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Oklahoma City and Firefighters Reach Tentative Agreement

Oklahoma City firefighters have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the city, according to a report.

Girl and Deaf Grandparents Killed in Ohio Fire Hours Before Rape Trial

A northeast Ohio prosecutor says a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire early Monday morning, hours before a man sus...

125-Year-Old Home Burns in Moon Township (PA) Fire

No one was hurt after a 125-year-old home in Moon Township caught fire Monday morning, according to a news report.

Forbes Names FDNY Top Government Employer In America

Forbes magazine has ranked the Fire Department of the City of New York as the No. 1 government employer in ...

Detroit Crews Control Fire in Vacant Dwellings

Detroit firefighters responded to this box alarm fire in a vacant dwelling that extended to another vacant dwelling.

FIREFIGHTER NEWS AND ARTICLES

Fresno Fire Captain Faces Long Recovery After Injury

Fresno (CA) Fire Captain Pete Dern, 49, is recovering after suffering very serious injuries on the fireground Sunday, according to news reports.

New Jersey Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A 63-year-old New Jersey firefighter has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Pierce Places 100th Fire Apparatus with Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue into Active Service

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, placed in service its 100th active front line fire and emergency apparatus with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue department in Fairfax County, Virginia.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Detroit Crews Control Fire in Vacant Dwellings

Detroit firefighters responded to this box alarm fire in a vacant dwelling that extended to another vacant dwelling.

Driver Rescues Kids From Burning School Bus

35 students escaped a burning bus Friday morning in front of an Orange County, California, school thanks to the calm and quick actions of the driver.

Warren (MI) Fire Crews Control Commercial Fire

At approximately 1030 a.m. on March 25, firefighters with the Warren Fire Department was dispatched to a reported commercial building 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

Fresno Fire Captain Faces Long Recovery After Injury

Fresno (CA) Fire Captain Pete Dern, 49, is recovering after suffering very serious injuries on the fireground Sunday, according to news reports.

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.

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

Fire Crews Battle Gas-Fed Passaic (NJ) Fire

At just after 13:00 hours on Sunday February 22, 2015, firefighters from the Passaic (NJ) Fire Department responded to 303 Oak St for a reported fire.

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

Mayday, Firefighter Injured in Pennsylvania House Fire

A Mayday was called and a firefighter was reportedly carried unconscious from a building during a multiple-alarm house fire today in Mt. Carmel in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Structural Firefighting

Detroit Crews Control Fire in Vacant Dwellings

Detroit firefighters responded to this box alarm fire in a vacant dwelling that extended to another vacant dwelling.

Wildland Firefighting

Study: Beetle-Killed Trees Do Not Increase Fire Danger

USA Today reports that devastation wrought on Western forests by the tiny mountain pine beetle appears to have little impact on the size and severity of wildfires, a new study concludes.

HAZMAT

CSB Releases Report on Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the accident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others. In the message Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso emphasizes the need for continued safety improvements across industry in order to prevent similar accidents from occurring.

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.

Top News

Oklahoma City and Firefighters Reach Tentative Agreement

March 30, 2015 Oklahoma City firefighters have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the city, according to a report.

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