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The Dangers of Gas Leaks      

The Dangers of Gas Leaks

As the amount of gas use increases, call volumes and emergencies will increase accordingly, writes Daniel P. Sheridan.


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Man Dies at Home that Burned in Springfield (MO)

A man died in a house that burned in the 700 block of East Morningside Street on Monday morning. Two firefighters als...

Elderly Brooklyn Woman Dies in House Fire

An elderly Brooklyn woman died Sunday night after a fire started by faulty electrical wiring engulfed her home.

Firefighters Injured, Homes Damaged in Laguna Hills (CA) Fire

Two firefighters were injured while battling a three-alarm residential fire in Laguna Hills

New Jersey Firefighter Describes 'Fireball' at Gas Explosion

The gas explosion that left a man in critical condition was not caused by the utility's infrastructure.

Four Alarm Fire at Willow Grove (PA) Sheet Metal Plant

A four-alarm fire is raging at a Willow Grove sheet metal plant near the Pennsylvania Turnpike sending smoke plumes t...


No One Is Reinventing the Fire Service

Brian P. Kazmierzak asks: Why are we afraid of the science? In this commentary, Kazmierzak offers his take on the war of words being waged in social media regarding modern fire science and its adherents.

Hurst Jaws of Life Names Patti Plemmons as Customer Service Manager

Hurst Jaws of Life, an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, has named Patti Plemmons as Customer Service Manager.

Fallen Wallington (NJ) Firefighter Remembered

On the anniversary of his line-of-duty death, local firefighters, family and friends gathered at Wallington (NJ) Truck Co. 1's firehouse to remember their fallen hero.


Man Rescued, Firefighter Burned in New Haven (CT) Fire

A firefighter was seriously burned and one man rescued from a New Haven (CT) house fire late Saturday, according to a news report.

Bridgeport, CT Row Houses Burn

A row of houses on Hanover Street in Bridgeport became an inferno Friday afternoon.

Fire Crews Face Explosions, Water Supply Issues at Clifton (NJ) Fire

At around 14:00 hours on Sunday February 22, Clifton (NJ) Fire Alarm dispatched units to the area of 36 Miller Plaza for a reported working garage fire.


Man Rescued, Firefighter Burned in New Haven (CT) Fire

A firefighter was seriously burned and one man rescued from a New Haven (CT) house fire late Saturday, according to a news report.

Milwaukee Firefighter Recounts Rescue of Boy from Fire

A Milwaukee (WI) firefighter talked to reporters about the rescue of a young child from a house fire earlier this month.

Firefighters Rescue Three from Detroit Fire

On Sunday, January 18, 2015, at approximately 0600 hours, Detroit 1st Battalion companies were dispatched to a reported commercial building fire at Lincoln & Brainard.


Interpretive Dance: Hose Stream Comparison Test

Ray McCormack weighs in on a recent hose stream comparison test video.

Detroit Explosion and Fire Destroys 5 Homes, Damages 7—Arson Suspected

An explosion and fire in southwest Detroit has destroyed 5 homes and damaged 7 others.

Portland, Maine House Fire Kills 5

A house fire in Portland, Maine Saturday morning killed 5 and injured 1, with 2 possible victims unaccounted for.


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Structural Firefighting: Protecting Against the Hazards of Tunnel Vision

Dan Hale-Training and repetition can help firefighters avoid tunnel vision-focusing on one dangerous situation rather than on the "big picture"--on the fireground.


Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utility. Learn the hazards bystanders pose to first responders and how to identify critical and dangerous infrastructure in your area.

First Due Battalion Chief

First-Due Battalion Chief: Information Is Vital

When it comes to firefighting in modern buildings, building construction information can go a long way toward keeping firefighters safe, Dan Sheridan writes.

From the Jumpseat

From the Jumpseat: The Safety/Identity Conflict

Do the stories that make up how firefighters think of themselves actually make it more difficult for them to operate safely on the fireground? Mark J. Cotter reviews a scientific study that says yes.

Dunn's Dispatch

Dunn's Dispatch: Rekindle Fires

Preventing a rekindle is a team responsibility. Vincent Dunn discusses the implications of a rekindle and the importance of overhaul operations.


Higher education criteria added for promotion

These comments are on Pabel Troche's letter (December 2014) regarding the importance of formal education in the fire service.

Industrial Firefighting


Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.


Detroit Crews Battle Fire at Vacant Structure

This fire took place recently in Detroit, Michigan, at Dexter & the John C. Lodge service drive, and Dave Traiforos was there to capture some photos of firefighting operations.

Structural Firefighting

Basement Fire Tears Through Indiana Home

Firefighters made a quick attack on the initial body of fire, but hidden void spaces and difficult access to the attic allowed the fire to quickly communicate to the upper interior and vent itself through the roof.

Wildland Firefighting

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for 2015 Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire Campaign

To help communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage, the National Fire Protection Association(NFPA), with generous funding and support provided by State Farm®, has launched the Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire campaign aimed at residents and fire departments in an effort to keep wildfire safety top of mind for people living in the nation's highest risk areas.


Smiths Detection Expert to Present at International Association of Fire Chiefs 2015 Hazmat Conference

Smiths Detection hazmat expert Dr. Chris Weber has been selected to give two presentations at the industry's flagship event, the International Association of Fire Chiefs' Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference 2015. 


Intelligent Response Structures, Part 1

Eric G. Bachman offers this two-part article on reinforcing the need to develop a response structure methodology.

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Man Dies at Home that Burned in Springfield (MO)

March 2, 2015 A man died in a house that burned in the 700 block of East Morningside Street on Monday morning. Two firefighters als...

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