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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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Laddering Upper Floors

Ashburn (VA) Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Kyle Stephens offers this new Traditions Training drill that s...

Kansas Firefighter Dies After Responding to Grass Fire

A 55-year-old Caney (KS) firefighter died Thursday after collapsing at the Caney Fire Station.

Seven Ohio Firefighters and Three Home Occupants Injured in Fire

Akron firefighters rescued two women trapped inside a burning home Thursday morning.

Washington Firefighter Injured While Battling Arson

Fire Forces Evacuations at Culver City (CA) Hospital

FIREFIGHTER NEWS AND ARTICLES

Wisconsin Volunteer Firefighter Dies During Mutual Aid Response

A firefighter from the Rosendale Volunteer Fire Department in Wisconsin died January 21 after becoming unresponsive during a mutual aid response to a structure fire.

Report Released on West Virginia LODD

NIOSH has issued a report on a fatal accident last year that killed a volunteer firefighter engaged in a rescue operation.

In Case You Missed It: January 2015 Fire Engineering Features

See some of the Web-exclusive articles featured on Fire Engineering this month.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Edison (NJ) DPW Explosion Destroys Facility, Equipment and Highlights a Long-Standing Challenge

Mary Jane Dittmar has news on a recent four-alarm fire that destroyed the Edison (NJ) Department of Public Works facility.

Nash County (NC) Firefighters Battle Tavern Fire

Shortly after 11 p.m. on January 25, 2015, Nash County (NC) 911 Center was receiving calls of flames coming from the roof of the bar and tavern known as the Hard Luck Saloon which was formerly the Bachelors Tavern, located at 813 East Nash Street in the Spring Hope section of Nash County.

Fire Crews Respond to Three-Alarm Rochester (NY) Fire

About 70 Rochester (NY) firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire early Tuesday near the city's Memorial Art Gallery.

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

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.

New York Firefighters Pull Two from Burning Mobile Home

Moyers Corners (NY) volunteer firefighters rescued two men from a mobile home fire in the town of Clay on Christmas morning.

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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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

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.

Engine

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.

Industrial Firefighting

PRODUCTS/SERVICES/MEDIA

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

RIT

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.

Wildland Firefighting

Indago UAS Proves Firefighting Capability in Australia

In an effort to combat forest fires in Western Australia, Lockheed Martin's Indago small UAS was used to provide intelligence to the Planning and Incident Management team responsible for firefighting operations.

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

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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Laddering Upper Floors

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