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Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.

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Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.

Achieving Radio Discipline

Your success on the fireground as a firefighter or an officer centers around your training and self-discipline. Part of your responsibilities while...

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)

Throw Back to Basics: Down Firefighter Air Supply

This week's firefighter basics training bulletin reviews procedures the rapid intervention crew must take to assist a down firefighter.

The Effects of Staffing Levels on Critical Decision Making

Keeping the officer in a role that allows him to function as a leader and not be focused on tasks will result in better situational awareness, comm...

FIREFIGHTER NEAR MISSES

Near Miss for Scranton (PA) Firefighters at Warehouse Fire

A recent report from the Times-Tribune took a closer look at a close call Scranton (PA) firefighters experienced while operating last Wednesday at ...

Maryland Firefighter Escapes Injury in Barn Fire Explosion

A Waldorf (MD) firefighter evaded injury in a diesel tank explosion during a barn fire early Tuesday.

Video: Nevada Firefighter Discusses Near Miss at Explosion

A Clark County (NV) firefighter recounted a near miss he experienced on a recent call.

Massachusetts Fire Chief Stable After Fall from Deck

A Massachusetts fire chief was in stable condition after falling several feet while responding to an incident last week.

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.

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Near Miss for Scranton (PA) Firefighters at Warehouse Fire

A recent report from the Times-Tribune took a closer look at a close call Scranton (PA) firefighters experienced while operating last Wednesday at ...

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

Buster Cooper: Forcible Exiting “The Fortified Rear Door”

Buster Cooper talks about the knowledge and skills needed for this situation and emphasizes rotary saw and chain saw applications.

FDIC International

Buster Cooper: Forcible Exiting “The Fortified Rear Door”

Buster Cooper talks about the knowledge and skills needed for this situation and emphasizes rotary saw and chain saw applications.

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.

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Industrial Firefighting

Larson Electronics Releases Explosion Proof LED Light with 250’ Cord and Explosion Proof Plug

Longtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting ...

RIT

Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.

Wildland Firefighting

Oregon Pursues Damages from Fire Starters

Forestry officials say a potential multi-million dollar claim against a Douglas County resident believed to have accidentally started the Stouts Cr...

HAZMAT

Harris County Public Information Officer Re-Appointed to FCC Committee

Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Public Information Officer, Francisco Sánchez, Jr. has been re-appoint...

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

MORE Intelligence

When a tool is left to deteriorate and personnel skills are not consistently reinforced, the expected end result is ineffectiveness, writes Eric G....

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Minnesota Firefighters Foundation Searches for Families of Fallen

August 31, 2015 The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation is hoping for the public’s help to find families of 92 firefighters who have di...

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