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The Dangers of Gas Leaks      

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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Fort Worth Council Votes to Cut Firefighter Benefits

The president of the Fort Worth Professional Firefighters said Tuesday night that the group plans to move forward wit...

Man Found Dead at McKinney (TX) Home Fire

A man was found dead after a house fire in McKinney early Wednesday morning.

Lawrence (MA) Firefighters Recount Fatal Fire

The first firefighters who arrived at the burning apartment building Lawrence are struggling with their own sense of ...

Mutualink to Unveil Mobile Go Kit for First Respondes at IACP 2014

Mutualink, an interoperable communications technology company, will debut its Mobile Go Kit for first responders next...

Streamlight Introduces Low-Profile Survivor

Streamlight Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance flashlights for fire and rescue professionals, announced it has ...

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

Detroit Fire Crews Respond to Commercial Fire

On Sunday October 19th 2014, at about 1530 hours, Detroit Engine 34 and 42 were dispatched to Grand River & Belleterre to check for a fire.

Detroit Firefighters' Equipment Stolen from Scene

Firefighters with Detroit's Ladder Company 22 had two pieces of equipment stolen from their apparatus while they battle a fire on Sunday.

Investigators Look for Cause of Fatal McKeesport Fire

Officials searched for the cause of a house fire in McKeesport, Pennsyvlania that took the lives of 4 young children and 2 adults.

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Fast-Moving Queens (NY) Fire Kills Two Children

Two young children were killed in a fast moving house fire in the St. Albans section of Queens, New York.

Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Rescue Occupants from Fire

Buffalo (NY) firefighters rescued several occupants of a apartment building after a fire broke out shortly after 1 p.m. at 459 Fillmore Avenue.

Firefighters Help Rescue Man from Collapsed Baltimore Row House

Firefighters helped rescue a man trapped for about four hours after a row house collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland.

URBAN FIREFIGHTER

Tactical Safety: Back to the Future

Those who clamor for early adoption of new firefighting tactics have to realize that people's lives will hang in the balance and not every test burn will end up successful, Ray McCormack writes.

Tactical Safety: A Prevention Message

The fire service needs to give itself credit for the successful operations and protection of lives and property that happen every day, Ray McCormack writes.

Tactical Safety: Short Cuts - Long Heals

Taking short cuts can lead to bad consequences on the fireground. But when those short cuts fail to result in disaster, bad habits can be reinforced, Ray McCormack writes.

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SURVIVAL ZONE

Atrus Inc Adds Four New Locations to Aed Link Services

Developers of the AED Link system, Atrus, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of four new EMS systems for AED Link.

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

Fire Photographer Spotlight: Ron Jeffers

Fire photographers have been documenting firefighters in all corners of the country. Among those operating in North Jersey is Ron Jeffers, who has been contributing covers and photos to Fire Engineering for almost 40 years.

Industrial Firefighting

AIHA Urges White House and Federal Agencies to Provide Adequate Protections to Healthcare Workers for Ebola Concerns

As cases of Ebola begin to emerge in the United States, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is urging the President and federal agencies to help the healthcare community emphasize personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety precautions for healthcare workers. 

RIT

Firefighter Staffing Shortage in Minneapolis May Violate Laws

Short-staffed Minneapolis (MN) fire crews may violate the federal "two in/two out" rule, according to a new report.

Structural Firefighting

FE Talk: Engine Company Operations

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks to Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and several of Bill's guests about engine company operations. Hear what Jason Hoevelmann, Dan Shaw, Daryl Liggins, and Clark Lampling have to say about hoseline advancement, standpipe operations, and more.

Wildland Firefighting

Fire Departments in North Carolina, Pennsylvania Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

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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Fort Worth Council Votes to Cut Firefighter Benefits

October 22, 2014 The president of the Fort Worth Professional Firefighters said Tuesday night that the group plans to move forward wit...

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