At 1200 hours on Saturday, December 18, 2010, Bayonne (NJ) Fire Department companies were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the Bayonne Dry Dock Complex.
Although many past codes and standards have addressed building construction, building features, fire protection systems, fireground operations, and past building failures, how will the new codes and standards impact future tactical operations and firefighter safety?
Although much has been written on building construction and fire behavior, there seems to be a growing debate on when we should go in or stay outside the building on the fireground based on building construction and fire behavior.
On February 20, 2003, in West Warwick, Rhode Island, the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in United States history occurred in The Station nightclub.
Where can you find a one-of-a-kind, fully functional fire department that operates for only 11 days each year?
DispatchING to an investigation, the telecommunicator advised responding units, "Not sure what you will find….
The number of deaths and injuries and the loss of money attributed to fire in the United States remain high.
We all remember learning in our high school history classes that the 14th and 15th centuries were dreadful times for people in many ways.
Throughout the United States, volunteer fire departments and rescue squads have been a source of pride for their communities, their members coming together during times of emergency to help protect lives and property within that community.
The scenario is a reported fire on the sixth floor of a low- rise commercial structure. All occupants have been evacuated, according to dispatch.
If you stop and think about it, we really do a lot in the fire service: put out fires, put on bandages, pull people from the water, and a plethora of other things.
In 1990, the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act, Public Law 101-381, was enacted into law.
According to the results of a 2009 survey of 187 firefighters across several Midwestern states, most firefighters felt that their coworkers wouldn't know when to call a Mayday.
The U.S. Fire Administration advised that Spartan Chassis was recalling in early November emergency rescue transport vehicles equipped with an electronic stability control (ESC) manufactured from April 12, 2007, through September 2011.
We have in recent columns turned into a prep school for young firefighters who are attempting to learn lessons that will help them better understand operating and surviving on and off the fireground.
On January 1, 2009, the Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department (BCFD) started a program that placed fire inspectors on shift work.
In today's difficult economic times, is it feasible for a fire inspection bureau to be self-supporting financially?
The Rombout (NY) Fire Department designed this RESCUE 1 rescue truck primarily for response to motor vehicle accidents, says Chief John Lucarello.
Knox's MEDVAULT 2 with WiFi allows a department to perform all managerial functions with less time and resources.
E-ONE acquired the patented Rhino multiposition bumper turret, used for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicles, from Crash Rescue Equipment Services, Inc.
STEVE E. ABRAIRA was appointed as the new chief for the Boston (MA) Fire Department (BFD).
January brings the start of a new year, filled with all types of resolutions for so many firefighters.