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Home Fires  The USFA has reported for the week of February 5-11, 2017, 64 civilians died as a result of home fires in 27 states including 29 males, 32 females (3 gender unreported).   23 were over the age of of 65 and 3 were under 14 years of age.   Take this time to review your efforts of fire education for children and those over 65.

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Firefighter Crew Chief Job

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California  Firefighter/EMT opening

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Fire Recall  Here is a fire hazard that should be on the lookout as they may be in the rooms near children.  Mickey Mouse Nightlights - Liquid from the nightlight can leak onto the electrical outlet, posing a fire hazard.    Go to Disneyparks.com and click on “Safety Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information

California   Deputy Fire Marshall job

New Mexico  Firefighter job openings

Massachusetts  Fire personnel partner with Council on Aging staff for free fire inspections, education for seniors

Virginia  Firefighter Medic job opening

Florida  
Firefighter / Paramedic job opening

Michigan  
Firefighter/EMT job opening

Virginia  Firefighter job opening

Firefighters  NFPA’s safety bulletin on firefighter protective hoods urges caution and emphasizes care and maintenance  also see PPE Cleaning Validation

Firefighter Safety  NASA's jet propulsion lab has developed what may provide additional safety functions for firefighters

Fire Recall  Chainsaws recalled due to fire hazard

Fire Recall  Portable air conditioners recalled due to fire hazard

Firefighter  Charges filed in improper issuing of Firefighter exam results   Update:  Random scores assigned to tamper firefighter tests

Firefighter  The USFA has announced another firefighter fatality due to heart attack.  Firefighter personnel may wish to read the free reports available at Fire Rescue Workout

Fire Recall  Chainsaws recalled due to fire hazard

Fire Recall  Field & brush mowers recalled as the fuel tank valve can malfunction and cause the fuel tank to expand and gasoline liquid or vapors to be unexpectedly released, posing fire and burn hazards

Fire Recall  Fire and Burn Hazards lead HP to expand recall of batteries for HP and Compaq notebook computers

Home Fires  The USFA has reported for the week of January 15-21, 2017, 42 civilians died as a result of home fires in 23 states including 21 males, 19 females (2 gender unreported).   14 were over the age of of 65 and 14 were under 3 years of age.   Take this time to review your efforts of fire education for children and those over 65.

Home Fires  The USFA has reported for the week of January 1-7, 2017, 48 civilians died as a result of home fires in 24 states including 23 males, 14 females (11 gender unreported).   9 were over the age of of 65 and 5 were under 14 years of age.   Take this time to review your efforts of fire education for children and those over 65.

Firefighter Safety  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued a Tentative Interim Amendment that requires PASS manufacturers to change the PASS alarm sound required in the current edition of NFPA 1982–2013 for PASS devices manufactured after December 21, 2016, to a new, more audible PASS alarm sound. This impacts stand-alone PASS devices and PASS that are integrated with SCBA

Fire Recall  Toshiba has expanded the recall of laptop computer battery packs due to burn and fire hazards​.  The firm has received five reports of the battery pack overheating and melting, including one additional report since the first recall announcement   See the pics and inform others

Firefighter Safety  Report titled "Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service" has been issued.   From the report is the following:  "Cardiovascular Disease One in every four Americans dies of a heart attack each year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2015). USFA releases annual firefighter fatality reports that consistently show heart attacks as the leading cause of death. In fact, over the last decade, over half (54.5 percent) of on-duty volunteer firefighter deaths were the result of a heart attack (USFA, n.d.). NFPA, which also releases annual firefighter fatality data, reported 32 on-duty volunteer deaths in 2015; 18 of those (56 percent) were sudden cardiac deaths (Fahy, LeBlanc, & Molis, 2016). This demonstrates that firefighters and emergency personnel are at an even greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than the general population. Addressing heart disease and heart disease risk factors is key in protecting firefighters and emergency personnel from life-altering or life-threatening outcomes. There are many factors that put firefighters and emergency personnel at increased risk for heart disease. Research has identified that responders face additional occupational hazards, including smoke exposure, noise, psychological stress, shift work, and physical workload. NFPA reported that overexertion/strain caused 27.7 percent of fireground injuries in 2015 and that heart attack or stroke specifically caused 920 (1.4 percent) of all injuries (Haynes & Molis, 2016)  Free Fire Rescue Workout reports are available here