• How far along are we in the world of fire alarm system and security system integration?

    Today’s Daily Dispatch featured an op-ed by our president Jim Pauley, addressing concerns and questions around how to best protect occupants in the event of an active shooter incident or other hostile event...
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  • Which best describes you?

    Which of the following roles best describes you, and your visit to Xchange today?
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  • Attention Fire Protection Industry - Do you monthly test the Smoke Detector in your home?

    I would really like everyone's opinion on this......   Q: Is monthly smoke detector testing, pursuant the manufacturer’s recommendations, actually being done?       ...
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  • POLL: Is it too soon for a film on the Yarnell Hill fire?

      As deadly wildfires are devastating California, "Only the Brave," a movie about the 19 hotshot firefighters who died battling the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona in 2013, hits theaters next Friday. I wrote a...
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  • Ballistic Protection for Fire Fighters/EMS Providers

    Given the recent violence towards first responders, specifically law enforcement personnel, the discussion has bubbled up and gained traction regarding the need for fire fighters/EMS providers to be issued ballistic p...
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  • How confident are you in your knowledge of the performance characteristics of attack hose?

    Last month, the Fire Protection Research Foundation hosted a workshop to share information, gather stakeholder feedback, and engage in conversation to better understand  thermal performance of fire hose. The work...
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  • What's the biggest challenge for rural departments?

    The new issue of NFPA Journal is now online, and my cover story, "Shrinking Resources, Growing Concern," examines America's rural fire problem.   On average, there are 3 1/2 times as many fir...
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  • Provision of Rehabilitation for Members at Emergency Operations

    I am polling members about the provision of rehabilitation for members at the scene of emergency operations.   Specifically, I am interested in career or combination departments that are municipal, county, state...
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