St. Joseph Fire Department (MO) Uses CARES Act Funds for Fire Equipment

The St. Joseph City Council passed a bill that would move $80,000 from Buchanan County’s CARES Act fund to the St. Joseph Fire Department

NFPA: Fire Protection Research Foundation Receives Grants to Study Fire Investigator PPE and Transition...

“By evaluating the performance of currently-fielded investigator PPE and decontamination methods, as well as the modern and anticipated issues related to firefighting foam operations, we will not only inform the fire service but the standards development process.”

Albany (NY) Fire Apparatus Stolen and Recovered

An Albany Fire Department ladder truck was stolen and recovered in Schenectady

Trends in Fire Helmet Design

Manufacturers of structural firefighting helmets are tweaking current models and designing new ones that add protection for greater safety and make them more comfortable to wear for long durations.

Robert Gore, Inventor of Gore-Tex Passes Away

The membrane within Gore-Tex fabric has billions of pores that are smaller than water droplets, leading to waterproof but breathable raincoats, shoes and other clothing.

FL, IL Fire Departments Named Recipients in MSA’s and DuPont’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway

The latest recipients of MSA’s and DuPont’s Globe Gear Giveaway are the Florahome-Grandin (FL) Volunteer Fire Department and Garden Homes (IL) Fire Protection District.

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