Enter the Firefighter Combat Challenge: Firefighters in “full bunker gear” and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, racing head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a series of five tasks including climbing a five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses, and rescuing a life-sized “victim.” The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession’s rigors to the public.… Read More

Swimsuits and beach toys might have been on everyone’s shopping list last month, but at the Marketplace at Factoria shopping center in Bellevue, Washington, safety was the ticket to attracting large crowds.

More than 800 people gathered for the center’s fourth annual Child Safety Day – an event filled with tips, tools, and activities to help children and families enjoy a healthy, happy summer.… Read More