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Preincident Intelligence of Inactive Buildings, Part 1

A fire department that does not have full sight of the district it protects is not likely to be successful when confronted with unrealized hazards, writes Eric Bachman.

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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 pi...

Coaster Catches Fire at Six Flags Magic Mountain

A structure fire was reported at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia

Firefighters Rescue Woman from Roof During Passaic (NJ) Fire

Firefighters rescued a woman from a three-alarm house fire early Sunday in Passaic, New Jersey.

Dog Turns on Stove and Starts New Jersey House Fire

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 a...

Texas Firefighters Exposed to Hazardous Chemicals

Fort Worth fire authorities say 20 firefighters were exposed to hazardous chemicals at a commercial structure fire

Firefighter, Residents Hurt in Indiana Apartment Fire

A Jeffersonville (IN) firefighter was taken to a hospital for observation after a ceiling partially collapsed while h...

Occupants Rescued from Cliffside Park (NJ) Fire

Several occupants of a 2 1/2-story wood-frame dwelling were rescued as thick smoke and flames raced through their dwe...

Firefighter Among Eight Injured in New York City Fire

A firefighter and seven other people were injured in a high-rise fire in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, New Y...

High-Rise Safety Initiative Files Suit as NYC Blocks Petition from 67,000 Voters

The High-Rise Safety Initiative, a group of 9/11 family members and concerned citizens who are sponsoring a ballot me...

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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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Modular Concerns: The Dangers of Sunflight 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.

Industrial Firefighting

Niagra Falls Mill Fire Described as Out of Control

The Niagara Falls Fire Department was called to battle a large fire at Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls on Saturday.

RIT

RIT Rescues Firefighter in West Hollywood (CA) Fire

A firefighter was rescued by the rapid intervention team after getting into trouble on the fireground during a fire yesterday in West Hollywood, California.

Structural Firefighting

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.

Wildland Firefighting

Oregon Governor Declares Scoggins Creek Wildfire a Fire Emergency

Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the Scoggins Creek wildfire a fire emergency, directing fire and police crews from around the state to mobilize under the state's Emergency Conflagration Act.

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FEMA Announces Fire Arson & Explosion Investigation Position

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. T

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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Oregon Governor Declares Scoggins Creek Wildfire a Fire Emergency

September 21, 2014 Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the Scoggins Creek wildfire a fire emergency, directing fire and police crews from a...

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