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Brush Fire Burns Over 250 Acres Near Edison NJ

A brush fire charred more than 250 acres of land Thursday a marshy part of central New Jersey.


SharpEye Used at Rubis Tank Terminal

Spectrex has recently provided SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors to the Rubis Tank Terminal in Rotterdam Botlek to pro...

Boise (ID) Firefighter Injured in Fall from Loading Dock

A Boise (ID) firefighter was injured at the scene of a fire at an industrial linen company.

Vibration Monitoring System Using ARA ERRF Platform Receives Hazardous Area Approval

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) announces that a commercial vibration monitoring application using ARA's pate...

Hannay Reels Displays Diverse Array of Firefighting and Rescue Reels

Hannay Reels, in the hose and cable reels for OEM and aftermarket applications industry, will showcase hose and cable...

CSB Releases Safety Message Featuring Sister of Worker Fatally Burned in 2010 Tesoro Explosion

Today the CSB released its second safety message in an occasional series focusing on the impacts of chemical accident...

Streamlight Introduces Enhanced Versions of PolyTac and PolyTac HP Polymer Flashlights

Streamlight, Inc., a provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, has updated the b...

FASTORQ Announces Acquisition of ZipNut Technology LLC

A long-standing and prosperous business relationship moved to the next level on January 1 when FASTORQ, a pioneer of ...

California Firefighters Train on Operations at Large Buildings

Spectrex's SharpEye Selected by Joint Venture

Ma’aden Alcoa Joint Venture has selected Spectrex SharpEye 40/40I Optical Flame Detectors.

Newtex Industries Hires Jamie Long as Vice President of Sales

Newtex is excited to welcome Jamie Long as Vice President of Sales.

Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture with Safety Cable Suspension Released by Larson Electronics

A supplier of explosion proof and industrial grade lighting Larson Electronics announced the release of a new 150 wat...
Photos and Video from Savannah (GA) Port Fire

Photos and Video from Savannah (GA) Port Fire

Garden City Fire Department Public Information Officer Amy Headrick shared some photos with Fire Engineering of a mas...

Major Explosion at New Hampshire Industrial Facility

Sources indicated a major explosion at an industrial site in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Huge Georgia Warehouse Fire Contained

Firefighters battled a giant fire fueled by 5,600 tons of rubber Saturday at the Port of Savannah, where a towering c...

Hundreds of Firefighters Battle Massive Paterson (NJ) Fire

Ten hours after the initial call, firefighters battled a huge fire in a factory building in Paterson, New Jersey.

CSB Releases New Computer Animation of 2010 Explosion at the Tesoro Refinery (WA)

The CSB today released a new computer animation recreating the explosion and fire that killed seven workers...

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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.


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.

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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.


FDIC 2014 Recap: Hydrovent Makes its Mark

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

Industrial Firefighting

Brush Fire Burns Over 250 Acres Near Edison NJ

A brush fire charred more than 250 acres of land Thursday a marshy part of central New Jersey.


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

NYPD Revised Fire Response Protocol Now Bans Elevator Use

A week after cops were told to use caution when taking an elevator while responding to building fires, the NYPD has rescinded the directive and issued revised protocol that requires stairs to be used at all times.

Wildland Firefighting

Cities Now Struggle with Past Fire Suppression Efforts

Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a pattern of fire suppression that began in the late 19th Century and has left 21st Century fire officials scrambling to stop the western United States from burning down.


First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide Updated

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.


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.

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Girlfriend of Fallen Boston Firefighter to Run Marathon in his Honor

April 18, 2014 It's hard to imagine the heartbreak Sarah Wessmann is feeling right now, less than a month ago her longtime boyfriend...

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