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Harrisburg FIRE EXPO 2014

We are excited  to attend the HARRIBURG FIRE EXPO 2014 this weekend May 16 – May 18, 2014. This show is hosted by the Lancaster County Firemen’s Association and will be held at Pennsylvania Farm Show & Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA

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Bordentown Professional Firefighters Training Event

BORDENTOWN PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS  PROUDLY PRESENTS ON SCENE TRAINING ASSOCIATES Truck Company Duties & Engine Company Ops Saturday, April 26, 2014 0800-0830 SIGN IN / 0900 - 1600 CLASS TIME RAMADA INN, BORDENTOWN 1083 S. Route 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505 COURSE...

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Firefighting in Big Box Stores

As I write this, firefighters are preparing their Class A uniforms and planning a funeral to say goodbye to one of our own, taken from us far too early in another commercial building fire. Whether you live in a big city, a suburban community, or a rural farm town, big box stores are moving in and making an impact on everything from the economy to traffic woes to the local fire department.

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Compartment Corner

Welcome to this addition of “Compartment Corner.” From time to time we’ll feature articles on various types of tool compartments and their layouts. In addition, we’ll present photos and video of these compartments and the tools that are in them on different types of fire apparatus.

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Rurally Speaking: Are the Days of Rural Volunteer EMS Personnel Numbered?

In rural areas of the country, more people die from their illnesses or injuries as a result of no or not enough prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) care, than they do from improper emergency care. Is your state, county, or local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) over EMS making it virtually impossible for your volunteers to get or maintain EMS certification?

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DICERS-VO for Extinguishment

Ray McCormack is an instructor for On Scene Training Associates. He will be presenting a class at the FDIC in Indianapolis, April 7 thru 12, 2014. Ray McCormack joined the FDNY in 1981 and is a lieutenant with Ladder 28 in Harlem. He is the co creator of Urban...

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Charleston Fire Department – Training Scholarship

True North is pleased to announce the award of the next True North Firefighter Training Scholarship. After careful review of the many applications submitted by departments from across the USA the scholarship was awarded to the City of Charleston Fire Department.

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