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DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

Ray McCormack on how applying the DICERS-VO model allows you to protect your egress point on the fireground.

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Ray McCormack

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.

On The Line

On the Line: AAA: Triangle of Incident Survivability

Anticipation, action, and analysis are three components that can help improve firefighter survival on the fireground, Dave DeStefano writes.

On the Line: Second Due is Second to None

Although every firefighter wants to be first in, each task on the fireground is important if the operation is to be conducted safely and efficiently, David DeStefano writes.

Primary Tools for Primary Search

David DeStefano reminds firefighters of the importance of basic tools when conducting a primary search.

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Fire Blog Roundup: Search, Statistics, and More

See what our Fire Engineering Blog Network writers were discussing in this week's blogs.

Harvey Eisner, Editor Emeritus of Firehouse, Dies

Eisner started his career at Firehouse in 1976 as a photographer and worked his way up to editor in chief in 1982.

Fire Photographer Spotlight: Ron Jeffers

Fire photographers have been documenting firefighters in all corners of the country. Among those operating in North J...

Humpday Hangout: Firefighter Training and Ebola

On today's Humpday Hangout chat, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Fire Rescue Editor in Chief Erich ...

FE Talk: Engine Company Operations

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks to Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and several of Bill's guests about en...

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SURVIVAL ZONE

Atrus Inc Adds Four New Locations to Aed Link Services

Developers of the AED Link system, Atrus, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of four new EMS systems for AED Link.

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.

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Fire Blog Roundup: Search, Statistics, and More

See what our Fire Engineering Blog Network writers were discussing in this week's blogs.

Industrial Firefighting

AIHA Urges White House and Federal Agencies to Provide Adequate Protections to Healthcare Workers for Ebola Concerns

As cases of Ebola begin to emerge in the United States, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is urging the President and federal agencies to help the healthcare community emphasize personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety precautions for healthcare workers. 

RIT

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 report.

Structural Firefighting

Virginia Beach Mobile Home Fire Claims 2

A fire in a mobile home killed two men in Virginia Beach.

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.

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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Virginia Beach Mobile Home Fire Claims 2

October 24, 2014

A fire in a mobile home killed two men in Virginia Beach.

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