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Boston Fire Department Tests Automatic Voice Dispatcher

From the first electric fire alarm system in the world, to the first automated voice dispatch in our area, the Boston Fire Department is at the forefront of technology, using newer equipment to help them dispatch calls faster. Steve Keeley, the Superintendent of the Boston Fire Department’s fire alarm division, gave NBC10 Boston a look […]

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Veterans in the Workforce

Internship program helps ex-military members get back on solid ground MIDDLETOWN – In her role as a supply specialist in the Army, Johanna Bravo said there was always structure to everything she did. Details like when deliveries were made were planned down to the minute in Iraq, where Bravo served from 2006-2007. That included time […]

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Current State of Turnout Times

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has set a six-minute guideline for fire department response time to a fire emergency. The composition of the standard is one-minute for the dispatcher to receive the alarm and then notify the first-responders; one-minute for the fire station personnel to get on the road; and four-minutes of drive time […]

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Reducing Firefighter Stress Levels

Occupational stress is inherent in firefighting and emergency response. But at no time in the history of the American fire service has this been more acute—as the increase in arson, acts of domestic violence, terrorist acts, automobile accidents, airplane crashes, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes will attest. The rigors of firefighting, rescue and victim extrication are […]

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