Local Firefighters Spring into Action at Davidson College

DAVIDSON, N.C. – On Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 3:47 p.m., the Davidson Fire Department, with mutual aid from the Cornelius Fire Department, were dispatched to the Sentelle Dormitory at Davidson Col... Read More...

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American LaFrance opens Eagle fire chassis sales to industry OEMs

SUMMERVILLE, SC – American LaFrance debuted its new 2012 model Eagle fire chassis at FDIC 2011 in Indianapolis.  On the opening day of the show, the company announced it will now distribute the 2012 m... Read More...

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Local NC Group Announces Support for First Responders

RALEIGH, NC (March 16, 2001) - Local public safety officials will soon have help paying for the in-service safety training that is critical to the life-or-death services they provide.  The 200 Club of... Read More...

Relevant Tags: public safety, safety training, training, education, donation, Wake County, emergency services personnel, emergency medical services, EMS, law enforcement, fire safety

National Volunteer Fire Council Establishes Japanese Firefighters Association Relief Fund

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) joins with the rest of the world in expressing their sorrow at the loss and devastation in Japan that has resulted from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. The ... Read More...

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International Auto Extrication Competition will be held during South Carolina Fire-Rescue Conference

The International Auto Extrication Competition (NAVRC) will be held this year, June 8-10, 2011 in Myrtle Beach, SC.  This is the 27th annual NAVRC and the first in South Carolina.   The event is an op... Read More...

Relevant Tags: extrication, auto extrication competition, NAVRC, rescue, rescue workers, EMS, rescue strategies, rescue equipment, South Carolina Firefighters Association, emergency rescue, incident commander, incident command, medic, extrication specialist, car ac

Antique and Modern Fire Apparatus on Display during Rekindle Society Parade

On Saturday April 2nd, 2011, the Rekindle Society invites you to their Third Annual Muster and Parade.  The Rekindle Society is the Carolina's local chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Ap... Read More...

Relevant Tags: fire apparatus, antique fire apparatus, preservation, fire history, fire education, antique motor

15th Annual North Carolina Fire & Rescue Instructors Conference will be held in Asheville

Asheville - The North Carolina Fire & Rescue Instructors Conference will be May 4-7, 2011 in Asheville North Carolina. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza, formerly the Holiday Inn Sun Sp... Read More...

Relevant Tags: fire rescue instructors, fire, rescue, instructors, training, EMS, conference, burn, fire engineering, apparatus, fire apparatus, paramedic, fire chief, firefighter, emergency response, Gladin, Gasaway

Anchor-Richey EVS Added as American LaFrance Dealer for Carolinas

SUMMERVILLE, SC – American LaFrance, LLC has signed Anchor- Richey Emergency Vehicle Services (EVS) as its new dealer for coverage in North Carolina and South Carolina.  Located in Taylorsville, NC, ... Read More...

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Basic Elevator Indentification

Consider these facts. There are approximately 600,000 elevators in the United States, or about 12,000 in each state. There are 120 billion rides on elevators and escalators each year. Out of those 12... Read More...

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Who checked the truck? 4 ways your truck can save your life

When you are checking the same truck for the 100th time this year, do you ever wonder why you do it? I mean other than the fact that it is on the daily duty list and your officers require it. Let me ... Read More...

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Concord High School Fire Academy
A model for training the future of NC Fire Service

As one walks up to the door of the Concord High School Fire Academy, you can tell that this is going to be a mind opening experience. The sign on the door speaks volumes; “Through these Doors Walks t... Read More...

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EMS 2018 — a wake up call

I recently attended the National EMS Educator’s Symposium in Chicago where the keynote address was all about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. You may know this better as the in... Read More...

Relevant Tags: EMS - Rescue

Want to be a respected company officer? Know your people

Today’s company officer must be well-versed, not only in firefighting tactics, but also in management theory, supervision and leadership. All too often however, an individual may transition from fire... Read More...

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Remembering One Meridian Plaza

In each of our jurisdictions, we have a building that is our worst case fire scenario. Unfortunately, we are sometimes faced with circumstances that turn out to be our worst case scenario. Thankfully... Read More...

Relevant Tags: EMS - Rescue, fire, building, floor, case, incident, worst, worst case, our worst, bank building, fire department, faced with, fire streams, pre incident, incident survey, command staff, meridian bank

Course to focus on WMD attack and response

The threats against America and its citizens has become real, and the need for ready responders is ever more critical. Response personnel must remain vigilant, and skilled with the preparedness knowl... Read More...

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