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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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Nash County (NC) Firefighters Respond to Multi-Vehicle Wreck on Interstate 95

Firefighters responded to a serious accident that involved six vehicles in Nash County, North Carolina.

Polartec, True North Collaborate to Benefit Wildland Fire Foundation

True North Gear has collaborated with Polartec to produce and sell 2,000 limited edition, flame resistant t-shirts to...

Man Dies After Car Strikes Michigan Home Infested with Bees

A man died after his car struck a bee-infested vacant home in St. Charles, Michigan.

Fire Destroys One San Jose Home and Damages Another

A powerful, fast-moving fire destroyed one house and damaged a neighboring home in a South San Jose neighborhood Wedn...

Oregon Firefighter Dies on Break from Wildfire

An Oregon firefighter died in a fall while on a break from battling a wildfire in the southern Cascade Range.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Man Dies After Car Strikes Michigan Home Infested with Bees

A man died after his car struck a bee-infested vacant home in St. Charles, Michigan.

Firefighters Respond to Palisades Park (NJ) Structure Fire

Smoke alarms did their job when Palisades Park (NJ) volunteer firefighters were toned out to an alarm activation in a Bergen Boulevard two-story commercial building shortly after 6 a.m. on July 23.

More Than a Dozen Saved from Queens (NY) Fire; Firefighters, Officers Injured

Firefighters and MTA officers were injured after the rescue of more than a dozen people from a fire in Queens this morning.

Boston Firefighters Battle Huge Fire in Multiple Houses

Boston firefighters battled a huge fire this morning that went to six alarms and affected multiple homes.

Texas Firefighter Hurt in Fall at Church Fire

A firefighter suffered minor injuries when he fell during firefighting operations at a church fire Tuesday morning in St. Paul, Texas.

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

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.

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.

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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

DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

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

Industrial Firefighting

Kimtek's MEDLITE Transport a Perfect Fit for 2014 Yamaha Viking

In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Viking, a new UTV model that readily accommodates the Kimtek MEDLITE Transport skid units.

RIT

Firefighters Escape Close Call in Wind-Driven Fire

Five members of the Boise (ID) Fire Department narrowly avoid being buried in a structural collapse.

Structural Firefighting

Firefighters Respond to Palisades Park (NJ) Structure Fire

Smoke alarms did their job when Palisades Park (NJ) volunteer firefighters were toned out to an alarm activation in a Bergen Boulevard two-story commercial building shortly after 6 a.m. on July 23.

Wildland Firefighting

Polartec, True North Collaborate to Benefit Wildland Fire Foundation

True North Gear has collaborated with Polartec to produce and sell 2,000 limited edition, flame resistant t-shirts to raise money for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation as the U.S. braces for its worst wildland fire season.

HAZMAT

NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Bridge in New Jersey, which resulted in a hazardous material release.

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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Nash County (NC) Firefighters Respond to Multi-Vehicle Wreck on Interstate 95

July 31, 2014

Firefighters responded to a serious accident that involved six vehicles in Nash County, North Carolina.

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