corps join with the rest of the world in expressing sorrow at the loss and devastation in Japan that has resulted from the recent earthquake and tsuna...

Fire Prevention and Safety Grants period to open soon

FP&S is a part of Assistance to Firefighter Grants program useful for firefighters involved in it   Projects supported by Fire Prevention and Safety grants often align with the types of activities performed by Fire Corps programs. The FY 2010 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant application period will open soon, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Grant Programs Directorate has released a Get Ready Guide to help departments start prepping their gran...

Stay warm but also stay safe this winter

'Put a Freeze on Winter fires' is a joint campaign of USFA an NFPA NFPA has partnered with the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to launch the "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires" campaign. It's that time of year again when the weather is cold and more families are engaged in indoor activities to stay warm. A recent report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that home heating fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires and fatalities. NFPA has...

Fire Corps National Advisory Committee meeting held in Greenbelt

Fire Corps National Advisory Committee (NAC) met on November 8 in Greenbelt Fire Corps Director Sarah Lee updated the National Advisory Committee (NAC) on the progress of Fire Corps since the group's last meeting, including initiatives and resources. The Fire Corps National Advisory Committee (NAC) met on November 8 in Greenbelt, MD. The NAC, which is comprised of representatives from many national fire and emergency service organizations as well as other prominent leaders i...

Public safety grants by Firehouse subs

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has a program to assist emergency responders Firehouse Subs offers Public Safety Grants. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has a program to assist emergence service entities obtain life-saving equipment as well as fire prevention, safety, and disaster preparedness educational tools. If your fire department or Fire Corps program is located in a community served by a Firehouse Subs restaurant, consider applying for needed equipment...

Participate in Fire Corps program and receive free smoke alarms

First Alert has partnered withFire Corps to save lives and make communities safer Fire Corps Programs can receive free First Alert smoke alarms. Does your Fire Corps team need smoke alarms for your community home safety check or smoke alarm installation program? You may be eligible to receive free smoke alarms to help in your fire prevention efforts through the First Alert donation program. First Alert has partnered with Fire Corps to save lives and make communities safer....

Fire Corps frames a solution for an increased department service in fire and safety

The Fire Corps course is intended to enhance the working and capabilities of fire and safety departments The course Fire Corps: Starting a Program to Enhance Your Department's Services is designed to provide guidance to fire chiefs and municipal officials. Is your department facing increased responsibilities with limited resources? Do you wish you could provide more services for your community, but simply don't have enough time or personnel to focus on these new efforts? Then...

Grassroots Forum Report released by Fire Corps

Grassroots forums report for effective retention and recruitment practices Fire Corps releases Grassroots forum report. In 2009 and early 2010, Fire Corps hosted a series of grassroots forums to identify best practices, challenges, effective retention and recruitment practices, and recommendations and feedback for Fire Corps from the local level. Forums were held in Michigan, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia. A report of the findings from these valuable and insightful sessions has...

Seymour VFD is the winner of 2010 Award of Excellence

Seymour Support Services Division2010 Award of Excellence winner Fire corps announced Seymour Support Services Division as a winner of 2010 Award of Excellence. Fire Corps has announced that the Seymour (TN) Volunteer Fire Department Support Services Division is the winner of the 2010 Fire Corps Award of Excellence. Sponsored by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) and Fire Protection Publications, the Award of Excellence annually honors a Fire Corps pr...

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