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FireRescue1 Acquires to Expand its Firefighting Community

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. –, a leading online resource for fire rescue personnel, announced that it has acquired, a popular online firefighting web site, to expand its reach within the fire service and build out its community of members from departments nationwide.

The acquisition brings more than 2,300 new active members into FireRescue1’s community of firefighting professionals. Each member will now have full access to the FireRescue1 network of firefighting web sites, which includes online resources such as,, and

"The addition of and its network of devoted firefighters is part of our continued efforts to build the most dynamic online community for the fire service," said Alex Ford, CEO of "By continuing to integrate valuable firefighting resources into the FireRescue1 Network, we are making it easier for fire professionals to access the news, information and interactive features they need to stay safe and better protect their communities." was founded with the purpose of giving firefighters an open forum to discuss issues affecting them on a day-to-day level within their profession. As it grew, the site quickly became a valuable tool for thousands of firefighters to share tips and best practices as well as lighter content such as firefighter-related jokes and photos.

FireRescue1 is part of the Praetorian Group, the leading public safety online media company representing more than 16 web sites that reach 330,000 registered first responders and 1.5 million unique visitors per month. FireRescue1 was created to provide the fire community with a single online resource for the latest news, training and employment information. The site has grown rapidly since its launch in mid 2005, and has quickly becoming the top online destination for fire product information and research.

With 60,000 registered members and 240,000 monthly unique visitors, serves the firefighting community by providing firefighters with the most complete range of information and resources available. In a profession where lives depend on thorough knowledge and training, it is vital that fire professionals have a single, comprehensive resource to keep them informed about the most current fire news and technology and help them easily locate timely research and analysis.

FireRescue1 is supported by the Praetorian Group, the proven leader in online public safety resources. The experience and resources of the Praetorian Group has yielded a trusted and reliable online environment for the exchange of information between firefighters and departments from across the Unites States and around the world.

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