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Severe Weather Preparedness: Disaster Supplies Kit

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S&T Snapshot - Improved Gloves Enhance Safety of First Responders | Homeland Security

S&T Snapshot - Improved Gloves Enhance Safety of First Responders | Homeland Security | Firefighting EMS & Rescue News -  Fire Management Consultants International | Scoop.it
Firefighters wear protective gloves called “structure gloves” to keep their hands safe on the job. (Want more info on #Firefighting Glove?
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Hanover family celebrates six generations of firefighting - Richmond Times Dispatch

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Hanover family celebrates six generations of firefighting
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Francis, Peggy and Frank Castelvecchi (from left) serve the Montpelier Volunteer Fire Company, part of Hanover County Fire-EMS.
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Firefighting Robot Prepares To Walk Through Flames : DNews

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The bot is designed to learn a ship's layout, move around autonomously and see through smoke.
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Firefighters Sing 'Let It Go' To Calm Scared Child During Rescue - Huffington Post

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Firefighters Sing 'Let It Go' To Calm Scared Child During Rescue
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These Massachusetts firemen found a unique (and adorable) way to soothe a little girl while rescuing her and her family from a stuck elevator shaft.
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Preparedness Expert Michael Mabee Shares Power Grid Disaster Insight and Survival Tips

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Survival expert Michael Mabee discusses the likelihood of a power grid failure and offers preparedness tips from a community awareness standpoint.
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Captain recalls frantic effort to save trapped firefighters - Boston Globe

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Christian Science Monitor Captain recalls frantic effort to save trapped firefighters Boston Globe Standing in the Engine 33 firehouse in the Back Bay today, Boston Fire Captain Neal Mullane's head and face were scorched and burned, scars from the...
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Fighting fires with the help of Google Glass - CNN

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Fighting fires with the help of Google Glass
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(CNN) -- When a building is on fire, every second counts for the first responders rushing to the scene.
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Mental and physical strain on first responders is high and few make it to retirement age

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If you’re working as a paramedic, chances are slim you’ll make a career of it. (Mental and physical strain on EMS EMT's Paramedics & first responders is high and few make it to retirement age.
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Mountain View Fire Rescue rescue dog stuck in culvert in Weld County - The Denver Channel

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. - Mountain View Fire Rescue crews have rescued a dog that was stuck in a culvert in Weld County.
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Volunteer firefighters, EMS won't be counted as full-time employees in ... - PennLive.com

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Volunteer firefighters, EMS won't be counted as full-time employees in Affordable Care Act, Department of Treasury says.
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Seven Hard Truths About EMS That Will Make You Better

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Having worked in EMS for over two decades now, I've come to grasp a few hard truths that, once you accept, can improve your job Ambulance Crew experience tremendously. I'll warn you at the start that this post lacks much ...
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NYC improves firefighting operations with data analytics

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One of the reasons that big data and Hadoop analytics tools have garnered such widespread praise both within technology and business communities is the fact that these resources have near limitless applications.

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Carla Gentry CSPO's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:40 AM

Integrated with other governmental databanks, including those operated by the City Planning, Environmental Protection and Finance departments, the system has access to a wide range of information including past inspections, incidents of illegal dumping on the premises and the building's age and construction material. The program then uses that data to run a threat assessment of each structure, prioritizing those that are found to be most at-risk for a fire and schedules an inspection appropriately.

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SCDF’s unmanned machine puts out fire in Tuas

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SINGAPORE — The Singapore Civil Defence Force’s Unmanned Firefighting Machine (UFM) (picture) gave firefighters a strategic advantage in extinguishing a raging fire at a warehouse.
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Disaster Preparedness Part 1 - KMVT

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Disaster Preparedness Part 1. Tools. Email this article. Tweet · Print this article. By Rachel Holt. Story Created: Apr 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM MDT. Story Updated: Apr 30, 2014 at 6:22 PM MDT.
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Video: 6 Alarm Fire Claims Historic Rexmere Hotel in Stamford, NY (3 Videos)

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In less than an hour, the 7 story building built in 1897 was gone. The building was in the process of being sold. The call came in as an automatic fire alarm. Two caretakers who lived at the house were not there when the alarm came in.
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Video shows dramatic rescue of 4-year-old in mudslide - USA TODAY

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Video captures dramatic rescue of construction worker during raging Montrose ... - abc13.com

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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A construction worker had to be rescued from a balcony of the Montrose building that burned in a 5-alarm fire on Tuesday.
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Two Boston firemen perish: What is trend line in firefighting safety? - Christian Science Monitor

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Entrepreneur's app could change firefighting, save lives - Triangle Business Journal (blog)

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Entrepreneur's app could change firefighting, save lives
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Firefighter Patrick Jackson is merging his professional calling with Google Glass technology in a way that could change firefighting forever.
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Veteran Firefighters Have 'Enhanced Protection' Against Heat Stress - RedOrbit

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RedOrbit Veteran Firefighters Have 'Enhanced Protection' Against Heat Stress RedOrbit Veteran firefighters are more adjusted to high-heat than their non-firefighting counterparts, according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational...
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Firefighters share story behind dramatic rescue - WCAX

Firefighters share story behind dramatic rescue
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"Here you'll see me coming up the hill with the child," said Nate Bachand, looking at the video.
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Firefighting Tech News: FLIR Personal Thermal Imaging Device

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Everything around you either emits or reflects heat energy. Thermal imaging makes the otherwise invisible world of heat energy visible to your eyes. Visible light doesn't affect the thermal world, so you can see equally well in ...
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Colorado Springs rep Kent Lambert wants to change firefighting chain of command

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DENVER — Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, said Colorado has a broken chain of command when it comes to fighting wildfires and he hopes to fix it during the 2014 General Assembly.
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The Plain Math of Disaster Preparedness: 'Every Dollar We Spent Saved 5 ... - The Atlantic Cities

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You may not remember the Great Flood of 1993, in which the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and their tributaries overran their banks.

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Valinda Carroll's curator insight, October 15, 2013 5:43 PM

Something to consider as the east coast rebuilds from Sandy