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2014 National Preparedness Month toolkit now available

National Preparedness Month is right around the corner! This September’s theme is Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare. The Ready Campaign is gearing up to bring your community many great resources and tools for preparedness. Get started planning your…

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New and improved advocacy section added to Fire Sprinkler Initiative website

By Fred Durso, Jr. Advocating for home fire sprinklers just got a tad easier. The new “Advocacy Tools” section on the Fire Sprinkler Initiative site is now the go-to place for free materials and resources that help make an effective…

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“Fire does not discriminate”: Mayor’s death rattles community

By Fred Durso, Jr. Late last month, Rick Davis, mayor of Caruthersville, Missouri, died of apparent smoke inhalation from a fire in his home. A news report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch states he was on the job for only…

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Deemed to Comply: Firefighter Driver Licensing In California

Executive Summary Deemed To Comply from California State Firefighters. Use Password “Volunteer2012” to View Video The issue of proper training, education and qualifications for apparatus operators is a key issue. National statistics have demonstrated time after time that apparatus accidents…

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