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VEIS: The Engine Company's Perspective

Dan Kerrigna writes, From the engine company perspective, failure to consider adjusting tactics in response to VEIS operations can potentially increase the risk to the very people you are trying to protect.

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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 bur...

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 McCormac...

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 efficientl...

Primary Tools for Primary Search

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

Engine Company Articles

Are Your Critical Decision-Making Skills Evolving?

This is an article about critical decision making, excluding the decisions made on the fireground and at the emergency scene. They include decision...

Pride and service attract volunteer firefighters

"Rethinking Recruitment and Retention for the Volunteer Fire Department" by Ed Geis (Fire Engineering, April 2015) was a breath of fresh ...

Positive Power

In last month's column, we continued our discussion about how a boss personally uses the power that goes with his position. We included a fairly lo...

VEIS: The Engine Company's Perspective

Dan Kerrigna writes, From the engine company perspective, failure to consider adjusting tactics in response to VEIS operations can potentially incr...

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JerseyNet Broadband Network Provides Unobstructed Data Connectivity to First Responders during Atlantic City Concerts

New Jersey’s first-ever real-world implementation of FirstNet  was an unqualified success, setting a precedent for effectively using the ...


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

Anthony Piontek: Essential Engine Company Operations

Anthony Piontek discusses training topics for the engine company in the fire service.

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.

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 ...


Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

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

Wildland Firefighting

Rough Fire Expands to Nearly 80,000 Acres

The Rough fire, which has been burning for more than a month, has scorched 79,973 acres and remains at 25 percent containment, the U.S. Forest Serv...


At the Intersection of EMS and Hospice Care

Hospice care is one of the few aspects of modern medicine that is newer than emergency medical services (EMS). The first hospice was founded in 196...


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....

Top News

Neighbors Help Rescue Residents in Cincinnati Fire

September 3, 2015 A Cincinnati firefighter was taken to UC Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor injury after battlin...

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