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Has Fire Service Leadership Changed in the Past Five Years?

The fire service has overwhelmingly recognized the importance of leadership. Yet, it does not seem that much has changed in actually applying leadership concepts over the past five years, writes Dane Carley and Craig Nelson.

Firefighting Articles

Wind Pushes Laguna Canyon (CA) Fire Away from Homes

More than 100 firefighters were struggling Friday afternoon to contain a brush fire that has charred 10 acres in Laguna Canyon and briefly forced t...

Record-Breaking Heat Taking Toll on Firefighters

Fire season is upon us, and the heavy workload and hot temperatures are taking a toll on emergency responders.

Fish Stabs Florida Firefighter in Neck During Water Training

A Holley-Navarre firefighter was injured Friday morning when he was stabbed by a fish.

Jersey City (NJ) Church Fire Under Investigation

A two-alarm fire at a Jersey City church was quickly knocked out by the fire department next door, and a 24-year-old woman is being detained for qu...

Firefighter and Two Inmates Injured Near Three Rivers Brush Fire

A Cal Fire chief said a tree fell on the three year veteran firefighter with Cal Fire as he battled a wildfire in the Tulare County foothills. The ...

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FIREFIGHTER NEWS AND ARTICLES

Wind Pushes Laguna Canyon (CA) Fire Away from Homes

More than 100 firefighters were struggling Friday afternoon to contain a brush fire that has charred 10 acres in Laguna Canyon and briefly forced t...

Record-Breaking Heat Taking Toll on Firefighters

Fire season is upon us, and the heavy workload and hot temperatures are taking a toll on emergency responders.

Fish Stabs Florida Firefighter in Neck During Water Training

A Holley-Navarre firefighter was injured Friday morning when he was stabbed by a fish.

FIRE INCIDENTS

Mayday, At Least Two Dead, Several Injured including Firefighter in Louisville (KY) Fire

Two people were killed and five people injured, including a firefighter, during a large fire early this morning in Louisville, Kentucky.

Four-Alarm Paterson (NJ) Fire Burns Three Homes

Thirty people were displaced by a four-alarm fire earlier this week in Paterson, New Jersey.

Mayday, New Hampshire Firefighters Escape Injury in 2-Alarm Fire

Firefighters became trapped and issued a Mayday during a two-alarm fire that displaced nine people last night in Franklin, New Hampshire, according...

FIREFIGHTER RESCUE

Firefighters Rescue Two from St. Charles (IL) Fire

Firefighters rescued two people, one of whom was in a wheelchair, from an apartment fire Saturday night in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, Illin...

Firefighters Rescue Children from Fairmount Heights (MD) House Fire

Two children were rescued from their burning Fairmount Heights (MD) home early this morning by firefighters.

Firefighters Rescue Three from Oak Park IL Fire

Firefighters rescued three people from a fire last week in the village of Oak Park, Illinois.

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.

SURVIVAL ZONE

Training Minutes: Radio Tips

Communications are essential on the fireground. In this new Training Minutes video, Nick Martin provides some information and tips on wearing your ...

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 utilit...

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.

FDIC International

Mike Wilbur: Aerial Apparatus Operational Footprint and Scrub Area

Mike Wilbur discusses what the aerial apparatus footprint and scrub area is needed for each fire house.

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

What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

Industrial Firefighting

Thousands Go Home After Tennessee Train Fire Forced Evacuation

About 5,000 residents evacuated after the derailment of a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas in eastern Tennessee were allowed home on ...

RIT

Training Minutes: Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Operations

Watch a set of Training Minutes videos dealing with the Mayday, down firefighter removal, and the actions of the rapid intervention team (RIT)

Structural Firefighting

Richardsville VFD Faces Three Fires in 48 Hours

Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department in the past 48 hours responded to three structure fires, two injury wrecks and five medical runs.

Wildland Firefighting

Record-Breaking Heat Taking Toll on Firefighters

Fire season is upon us, and the heavy workload and hot temperatures are taking a toll on emergency responders.

HAZMAT

See Center for Domestic Preparedness Training in Action on YouTube

Responders interested in training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness can now view video descriptions of courses, as well as news sto...

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

All-Seasons Intelligence

Embracing a year-round approach to preincident preparedness will improve the readiness of a fire department to protect the permanent and transient ...

Top News

Wind Pushes Laguna Canyon (CA) Fire Away from Homes

July 4, 2015 More than 100 firefighters were struggling Friday afternoon to contain a brush fire that has charred 10 acres in Lagu...

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