A number of fire departments throughout the United States and Canada have developed wellness-fitness programs based on the IAFF/IAFC Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI). This WFI Resource is an opportunity for your local and fire department to learn from these successful programs to develop or enhance your own wellness-fitness program.
Please find below a newly adopted IAB publication, Preparedness Activities for High Threat Events Requires Additional Study. This paper was authored by the HMRS SubGroup of the IAB and has been uploaded to the IAB website (links below). The Program Office will also distribute it via our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and outreach distribution list in the coming days.
Drones may soon have the capability to save thousands of lives each year by detecting terrorists’ improvised explosive devices and active land mines from long-ago wars thanks to innovative technology developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
You've heard and seen it all over the news lately — fire and EMS personnel, worried for their safety, are adding body armor in response to day-to-day threats of violent patient encounters.
EMS1 columnist Robert Avsec recently wrote an article explaining how to buy body armor for EMS personnel. Avsec explains the need for ballistic vests as an all-hazard PPE reflecting responders' changing role.
Respirator Buyers Beware
NIOSH has become aware of a counterfeit N95 Respirator on the market. The manufacturer Zubi-Ola is selling N95 respirators and marketing them as NIOSH-approved even though Zubi-Ola is not a NIOSH approval holder or a private label holder.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today released the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2016), providing first responders with an updated go-to manual to help respond to hazardous materials transportation accidents during the critical first minutes.
On Tuesday, thick, black smoke from a burning building on Main Street enveloped an area north of downtown.
It’s very likely some, if not all, of the 16 firefighters who battled the blaze will write of the event into a new registry started in January at the Anderson Fire Department.
The 911 caller had reported a man with a samurai sword, lunging at people on the waterfront.
It was evening, and when the police arrived, they saw the man pacing the beach and called to him. He responded by throwing a rock at the embankment where they stood.
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity wants to develop a hand-held, laser-based remote sensor that could detect and identify chemical weapons, explosives, narcotics and potentially even biological agents – all from up to 100 feet away.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) game changing datacasting system was successfully used by the City of Houston and its first responders to securely share information between different responding agencies during the Republican Presidential Candidates’ Debate on February 25 and the NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Tournament April 1-4.