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Subject: FF with cancer graduates from academy; 'Air Force' wife buys FFs' groceries
Date: Wed May 28 21:05:42 MDT 2014
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FR1 Member Newsletter
8 steps to safer highway rescue response
In command: Balloon-construction fire
May 28, 2014
Featured News
Video: Marine vet treks country for fallen FFs Rescuers amputate driver's leg after crash Anonymous 'Air Force wife' buys FF's groceries
Today's Top Stories:
Elderly woman transported to hospital in D.C. fire truck: A 90-year-old woman had to wait at least 45 minutes
FFs: Dispatchers not sending closest fire truck: Problems lie with mapping of districts that determine who responds where
Mo. fire truck damaged in Memorial Day crash: No firefighters were injured, but were taken to a local hospital for evaluation
Firefighter charged after crash that killed St. Jude employee
5 firefighters injured battling Calif. wildfire
Mich. fire chief injured in farm accident
Firefighter charged with stealing from Explorer's account
Residents: Rural/Metro unfairly billing for fire protection
FF who battled cancer during academy graduates
Tactical Firefighting
8 steps to safer highway rescue response
By Jim Spell, FR1 Columnist
Responding to incidents on highways presents one of the greatest threats to firefighter safety. Here's what those crews can do to protect themselves and their patients. Pre-incident plan
You Asked. We Responded First!
USSC Valor Seating design innovations allow firefighters to be safely secured in record time. Easy access to SCBA support straps, seat belts and buckles enable quick strap-in. Dynamic SCBA back frame adjusts for each occupant, providing maximum safety and support against bolsters and headrest. Available in fixed, flip and bench configurations.
Reality Training
In command: Balloon-construction fire
 Understanding how these structures are built and how fire behaves within them are key to a safe and effective attack. Watch the video

Maximize the Limited Space in Your Vehicle with the Tracer T-5
The Tracer T-5 is leading the way with its space saving all-in-one design and the industries only steering wheel mounted keyboard. The new Tracer T-5 offers the speed to operate your peripheral equipment while maximizing the limited space available in today’s fully equipped vehicles.
FR1 Video
ALS wheelchair fire apparatus
How do you make an NFPA compliant fire engine out of a wheelchair? Here's how.
DUI driver steals fire chief's car, crashes into house
The vehicle had been stolen from a Los Angeles County Fire Department facility nearby.
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FR1 Exclusive
Holy Grail of firefighter tracking close
By Dhiren Chauhan, FR1 Contributor
Every firefighter knows that the radio is a lifeline. Indeed, some radios have integrated GPS tracking — laying the groundwork for tracking firefighters via GPS locators. But whether GPS is ideal to track firefighters still is being debated.
Free Grant Help Available for FLAME-SIM!
FLAME-SIM is the only training tool that allows you to perform unscripted, high pressure, full scale training scenarios. You tailor tactics specific to your department. FLAME-SIM drives every firefighter to face decision making on the fireground. This allows firefighters to transfer their individual experience and the battalions experience from training to the real world.
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