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A Convergence of Technology for Firefighter Training

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Most online training deals with reading text and posting to discussion boards. However, on December 6th, 2011, that is about to change. The Open Fire Academy, International and Firefighter Radio are offering the first class that is both synchronous and asynchronous in delivery. It will encompass live discussion and course delivery, while providing for you jump in […]

Open Fire Academy Starts Affiliate Program Today

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  We want to get the word out about what we are doing to help better promote training to the fire service. If you are a website or blog publisher, we will pay you to promote the Open Fire Academy, International. Promoting our mission and efforts to the fire service is our goal. We want […]

Congratulations to Our October Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to John Sawyers for being the winner of our October Giveaway. He won a $50.00 gift card to Watch our Giveaways page for more coming up and earn rewards for participating on the Firefighter Radio. More to come!

Hometown Heroes: Minnesota Firefighters Efforts to Build a New Memorial

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With this episode, we begin a series called Hometown Heroes. We will look at fire departments and organizations around the globe. We will launch our series in Minnesota. If Minnesota’s 20,000 firefighters raise enough money by the end of the year, an area of the Capitol Mall known as Parking Lot H could be transformed into […]

Accountability and Safety in the Fire Service

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Image via Wikipedia Join our roundtable discussion as Mike, Orlando, Jeremy, and BJ discuss Accountability and Safety in the Fire Service.  We would love to hear your comments and questions.  Please join us and call in!  Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at Firefighter Radio and follow us on Twitter @FirefightRadio Listen to internet […]

Triple-decker blaze in New Bedford leaves dozens homeless

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By ANIKA CLARK October 21, 2011 12:00 AM NEW BEDFORD — Nearly 30 people were left homeless early Thursday morning when fire destroyed a South End apartment building. The fire "was pretty well advanced when (firefighters) got here" shortly after 1:15 a.m., said District Fire Chief Michael Dandurand while standing outside the blackened triple-decker at […]

ICS 300: Life is Full of Transitions

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  The Incident Command system is based on flexibility and adaptability.  The capability to develop a management system to address the needs of any event or incident regardless of size type or complexity is one the hallmarks of ICS.  In this session we will discuss the process of transition from a “routine” (ICS Level 100) or “working" […]

RAW: Footage of Contra Costa Fire and Rescue (Helmet Cam Rescue)

On October 13, 2011 Contra Costa Firefighters rescued two women from a burning building. The raw footage was captured by the firefighters helmet cam. Share your thoughts.

Webcasting the National Fallen Firefighter Ceremonies on FF Radio

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If you are unable to attend the National Fallen Firefighter ceremonies this weekend, you can still watch all the events on Firefighter Radio. We will be simulcasting the ceremonies all weekend. Click the link below for schedule and to watch. Click on the link below to watch. Please take a moment to post your thoughts and […]

UPDATE: Illinois Train Derailment

At the moment, the following details have been updated by the fire department: Ethanol is the chemical 14 departments on scene and one hazmat team 800 evacuated, mostly on the south side of the town determining at this point whether to let it burn off or put out the fire. Raw video of scene: Related […]

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