Well, what do ya know? After our first blog post and subsequent follow-ups asking that the photo on the front of Dallas Fire-Rescue’s website be changed – it finally happened. The original full size photo showing a firefighter not wearing any respiratory protection while surrounded in smoke with a link to their Respiratory Protection Program […]
SideCharlie.com has obtained a copy of the debut flyer that was provided inside the gift bags at the 2011 World Police & Fire Games fundraiser last week. The 8.5″ x 11″ handout depicts Firefighter Robert Keiley stricken with ailments as a 9/11 FDNY rescuer when in actuality he wasn’t employed until 2004.
Let’s assume a major hurricane similar to Katrina has struck Louisiana coast wiping out all utility centers, shelters, roads and other sources of relief. FEMA is faced with the reality of housing tens of thousands of people AND providing them electricity, showers, bathrooms and other conveniences that Americans demand. If you were the refugee you […]
Looks like the folks over at Magic Jack don’t want to play fare in the telephony world. Seems they refuse to collect 911 fees from their customers EVEN THOUGH those customers have the same access to 911 services as those who PAY. And now, Kanawha County Florida is taking the USB phone company to court!
[fblike]Another gadget from CES that may be of interest to those in the emergency services is the inexpensive SPOT Communicator. The little device connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone and allows you to call for help, update Facebook and Twitter, send global satellite messages and transmit your coordinates from anywhere.
[fblike]For some odd reason the internet has gone out of its mind over this Verizon iPhone announcement. At approximately 11:06AM ET the words ‘Verizon iPhone‘ was mentioned at today’s news conference in New York. If you are contemplating switching carriers or buying the Verizon version of the iPhone you REALLY need to take a deep […]
[fblike]There is a new portable data drive on the marketing from ioSafe. The manufacturer makes all of the standard claims, but goes the step further by proving it! At the Consumer Electronics Show yesterday, ioSafe demoed their drive by dunking it in water, dropping it, and even shooting at it with a shotgun!