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Woman Set Reservation Fire to Give Friends Work

August 23, 2014

A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.

North Haven Citizen Helps Rescue Residents From Burning Condo

August 21, 2014

As fire tore through a condo complex in New Milford on Thursday morning, a North Haven dad who was delivering school supplies to children of soldiers injured in war became a hero for residents and saved lives.

Firefighters Gain Ground on Wildfire near Yosemite

August 19, 2014

Hundreds of firefighters worked a fast-moving wildfire in the foothill town of Oakhurst on Tuesday, limiting the casualties to eight buildings and halting the fire's spread into nearby Yosemite National Park.

Roundtable: Door Control

August 15, 2014

What steps has your department taken to add this "evolution" or assignment of door control in your department? How would your department handle this fire usng the new procedure? Share your thoughts with other Fire Engineering readers.

Firefighter Among Eight Injured in New York City Fire

August 11, 2014

A firefighter and seven other people were injured in a high-rise fire in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, New York.

DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

July 30, 2014

Ray McCormack on how applying the DICERS-VO model allows you to protect your egress point on the fireground.

Polyethylene Wall: "Gasoline Construction" for Houses

July 22, 2014

The lightweight construction and low density of the material allow for high air flow into the product and expose more surface area to a fire, drastically reducing the time to flashover.

Firefighters Escape Close Call in Wind-Driven Fire

July 22, 2014

Five members of the Boise (ID) Fire Department narrowly avoid being buried in a structural collapse.

Akron (OH) Police and Firefighters Investigate Suspected Arson

July 21, 2014

Police and firefighters are investigating the link between a domestic fight and a suspected arson at the same apartment two days later.

Bully Fire (CA) Grows to 11,700 Acres

July 19, 2014

The Bully Fire grew by 500 acres overnight, to a total of 11,700 acres as of Friday morning.  Containment remained unchanged at 51 percent.