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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

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.

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.

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: October 2014 Fire Engineering Features

October is Fire Prevention Month, but much of the attention was on the expanding Ebola crisis and its potential impac...

Columbus (OH) Firefighter Struck by Lightning Faces Daunting Road to Recovery

While attending a charity event this June, Columbus (OH) Fire Lieutenant Stu Tudor was struck by lightning and went i...

Ocala Fire Rescue Presents New Engine

Anticipation and excitement had grown at Ocala Fire Rescue as the delivery date, for two fire engines ordered last ye...

Fire Blog Roundup: Search, Statistics, and More

See what our Fire Engineering Blog Network writers were discussing in this week's blogs.

Harvey Eisner, Editor Emeritus of Firehouse, Dies

Eisner started his career at Firehouse in 1976 as a photographer and worked his way up to editor in chief in 1982.

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SURVIVAL ZONE

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating the attempt to rescue disoriented firefighters in a commercial occupancy.

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: October 2014 Fire Engineering Features

October is Fire Prevention Month, but much of the attention was on the expanding Ebola crisis and its potential impact on both first responders and the public. Check out features that ran on Fire Engineering's Web site this month.

Industrial Firefighting

Bull Products' Customized Fire Points Launched

The company has introduced a full customising service for fire points, enabling companies to select precisely what they require on a compact stand or mobile trolley.

RIT

Commercial Search Training Drill: Finding Lost Firefighters

Alex Langbell reviews a large-scale drill conducted by the Yakima (WA) Fire Department Training Division simulating the attempt to rescue disoriented firefighters in a commercial occupancy.

Structural Firefighting

One Dead in KY House Fire

The Bowling Green Fire Department was called at 5:12 a.m. to 635 E. Main St. after a structure fire was reported.

Wildland Firefighting

Fire Departments in North Carolina, Pennsylvania Awarded Gear in Globe Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are pleased to announce two more recipients in the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.

HAZMAT

Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College are presenting "911 Recordings--To Release or Withhold: Journalistic, Legal, Public Safety, and Family Perspectives."

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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Bull Products' Customized Fire Points Launched

October 31, 2014 The company has introduced a full customising service for fire points, enabling companies to select precisely what th...

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