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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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DEUS Rescue Introduces New Line of Harnesses

DEUS Rescue, a provider of innovative vertical rescue solutions, today introduced its new line of rescue harnesses, t...

Restaurant Owner with Down Syndrome to Get Reality Show

Tim Harris, is the owner of Tim's Place restaurant, will star in "Tim's Place."

Good Samaritans Come to Aid of Family in TX House Fire

The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. Thursday on St Lo Road at Westover Street in southeast Houston.

WI Firefighters Respond to Reported Ammonia Leak

Fond du Lac firefighters responded to Laack Cold Storage after someone reported smelling ammonia in the area around 1...

Family Remembers Man Who Died Preparing for Wildfires

Robert Koczewski, 67, collapsed and suffered an apparent stroke while trying to protect his home.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Good Samaritans Come to Aid of Family in TX House Fire

The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. Thursday on St Lo Road at Westover Street in southeast Houston.

Eight Children, Two Adults Displaced by OH House Fire

The fire reportedly started in the second floor of a single-family home at 73 Sheehan Avenue in Hartwell.

$1 Million in Damages at Miami (FL) Classic Car Shop Fire

Arson suspected at Ted Vernon Specialty Autos.

MO Mayor Killed in House Fire

Rick Davis was elected as Caruthersville mayor in April.

Firefighter Injured in OR Residential Fire

Crews rescued a cat and extinguished a residential fire in North Portland early Wednesday that left one firefighter injured.

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Washington Firefighter Saves Own Family from Fire

A Snohomish County (WA) firefighter saved his family from a fire at their house Tuesday.

Firefighters Rescue Wheelchair-Bound Man From Tulsa House Fire

Firefighters rescued a wheelchair-bound Tulsa man, trapped in his burning home. It happened Wednesday afternoon in a neighborhood near Apache and North Yale.

Chicago Firefighters Rescue People from Apartment Fire

Chicago firefighters found some residents hanging from their windows at an early morning apartment fire.

URBAN FIREFIGHTER

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.

Train Like You Fight Is a Theme

Training like you fight shouldn't be merely a slogan for one week, but rather should be the focus of fire departments all year long, writes Ray McCormack.

Staffing Reach

We hear a lot about staffing in the fire service. Ray McCormack says the main consideration is whether your staffing is adequate for the majority of your fire attack incidents.

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SURVIVAL ZONE

Firefighter Technology Roundup: USAR Locator and More

Mary Jane Dittmar reviews some new technology that may be of interest to firefighters, including a locator for urban search and rescue operations, wall-scaling technology, and a tool for increasing situational awareness over expansive fire scenes, such as in wildland firefighting.

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

Challenges to Implementing PPA: Q&A

American Fork (UT) Fire & Rescue Chief Kriss Garcia recently conducted a Webcast entitled "Challenges to Implementing PPA." Here are his responses to some questions asked during the presentation.

Industrial Firefighting

Cause of Fire at Williston (ND) Company Unknown

Authorities are unable to say what caused a large industrial fire in Williston to ignite.

RIT

RIT Operations: Making the Stairs

Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Department Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Tradidions Training drill which focuses on the sublevel removal of a downed firefighter.

Structural Firefighting

KS Department Fights Third Fire in Three Days

Manhattan Fire Department firefighters were called to battle a fire less than a block away from a fire they fought the night before early Wednesday morning.

Wildland Firefighting

CO Wildfire Grows to 8,000 Acres

The Alkali Fire was first reported on private land 14 miles north of Maybell in Moffat County.

HAZMAT

New Handheld Radiation Detector Offers Enhanced Threat Detection

Security professionals who are responsible for ensuring public safety by detecting, locating and identifying radiological threats can now simplify and accelerate their work using a new handheld radiation detector with nuclide identification capabilities.

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

Responsibility and Response Ability, Part 2

If a fire department does not know its responsibilities, the effectiveness of its response ability will be hampered, and responder safety will be compromised, writes Eric G. Bachman.

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DEUS Rescue Introduces New Line of Harnesses

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