Engine Company

Brian Brush on using the 2 1/2-inch hoseline      

Blitz Attack or Rapid Defense?

Brian Brush on a simply, readily available option for a high-flow, initial fire attack with limited staffing.

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Ray McCormack

DICERS-VO for Extinguishment

DICERS is a fire extinguishment model utilizing interior tactics to extinguish fires. Ray McCormack explains the individual aspects of this firefighting acronym.

Tactical Safety: The Three-Mile Bridge

The fire service is always traveling by bridge as it heads back and forth on topics of concern and popularity and for the passage of new ideas.

Tactical Safety: It's About Nozzle Reach, Not Stream Reach

Stream reach does not equal extinguishment, Ray McCormack writes, rather nozzle reach equals extinguishment.

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

FDIC 2014 Recap: Hale Offers Demonstrations of its Latest Products

At FDIC 2014, Hale presented its extensive product line of firefighting pumps and foam systems including SmartCAFS sy...

FDIC 2014 Recap: Hydrovent Makes its Mark

It's fast, flexible, and can provide ventilation AND suppression in almost any opening in a building.

Roundtable: Saving Our Own

Do you periodically put your members through a refresher of the evolutions taught in "Saving Our Own"? Shar...

I Knew You'd Come

David Griffin reflects on Bobby Halton's 2014 Opening Ceremony speech.

Study Request: EMS versus Athletic Trainers

The University of Minnesota is conducting a study to analyze the understanding of the Certified Athletic Trainers ver...

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SURVIVAL ZONE

FDIC 2014 Chat: The Command Post

Chief Bobby Halton talks with the hosts of "The Command Post," Rick Lasky and John Salka, live at FDIC 2014.

SUBURBAN FIREFIGHTING

FDIC 2014 Preview: Jerry Knapp on House Fires

Jerry Knapp, training officer at the Rockland County Fire Training Center and longtime Fire Engineering contributor, will be presenting "House Fires: Modern Strategies and Tactics for Aggressive Operations" at FDIC 2014.

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

FDIC 2014 Recap: Hale Offers Demonstrations of its Latest Products

At FDIC 2014, Hale presented its extensive product line of firefighting pumps and foam systems including SmartCAFS systems, Class 1 electronics and gauges, and portable pump units.

Industrial Firefighting

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings in West (TX) Explosion

The CSB released preliminary findings into the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer explosion and fire in West, Texas, which resulted in at least 14 fatalities, 226 injuries, and widespread community damage.

RIT

Roundtable: Saving Our Own

Do you periodically put your members through a refresher of the evolutions taught in "Saving Our Own"? Share your thoughts with other Fire Engineering readers.

Structural Firefighting

High-Rise 101

The time tested acronym, ALS-BASE provides an effective foundation to start procedures and training for high-rise operations, writes
Demetrius Kastros.

Wildland Firefighting

True North Introduces New Dual Complaint Stationwear Pants

True North Gear, the makers of bags, backpacks and fire resistant clothing, is introducing new Dual Compliant Pants to be released in Summer 2014.

HAZMAT

IAFC Member Offers NTSB Ideas to Plan for the Safe Rail Transport of Crude Oil and Ethanol

Assistant Chief Rick Edinger, vice chair of the IAFC's Hazardous Materials Committee, today testified at the National Transportation Safety Board forum, Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol.

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

The Importance of Low Expectations

Don’t take things for granted or make assumptions, especially regarding elements outside of a fire department’s control, writes Eric G. Bachman.

Top News

Explosion and Fire Force Evacuation of Wyoming Town

April 23, 2014

A small town in western Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a nearby gas-processing plant.

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