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MSA Safety Acquires U.K. Firefighter Turnout Gear Manufacturer Bristol Uniforms

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 1:45pm

The company has earned a reputation for providing high quality turnout gear that combines innovative designs with advanced materials.

Key Points: 
  • The company has earned a reputation for providing high quality turnout gear that combines innovative designs with advanced materials.
  • "Helping to keep firefighters safe has been a longstanding element of the MSA mission," said Nish Vartanian, MSA Chairman, President and CEO.
  • Bristol Uniforms is also a leading manufacturer of flame-retardant, waterproof and other protective workwear for the utility industry.
  • Bristol Uniforms Ltd is a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for emergency services in the U.K. and across the globe.

Emergency Reporting Releases Report to Simplify Process for Assistance to Firefighters Grants Applications

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 8:05am

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Emergency Reporting , the leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, has released a new report to assist customers with their applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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  • BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Emergency Reporting , the leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, has released a new report to assist customers with their applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • To help make the AFG application process simpler, Emergency Reporting created an easy-to-use report that significantly reduces the time needed to compile all of the data required in the AFG Application Checklist Table 4: Call Volumes .
  • Emergency Reporting CEO David Nokes says that many fire agencies are using their Emergency Reporting software during this time to help save time and money, and to secure crucial grant funding.
  • "Cloud-based fire software like Emergency Reporting can save departments thousands, as well as many hours of personnel time," Nokes says.

Firefighters & EMS Fund Collects Over 20,000 Signatures on Petition Against Nationwide Department Budget Cuts

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 1:40pm

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Earlier this year, grassroots political organization Firefighters & EMS Fund launched a petition to stop fire department cuts across the country.

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  • ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Earlier this year, grassroots political organization Firefighters & EMS Fund launched a petition to stop fire department cuts across the country.
  • This year, fire departments across the United States have been hard with budget cuts and not enough resources to meet growing demand.
  • Firefighters & EMS Fund is dedicated to advocating for the safety and well-being of firefighters and their families in our political process.
  • Firefighters & EMS Fund is a national political organization organized under Section 527 of the IRS Tax Code.

The Front Line Foundation Looks to Further Establish its Reach and Support of First Responders and Their Families in 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 5:30pm

"This is a very humbling honor and privilege to support these families, "said Justin Zenanko, TFLF Co-Founder and Board Member.

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  • "This is a very humbling honor and privilege to support these families, "said Justin Zenanko, TFLF Co-Founder and Board Member.
  • Founded in late 2018, The Front Line Foundation was formed to support Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and EMT first responders across Minnesota.
  • The Foundation grants financial support to families of first responders who have died in the line of duty.
  • The Foundation also provides support in the purchase of tactical equipment for first responders, which is not included in department budgets.

North American Firefighter PPE Market, 2020-2024 - Future Growth Potential Enhanced by Growth Opportunities in PPE Decontamination - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 5:10pm

The North American firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) market generated revenues of $830.7 million in 2019.

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  • The North American firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) market generated revenues of $830.7 million in 2019.
  • The high firefighting PPE adoption in North America resulted from stringent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations and higher adoption of technologically advanced PPE.
  • With the rise in a decontamination trend, manufacturers are increasingly developing firefighter PPE with enhanced washability features.
  • The introduction of connected PPE is coupled with enhanced analytical capabilities to boost the growth of next-generation, technologically advanced PPE in the region.

Firefighters & EMS Fund Supported Multiple Successful Ballot Initiatives Throughout Ohio

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 1:45pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grassroots political organization Firefighters & EMS Fund supported important fire referendums and ballot measures throughout Ohio ahead of the November 3rd election.

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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Grassroots political organization Firefighters & EMS Fund supported important fire referendums and ballot measures throughout Ohio ahead of the November 3rd election.
  • Firefighters & EMS Fund provided time, expertise, and resources to support ballot initiatives in Saybrook, Genoa Township, Refugee Canyon Fire District, and Jerome Township, Ohio.
  • Additionally, Firefighters & EMS Fund supported a ballot measure in Refugee Canyon, Ohio and provided financial assistance that enabled local leaders and advocates to get the word out and to create a positive image about this levy.
  • "Firefighters and EMS Fund is glad to have had so many opportunities to support public safety in Ohio this year.

Missouri American Water Awards Grant to Monarch Fire Protection District and Celebrates Expansion Project on Donated Land

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 5:17pm

On Monday, Monarch Fire Protection District is set to break ground for a training facility expansion project on land donated by Missouri American Water.

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  • On Monday, Monarch Fire Protection District is set to break ground for a training facility expansion project on land donated by Missouri American Water.
  • More than 30 grants were awarded to fire departments and emergency organizations serving communities in Missouri American Water service areas.
  • We greatly appreciate the life-saving work our firefighters perform to protect our customers, said Debbie Dewey, President of Missouri American Water.
  • Please follow Monarch Fire Protection District on Facebook to watch as our training facility expansion moves through to completion.

D'Amico Law Wins One of the Largest Automobile Accident Settlements in Connecticut for 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 2:17pm

This is one of the largest automobile accident settlements in the State of Connecticut for 2020.

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  • This is one of the largest automobile accident settlements in the State of Connecticut for 2020.
  • At impact, the front of her car was crushed causing fractures of both femurs, her ankle, and her knee.
  • Firefighters were forced to use the Jaws of Life to remove her from the severely damaged vehicle.
  • For a free case evaluation give us a call at (203) 800-8856 or visit www.damicoinjurylaw.com to fill out our contact form.

Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association (OVFA) Member Wins California Casualty's 2020 $5,000 STIHL® Tools Giveaway

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 11:10am

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --California Casualty just awarded $5,000 to OVFA member and Umatilla County Fire District 1 Firefighter, Destry S., through its 2020 Work Hard/Play Hard $5,000 STIHL Tools Giveaway.

Key Points: 
  • SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --California Casualty just awarded $5,000 to OVFA member and Umatilla County Fire District 1 Firefighter, Destry S., through its 2020 Work Hard/Play Hard $5,000 STIHL Tools Giveaway.
  • "I thought I was coming to the station with my family so my kids could get a picture with Santa Claus.
  • OVFA President Zack Wilson commented, ""We are very appreciative of our longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship with California Casualty and excited for our member, Destry!
  • Previous Work Hard/Play Hard sweepstakes from California Casualty have awarded public safety personnel with:
    Past winners include an Oregon Police officer; a Colorado Sheriff's captain; firefighters from California, Nebraska, Ohio and Pennsylvania; and a California Highway Patrolman.

Behind the Wheel: Fighting fires in Argentina

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 2:00pm

It has been a long summer and she has not seen her father, a volunteer firefighter in Cordba, Argentina, for long periods of time but hope is on the horizon.

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  • It has been a long summer and she has not seen her father, a volunteer firefighter in Cordba, Argentina, for long periods of time but hope is on the horizon.
  • Watch this latest Behind the Wheel episode to find out more: cnhindustrial.com/fightingfiresinargentina
    Juan Molina is head of the voluntary firefighters of Malagueo, a city located near Crdoba in northern Argentina, where this years fire season has been particularly intense.
  • The long-term effects of these fires take their toll not only on the areas agriculture, plant life and livestock but on the firefighters themselves.
  • More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com
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