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Bobby Halton's Blog – March 2010 Archive (5)

IAFF and DHS Select MSA to Build the Flat Pack

IAFF and DHS Select MSA to Build Next-Generation SCBA Prototype



New Pressure-Vessel Technology of SCBA Will Increase Fire Fighter Safety





Washington, DC – The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), under contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has selected global safety equipment manufacturer MSA… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on March 23, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

NVFC Health and Safety Survey

Please take two minutes to participate in this important effort being undertaken by our great friends at the NVFC. Only by adding your our voice will the survey be meaningful.The NVFC is conducting a survey to identify new or changing health and safety issues facing the fire and emergency services. The results of the survey will help inform the second edition of the Emerging Issues study, which will explore the key findings as well as examine the initiatives, programs, and strategies currently… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on March 22, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Reflections on The first annual Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride and Cook Off

I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride and Cook off. It was organized by The Texas Line of Duty Task Force. The memorial ride was created to help raise awareness of The Texas Line of Duty Task Force and helped raise funds for the trailers that they use to carry the equipment they bring when a Texas firefighter falls in the line of duty.



The memorial ride and cook off was also created to raise money for scholarships for the families and funds… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on March 21, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Third annual Ray Downey Courage and Valor FDIC Fun Run

Third Annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:00 pm, White River State Park

The third annual FDIC Courage and Valor Fun Run will take place at the White River State Park located just a short walk from the Indianapolis Convention Center. The scenic, flat, fast course winds around the canal and provides runners with an absolutely safe (no traffic crossings) opportunity to enjoy a brisk fun run with their fellow… Continue

Added by Bobby Halton on March 13, 2010 at 2:23pm — No Comments

CT LODD Beacon Falls Captain Kevin Swan

Ed Urbansky sent a message to the members of Official Connecticut State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Page.

Subject: CT LODD Beacon Falls

"It is with deep regret that Beacon Hose Co # 1 announces the LODD of past Asst. Chief and current Fire Police Captain Kevin Swan. At 05:08 March 10, 2010 Beacon Hose Co was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 20 Susan Street . FP 23 (Capt Swan) signed on the air and died in his vehicle of an apparent heart attack."

Added by Bobby Halton on March 12, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

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