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Dissecting the RIT: Air Supply

If you’re assigned the role of air supply or any position within RIT, make it your goal to train realistically, writes Jawan Clark.

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Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating t...

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...

Dissecting the RIT: Air Supply

If you’re assigned the role of air supply or any position within RIT, make it your goal to train realistically, write...

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire y...

RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short la...

FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

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.

Mayday Called, Philadelphia Firefighter Injured in Fall

Reports indicate a Philadelphia firefighter was injured after a near-miss on the fireground today.

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire yesterday in West Hollywood, California.

Iowa Firefighter Describes Near Miss

A veteran Des Moines (IA) firefighter described a near miss he experienced during a fire Saturday at the Equitable Building in the city's downtown. 

One Hospitalized After Chicago Fire That Prompted Mayday

An elderly woman was hospitalized after a fire yesterday morning that prompted a Chicago firefighter to call a Mayday.

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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

In Case You Missed It: October 2014 Fire Engineering Features

October is Fire Prevention Month, but much of the attention was on the expanding Ebola crisis and its potential impact on both first responders and the public. Check out features that ran on Fire Engineering's Web site this month.

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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In Case You Missed It: October 2014 Fire Engineering Features

October 31, 2014 October is Fire Prevention Month, but much of the attention was on the expanding Ebola crisis and its potential impac...

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