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Flames Engulf Ocala (FL) Home

April 17, 2015

Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue responded to reports of a working fire Thursday morning at 11:06 a.m at 43 SW 21st Ave.

Coordinated ventilation has a role

April 16, 2015

This is in reference to "Controlling the Openings: Is This the Future of Ventilation?" by Sean Gray (Fire Engineering, October 2014) and, in general, to certain fire departments' application of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fire studies.

Fighting Fires in Motels of Modular Construction

April 16, 2015

The article "Vacant Warehouse Fire: Lessons Learned" (Fire Engineering, June 2011, 59-68, http://bit.ly/19xXMkz) details a 1992 multiple-alarm fire in Fort Worth, Texas. I wanted to highlight the lessons firefighters learned in attacking a five-alarm fire in a vacant high-rise structure.

Off-Duty Idaho Firefighter Rescues Woman from Fire

April 16, 2015

An off-duty Kootenai (ID) Fire and Rescue firefighter rescued a woman trapped in a burning home Monday evening, according to a news report.

What Would You Do? Westwood Theater

April 16, 2015

This fire occurs in an older movie theater. Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman.

Firefighters Respond to Fully Involved New Orleans (LA) Fire

April 15, 2015

On March 29, 2015, firefighters responded to a fire that burned three vacant dwellings in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hamtramck (MI) Firefighters Battle Residential Fire

April 13, 2015

At around 0110 hours on Monday, April 13, firefighters from the Hamtramck (MI) Fire Department were dispatched to check for a possible dwelling fire at Holbrook & Brombach.

Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Battle Warehouse Fire

April 13, 2015

Firefighters with the Knoxville (TN) Fire Department extinguished a fire Saturday night at a 4,500-square-foot warehouse filled with vintage cars and collectible coin-operated machines.

Drill: Roof Report

April 10, 2015

Prince George’s County (MD) Fire Department Captain Donald Fletcher Jr. offers this Traditions Training drill that requires companies to go out to structures in their first due, ladder the roof, and practice giving what their statement would be.

WPI Researchers Create the First National Database on Fire Attack Hose Burn-Throughs

April 8, 2015

As part of a larger research effort focused on the design and development of a next-generation fire attack hose, a team of faculty members and students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has launched a fire department survey and associated online database to gather and document information on actual hose burn-through incidents nationwide.

FE Talk Archive: SLICERS and DICERS

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