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Fire Engineering

Volume 161, Issue 10
  • Departments

    • Editor's Opinion

      • With the Deepest Respect
        I just finished another mind-numbing piece about Generation X and Generation Y and how they are somehow different, inferior, and dangerous.
    • Volunteers Corner

      • Forming a Ground Search and Rescue Team
        Many training and certification demands are placed on the fire service. In addition to fighting fires, most departments are involved in EMS (at one level or another), hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, and technical rescue.
    • Training Notebook

      • Holding the Nozzle
        Firefighters use a variety of hand positions to hold and operate the nozzle at fires.
    • The Engine Company

      • Overcoming Standpipe Problems
        Standpipes may be found in shopping malls; theaters; and residential, large commercial, and public assembly buildings.
    • Fire Service EMS

      • EMS Customer Service
        The one emergency service that should have cornered the customer service market is the emergency medical service (EMS).
    • The Chief Problem Solver

      • Politics and Problems
        As we enter into the election season this fall, this might be a good time to talk a little about politics and some of the potential pitfalls.
    • Roundtable

      • Engine Company Assignments
        Question: Some departments operate under specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) that give specific direction to the first- and second-arriving engines at a working fire (as well as all incoming units), called “Pre-Incident Assignment” (PSA).
    • News In Brief

      • NIST: Fire caused the collapse of WTC 7
        “Uncontrolled building fires—similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings—caused an extraordinary event, the collapse of World Trade Center 7 (WTC 7),” S. Shyam Sunder, lead investigator for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), reported at a news conference in August.
    • Letters to the Editor

    • Apparatus Deliveries

    • Company / Association News

        The STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA passed legislation that will require all cigarettes sold in Pennsylvania to be “fire safe.
    • Names in the News

        The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS (IAFC) has named Larry J. Grorud its president.
    • Rules of Engagement

  • Features


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