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  • Author: Frank Docimo As a fire officer you have been given the responsibility under the law to understand, guide and direct a hazardous material emergency. 29 CFR 1910.120(q) as well as HAZMAT IC training requirements under Federal, OSHA and NFPA 472 address the minimum training requirement for anyone commanding a hazardous material incident. The law states: IC’s who [...]
  • In a recent commercial aired at half-time during last Saturday’s Notre Dame Football game; The University of Notre Dame puts the Fire Service on notice that they’ve been studying our fire gear and something is amiss. See here. and below. We’ve reported fairly-widely on this topic, and we even broke this story almost 3 years ago (here) when Diane Cotter, [...]
  • Firefighting is perhaps one of the oldest and most well-established institutions in what is now the United States of America. The roots of the North American firefighter can be traced back over a century before the country was even formally established. The earliest days of the American fire service were an organized community effort born of necessity. Throughout the [...]