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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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Two Firefighters Injured Rescuing Woman from Cleveland House Fire

Two firefighters were injured as they battled a house fire on Cleveland's west side Wednesday night

Belfast Plane Investigated After Fire

An investigation is under way after an plane en route to Belfast City Airport was forced to make an emergency landing...

Sixth Hartford (CT) Firefighter Placed On Leave Since Last November

Deputy Chief James McGloughlin has become the sixth Hartford firefighter placed on paid administrative leave since No...

Anderson County (KY) Firefighters Hurt in Crash Released from Hospital

Several Anderson County firefighters who were hurt when their fire truck crashed have been released from the hospital

Six People Injured in Oceanside (CA) Fire

Half a dozen people, including a police officer and a child, were injured late Tuesday night after a fire at an Ocean...

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

Photos: Wisconsin Firefighters Battle Flames at Slaughterhouse

Sun Prairie (WI) Firefighter Mike Cotter shared photos from a recent fire in Marshall, Wisconsin.

Fire Rips Through Multiple Bronx (NY) Businesses

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters responded to a multi-alarm fire that tore through a row of stores early today in the Bronx.

Closed Door Helps Limit Fire Spread in Pittsburgh Fire

One firefighter was injured in an overnight fire in a duplex in the South Side Slopes section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Nevada Firefighters Rescue Woman from Fire

Clark County (NV) firefighters rescued a woman Tuesday night from a second-floor of a burning dwelling.

Chicago Firefighters Rescue Worker Dangling from Cell Tower

On Thursday evening, Chicago (IL) firefighters rescued a worker left hanging from his harness on a cell phone tower, according to news sources.

Pregnant Woman Rescued from Kentucky House Fire

Firefighters rescued a pregnant woman yesterday from a fire in one of the oldest buildings in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

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

Four Firefighters Injured in Riverdale (IL) Fire

Four firefighters were injured fighting a condominium fire yesterday in Riverdale, Illinois.

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

Drills: Engine Company Work

Check out a collected of engine company training drills from the Fire Engineering archive.

Industrial Firefighting

Kidde Fire, Fenwal Protection, Chemetron Fire Systems to Unite Under One Brand

Kidde Fire Systems recently announced the unification of Fenwal Protection Systems and Chemetron Fire Systems into one brand, the newly expanded Kidde Fire Systems.

RIT

Q & A: Justin McCarthy on Down and Dirty Mayday

New Haven (CT) Firefighter Justin McCarthy recently presented a Webcast on the "Down and Dirty Mayday." Read some questions from viewers along with Justin's responses.

Structural Firefighting

Royal Oak (MI) Crews Contain Fire to Kitchen

On Sunday, December 14, the Royal Oak Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire. See some phtoos from Dennis Walus.

Wildland Firefighting

Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The appropriations bill provides more than $1 trillion and funds all federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year except for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is funded through the end of February.  

HAZMAT

E2s D112 Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders Gain Vds Approval

E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 3015/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. 

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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Two Firefighters Injured Rescuing Woman from Cleveland House Fire

December 17, 2014

Two firefighters were injured as they battled a house fire on Cleveland's west side Wednesday night

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