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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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DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

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

Tactical Safety: A High Level of Risk

Why do fire departments resist change? Ray McCormack on new ideas and leaders who aren't focused on proficient firefighting operations and understanding the fireground.

Train Like You Fight Is a Theme

Training like you fight shouldn't be merely a slogan for one week, but rather should be the focus of fire departments all year long, writes Ray McCormack.

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.

Engine Company Articles

DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

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

Challenges to Implementing PPA: Q&A

American Fork (UT) Fire & Rescue Chief Kriss Garcia recently conducted a Webcast entitled "Challenges to Imp...

Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is est...

Fire Engineering Magazine Partners With Russell Johns to Launch an Online Career Center for Fire and Emergency Services Personnel

Fire Engineering magazine has announced that it is partnering with Russell Johns Associates (http://russelljohns.com)...

On the Line: Focus on the Basics to be the Best

Although stagnation remains at the root of failure, basic skills save the most lives (including ours) at fires, write...

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SURVIVAL ZONE

Firefighter Technology Roundup: USAR Locator and More

Mary Jane Dittmar reviews some new technology that may be of interest to firefighters, including a locator for urban search and rescue operations, wall-scaling technology, and a tool for increasing situational awareness over expansive fire scenes, such as in wildland firefighting.

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

DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

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

Industrial Firefighting

Kimtek's MEDLITE Transport a Perfect Fit for 2014 Yamaha Viking

In its new lineup of larger side-by-side utility vehicles, Yamaha Motor Corporation has introduced the 2014 Yamaha Viking, a new UTV model that readily accommodates the Kimtek MEDLITE Transport skid units.

RIT

Firefighters Escape Close Call in Wind-Driven Fire

Five members of the Boise (ID) Fire Department narrowly avoid being buried in a structural collapse.

Structural Firefighting

Firefighters Respond to Palisades Park (NJ) Structure Fire

Smoke alarms did their job when Palisades Park (NJ) volunteer firefighters were toned out to an alarm activation in a Bergen Boulevard two-story commercial building shortly after 6 a.m. on July 23.

Wildland Firefighting

INVISTA Donates TECGEN® Brand Fire Gear to WA Firefighters

The gear was donated and delivered to Douglas County Fire District #5 in Washington State.

HAZMAT

NTSB: New Jersey Train Derailment and Hazardous Material Release Caused by Lack of Crew Training to Identify Locked Bridge

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined today the probable cause of a derailment at Paulsboro Bridge in New Jersey, which resulted in a hazardous material release.

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

Responsibility and Response Ability, Part 2

If a fire department does not know its responsibilities, the effectiveness of its response ability will be hampered, and responder safety will be compromised, writes Eric G. Bachman.

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The Job: Goals and Obstacles

August 1, 2014 What goals do you have as a firefighter, and what obstacles are out there that you have to overcome to achieve those ...

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