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Fire Engineering

Volume 165, Issue 2
  • Features

  • Departments

    • Editor's Opinion

      • The Fire Service Code of Honor

        The term ethics has been defined as a system of moral principles, as in the ethics of a culture. It is also recognized as the accepted rules of conduct for a particular group.

    • Volunteers Corner

      • Long Island Training Consortium

        In these tough economic times, training budgets are being slashed, and we need to explore alternatives to provide quality training for firefighters and fire officers.

    • Training Notebook

      • SCUBA Dive Rescue Operations: A Familiarization Course

        As civilian drowning casualties began to steadily increase around the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York, from 2008 through 2009, Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Battalion Chief Michael McGrath sought input from the various FDNY resources that respond to water emergencies to streamline FDNY operations within his command.

    • Web Watch

      • (fireengineering.com)

        One of the most lethal, disastrous, and plaguing problems in the fire service is when apparatus are involved in vehicular accidents.

    • Fire Service EMS

    • Extrication Tactics

    • News In Brief

      • USFA: 81 firefighter LODDs in 2011

        There were 81 line-of-duty firefighter deaths (LODDs) in the United States in 2011, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), representing a decrease from 2010, when there were 87 fatalities.

    • Letters to the Editor

      • (February 2012)

        Chief Mike Piper of the Arvada (CO) Fire Protection District in "How We Got Burned" (Fire Engineering, November 2011) states: "When it comes to firefighting gloves and hoods, thicker might be better ….

    • Bruno "Unplugged"

      • Advice to Young Firefighters, Part 6

        We have recently talked about two really important fireground subjects: fire behavior and water—its characteristics and how it is delivered.

    • What We Learned

      • Unusual Handcuff Extrication

        The Painesville Township (OH) Fire Department (PTFD) and the Concord Township (OH) Fire Department (CTFD) have an excellent working relationship and conduct multiple company training evolutions several times a month from spring until winter.

    • Technology Today

    • Apparatus Deliveries


        The Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department, Newfoundland, Canada, uses this SUTPHEN SL 100 aerial ladder to protect the town, which includes an eight-story hospital and many older three- and four-story buildings.

    • Products

    • Company/Association News

      • Company/Association News

        The REMEMBRANCE RESCUE PROJECT was created in July 2011 from Rescue 4, a Fire Department of New York (FDNY) apparatus used during 9/11, to serve as a mobile memorial which honors and remembers the events of 9/11 and all fallen firefighters throughout the country.

    • Names in the News

      • Names in the News

        JAMES A. MILKE was named president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) for 2012. Milke is a professor and the chair of the department of fire protection engineering at the University of Maryland.

    • On Fire

      • Did You See That?

        Working in the cold winter months can be very difficult for most fire departments because the weather can wreak havoc with our operations.


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