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Mother and Child Leap From Second-Floor California Balcony

A mother and her young son were hospitalized after leaping from a balcony to escape a house fire in Rancho Cucamonga ...

Los Angeles Budget Adds 270 Firefighters

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed an $8.6 billion budget for 2015-16, calling it the result of an "un...

Recent Fatal Fires Take Toll on Colbert (WA) Firefighters

For the second time in as many days, a home went up in flames killing the people inside

Pennsauken Township (NJ) Run Hose Through Car Parked in Front of Fire Hydrant

It's 4:17 a.m. and four firefighters need to make snap decisions. A vacant house along Sherwood Terrace is on fire, b...

Indian River County (FL) Provides Timeline for Firefighters' Temporary Housing

Assistant Chief for Emergency Medical Services Brian Burkeen said that the first modular housing unit for firefighter...

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FIREFIGHTER NEWS AND ARTICLES

Rosenbauer America Announces Expansion

Rosenbauer America has made significant expansions over the course of the previous 12 months and has plans to expand further still in the near future.

Tennessee Battalion Chief Receives CPSE Chief Fire Officer Designation

Knoxville (TN) Rural/Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Devlin has received the Chief Fire Officer designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE).

Memorial Honors Fallen Claremore (OK) Firefighter

Memorial details were announced for Claremore (OK) Fire Department Captain Jason Eric Farley, who died in the line of duty during the early morning hours of May 24, 2015.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Connecticut Firefighters Battle Fully Involved Garage Fire

Firefighters responded on May 24 to a fully involved garage fire in Manchester, Connecticut.

New Jersey Firefighter Injured in Fall from Deck

A Butler (NJ) firefighter was seriously injured in a fall on the fireground on Monday.

Detroit Firefighters Respond to Overturned Tanker Truck Fire

On Sunday May 25th 2015, Detroit 1st Battalion firefighters responded to a report of a unknown fire in the area of I-75 & I-375 interchange.

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Firefighters Rescue Children from Fairmount Heights (MD) House Fire

Two children were rescued from their burning Fairmount Heights (MD) home early this morning by firefighters.

Firefighters Rescue Three from Oak Park IL Fire

Firefighters rescued three people from a fire last week in the village of Oak Park, Illinois.

Injured Fresno (CA) Fire Captain Hoping to Leave Hospital Soon

Fresno (CA) Fire Captain Pete Dern, who was badly injured in a fire incident in March, is vowing to leave the hospital soon, according to a news report.

URBAN FIREFIGHTER

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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SURVIVAL ZONE

Q & A: Raul Angulo on Drills You Won't Find in the Books

Raul Angulo recently presented a Webcast on "Drills You Won't Find in the Books." Read his answers to some questions submitted by viewers.

SUBURBAN FIREFIGHTING

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

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

FDIC International

Trevor Steedman: SCBA Boot Camp: A Firefighter’s Survival School

Trevor Steedman will introduce new technologies at an increasing rate. These advances are intended to help us to perform fireground tasks with greater safety and efficiency.

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.

Engine

Mother and Twins Rescued in Brooklyn (NY) Fire

Through heavy smoke and flames, firefighters could see a woman and her twin daughters calling for help from the windows on the second floor of their Brooklyn home late on Friday night.

Industrial Firefighting

Construction Concerns: Types of Gypsum Drywall Board

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at this type of building construction material that was made popular popular during the building boom of and after World War II.

RIT

Training Minutes: Moving a Down Firefighter Up Stairs

In this firefighter training video, Paulie Capo and company demonstrate the "two-man method" for transporting a down firefighter up stairs.

Structural Firefighting

West Hills (CA) House Fire Possibly Caused by Drug Lab Explosion

The roof of a two-story home in West Hills collapsed as firefighters fought off flames caused by a possible drug lab explosion Saturday night.

Wildland Firefighting

Fifty-Acre Wildfire North of Flagstaff (AZ) Contained

Firefighters have contained a 50-plus acre wildfire along Arizona 89 just north of Flagstaff.

HAZMAT

Detroit Firefighters Respond to Overturned Tanker Truck Fire

On Sunday May 25th 2015, Detroit 1st Battalion firefighters responded to a report of a unknown fire in the area of I-75 & I-375 interchange.

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

All-Seasons Intelligence

Embracing a year-round approach to preincident preparedness will improve the readiness of a fire department to protect the permanent and transient population and better safeguard its personnel for seasonal hazards, writes Eric G. Bachman.

Top News

Mother and Child Leap From Second-Floor California Balcony

May 27, 2015 A mother and her young son were hospitalized after leaping from a balcony to escape a house fire in Rancho Cucamonga ...

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