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Lt. Gregory Pickard Posthumously Awarded 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award

Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department, who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempting to...

2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award: Fallen Bryan (TX) Firefighter, Lt. Gregory Pickard

Next week at FDIC 2014, Lieutenant Gregory Pickard of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department--who fell in the line of duty la...

Mayday: Firefighters Trapped, Injured at 9-Alarm Boston Fire

Various news agencies reported firefighters trapped at a four-story residential fire today in Boston, Massachusetts.

House Fire 101

Establishing a command system early on with plenty of resources, tracking personnel, tactical channels, and training ...

Trapped Portland (OR) Firefighter Rescued from House Fire

Portland fire crews had to rescue one of their own while fighting a fire in North Portland.

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SURVIVAL ZONE

FDIC 2014 Chat: The Command Post

Chief Bobby Halton talks with the hosts of "The Command Post," Rick Lasky and John Salka, live at FDIC 2014.

SUBURBAN FIREFIGHTING

FDIC 2014 Preview: Jerry Knapp on House Fires

Jerry Knapp, training officer at the Rockland County Fire Training Center and longtime Fire Engineering contributor, will be presenting "House Fires: Modern Strategies and Tactics for Aggressive Operations" at FDIC 2014.

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

FDIC 2014 Recap: Hydrovent Makes its Mark

It's fast, flexible, and can provide ventilation AND suppression in almost any opening in a building.

Industrial Firefighting

Brush Fire Burns Over 250 Acres Near Edison NJ

A brush fire charred more than 250 acres of land Thursday a marshy part of central New Jersey.

RIT

Lt. Gregory Pickard Posthumously Awarded 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award

Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department, who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter in a fire in a social hall, was named the winner of the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award. Lt. Pickard was part of the rapid intervention team.

Structural Firefighting

New York City Police Receive Orders on Fire Response

The New York Police Department has issued mandatory protocols for officers entering buildings in response to fires, after an officer responding to a fire in a Brooklyn high-rise died.

Wildland Firefighting

Brown Fire Reaches 100 Acres

The Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains, which began Sunday, continues to burn expanding from about 25 acres reported to nearly 100 acres of brush and timber blackened and no containment reported as of 3 p.m. today.

HAZMAT

DHS Releases Updated First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

The Importance of Low Expectations

Don’t take things for granted or make assumptions, especially regarding elements outside of a fire department’s control, writes Eric G. Bachman.

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FDIC 2014 Recap: Hydrovent Makes its Mark

April 17, 2014

It's fast, flexible, and can provide ventilation AND suppression in almost any opening in a building.

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