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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Roof Collapses as Firefighters Battle Sacramento House Fire

Firefighters from Sacramento City Fire, Cosumnes Fire and Sacramento Metro Fire joined efforts to work a Moorfield Wa...

Child Dies in Stuart (FL) Boat Fire

An 11-year-old boy with autism died in a boat fire Sunday in Stuart (FL)

Des Moines Firefighters Union Points to Downtown Fire as Highlighting Staffing Issue

A fire at the Equitable building downtown injured six firefighters. The local firefighters union says those injuries ...

Chelsea (MA) Fire Damages Multiple Homes

A five-alarm fire ripped through six homes in Chelsea (MA).

Middletown (OH) Firefighters Losing Jobs After Contract Vote

Nearly a dozen Middletown firefighters will lose their jobs tonight after the union rejected a tentative contract agr...


Four-alarm Paterson (NJ) Fire Destroys Church

A four-alarm fire ravaged a Baptist church Wednesday night in Paterson, New Jersey.

Woman Suffers Heart Attack After NJ Apartment Complex Fire Displaces Four

At 9:57 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the fire at a four-story apartment complex managed by the Bayonne Housing Authority.

OR Firefighter Hurt in Three-Alarm Commerical Building Fire

More than 60 firefighters from Clackamas County and Portland began fighting back flames in the 1000 block of SW Molalla Avenue around 5 a.m.

Eight-Year-Old Girl Saves Sister From PA House Fire

The eight-year-old smelled smoke, woke up, and began screaming and yelling to wake up her sister.

NE Firefighters Extinguish Rooftop Fire

Firefighters had to fight the flames 19 floors up, but only needed fire extinguishers to do so in a matter of minutes.


Firefighters Rescue Residents from Erie (PA) Fire

Firefighters rescued several residents from a house fire in Erie, Pennsylvania, at which a police officer suffered smoke inhalation.

Missouri Firefighters Pull Woman from Burning Home

A house fire just west of the intersection of Kansas Expressway at Mount Vernon Street sent one woman to the hospital with serious injuries on Friday morning.  Firefighters pulled a woman from the house in the 500 block of South Warren Ave. shortly after 10 a.m

Firefighters Rescue One from Pennsylvania Apartment Fire

Firefighters rescued a victim from an overnight apartment fire in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.


Another Fire Station Burns Down

When a fire station burns down with the apparatus inside, the community of firefighters and the community at large has been dealt a serious setback in fire protection.

DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

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

Tactical Safety: A High Level of Risk

Why do fire departments resist change? Ray McCormack on new ideas and leaders who aren't focused on proficient firefighting operations and understanding the fireground.


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Risk Management: It's Not Just a Catchphrase

Jennifer Chadwick-How can firefighters combat the dangers they face in the modern fire environment? Learning to use risk management as the life-saving tool that it is can help keep firefighters alive. It is a dynamic process that involves identifying potential hazards/risks, implementing a plan, and constantly monitoring conditions to change the plan as needed.


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.


Interview: Napa (CA) Battalion Chief on Earthquake Response

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talked to Napa (CA) Battalion Chief Jarrett Anderson about the earthquake that struck the area early on August 24, 2014.

Industrial Firefighting

Larson Electronics releases a Class 1 Division 1 Five Color Explosion Proof Stack Light with Horns

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a five color explosion proof LED stack light equipped with two Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof horns. 


RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short ladder as an alternative to a stokes basket.

Wildland Firefighting

Hawaii Fire Caused by Kids Burns Hundreds of Acres

Firefighters battling a Hawaii wildfire caused by young boys playing with a lighter are using helicopters and clearing terrain to attack the 1¼-square mile fire.


New Argon White Paper Shows Way to Better CBRN Training

Argon, in the CBRN and Hazmat training systems industry, has released another free white paper, this time offering tips for emergency services and first responders on how to provide the best possible CBRN response training.


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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Roof Collapses as Firefighters Battle Sacramento House Fire

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