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Should Baby Boxes be Installed at Fire Departments?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

Should Baby Boxes be Installed at Fire Departments?

Since 2008, all 50 states in the U.S. have some form of a Safely Surrendered Baby Law, also known as a Safe Haven Law. Under this state statute, parents can safely and confidentially surrender their baby at a pre-determined location without the risk of criminal charges. Safe Haven locations in many states include hospitals and fire stations. With the rise of infant surrenders through this program, some Indiana fire departments are considering having “baby boxes” installed to keep babies safe and warm. Baby Boxes Look Like Large Metal Bread...

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Firefighters Sue Manufacturer of 1044 Cairns

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

Firefighters Sue Manufacturer of 1044 Cairns

A group of active and retired firefighters have joined together to sue the helmet manufacturer and distributor of their city-issued helmets. The product liability lawsuit claims that the design of the 1044 Cairns model, manufactured by Mine Safety Appliance Co, a Pennsylvania company, and distributed by Bradenton-based Ten 8 Fire Equipment Inc. has design flaws that led to head and neck injuries of firefighters.  The head and neck injuries were musculoskeletal in nature. Five Firefighters Filed Suit In total, there are five firefighters in...

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Florida Firefighters Save Manatees from Storm Drain

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

Florida Firefighters Save Manatees from Storm Drain

When manatees were found to be caught in a Satellite Beach storm drain, firefighters jumped into action to save the endangered animals. Working diligently into the night, Satellite Beach firefighters were able to save 19 manatees. Manatees were Stranded in Central Florida’s Satellite Beach Satellite Beach is a warm destination nestled uniquely between the Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Indian River Lagoon. Residents and tourists of the area are accustomed to seeing manatees, especially along the city’s canals and Banana River. All...

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Ohio K-9 Officer Home After 60+ Days on the Run

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

Ohio K-9 Officer Home After 60+ Days on the Run

Not many people can understand how close a K-9 and their handler are unless they have seen it firsthand. The folks in Wilmington, Ohio, recently rallied to help Karson, a K-9 officer and his handler Officer Jerry Popp reunite after Karson escaped from a boarding facility and couldn’t be found for more than six weeks. Karson was Missing for 61 Days Shortly before Christmas 2014, Officer Jerry Popp took his K9 to a Wilmington boarding facility while the human officer and his family visited relatives over the holidays. Karson escaped the...

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Did LA Firefighters Cheat on Fire Entry Exam?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

Did LA Firefighters Cheat on Fire Entry Exam?

Last year, many new firefighters to the department were well-known to existing members of the LA fire department. In fact, many of the new hires were actually family members or friends of LA firefighters. The huge number of new hires that were friends with or related to existing firefighters set off red flags and has led to allegations that LA firefighters may have cheated on the fire entry exam. Audit Uncovers 17 Fire Department Officials Shared Testing Materials After an audit was concluded, it was determined that many LA fire department...

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6 Tips to Retain and Recruit Volunteer Firefighters

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Emergency Lights | 0 comments

6 Tips to Retain and Recruit Volunteer Firefighters

One of the biggest struggles volunteer fire departments all over the country have is recruiting and retaining valuable members. To help your agency gain valuable volunteer firefighters, we have created 6 tips to retaining and recruiting. Make the Application Process Quick When fire departments create their volunteer firefighter applications, it is important to make it a quick process. While ensuring the process is quick, it is also important to be through. Keeping the volunteer firefighter application process quick ensures interested...

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Shop LED Warning Lights Quickly and Easily at 911 Signal USA

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Emergency Lights | 0 comments

Shop LED Warning Lights Quickly and Easily at 911 Signal USA

In an effort to provide even better customer service and user experience, we have made our site even easier to shop. Find out what changes we have made by checking out the blog and visiting our site today. Use 911 Signal USA’s Site Navigation Tabs When you visit our online emergency vehicle light site, the first thing that will jump out at you are our black navigational tabs at the top of the page. Here, you can quickly jump to our products, resources for government POs, information about becoming a dealer, emergency vehicle light resource...

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Understanding Courtesy Light Laws in the United States

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Latest News | 0 comments

Understanding Courtesy Light Laws in the United States

As first responders, it is your responsibility to understand courtesy laws in the United States. Each state has statutes that govern what types of emergency lighting can be used in their state, and which courtesy lights can be used on personal vehicles. In this blog, we will help you understand courtesy light laws, and how they vary, across the United States. What are Courtesy Lights? Courtesy lights and emergency vehicle lights are the same units. For instance, a police fleet manager can order a dozen dash lights for their fleet, and a...

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