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Kyla Caponigro
The Fire Protection Research Foundation, in cooperation with Vision 20/20’s Strategy 4, is sponsoring a workshop on September 11, 2017, in College Park, Maryland on smoke alarm and cooking fire prevention technologies. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about new technologies emerging globally, hear updates on codes and… (Show more)
Kyla Caponigro
Many U.S. fire departments are struggling to provide firefighters with the PPE and SCBA needed to keep them safe from contaminant exposure. That’s according to NFPA’s Fourth Needs Assessment survey, which was sent to every fire department in the U.S. Findings from the 2015 survey show that: 13% of U.S. fire departments do not have enough PPE… (Show more)
Khela Thorne
Make sure to check out our latest blog post   After you read it, let us know: Is your department using any fire tech strategies to fight wildfires? What do you think would be the most valuable smart firefighting tool… (Show more)
Khela Thorne
                                       Smart firefighting technology is increasingly used today by the fire service to assess risks before, during, and after incidents. Data captured from smart technology is helping to make firefighting safer and more efficient than ever before.   Emerging technologies including cyber-physical systems (CPS) and… (Show more)
Douglas Boyer
Good afternoon everyone.  My name is Doug Boyer, and I am from the Budd Lake Fire Department Company #1 in Budd Lake, NJ.  We are slowly starting to bring new technology into the department, as we now have remote traceable air packs, and we have purchase multiple units of the Scott helmet based thermal imaging camera.  In addition, I work for the… (Show more)
Kyla Caponigro
Interesting article on the use of robots to keep first responders safe: SWAT-BOTs Ballistic Shield to Protect US First Responders (See in Action) - American Security Today    What other technology related to the fire service and emergency response has shown up in your news feeds lately? Post links in the comments to share!
Kyla Caponigro
In response to requests from many who participated in the Firefighter of the Future webinar at the end of 2016, NFPA has developed a PowerPoint presentation that can be used to share information learned at the webinar.  The webinar was a live stream of Casey Grant’s keynote presentation, The Firefighter of the Future where he addressed collecting…
Steven Elton
My name is Steve Elton Firefighter and Architect. I have been in the Fire Service since 1982 when I graduated from College. I volunteer with the Hanover Twsp Vol Fire Company, just outside of Bethlehem, PA and have held every position at one point or another. Current rank is Deputy Fire Marshal. Our Township is small but we are kept busy with… (Show more)
Kenneth Willette
NFPA First Responder Health Forum June 6 in Boston: Learn the latest methods to keep you safe in the field and healthy in life at our First Responder Health Forum, a day of expert speakers and networking at NFPA’s Conference & Expo 2017. Featured presentations include; Commissioner Joe Finn of the Boston Fire Department cardiac risks, cancer… (Show more)
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