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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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New York City Police Receive Orders on Fire Response

The New York Police Department has issued mandatory protocols for officers entering buildings in response to fires, a...

Three Killed in Fayette County GA House Fire

Investigators Monday were still on the scene of a weekend house fire that killed three people in Fayette County.

Two NYPD Officers Hurt in Coney Island Fire

Two NYPD police officers have been critically injured while responding to a fire in a Coney Island high-rise apartment.

Two Firefighters Injured in Lakewood OH Structure Fire

Two firefighters were injured while battling a Saturday morning structure fire in Lakewood.

North Las Vegas Firefighter Saves Fellow Firefighter After Fall Through Roof

Two North Las Vegas firefighters are back on the job one day after falling through the roof of a burning home.

Globe and TheFireStore Celebrate Banner Year of Service to Firefighters

TheFireStore has been recognized by Globe for their banner year, exceeding sales of Globe FootGear by more than 10% o...

FDIC 2014 Preview: Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations

Hyannis (MA) Fire Department Lieutenant Thomas Kenney will be teaching "Fire and Rescue Cutting Torch Operations...

Hoarders' Clutter Increases Danger at Fires

Piles of possessions can simultaneously fuel a fire and inhibit -- or even hurt -- the firefighters trying to put it ...

Improvising Anchor Points

Different environments will pose different challenges when it comes to choosing and creating anchor systems, writes M...
Crews battle a structure fire in Belleville, New Jersey.

Firefighters Extinguish Belleville (NJ) Structure Fire

A fast-moving fire took charge of a three-story wood-frame mixed occupancy building along Belleville (NJ) main busine...

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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.

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.


Study Request: EMS versus Athletic Trainers

The University of Minnesota is conducting a study to analyze the understanding of the Certified Athletic Trainers versus Emergency Medical Services professions.

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.


Lt. Gregory Pickard Posthumously Awarded 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award

Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department, who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter in a fire in a social hall, was named the winner of the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award. Lt. Pickard was part of the rapid intervention team.

Structural Firefighting

New York City Police Receive Orders on Fire Response

The New York Police Department has issued mandatory protocols for officers entering buildings in response to fires, after an officer responding to a fire in a Brooklyn high-rise died.

Wildland Firefighting

Brown Fire Reaches 100 Acres

The Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains, which began Sunday, continues to burn expanding from about 25 acres reported to nearly 100 acres of brush and timber blackened and no containment reported as of 3 p.m. today.


DHS Releases Updated First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide

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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Three Injured in New Jersey Hotel Fire

April 16, 2014

A fire tore through a Bergen County hotel, as firefighters rushed to rescue guests trapped inside.

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