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Structural Firefighting: Protecting Against the Hazards of Tunnel Vision

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Dan Hale-Training and repetition can help firefighters avoid tunnel vision-focusing on one dangerous situation rather than on the "big picture"--on the fireground.

Engine Company: You're an Engineer; Now What?

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Paul Spurgeon-What you do in your new position will define you as an engineer and as a person. The author takes a look at how some people handle the promotion properly and how others crash and burn.

KME Offers EZ Trac Steerable Hydraulic Drive Assist System

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

KME now offers EZ Trac, a steerable hydraulic drive assist system that has the ability to engage and disengage on the go.

Fire Apparatus: Positioning Apparatus for Maximum Efficiency and Safety

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Mark Rossi-Poor apparatus placement can lead to delays in establishing a water supply and in performing life-saving rescues. Proper positioning is not difficult, but it takes practice and experience.

P2 ~ Fire Apparatus: Positioning Apparatus for Maximum Efficiency and Safety

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Fire Apparatus Driving: Drive to Survive: It Starts at the Top

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Chris Daly-Are you ready to answer the difficult questions regarding the status and attitude of your driver training progam? Safe driving habits start at the top.

Fire Apparatus: Easy Steps for Aerial Maintenance

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

David T. Phelan-The safety of your apparatus depends on your steady commitment to provide ongoing inspection, testing, and maintenance of your fleet for optimal performance. Every single piece of apparatus needs this attention, even if you use it infrequently.

Fireground Management: I Know It When I See It

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

In our ongoing march through the vertically arranged performance activities that connect to a boss's capability level, we have covered attendance, appearance, and maintenance.

Firefighting Piercing Nozzle Device with Two Chambers Announced

Sat, Feb 21, 2015

Coal fired power plants and coal storage facilities that burn or store lignite and sub-bituminous fuels have to be very alert to the possible risk of fires. 

Michigan Firefighters Fight Fire in Subzero Temperatures

Sat, Feb 21, 2015

The elements either work with you or against you when fighting fires in subzero weather

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August 4, 2015 Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., a leading fire apparatus manufacturer, announced today that Michael Bowman has been appoint...

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