Equipment

An anonymous donor who left eight boxes of top-grade masks on the fire department’s truck, reports The High Point Enterprise. The box contained 160 of the high-grade N95 respirator masks packaged in eight boxes, but there was no note about who left the donation. The High Point Fire Department wants the donor to know the...
Equipment

Delray Beach is looking to invest in a new technology to train crews without putting them in harm’s way, reports WPTV 5. The program, called the ATTACK Digital Fire Training System, allows for firefighters to train for a variety of fire situations and conditions while staying in a safe environment. The department has been training...
Apparatus

Fire Chief Ian Leslie said the fire department is well prepared to handle COVID-19, reports BC Local News. The wildfire response truck (Bush 11) and equipment has been in service since the beginning of April. They have a F550 4×4, 5-person crew, 300 gallon water system with class A foam system, pump and roll capable,...
PPE

The India Association of Minnesota has donated hundreds of cloth masks, 50 face shields, and more than 1,000 disposable masks to many cities across the state, reports hometownsource.com. The association created a COVID-19 task force and doing many activities, including food donations, supply of personal protection equipment, and conducting webinars on various topics, to name...
The Station News

Thousands of first responders across the country have been exposed to the coronavirus, reports WCSC Live 5. Six firefighters with Midway Fire Rescue were quarantined for 14 days after they were exposed to a patient who ultimately tested positive for COVID-19. North Charleston’s fire stations have been closed to visitors, citizens requesting smoke alarm installations...
Apparatus

The fire department in Shinimicas, Cumberland County is back thanks to other fire departments around Nova Scotia, reports Yahoo News. The department’s building was deemed a total loss after a fire ripped through it last week. The fire that started in the engine of a fire truck damaged all of the department’s fire equipment, including all...
Communications

Axis Communications has announced its first body worn solution, designed for use by law enforcement and private security, reports Security Info Watch. The solution – including the robust camera, docking station and system controller – has been designed on an open system architecture, which will allow for integration with other video management systems (VMS) and...
Equipment

A $20,151 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will provide money for a washer/extractor and turnout gear dryer, reports WRDW CBS 12. The new equipment will help protect firefighters from cancer, a risk to rescuers due to the smoke and toxic contaminants they are exposed. Otherwise, the rescuers would need to keep using...