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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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Another Fire Station Burns Down

When a fire station burns down with the apparatus inside, the community of firefighters and the community at large has been dealt a serious setback in fire protection.

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.

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

Interview: Napa (CA) Battalion Chief on Earthquake Response

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talked to Napa (CA) Battalion Chief Jarrett Anderson about the earthqua...

Probie letter

The following letter is one I wrote and give along with a binder of helpful information, contacts, and career develop...

Roundtable: Door Control

What steps has your department taken to add this "evolution" or assignment of door control in your departme...

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...

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SURVIVAL ZONE

Risk Management: It's Not Just a Catchphrase

Jennifer Chadwick-How can firefighters combat the dangers they face in the modern fire environment? Learning to use risk management as the life-saving tool that it is can help keep firefighters alive. It is a dynamic process that involves identifying potential hazards/risks, implementing a plan, and constantly monitoring conditions to change the plan as needed.

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

Interview: Napa (CA) Battalion Chief on Earthquake Response

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talked to Napa (CA) Battalion Chief Jarrett Anderson about the earthquake that struck the area early on August 24, 2014.

Industrial Firefighting

Larson Electronics releases a Class 1 Division 1 Five Color Explosion Proof Stack Light with Horns

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a five color explosion proof LED stack light equipped with two Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof horns. 

RIT

RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short ladder as an alternative to a stokes basket.

Structural Firefighting

St. Charles (IL) Crews Battle Three Fires in a Day

St. Charles firefighters battled three structure fires Wednesday that shuttered a downtown restaurant, scorched the attic of a private home and killed an entire coop of chickens.

Wildland Firefighting

Hawaii Fire Caused by Kids Burns Hundreds of Acres

Firefighters battling a Hawaii wildfire caused by young boys playing with a lighter are using helicopters and clearing terrain to attack the 1¼-square mile fire.

HAZMAT

New Argon White Paper Shows Way to Better CBRN Training

Argon, in the CBRN and Hazmat training systems industry, has released another free white paper, this time offering tips for emergency services and first responders on how to provide the best possible CBRN response training.

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

Harris Grade Brush Fire Now 90 Percent Contained

August 28, 2014 Crews from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department took no chances and used significant resources against a brush fi...

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