Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Responsive Design Comes to Compressed Air Testing

Computers, tablets, and smartphones have made access to information extraordinarily easy; but the complicated differences between computer and tablet operating systems, smartphone platforms, competing web browsers, etc. have made information access less consistent—at least in terms of display and how much you are able to interact with

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10 Things to Do at FDIC Show

FDIC, the World’s Largest Firefighter Training Conference and Exhibition, will be held 22-27 April 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. This international event is one of the most important and influential fire safety and professional development gatherings. With a strong

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GRANT PROGRAM: Help Volunteer Firefighter Departments Breathe Safer Air!

In October 2012, NFPA released its report “US Fire Department Profile,” which was authored by Michael J. Karter, Jr. and Gary P. Stein. One of the statistics included in the report stresses what is widely known among firefighters but not necessarily within the general public: 69% (756,400)

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OSHA Offers eTools for Respiratory Protection

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has unveiled some online tools to help employers and workers understand how to properly select their respiratory selection gear. The system succinctly reminds employers of their specific responsibilities under OSHA guidelines, such as for making sure compressed air systems are

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A Happy and Safe Halloween

Compressed air plays a major role in keeping emergency responders safe. For example, the proper functioning and safety of breathing air tank systems that are part for the gear fire services personnel wear requires verifying the quality of the compressed air used to fill them. If it

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