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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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Inmate Firefighters Burned Over by California Wildland Fire

A crew of inmate firefighters had to deploy their fire shelters when a California wildfire burned over them earlier t...

Spartan ERV Reports 20 Unit Order for Sao Paulo, Brazil

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced that it ...

Civilian, Two Firefighters Injured in Philadelphia Warehouse Fire

Two firefighters and another man were injured in a four-alarm warehouse fire early this morning in the Kensington sec...

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire y...

Modular Concerns: The Dangers of Sunflight Reflected Off Energy-Efficient Windows

Kevin A. Gallagher follows up on his October 2013 article with this update on the dangers of a new type of fire cause.

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Inmate Firefighters Burned Over by California Wildland Fire

A crew of inmate firefighters had to deploy their fire shelters when a California wildfire burned over them earlier this week.

Civilian, Two Firefighters Injured in Philadelphia Warehouse Fire

Two firefighters and another man were injured in a four-alarm warehouse fire early this morning in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire yesterday in West Hollywood, California.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Inmate Firefighters Burned Over by California Wildland Fire

A crew of inmate firefighters had to deploy their fire shelters when a California wildfire burned over them earlier this week.

Civilian, Two Firefighters Injured in Philadelphia Warehouse Fire

Two firefighters and another man were injured in a four-alarm warehouse fire early this morning in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire yesterday in West Hollywood, California.

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Florida Firefighter Helps Four Escape Structure Fire

A firefighter on his way to work helped rescue four people from a house fire Saturday morning in Manatee County, Florida.

Orland (IL) Firefighters Rescue Woman, Dog

Orland firefighters rescued a woman and her dog from her burning home Saturday evening.

Firefighters Rescue Woman from Roof During Passaic (NJ) Fire

Firefighters rescued a woman from a three-alarm house fire early Sunday in Passaic, New Jersey.

URBAN FIREFIGHTER

Tactical Safety: Risk a Lot, Save a Lot

When a firefighter is faced with a decision to risk their life to try and save another life, they have reached the pinnacle of what being a firefighter is all about, Ray McCormack writes.

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.

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SURVIVAL ZONE

VIPs Tour PPES Guardian Prior to Shipment to Republic of Indonesia

With the Guardian Safety and Survival Training System Simulator ready for shipment overseas, PPES held a VIP demonstration on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the company's new manufacturing facility in Atglen, PA.

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

Modular Concerns: The Dangers of Sunflight Reflected Off Energy-Efficient Windows

Kevin A. Gallagher follows up on his October 2013 article with this update on the dangers of a new type of fire cause.

Industrial Firefighting

CSB Chairperson Warns Against Use of Methanol During Laboratory and Classroom Combustion Demonstrations

Last week a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in Reno, Nevada, where a flash fire on September 3 injured children and adults viewing a science demonstration.

RIT

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire yesterday in West Hollywood, California.

Structural Firefighting

Tactical Safety: Risk a Lot, Save a Lot

When a firefighter is faced with a decision to risk their life to try and save another life, they have reached the pinnacle of what being a firefighter is all about, Ray McCormack writes.

Wildland Firefighting

Inmate Firefighters Burned Over by California Wildland Fire

A crew of inmate firefighters had to deploy their fire shelters when a California wildfire burned over them earlier this week.

HAZMAT

FEMA Announces Fire Arson & Explosion Investigation Position

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. T

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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Inmate Firefighters Burned Over by California Wildland Fire

September 19, 2014 A crew of inmate firefighters had to deploy their fire shelters when a California wildfire burned over them earlier t...

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