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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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Alton (IL) Firefighters Rescue Pet Boas

Four of the five boa constrictors residing at 3310 Mayfield were rescued from a house fire by firefighters.

El Mirage Mulch Fire May Burn Over a Month

The fire continues to burn and a large part of town is covered in smoke, but El Mirage residents say they are trying ...

Chattanooga (TN) House Fire Leaves Two Critically Injured

For the second time in three days, a house fire has resulted in tragedy. At 10:13 a.m. today, Chattanooga firefighter...

Innovative Rolling Base Enhances Rookie Hose Management Systems by Reducing Wear on Fire Hose

Deschutes River Manufacturing (DRM), an Oregon-based company, has rolled out a new offering to its fire hose manageme...

Sea-Fire Systems Top Choice for Metalcraft Fireboats

Metalcraft Marine's Firestorm high-speed, aluminum fireboat represents a new generation in vessel technology.

FIREFIGHTER NEWS AND ARTICLES

I-80 Reopens as Firefighters Gain on Applegate Fire

Interstate 80 in Placer County, California was reopened as crews battled back the Applegate fire.

Flight 93 Memorial Fire Destroys Flag That Flew Over Capitol on 9/11

Report: FDNY Rookie Firefighter Injuries Increase

A recent news report says rookie firefighters hired by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) are being injured in unprecedented numbers after the fire department dropped its rigorous standards.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Paterson (NJ) Fire Leaves More Than a Dozen Homeless

Paterson (NJ) Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire in a vacant structure that extended to other nearby buildings.

Gastonia (NC) Firefighters Save Elderly Woman From House FIre

At 3:26 p.m. on Tuesday November 25, 2014, the Gastonia Fire Department received a dispatch of a reported structure fire at: 1327 Jay Avenue in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Citizen Reporting Fire Turned Away by Florida Fire Department

A Plantation (FL) man who ran barefoot to the nearest fire station to report that his house was on fire was turned away by a responder, according to a news report.

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Gastonia (NC) Firefighters Save Elderly Woman From House FIre

At 3:26 p.m. on Tuesday November 25, 2014, the Gastonia Fire Department received a dispatch of a reported structure fire at: 1327 Jay Avenue in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Major Factory Fire on Cleveland’s East Side

A factory on the east side of Cleveland is burning heavily--occupants have been rescued but wind is creating challenges for firefighters.

Firefighters Perform Rescues at Deadly Syracuse (NY) Fire

Two people are dead and two in critical condition after an early morning house fire in Syracuse, New York.

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

FDM Highlights Innovation and Thought Leadership at APCO 2014

FDM Software will be demonstrating its new mobile CAD, T-911 and Multi-Agency Situational Awareness solutions at APCO 2014, as well as sharing its public safety expertise in a Tech Caf session.

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

Hoseline Hangout: Bill Gustin and Company on Engine Company Operations

In this chat sponsored by Key Hose, Bobby Halton and Bill Gustin talks to Darryl Liggins, Clark Lampling, Dan Shaw, and Jason Hoevelmann about engine company operations.

Industrial Firefighting

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Announces 12-Foot Tall FoxFury Transformer 360 Degree Scene Light

FoxFury Lighting Solutions is pleased to officially introduce its tallest and brightest portable scene light, the Nomad Transformer.

RIT

Fire Department Capability: How Do You Really Know?

You don't have to go very far to find discussions related to fireground operations, tactics, command, and control. But where can you find actual facts on these subjects? Billy Goldfeder has more.

Structural Firefighting

Paterson (NJ) Fire Leaves More Than a Dozen Homeless

Paterson (NJ) Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire in a vacant structure that extended to other nearby buildings.

Wildland Firefighting

NFPA's New Children Videos Highlight Family Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Three new children's videos, focusing on the importance of wildfire safety, have been released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are now available on its wildfire "information for youth and families" webpage.

HAZMAT

Ram Air Introduces Special-Ops Gear Decon System

Ram Air Gear Dryer, a manufacturer known for their turnout gear dryers, recently introduced a complete system for proper decontamination of special-ops gear that cannot be washed in a mechanical washer.

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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Alton (IL) Firefighters Rescue Pet Boas

November 26, 2014

Four of the five boa constrictors residing at 3310 Mayfield were rescued from a house fire by firefighters.

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