Impact Assessment: Annual Continuing Education Requirement for Firefighters

Are you a career or volunteer firefighter? If so, we need your input. FireTox, LLC is leading a study in conjunction with the Fire Protection Research Foundation to evaluate continuing education requirements in the fire service. Some of you may have participated in the first survey we conducted on parallel professions. This second survey is aimed at assessing the impact that a proposed continuing education model will have on the fire service. Please provide us with your opinions by completing this quick 14-question survey

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One person killed in July 4 house fire in Visalia

Firefighters around 9:30 p.m. responded to a report of a tree fire at 1108 N. Stover Street in Visalia. While firefighters were responding, reports indicate the fire spread from the tree to the residence, according to a department news release.

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5-year-old girl found dead in bunk bed in Englewood house fire: 'She was the sweetest child you ever wanted to see'

Firefighters arrived just after 7 a.m. to the girl’s home in the 5800 block of South May Street and were told someone was trapped inside a burning brick two-flat, according to Deputy District Fire Chief Thomas Carbonneau. The girl’s grandfather, Kevin Nowell, said he was trying to kick in a door to rescue the girl, but he was stopped by a police officer who had arrived at the scene.

survey: Knowledge and Skills Proficiency: Firefighters, Emergency Medical Providers, Law Enforcement Officers, Nurses, and Teachers

This is a survey for the Fire Protection Research Foundation project (NFPA’s research affiliate) led by FireTox, LLC. The goal of our survey is to determine how ongoing knowledge and skills proficiency are currently addressed in the Fire Service, as compared to various parallel professions, such as nursing, law enforcement, emergency medical care, and teaching. It is only 10-questions and should take less than 5-minutes to complete.  Please submit your response to the survey by April 28, 2019.  The survey can be accessed by clicking here.