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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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Suspicious Carport Fire Destroys Four Vehicles in Orange County (CA)

Several cars were destroyed in a suspicious Orange County carport fire

Bayonne Swears in First Female Firefighter

The Bayonne Fire Department made history today by welcoming the first woman into its ranks in its 108 years of existe...

Hartford Firefighter Jason Martinez Released From Hospital

Firefighter Jason Martinez, who was badly injured fighting a fire at 598 Blue Hills Ave. on Oct. 7 -- the same fire t...

Two Atlanta Firefighters Injured at Apartment Complex Fire

One firefighter fell 20 feet from a roof and another was burned Thursday morning while battling a fire at a Buckhead ...

NFPA and CPSC announce Carbon Monoxide Alarm Safety Toolkit

As temperatures drop and consumers begin cranking up their heating systems, the National Fire Protection Association ...

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

Report: Pennsylvania Firefighters Knocked Down by Flashover

Two firefighters reportedly had a near miss when they were blown down a flight of stairs in a flashover at a structure fire in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Residents Escape Illinois Apartment Fire; Firefighter Hurt

Discarded smoking materials were blamed for a Batavia (IL) apartment fire that injured a firefighter Monday, according to a news report.

Firefighters Respond to Train Fire at Rocky Mount (NC) Train Station

On October 24, dispatch informed Rocky Mount (NC) Fire Department units were notified by communications that an inbound Amtrak train was possibly on fire.

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Tennessee Firefighters Rescue Child Trapped in Arcade Toy Machine

A young boy had to be rescued Tuesday night after he managed to climb into an arcade-style toy machine at a Tennessee laundromat.

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.

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

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating the attempt to rescue disoriented firefighters in a commercial occupancy.

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

Columbus (OH) Firefighter Struck by Lightning Faces Daunting Road to Recovery

While attending a charity event this June, Columbus (OH) Fire Lieutenant Stu Tudor was struck by lightning and went into cardiac arrest. He has since managed to recover somewhat, but still faces daunting challenges ahead.

Industrial Firefighting

Four-Alarm Fire Levels Buffalo Building

An industrial building on Buffalo's East Side was destroyed in a four-alarm fire late Tuesday afternoon.

RIT

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating the attempt to rescue disoriented firefighters in a commercial occupancy.

Structural Firefighting

Report: Pennsylvania Firefighters Knocked Down by Flashover

Two firefighters reportedly had a near miss when they were blown down a flight of stairs in a flashover at a structure fire in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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.

HAZMAT

Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College are presenting "911 Recordings--To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Legal, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives."

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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Suspicious Carport Fire Destroys Four Vehicles in Orange County (CA)

October 30, 2014

Several cars were destroyed in a suspicious Orange County carport fire

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