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Training Minutes: Securing a Ladder on Pavement

In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a method for securing a ladder on pavement usin...

Fire Crews Respond to Knox County (TN) Fire

Firefighters responded last week to the scene of this fire in Knox County, Tennessee.

Riots in Baltimore Over Man's Death in Police Custody

Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bri...

Man Punctures Fire Hose as Baltimore Firefighters Attempt to Put Out Fire

An individual in Baltimore punctured holes into a fire hose Monday evening as firefighters attempted to put out a bla...

Quacking Duck Ringtone Helps Louisiana Firefighters Rescue Ducklings

A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain.

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FIREFIGHTER NEWS AND ARTICLES

Call for Presentations for FDIC International 2016

We're looking for presentations for next year's FDIC International, which will take place April 18-23, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

3 Dead, Firefighter Hurt in Possible Firebombing in South El Monte, CA

Three people were found dead in a tire shop in South El Monte on Saturday morning after a fire that may have been started by a Molotov cocktail, and a firefighter suffered facial burns in the incident.

Parked Car Blocking Hydrant Hinders Seattle Firefighters

A careless driver created a major headache today for Seattle firefighters by parking a car in front of a hydrant at the site of a commercial structure fire.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Fire Crews Respond to Knox County (TN) Fire

Firefighters responded last week to the scene of this fire in Knox County, Tennessee.

3 Dead, Firefighter Hurt in Possible Firebombing in South El Monte, CA

Three people were found dead in a tire shop in South El Monte on Saturday morning after a fire that may have been started by a Molotov cocktail, and a firefighter suffered facial burns in the incident.

Parked Car Blocking Hydrant Hinders Seattle Firefighters

A careless driver created a major headache today for Seattle firefighters by parking a car in front of a hydrant at the site of a commercial structure fire.

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Firefighter Among Six Injured in Chicago Apartment Fire

A firefighter was among six people hospitalized after a fire in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood yesterday, according to news reports.

Man Rescued, Firefighter Burned in New Haven (CT) Fire

A firefighter was seriously burned and one man rescued from a New Haven (CT) house fire late Saturday, according to a news report.

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.

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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SURVIVAL ZONE

Sometimes We Must Take Risks

April 11 was the ninth anniversary of the line-of-duty death of New Jersey Firefighter/Foreman Kevin Apuzzio, who gave his life while attempting to save the life of a trapped civilian.

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

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

Call for Presentations for FDIC 2016

We're looking for presentations for next year's FDIC International, which will take place April 18-23, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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

Exova Warringtonfire Provides Fire Consultancy on Two Major Projects in Perth, Australia

Exova Warringtonfire, in the fire safety testing and consultancy provider industry, has delivered fire engineering solutions for the Pinnacle Apartments development and the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute currently being developed in Perth, Western Australia.

Industrial Firefighting

DuPont Protection Technologies Announces Launch of DuPont SafeSPEC for Nomex

DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) today announced the launch of the latest version of DuPont SafeSPEC, its suite of online interactive product selector tools.

RIT

The Art of the Third Due: Being Prepared to Turn the Tide

Many in the fire service have a choke hold on beating all to the scene and being "first due" despite odds that they will not. We have witnessed the tragedies and close calls of wrecked or overturned apparatus and ejected firefighters.

Structural Firefighting

Parrots in Burning Iowa House Cause Confusion

Emergency crews responded to a structure fire in Canyon County Friday night that caused some confusion

Wildland Firefighting

Firefighters Train for Upcoming, Busy Wildfire Season

Cal Fire is already training for this wildfire season. On Saturday, firefighters, pilots and members of the National Guard began training to fight the flames, which are expected to be more aggressive this year due to the persistent drought

HAZMAT

Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings, weapons of mass destruction, active shooters, and even everyday instances that escalate into unexpected dangers, writes James Kutz.

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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Training Minutes: Securing a Ladder on Pavement

April 28, 2015 In this firefighter training video, Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a method for securing a ladder on pavement usin...

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