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Construction Concerns: Porches, Decks, and Stairs

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at these common structures that responding firefighters may overlook.

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Air National Guard Firefighter Laid to Rest with Full Honors

Hundreds gathered Friday to honor National Guard firefighter Capt. James "Truck" Hicks, 44, who died after fighting a house fire and was ...

Aerial Patrols Help Firefighters Spot California Wildfires

Daily aerial patrols are helping firefighters detect wildfires before they can grow into something much bigger.

FEMA Grant Enables Philadelphia to Hire 160 New Firefighters

The federal government is providing $22.9 million so the Philadelphia Fire Department can hire 160 new firefighters.

Weather Conditions Impact Attempts to Contain Rocky Fire

Firefighters said the Rocky Fire has grown to 18,000 acres with only 5 percent containment, and conditions are making it worse.

South Dakota Firefighter Dies Fighting California Wildfire

A firefighter has died while fighting the Frog Fire, the U.S. Forest Service announced on Friday.

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FIREFIGHTER NEWS AND ARTICLES

Air National Guard Firefighter Laid to Rest with Full Honors

Hundreds gathered Friday to honor National Guard firefighter Capt. James "Truck" Hicks, 44, who died after fighting a house fire and was ...

Aerial Patrols Help Firefighters Spot California Wildfires

Daily aerial patrols are helping firefighters detect wildfires before they can grow into something much bigger.

FEMA Grant Enables Philadelphia to Hire 160 New Firefighters

The federal government is providing $22.9 million so the Philadelphia Fire Department can hire 160 new firefighters.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Seven Firefighters Injured in 5-Alarm Union City (NJ) Fire

A column of smoke rose above the lower end of Union City, New Jersey, and was spotted by police on patrol and visible from several firehouses as un...

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighters Rescue Woman from Apartment Fire

Chattanooga firefighters forced entry to an apartment and rescued an unconscious woman at a fire last week. Read details from Bruce Garner.

Semi Truck Crash Ignites Brush Fire, Large Response on WA Interstate

A semi rig crash on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 early Friday tied up traffic for miles and sparked a huge brush fire, triggering a massive...

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighters Rescue Woman from Apartment Fire

Chattanooga firefighters forced entry to an apartment and rescued an unconscious woman at a fire last week. Read details from Bruce Garner.

Ocean City (NJ) Firefighters Rescue Multiple People from Fire

Firefighters rescued multiple people trapped at a house fire Sunday down the Jersey Shore.

Firefighters Rescue Two from St. Charles (IL) Fire

Firefighters rescued two people, one of whom was in a wheelchair, from an apartment fire Saturday night in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, Illin...

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.

SURVIVAL ZONE

Training Minutes: Firefighter Self-Rescue

Check out a series of Training Minutes videos on firefighter bailouts and self-rescue.

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 utilit...

First Due Battalion Chief

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

FDIC International

Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

Patrick J. Kenney discusses the awareness of mental health in the fire service.

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

Positive Power

In last month's column, we continued our discussion about how a boss personally uses the power that goes with his position. We included a fairly lo...

Industrial Firefighting

Industrial Fire Burns at Sacramento Recycling Plant

Firefighters have a handle on an industrial fire that smoldered late into the night.

RIT

Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.

Structural Firefighting

Skysaver Announces Backpack Product

Safety and security should be two of the most important features of one's workplace and home. In 2014 alone, the New York City Fire Department repo...

Wildland Firefighting

Aerial Patrols Help Firefighters Spot California Wildfires

Daily aerial patrols are helping firefighters detect wildfires before they can grow into something much bigger.

HAZMAT

New Hurricane PSAs Urge Residents to Prepare

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) urging hurr...

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

MORE Intelligence

When a tool is left to deteriorate and personnel skills are not consistently reinforced, the expected end result is ineffectiveness, writes Eric G....

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Air National Guard Firefighter Laid to Rest with Full Honors

August 1, 2015 Hundreds gathered Friday to honor National Guard firefighter Capt. James "Truck" Hicks, 44, who died after ...

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