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2008

December | Top of Page

  DHS Announces Revised National Incident Management System
DHS Announces Revised National Incident Management System (December, 2008) (0812270) (Plain Text Version)

  Marilla Firefighter Injured
Marilla Firefighter Injured (December, 2008) (0812269) (Plain Text Version)

  Vista - NFIRS Incompatibility
Vista - NFIRS Incompatibility (December, 2008) (0812268) (Plain Text Version)

  New York Task Force 2 (NYTF-2) Takes Top Honors in K-9 Search & Rescue Competition.
New York Task Force 2 (NYTF-2) Takes Top Honors in K-9 Search & Rescue Competition. (December, 2008) (0812267) (Plain Text Version)

  NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program Seeks Public Input
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program Seeks Public Input (December, 2008) (0812266) (Plain Text Version)

  RESPIRATOR USERS NOTICE - Subject: Misleading Representation of the Mainstays Projects RSP2MS Respirator as NIOSH-Approved N95
RESPIRATOR USERS NOTICE - Subject: Misleading Representation of the Mainstays Projects RSP2MS Respirator as NIOSH-Approved N95 (December, 2008) (0812265) (Plain Text Version)

November | Top of Page

  New Requirements for Retro Reflective Safety Vests for Firefighters and First Responders on Federally Funded Highways
New Requirements for Retro Reflective Safety Vests for Firefighters and First Responders on Federally Funded Highways (November, 2008) (0811264) (Plain Text Version)

  FEMA Releases On-Line Training Course For The National Response Framework
FEMA Releases On-Line Training Course For The National Response Framework (November, 2008) (0811263) (Plain Text Version)

  A Message from U.S. Fire Administrator Greg Cade about Home Smoke Alarms
A Message from U.S. Fire Administrator Greg Cade about Home Smoke Alarms (November, 2008) (0811262) (Plain Text Version)

  NIOSH Supports Seat Belt Use by Firefighters
NIOSH Supports Seat Belt Use by Firefighters (November, 2008) (0811261) (Plain Text Version)

  Wildfire Information Portal / Emergency Management Network
Wildfire Information Portal / Emergency Management Network (November, 2008) (0811260) (Plain Text Version)

  GM Web Site for First Responder Information on Airbags and Pre-tensioners.
GM Web Site for First Responder Information on Airbags and Pre-tensioners. (November, 2008) (0811259) (Plain Text Version)

  USFA and DOT Complete Study of Traffic Incident Management Systems
USFA and DOT Complete Study of Traffic Incident Management Systems (November, 2008) (0811258) (Plain Text Version)

  Safety Concerns Raised by the Firefighting Community Regarding High-Visibility Safety Apparel Result in Modification to Vest Rule
Safety Concerns Raised by the Firefighting Community Regarding High-Visibility Safety Apparel Result in Modification to Vest Rule (November, 2008) (0811257) (Plain Text Version)

  Search Across More Than 18 Fire and Emergency Services Web Sites
Search Across More Than 18 Fire and Emergency Services Web Sites (November, 2008) (0811256) (Plain Text Version)

  2009 DHS Grant Programs
2009 DHS Grant Programs (November, 2008) (0811255) (Plain Text Version)

  Area Of Origin Tip: CFL bulb
Area Of Origin Tip: CFL bulb (November, 2008) (0811254) (Plain Text Version)

  Model Procedures for Responding to a Package with Suspicion of a Biological Threat
Model Procedures for Responding to a Package with Suspicion of a Biological Threat (November, 2008) (0811253) (Plain Text Version)

  DHS Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Grant Guidance For Over $3 Billion In Preparedness Grant Programs
DHS Announces Fiscal Year 2009 Grant Guidance For Over $3 Billion In Preparedness Grant Programs (November 4, 2008) (0811252) (Plain Text Version)

October | Top of Page

  New CSB Safety Video, Half an Hour to Tragedy, Highlights Training Needs for Propane Emergencies
New CSB Safety Video, Half an Hour to Tragedy, Highlights Training Needs for Propane Emergencies (October, 2008) (0810251) (Plain Text Version)

  USFA Produces Reports on Municipal Water Supply Systems with the Society of Fire Protection Engineers
USFA Produces Reports on Municipal Water Supply Systems with the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (October, 2008) (0810250) (Plain Text Version)

  Illnesses and Injuries Related to Total Release Foggers --- Eight States, 2001--2006
Illnesses and Injuries Related to Total Release Foggers --- Eight States, 2001--2006 (October, 2008) (0810249) (Plain Text Version)

  Haz-Map from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has been updated
Haz-Map from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has been updated (October, 2008) (0810248) (Plain Text Version)

  The Safety Review, Is Now Available
The Safety Review, Is Now Available (October, 2008) (0810247) (Plain Text Version)

  New Reports on Fire Protection and Municipal Water Supply Systems
New Reports on Fire Protection and Municipal Water Supply Systems (October, 2008) (0810246) (Plain Text Version)

September | Top of Page

  National Library of Medicine TOXLINE users can now link directly from those references to EPA TSCA Inventory reports
National Library of Medicine TOXLINE users can now link directly from those references to EPA TSCA Inventory reports (September, 2008) (0809245) (Plain Text Version)

  DHS Awards $63 Million in Emergency Preparedness Grants
DHS Awards $63 Million in Emergency Preparedness Grants (September, 2008) (0809244) (Plain Text Version)

  Rural Emergency Responders Initiative
Rural Emergency Responders Initiative (September, 2008) (0809243) (Plain Text Version)

  IRS Publishes Guidelines for Implementation of Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act
IRS Publishes Guidelines for Implementation of Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act (September, 2008) (0809242) (Plain Text Version)

August | Top of Page

  GRANTS HANDBOOK 2008
GRANTS HANDBOOK 2008 (August, 2008) (0808241) (Plain Text Version)

  USFA Releases Report on Fire Department Preparedness for Extreme Weather Emergencies and Natural Disasters
USFA Releases Report on Fire Department Preparedness for Extreme Weather Emergencies and Natural Disasters (August, 2008) (0808240) (Plain Text Version)

  Earn CEUs for Coffee Break Training
Earn CEUs for Coffee Break Training (August, 2008) (0808239) (Plain Text Version)

  President Signs Higher Education Opportunity Act.
President Signs Higher Education Opportunity Act. (August, 2008) (0808238) (Plain Text Version)

  Bound Tree Medical Legacy Scholarship - Application deadline: Nov 7, 2008
Bound Tree Medical Legacy Scholarship - Application deadline: Nov 7, 2008 (August, 2008) (0808237) (Plain Text Version)

  NIOSH joins in highlighting National Firefighter Health Week
NIOSH joins in highlighting National Firefighter Health Week (August, 2008) (0808236) (Plain Text Version)

  Incident Command System Simulation Courses Now Available Online
Incident Command System Simulation Courses Now Available Online (August, 2008) (0808235) (Plain Text Version)

  S-130 & S-190 Fire Courses Now Available Online
S-130 & S-190 Fire Courses Now Available Online (August, 2008) (0808234) (Plain Text Version)

  USFA Releases Annual Firefighter Fatality Report
USFA Releases Annual Firefighter Fatality Report (August, 2008) (0808233) (Plain Text Version)

  Congress Seeks Ban on Dangerous Novelty Lighters
Congress Seeks Ban on Dangerous Novelty Lighters (August, 2008) (0808232) (Plain Text Version)

July | Top of Page

  USFA Releases New Report: The After Action Critique - Training Through Lessons Learned
USFA Releases New Report: The After Action Critique - Training Through Lessons Learned (July, 2008) (0807231) (Plain Text Version)

  NASAs Fire and Smoke
NASAs Fire and Smoke (July, 2008) (0807230) (Plain Text Version)

  Free LandSat Images Coming Soon to a Computer Near You
Free LandSat Images Coming Soon to a Computer Near You (July, 2008) (0807229) (Plain Text Version)

  2008 USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps
2008 USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps (July, 2008) (0807228) (Plain Text Version)

  ItzaGasCan: Fire Safety Hazard
ItzaGasCan: Fire Safety Hazard (July, 2008) (0807227) (Plain Text Version)

  Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition
Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (July, 2008) (0807225) (Plain Text Version)

  GM Website for First Responder Information on Airbags and Pre-tensioners
GM Website for First Responder Information on Airbags and Pre-tensioners (July, 2008) (0807224) (Plain Text Version)

June | Top of Page

  June 2008 Issue of The Safety Review
June 2008 Issue of The Safety Review (June, 2008) (0806223) (Plain Text Version)

  Rural-Urban Differences in Characteristics of Local EMS Agencies (Findings Brief)
Rural-Urban Differences in Characteristics of Local EMS Agencies (Findings Brief) (June, 2008) (0806222) (Plain Text Version)

  Issues in Staffing Emergency Medical Services: A National Survey of Local and Urban EMS Directors
Issues in Staffing Emergency Medical Services: A National Survey of Local and Urban EMS Directors (June, 2008) (0806221) (Plain Text Version)

  EMS Workforce for the 21st Century
EMS Workforce for the 21st Century (June, 2008) (0806220) (Plain Text Version)

  Consumer Fireworks: Dangerous and Illegal
Consumer Fireworks: Dangerous and Illegal (June, 2008) (0806219) (Plain Text Version)

  Department of Homeland Security Application Period for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) Grants Now Open Available Funds Increased
Department of Homeland Security Application Period for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) Grants Now Open Available Funds Increased (June, 2008) (0806218) (Plain Text Version)

  NIOSH Announces Webpage for Fire Service SCBA Cylinder Part Numbers
NIOSH Announces Webpage for Fire Service SCBA Cylinder Part Numbers (June, 2008) (0806217) (Plain Text Version)

  Focus on Fire: Wildfires
Focus on Fire: Wildfires (June, 2008) (0806216) (Plain Text Version)

  CPSC Urges Consumers to Prepare for Dangers After the Storm
CPSC Urges Consumers to Prepare for Dangers After the Storm (June, 2008) (0806215) (Plain Text Version)

  The application period for the 2008 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) began at 0900EDT on May 30, 2008.
The application period for the 2008 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) began at 0900EDT on May 30, 2008. (June, 2008) (0806214) (Plain Text Version)

May | Top of Page

  USFA and DOT Complete Study of Traffic Incident Management Systems
USFA and DOT Complete Study of Traffic Incident Management Systems (May, 2008) (0805213) (Plain Text Version)

  Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 25-31
Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 25-31 (May, 2008) (0805212) (Plain Text Version)

  U.S. Fire Administration Releases Report on I-35W Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis
U.S. Fire Administration Releases Report on I-35W Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis (May, 2008) (0805211) (Plain Text Version)

  DHS Announces CEDAP 2008 Start Date
DHS Announces CEDAP 2008 Start Date (May, 2008) (0805210) (Plain Text Version)

  Department of Homeland Security Opens Application Period for SAFER Grants
Department of Homeland Security Opens Application Period for SAFER Grants (May 12, 2008) (0805209) (Plain Text Version)

  National Volunteer Fire Councils Junior Firefighter Scholarship and Grant Program Applications Due May 15
National Volunteer Fire Councils Junior Firefighter Scholarship and Grant Program Applications Due May 15 (May, 2008) (0805208) (Plain Text Version)

  First Edition of CPSCs New The Safety Review
First Edition of CPSCs New The Safety Review (May, 2008) (0805207) (Plain Text Version)

  2008 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week
2008 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week (May, 2008) (0805206) (Plain Text Version)

April | Top of Page

  CSU Forecast Team Predicts Above-Average Hurricane Season
CSU Forecast Team Predicts Above-Average Hurricane Season (April, 2008) (0804205) (Plain Text Version)

  National Weather Service Warns of Above-Average Flood Potential
National Weather Service Warns of Above-Average Flood Potential (April, 2008) (0804204) (Plain Text Version)

  USFA Releases Civilian Fire Injuries in Residential Buildings Report
USFA Releases Civilian Fire Injuries in Residential Buildings Report (April, 2008) (0804203) (Plain Text Version)

  Important Information on Changes in the Ryan White Act.
Important Information on Changes in the Ryan White Act. (April, 2008) (0804202) (Plain Text Version)

  U.S. Fire Administration Releases Residential Building Electrical Fires Report
U.S. Fire Administration Releases Residential Building Electrical Fires Report (April, 2008) (0804201) (Plain Text Version)

  2008 Emergency Response Guidebook
2008 Emergency Response Guidebook (April, 2008) (0804200) (Plain Text Version)

  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce a new web resource about its Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC).
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce a new web resource about its Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). (April, 2008) (0804199) (Plain Text Version)

  USFA Releases Fire Risk Reports
USFA Releases Fire Risk Reports (April, 2008) (0804198) (Plain Text Version)

  CPR Upgrade
CPR Upgrade (April, 2008) (0804197) (Plain Text Version)

March | Top of Page

  The United States Fire Administration is recruiting for a training specialist in the Fire Prevention: Technical curriculum.
The United States Fire Administration is recruiting for a training specialist in the Fire Prevention: Technical curriculum. (March, 2008) (0803196) (Plain Text Version)

  U.S. Fire Administration Adopts Official Position on Residential Fire Sprinklers
U.S. Fire Administration Adopts Official Position on Residential Fire Sprinklers (March, 2008) (0803195) (Plain Text Version)

  Grants Handbook 2008
Grants Handbook 2008 (March, 2008) (0803194) (Plain Text Version)

  NIMS Director Vacancy Announcement DHS
NIMS Director Vacancy Announcement DHS (March, 2008) (0803193) (Plain Text Version)

  DEC Accepting Applications for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants
DEC Accepting Applications for Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants (March, 2008) (0803192) (Plain Text Version)

  U.S. Fire Administration Releases Residential Building Electrical Fires Report
U.S. Fire Administration Releases Residential Building Electrical Fires Report (March, 2008) (0803191) (Plain Text Version)

  USFA Releases New Firefighter Autopsy Protocol
USFA Releases New Firefighter Autopsy Protocol (March, 2008) (0803190) (Plain Text Version)

  WISER 4.0 Is Now Available!
WISER 4.0 Is Now Available! (March, 2008) (0803189) (Plain Text Version)

  New Grant Program for Fire Departments
New Grant Program for Fire Departments (March, 2008) (0803188) (Plain Text Version)

  NIST Evaluates Firefighting Tactics In NYC High-Rise Test
NIST Evaluates Firefighting Tactics In NYC High-Rise Test (March, 2008) (0803187) (Plain Text Version)

  Universal Broadband Grants for New York Announced
Universal Broadband Grants for New York Announced (March, 2008) (0803186) (Plain Text Version)

  Assistance to Firefighters Grants
Assistance to Firefighters Grants (March, 2008) (0803185) (Plain Text Version)

  Department of Homeland Security and FEMA have placed several documents on-line to assist with applying for grants.
Department of Homeland Security and FEMA have placed several documents on-line to assist with applying for grants. (March, 2008) (0803184) (Plain Text Version)

  On The Job Firefighter Deaths Often Preventable
On The Job Firefighter Deaths Often Preventable (March, 2008) (0803183) (Plain Text Version)

  National Traffic Incident Management Coalition National Unified Goal Responder Safety Brochure
National Traffic Incident Management Coalition National Unified Goal Responder Safety Brochure (March, 2008) (0803182) (Plain Text Version)

  Report Ranks Cities Terrorist Attack Risks
Report Ranks Cities Terrorist Attack Risks (March, 2008) (0803181) (Plain Text Version)

  USFA Announces Video Version of Coffee Break Training
USFA Announces Video Version of Coffee Break Training (March, 2008) (0803180) (Plain Text Version)

  USFA Releases New Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Manual for Firefighters and Other Emergency Responders
USFA Releases New Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Manual for Firefighters and Other Emergency Responders (March, 2008) (0803179) (Plain Text Version)

  Wildland Fire Training
Wildland Fire Training (March, 2008) (0803178) (Plain Text Version)

  Broadband Opportunities for Rural America
Broadband Opportunities for Rural America (March, 2008) (0803177) (Plain Text Version)

  National Emergency or Disaster Grants to Assist Low-Income Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
National Emergency or Disaster Grants to Assist Low-Income Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (March, 2008) (0803176) (Plain Text Version)

  Rural Emergency Responders Initiative
Rural Emergency Responders Initiative (March, 2008) (0803175) (Plain Text Version)

  Community Connect Broadband Grant Program
Community Connect Broadband Grant Program (March, 2008) (0803174) (Plain Text Version)

  ProjectDisaster.Com
ProjectDisaster.Com (March, 2008) (0803173) (Plain Text Version)

  PSC Takes Major Step Toward Reducing Upholstered Furniture Fires
PSC Takes Major Step Toward Reducing Upholstered Furniture Fires (March, 2008) (0803172) (Plain Text Version)

  Emergency Management and Homeland Security. National Response Framework Edition 1-25-08
Emergency Management and Homeland Security. National Response Framework Edition 1-25-08 (March, 2008) (0803171) (Plain Text Version)

  Wildfire Training Aid
Wildfire Training Aid (March, 2008) (0803170) (Plain Text Version)

  On-Line Simulations at FireEngineering.com
On-Line Simulations at FireEngineering.com (March, 2008) (0803169) (Plain Text Version)

  Contributing Factors to Firefighter Line of Duty Death in the United States
Contributing Factors to Firefighter Line of Duty Death in the United States (March, 2008) (0803168) (Plain Text Version)

  Rehab Recommendation Becomes Standard
Rehab Recommendation Becomes Standard (March, 2008) (0803167) (Plain Text Version)

  DHS Announces Release of Application Guidance for Over $3 Billion in Grant Programs
DHS Announces Release of Application Guidance for Over $3 Billion in Grant Programs (March, 2008) (0803166) (Plain Text Version)

  DHS Announces Significant Changes in 2008 Grant Guidelines
DHS Announces Significant Changes in 2008 Grant Guidelines (March, 2008) (0803165) (Plain Text Version)

  DHS Announces Application Period for FY 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grants.
DHS Announces Application Period for FY 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grants. (March, 2008) (0803164) (Plain Text Version)

  NIST and USFA Newsletter at Fire.gov
NIST and USFA Newsletter at Fire.gov (March, 2008) (0803163) (Plain Text Version)

  Preparedness Publications Available From FEMA
Preparedness Publications Available From FEMA (March 3, 2008) (0803162) (Plain Text Version)

February | Top of Page

  Information on the FEMA Library
Information on the FEMA Library (February, 2008) (0802161) (Plain Text Version)

  National Response Framework Webcast\Television Broadcast to Occur on March 5, 2008
National Response Framework Webcast\Television Broadcast to Occur on March 5, 2008 (February, 2008) (0802160) (Plain Text Version)

  Four NIMS resources were recently added to the FEMA Library
Four NIMS resources were recently added to the FEMA Library (February, 2008) (0802159) (Plain Text Version)

  CPSC Takes Major Step Toward Reducing Upholstered Furniture Fires
CPSC Takes Major Step Toward Reducing Upholstered Furniture Fires (February, 2008) (0802158) (Plain Text Version)

  National Fire Academy Training Opportunities as of February 22, 2008
National Fire Academy Training Opportunities as of February 22, 2008 (February, 2008) (0802157) (Plain Text Version)

  Fire Research You Can Use at fire.gov
Fire Research You Can Use at fire.gov (February, 2008) (0802156) (Plain Text Version)

  Search the GPO Catalog of Government Publications
Search the GPO Catalog of Government Publications (February 16, 2008) (0802155) (Plain Text Version)

  Department of Homeland Security and FEMA Support for Grants
Department of Homeland Security and FEMA Support for Grants (February, 2008) (0802154) (Plain Text Version)

  National Response Framework Training Released
National Response Framework Training Released (February, 2008) (0802153) (Plain Text Version)

  DHS Announces Release of Application Guidance for Over $3 Billion in Grant Programs
DHS Announces Release of Application Guidance for Over $3 Billion in Grant Programs (February 1, 2008) (0802152) (Plain Text Version)

January | Top of Page

  National Fire Academy Announces New Online Course
National Fire Academy Announces New Online Course (January 24, 2008) (0801151) (Plain Text Version)

  A Provisional Report of Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2007
A Provisional Report of Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2007 (January 1, 2008) (0801150) (Plain Text Version)

Bryant D. Stevens

State Fire Administrator

The members of OFPC are dedicated to the advancement of sound fire safety practices by all citizens of NY and increasing the effectiveness and proficiency of the State's fire service.
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