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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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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.

Tactical Safety: Risk a Lot, Save a Lot

When a firefighter is faced with a decision to risk their life to try and save another life, they have reached the pinnacle of what being a firefighter is all about, Ray McCormack writes.

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.

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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In Case You Missed It : September 2014 Fire Engineering Features

September's list of Web-exclusive features from Fire Engineering ran the gamut of topics, from firefighter behavioral...

Report: FDNY Rookie Firefighter Injuries Increase

A recent news report says rookie firefighters hired by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) are being injured in un...

A Typical Example of Smoke Curtain Use

Dr. Michael Reick discusses the use of smoke-blocking devices to control air flow during a compartment fire in German...

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 disaste...

Modular Concerns: The Dangers of Sunlight Reflected Off Energy-Efficient Windows

Kevin A. Gallagher follows up on his October 2013 article with this update on the dangers of a new type of fire cause.

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SURVIVAL ZONE

VIPs Tour PPES Guardian Prior to Shipment to Republic of Indonesia

With the Guardian Safety and Survival Training System Simulator ready for shipment overseas, PPES held a VIP demonstration on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the company's new manufacturing facility in Atglen, PA.

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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In Case You Missed It : September 2014 Fire Engineering Features

September's list of Web-exclusive features from Fire Engineering ran the gamut of topics, from firefighter behavioral health to a detailed report on an incident in Germany in which firefighters successfully made use of a smoke-blocking device.

Industrial Firefighting

VectorLearning Acquires eLearning Provider CentreLearn Solutions

VectorLearning, in the online education and training for a broad range of industries through its RedVector, TargetSolutions, and CiNet-RedVector brands industry, announced it has acquired Pennsylvania-based CentreLearn Solutions, a pioneer in online education for emergency responders.

RIT

Dissecting the RIT: Air Supply

If you’re assigned the role of air supply or any position within RIT, make it your goal to train realistically, writes Jawan Clark.

Structural Firefighting

Humpday Hangout: Firefighting Coast to Coast

So what are the real differences between East Coast and West Coast firefighting? In this week's Humpday Hangout, hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to guests Anthony Avillo of California and Anthony Kastros of New Jersey on some of the differences in firefighter operations in their two locales.

Wildland Firefighting

Firefighters Expect Full Containment of King Fire by Saturday

Full containment of a massive wildfire that scorched roughly 97,000 acres just east of Sacramento is expected by Saturday.

HAZMAT

Effects of Toxic Chemicals Studied During Port of L.A. Cleanup

Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire this week that burned through much of a wharf and released high levels of toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities.

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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Firefighters Expect Full Containment of King Fire by Saturday

October 1, 2014 Full containment of a massive wildfire that scorched roughly 97,000 acres just east of Sacramento is expected by Satu...

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