Need a reason to go to FDIC 2018?
We listed a few below. We will once again be sponsoring the Firefighter Cancer Support Network Comedy night on Tuesday. We will also be in class, on the floor, and running the stairs!
Where Rescue Meets Hazmat: The Gray Area
FireXTalk - Gray Area: Where Rescue meets HazMat
HMN-Firefighters from the Plainfield Fire Protection District recently received a grant from Illinois American Water, and intend to buy HAZSIM gas training simulator with funding. (more)
The Plainfield Fire Protection District will be purchasing a HazSim Pro radiation and multi gas training monitor to assist firefighters with training scenarios thanks to a grant from Illinois American Water (IAW).
The IAW 2017 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas.
Illinois American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program awards grants to provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs.
Plainfield Fire Chief David Riddle thanked Illinois American Water during the check presentation.
“The Board of Trustees and the members of the Plainfield Fire Protection District would like to express our sincere thanks to Illinois American Water for their generous grant program and for awarding grant funding to our Fire District,” said Riddle.
IAFF HazMat WMD Training
Elizabeth Harman: Advancing Health and Safety Training for Firefighters and First Responders
Firefighters at Shrewsbury Fire Dept Station 3 MA conducted the first day of several hands on hazmat scenarios using their HazSim Pro for HazMat Simulation. The day included foam application, first in considerations, and a simulated chemical suicide in a vehicle. Firefighters used HazSim Pro during the scenarios which gave the user realistic feedback.
Burnaby Fire – HazSim Trained
The Burnaby Fire Department chose HazSim Pro and included a multi-day hands on train the trainer course to maximize the benefit of their new training system.
FEMA has announced the FY 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) totaling more than $1 billion in funds to help states and territories prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from potential terrorist acts and other hazards. HSGP includes the following programs:
HazSim customers have utilized FEMA grants for purchase.