Task Force Tips acquires AMKUS Rescue Systems

March 7, 2016 – Nozzle maker Task Force Tips, Inc., (TFT) has acquired AMKUS Rescue Systems, both companies announced on their websites last week. Indiana-based TFT manufactures nozzles, monitors, valves and foam systems. Headquartered in Illinois, AMKUS’s line of rescue products includes cutters, spreaders, push-pull rams, power units, auxiliary pumps and rope-rescue systems. AMKUS, according […]

Firefighter insurer marks 25 years in business

March 3, 2016 – In 1991, Kip Cosgrove moved to Canada to fill a market niche: to provide a national insurance option for firefighters. Cosgrove brought the United States-based insurance company VFIS north of the border and at the 1991 International Association of Fire Chiefs conference held in Toronto, VFIS of Canada was launched. “Because […]

Alberta government to fund fire training

March 3, 2016 – The Alberta government is spending $650,000 to support fire and emergency-preparedness training for first responders in 50 municipalities and four First Nations. The funding is part of a Fire Services Emergency Preparedness Program aimed at volunteer and mutual-aid fire departments. The program will provide $500,000 for fire training and $150,000 for […]

Mandeville Fire: Firefighting Operations Will Continue Overnight – NBC Southern California

NBC Southern California Mandeville Fire: Firefighting Operations Will Continue OvernightNBC Southern CaliforniaFirefighting operations will continue overnight and into Tuesday at this stubborn brush fire in Mandeville Canyon that has charred about 55 acres. The flames were 95 percent contained by a line of cleared vegetation this morning and new crews of …Firefighters expect full containment […]

Trainees learn basic wildland firefighting skills – Black Hills Pioneer

Black Hills Pioneer Trainees learn basic wildland firefighting skillsBlack Hills PioneerNEMO — New personnel were introduced to the world of firefighting at the Box Elder Work Center this past week as the Forest Service conducted firefighter training to create its new force of Type II certified firefighting teams. A total of 34 personnel … Powered […]