Hydrogen Cyanide: New Generation Concerns Resulting in Firefighting Tactics and Medicine

The awareness of Hydrogen Cyanide (also known as its chemical formula HCN) as a deadly product of combustion is growing. The more we know the more we can prevent our responders from coming into contact with this colorless, oderless, silent killer. This informational document produced by Captain Rick Rochford of Jacksonville (FL) Fire Rescue Department gives real world examples of how HCN affects emergency incidents. He also provides excellent information pertaining to air monitoring, how HCN affects humans medically and other information about this deadly hazard.

Cyanide: New Concerns for Firefighting and Medical Tactics

Leadership / Management Theories, Models and Gurus

This is a website provided by businessballs.com and can help with almost any leadership and/or management question or problem you may have. It describes leadership and management theories, provides models to assist you, and introduces gurus who we can learn from.

Incentives for the Use of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems in U.S. Communities (coming soon)

This is a study that was prepared for the Fire Protection Research Foundation by Newport Partners LLC. The study surveyed multiple areas that offer incentives, in some way, for having residential sprinklers. There were then organized and averaged to show an accurate representation of what incentives exist for home owners and builders alike.

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PFESI

Today, the PFESI Board of Directors met via Zoom to conduct our meeting and discuss current issues. We meet several times per year. The volunteer members of the Board of Directors include:

President Steve Bair (Centre Region COG Fire Protection)
VP Chad Deardorff (City of York)
Secretary Dave Michaels (VFIS)
Treasurer Janette Swade (PEHSC)
Duane Hagelgans (Blue Rock Fire Rescue)
Jarad Renshaw (Western Berks Fire Department)
Ed Mann (Provident)
Anthony Deaven (Lower Allen Twp EMS)
Tom O'Donnell (Norristown Fire Department)
Kevin Ressler (PPFFA)
Jerry Brant (Patton Fire Company)
Frank Zangari (Statewide Advisory Board Chair)

Jerry Ozog, Executive Director
Penny Biter, Administrative Assistant
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Today, the PFESI Board of Directors met via Zoom to conduct our meeting and discuss current issues. We meet several times per year. The volunteer members of the Board of Directors include:

President Steve Bair (Centre Region COG Fire Protection)
VP Chad Deardorff (City of York)
Secretary Dave Michaels (VFIS)
Treasurer Janette Swade (PEHSC)
Duane Hagelgans (Blue Rock Fire Rescue)
Jarad Renshaw (Western Berks Fire Department)
Ed Mann (Provident) 
Anthony Deaven (Lower Allen Twp EMS)
Tom ODonnell (Norristown Fire Department) 
Kevin Ressler (PPFFA)
Jerry Brant (Patton Fire Company) 
Frank Zangari (Statewide Advisory Board Chair)

Jerry Ozog, Executive Director 
Penny Biter, Administrative Assistant

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My wife told me I should have taken my hat off. I didn't because in my 61 years on this earth my hair has never been so long. I can actually pull it back in to a small ponytail!

2 weeks ago

PFESI

Local VFCs across Pennsylvania are adaptingORDER UP! Take a look at all the carnival favorites for Food Truck Friday. Below is the menu from our food trucks. We look forward to seeing you and your family as you support the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company.

***Menu items can change at any given time***
***CDC and PA guidelines will be followed by patrons and vendors***
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Local VFCs across Pennsylvania are adapting

2 weeks ago

PFESI

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