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Fire-Dex and AEC Fire & Safety Offer Advanced Materials Seminar

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Fire-Dex, in conjunction with AEC Fire-Safety, is sponsoring an informational seminar on Advanced Materials set for November 13th at 5:30pm-9:30pm at Warrensburg Fire Protection District 420 E. Main St. Warrensburg, Illinois.This informational seminar will cover timely topics such as:

  1. Blood-borne pathogen barriers in turnout gear.
  2. How to extend the life of turnout gear with proper cleaning and care.
  3. How to choose the right materials to give you the right amount of protection and breathability.

Guest speakers:

  • Kirk Owen, End Use Marketing Manager from TenCate:  Kirk is the former Chairman of the NFPA Technical Committee on Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Clothing and Equipment, Assistant Chief at Plano FD in Texas.  He will discuss the performance characteristics of outer shells and thermal barriers, and their effect on TPP, THL and the overall performance of the composite.
  • Brian Barton, Division Manager – Protective Clothing from Stedfast.  Brian’s presentation will concern moisture barriers:  how they work; how they are constructed, and what are best compilations for Stedair 3000, 4000 and Gold.
  • Andrew Oliver, President of Gear Wash, a third party Verified ISP company providing turnout gear care and maintenance services.

Register now at www.firedex.com/training.

A Touching Tribute to Wildland Firefighters

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The Wildland Firefighter Foundation partnered with the National Interagency Fire Center to create the Wildland Firefighter Monument. They were looking for a permanent, memorable way to honor the 14 firefighters who lost their lives during the 1994 South Canyon Fire. The official dedication ceremony was held May 25, 2000.

The Monument, located on the National Fire Interagency Center base (NIFC), consists of three eight-foot bronze firefighters who stand in silent acknowledgement of the hard-working men and women on the fireline. A team of volunteers constructed a waterfall to showcase native rock gathered from a local quarry.

Granite stones with personal inscriptions line the Monument walkways and encircle its perimeter to commemorate members and supporters of the wildland firefighting community. These markers are authorized and placed twice a year at the request of individuals by the National Interagency Fire Center and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

The Monument is meant to be enjoyed by all walks of life. Visiting the Monument will provide a sense of peace and tranquility as visitors take in the sites, smells and sounds of the natural wildlands. Have you had a chance to visit the monument?

Photo Credit:  The Wildland Foundation Facebook Page

Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service

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Attention Colorado!

You have been chosen as the pilot state for the first annual Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service on May 4, 2013. The date coincides with the International Association of Wildland (IAWF) Global Wildfire Awareness Week.

Join the NFPA Wildland Fire Operations Division and contribute a few hours or the entire day and work to reduce the wildfire risk in your community.

For more information checkout Firewise.org, Facebook and Twitter. There’s enormous strength in motivating people to implement fire safety actions on a designated day; and a coordinated day of wildfire preparedness is an opportunity to increase awareness while reducing risk.

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