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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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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.

Report: Pennsylvania Firefighters Knocked Down by Flashover

Two firefighters reportedly had a near miss when they were blown down a flight of stairs in a flashover at a structur...

Winds Help Spread Buffalo (NY) Structure Fire

Buffalo (NY) firefighters responded in the late afternoon of October 25, 2014, after several calls reporting a struct...

Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department Battles Storage Facility Fire

Los Angeles firefighters relentlessly battled an extremely hot and stubborn major emergency fire Saturday night at a ...

Virginia Beach Mobile Home Fire Claims 2

A fire in a mobile home killed two men in Virginia Beach.

Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies from Cardiac Arrest

A 26-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter died after suffering cardiac arrest, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

Storefront Saga

In communities across the country, storefronts exist on the first floor of many types of residences.

Estimating the Stretch

Danny Moran-You cannot afford mistakes on the fireground such as misjudging hose lengths. Are you ready with a plan o...

FE Talk: Engine Company Operations

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks to Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and several of Bill's guests about en...

Investigators Look for Cause of Fatal McKeesport Fire

Officials searched for the cause of a house fire in McKeesport, Pennsyvlania that took the lives of 4 young children ...

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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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Tanker Truck with Almost 5,000 Gallons of Fuel Burns in L.A.

October 31, 2014

A fuel-laden tanker truck overturned and caught fire near downtown Los Angeles.

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