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Posted: Aug 30, 2019

City of Fairborn (OH) Fire Department to Partner with UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute for Local Live-Fire Experiments

Live Fire training

Beginning September 13 for approximately one week, the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) will partner with the City of Fairborn (OH) Fire Department to conduct a series of experiments involving live-fire. The experiments will be conducted in the Skyway Shopping Plaza, a strip mall that was slated for demolition. Members from the City of Fairborn and surrounding fire departments will be participating in the experiments. The results and conclusions of this project will be used to improve firefighting tactics, fire ground safety, fire dynamics knowledge, and to improve firefighter standard operating procedures. A comprehensive fire service outreach program will make sure that this science meets the street.


Visit the project page for more details on these experiments:


“The City of Fairborn and the Fairborn Fire Department are proud to have the opportunity to assist the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) in their study of fires in commercial structures,” said Fairborn Fire Chief, David Reichert. “The information gathered will help improve the safety of our firefighters and firefighters across the world.”

“Firefighter health and safety is primary to the work that we do. We feel that if firefighters are as smart as they can possibly be, they will be safe, they will be effective, there will be less Line-of-Duty-Deaths, fewer injuries, and more lives saved around the world,” said Steve Kerber, Director, UL FSRI.


WHEN: Tuesday, September 17 from 8:00am-4:00pm

WHERE: Skyway Shopping Plaza, 1067-1090 Kauffman Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio 45324

VISITOR REGISTRATION: All visitors must register online by Friday, September 10th


Media - please contact Jennifer Williams (240) 401-0912/


For the safety of local firefighters and the general public, members of the public are asked to keep their distance and stay clear of the work area.

For updated information on street/intersection closures, please follow the City of Fairborn on Twitter @CityofFairborn. Other updates can also be found via and

About the City of Fairborn Fire Department

The City of Fairborn Fire Department, Greene County, Ohio, is a career organization comprised of 53 firefighter/ paramedics. The City of Fairborn is a growing community with a current population of approximately 33,000 located next to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The fire department has 4 fire stations covering 13.7 square miles and responds to approximately 7000 runs annually.

About UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire research knowledge and develops cutting edge, practical fire service education aimed at helping firefighters stay safe while more effectively protecting people and property. G

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Posted: Aug 30, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Seagrave Pumper

Union Township, Chesterfield, IN, custom pumper. Marauder tilt cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Seagrave Triton 1,750-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,000-gallon water tank.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Flint (MI) Purchases Two New Fire Trucks

Flint City Council unanimously approved the purchase of two new fire trucks. The Community Development Block Grant had $1.2 million left over in funding, reports ABC 12.

For citizens, the most noticeable changes are a louder siren and a switch to LED lights, which are much brighter.

For firefighters, the pumps will work easier, and there are now portable electrical fans to help clear smoke from inside the buildings. Before, they'd have to keep them outside because of the high pressure and toxic fumes.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

East Liberty (PA) Fire Station to Close for Repairs

East Liberty fire station will close for repairs with manpower and resources shifting elsewhere, reports Pittsburgh Tribune Live.

Authorities said the station will be temporarily closed so crews can address a structural issue in its hose tower. No completion date was announced.


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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Orange (CT) Dedicates New Fire Apparatus

A new fire truck dedicated at the Orange Volunteer Fire Department’s station, reports Orange Town News.

The new truck, designated Quint-32, went into service earlier this month. Equipped with a 75-foot aerial ladder, 1,500-gallon-per-minute pump and a variety of other tools, the Spartan/Smeal truck is designed to perform a variety of tasks at emergencies.  Firefighters held a dedication ceremony, called a wetdown, on July 17th.  In addition to showing off the new truck, the party included speeches and a cornhole tournament.

The truck replaces a 1978 Mack CK that had a 50-foot ladder and a 1,000-gallon-per-minute pump.

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