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NFPA & Green Builder® Media to partner at VISION House®

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has partnered with Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living to participate in the VISION House® located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort. The innovative exhibitis set to present green living ideas in a fun and informative manner that will […]

Free Basement Fire Training @engine co. 22

I am very excited to annouce a partnership between Green Maltese and Engine Co. 22! Christopher Huston from http://engineco22.net/ did a outstanding job taking my last basement fire post to the next level. This FREE training program is complete with videos and audio. Please enjoy and share with every firefighter you know. Link to free program: http://engineco22.net/modules/basement/index.html   Be […]

Basement Fire Training

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Quick overview of basement fire training Full program with audio and videos: Basement Fires GFD   Enjoy and please share it with others.   Stay Safe Lt. John Shafer

Guide for Going Green in the Fire Service

The National Volunteer Fire Council released the Guide for Going Green in the Fire Service to highlight sustainable practices and inspire departments to reduce their impact on the environment. The Guide looks at a range of Earth-friendly steps departments can take, from simple practices such as recycling and energy conservation to complex solutions such as […]

New Jersey solar labeling bill

BILL WOULD REQUIRE EMBLEMS ON BUILDINGS WITH SOLAR PANELS Firefighters would be better protected against the dangers posed by solar panels under a bipartisan bill approved today by the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee. It is sponsored by Assembly Republican Bob Schroeder. “New Jersey is one of the fastest-growing markets for solar energy […]

Green Maltese makes a visit to UL

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I am very excited to post about my recent visit to observe a day of test burns that are a part of the Vertical Ventilation study being conducted by UL. I want to first say a special thanks to Steve Kerber, Christopher Hasbrook,Bob Backstrom and Chief Peter Van Dorpe for allowing me to experience so many  wonderful things they […]

Search: Do you have a plan?

I would first like to say that the use of the following article is not meant to be an armchair quarterback or to be critical of the department involved. However I do feel it can be a learning opportunity for us, to at least review some basics of having a search plan. Article: A man […]

DOE helps launch first responder training program, app for alt-fuel vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) launched a training program specializing in teaching first responders how to treat crashes involving hybrids, battery-electric vehicles and other advanced-powertrain vehicles. NAFTC has also launched in iPhone app – and will do the same for Android smartphone users – that […]

Fire Development in Modern Buildings

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When was the last time you had a fire behavior class? If you were honest it has probably been several years and most likely half of the class slept or paid very little attention because most firefighters like hands on drills were they can tear up stuff. Those that have done fire behavior training recently […]

Green Roofs in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Greetings to all, This post is dedicated  to all brothers and sister firefighters but especially those in Indianapolis, Indiana the home of FDIC the Super Bowl of Firefighting 🙂 MAYOR ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF FIRST GREEN ROOF INSTALLATION ON INDIANAPOLIS CITY PROPERTY Project Addresses Drainage Issues and Creates Community Space INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Greg Ballard today announced […]

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