Prepare for the wildfire year, not just wildfire season, with FirstNet

Author: Chief Kim Zagaris, WFCA Wildfire Policy and Technology Advisor
Published: 6/02/2021
With wildfire season off to another early start and the fire season persisting longer, we can all attest that it’s becoming more difficult to find time to re-evaluate our preparedness plans. And that difficulty is only compounded as we continue to respond to everyday incidents and deal with COVID-19. All first responders should seriously consider FirstNet as public safety’s collective communications platform, especially as we prepare to respond to all-hazard incidents.     read more

Looking for an economical solution to expand your station?

Author: Patrick Veer, Vice President, EXTREME Portable Buildings & EXTREME Fire Stations
Published: 1/19/2021
Whether it’s finding room for a new piece of apparatus or accommodating updated decontamination facilities, it seems that the need for more space is a reoccurring issue at most stations. EXTREME Fire Stations (EFS) designs, builds and installs new, replacement, and temporary fire stations and additions in the US and Canada. EFS requires no foundations and can be relocated multiple times without loss of structural or functional integrity. To avoid a major construction project, you may want to consider the new technologies available in portable buildings.     read more

Protecting Firefighters with an Innovative Decontamination Process

Author: Chief Mike Duyck (Ret.), Vice President, Emergency Technical Decon
Published: 12/14/2020
Firefighters encounter multiple carcinogens, frequently at dangerous levels, and the danger doesn’t end when the job is done. Residue left on firefighter’s gear can potentially cause a range of long-term deleterious health conditions. Toxic molecules can accumulate after multiple incomplete cleaning attempts, building up over time. Our innovative approach not only extends the life of the gear, it can significantly decrease the chances of future health problems for your firefighting professionals.     read more

Explore a Relocatable Fire Station in Canada via Video Tour

Author: Patrick Veer, Vice President, EXTREME Portable Buildings & EXTREME Fire Stations
Published: 12/08/2020
“Adapt and overcome.” That’s what fire departments do every single day. But that can be a challenge when the rate of a community’s growth outpaces that of the department. In Canada, the Calgary Fire Department needed a temporary fire station that would accommodate emergency response activities. The department explored fire house options and determined the best fit was a relocatable fire station designed by EXTREME Portable Buildings.     read more

Coffee On a Mission to Support Fellow First Responders

Author: Fire Department Coffee
Published: 10/28/2020
It’s National First Responders Day, so there is no better time to take a step back to admire, appreciate, and recognize the men and women who have chosen to dedicate their lives to serving others. Run by firefighters, our veteran-owned business is dedicated to providing freshly-roasted, great-tasting coffee. Our mission is to help our fellow first responders by donating 10% of net proceeds to help those who have become sick or injured while on the job.
Order today and get an extra 15% off. Continue reading to reveal the discount code.     read more


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