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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

Interpretive Dance: Hose Stream Comparison Test

Ray McCormack weighs in on a recent hose stream comparison test video.

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.

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

Hoseline Hangout: Bill Gustin and Company on Engine Company Operations

In this chat sponsored by Key Hose, Bobby Halton and Bill Gustin talks to Darryl Liggins, Clark Lampling, Dan Shaw, a...

Fire Photographer Spotlight: Steve Redick

Longtime Chicagoland fire photographer Steve Redick has been sharing his work for years, including in the pages and p...

Humpday Hangout: Who Are the F.O.O.L.S.?

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Mike Dugan of the FDNY talk to Rob ...

What Would You Do? Fire in an Old Auto Repair Garage

Skip Coleman provides a new training scenario on response to a fire in an older ordinary constructed auto repair gara...

World War II Veteran Honored in Bradenton, Florida

Edwin Leigh Hollins Jr., 89, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard from June 1943 until March 1946, was honored in a spe...

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PPE TRAINING GUIDE

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SURVIVAL ZONE

FDM Highlights Innovation and Thought Leadership at APCO 2014

FDM Software will be demonstrating its new mobile CAD, T-911 and Multi-Agency Situational Awareness solutions at APCO 2014, as well as sharing its public safety expertise in a Tech Caf session.

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

Hoseline Hangout: Bill Gustin and Company on Engine Company Operations

In this chat sponsored by Key Hose, Bobby Halton and Bill Gustin talks to Darryl Liggins, Clark Lampling, Dan Shaw, and Jason Hoevelmann about engine company operations.

Industrial Firefighting

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Announces 12-Foot Tall FoxFury Transformer 360 Degree Scene Light

FoxFury Lighting Solutions is pleased to officially introduce its tallest and brightest portable scene light, the Nomad Transformer.

RIT

NASEMSO Announces New Initiative on Performance Measures

The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) announced today a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop a comprehensive set of EMS performance measures.

Structural Firefighting

Nash and Edgecombe County (NC) Firefighters Battle Mobile Home Fire

Nash and Edgecombe County (NC) Firefighters Battle Mobile Home Fire

Shortly before 10 p.m. on November 17, 2014, Nash County and Edgecombe County (NC) 911 Centers were receiving calls for a mobile home fire.

Wildland Firefighting

NFPA's New Children Videos Highlight Family Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Three new children's videos, focusing on the importance of wildfire safety, have been released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are now available on its wildfire "information for youth and families" webpage.

HAZMAT

Central London Rail Station Evacuated After Fire

One of London's busiest railway stations, Charing Cross, was evacuated on Sunday after a fire caused by a suspected electrical fault.

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.

Top News

Construction Concerns: Adhesives in Manufactured Lumber

November 24, 2014 In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks into the history and combustibility of adhesives in manufacture...

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