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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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Woman Killed in Chattanooga (TN) House Fire

A 25-year-old woman was killed in a house fire last night in Hixson.

Nash and Edgecombe County (NC) Firefighters Battle Mobile Home Fire

Nash and Edgecombe County (NC) Firefighters Battle Mobile Home Fire

Shortly before 10 p.m. on November 17, 2014, Nash County and Edgecombe County (NC) 911 Centers were receiving calls f...

Detroit Firefighters Extinguish Vacant Dwelling Fire

Dave Traiforos shares photos of firefighters at a fire in a vacant dwelling going through out on Detroit's east side ...
Winds, Frigid Temperatures Complicate Cliffside Park (NJ) Fire

Winds, Frigid Temperatures Complicate Cliffside Park (NJ) Fire

Strong winds, sub-freezing temperatures, and flames racing through an open wood-frame shell of a four-story building ...

Mother and Child Taken to Hospital After Torrington (CT) Fire

Following a fire that tore through a Torrington home, a mother and her 3-week-old child were rushed to the hospital.

Fire Investigators Probing Cause of Fire at Ohio University

Firefighters say much of the credit goes to Athens police, as it was officers who were able to wake people living ups...

Grosse Pointe Farms (MI) Fire Goes to Three Alarms

At about 2240 hours on Friday, November 14, 2014, Grosse Pointe Farms (MI) Public Safety was dispatched to smoke in a...

Chicago Fire Crews Extinguish Structure Fire

On November 14, Chicago firefighters responded to a working fire in an occupied dwelling, and fire photographer Steve...

Hose Failure in Fatal Boston Fire Raises Concerns

The burned-through hose that contributed to a pair of deaths in Boston's fatal Back Bay fire has spurred calls for fi...

Large Structure Fire in Dallas Injures Two Firefighters

2 Dallas Firefighters were injured during large house fire in Dallas.

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FDM Highlights Innovation and Thought Leadership at APCO 2014

FDM Software will be demonstrating its new mobile CAD, T-911 and Multi-Agency Situational Awareness solutions at APCO 2014, as well as sharing its public safety expertise in a Tech Caf session.


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.


Hoseline Hangout: Bill Gustin and Company on Engine Company Operations

In this chat sponsored by Key Hose, Bobby Halton and Bill Gustin talks to Darryl Liggins, Clark Lampling, Dan Shaw, and Jason Hoevelmann about engine company operations.

Industrial Firefighting

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Announces 12-Foot Tall FoxFury Transformer 360 Degree Scene Light

FoxFury Lighting Solutions is pleased to officially introduce its tallest and brightest portable scene light, the Nomad Transformer.


NASEMSO Announces New Initiative on Performance Measures

The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) announced today a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop a comprehensive set of EMS performance measures.

Structural Firefighting

Woman Killed in Chattanooga (TN) House Fire

A 25-year-old woman was killed in a house fire last night in Hixson.

Wildland Firefighting

NFPA's New Children Videos Highlight Family Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Three new children's videos, focusing on the importance of wildfire safety, have been released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are now available on its wildfire "information for youth and families" webpage.


Ram Air Introduces Special-Ops Gear Decon System

Ram Air Gear Dryer, a manufacturer known for their turnout gear dryers, recently introduced a complete system for proper decontamination of special-ops gear that cannot be washed in a mechanical washer.


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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Missouri Triples National Guard Presence After Violent Night in Ferguson

November 25, 2014 Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri said on Tuesday that he would triple the number of National Guard troops in this suburban ...

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