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Small tsunami seen near epicenter of Papua New Guinea quake

SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami near the epicenter, bringing down power lines and cracking walls, but causing no widespread damage.

Rooftop restaurant provides rare bright spot in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city.

Strong quake rattles southwest Cyprus; no injuries reported

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cyprus Geological Survey Department says a strong earthquake has shaken the east Mediterranean island. There were no immediate reports of any serious damage or injuries.

Emergency official: 3 dead in scaffolding collapse at 11-story high-rise in downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Emergency official: 3 dead in scaffolding collapse at 11-story high-rise in downtown Raleigh.

No fatalities as small plane crashes in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A small plane crashed Monday into a lagoon in the heart of Puerto Rico's capital and the pilot and passenger survived without any apparent injuries.

Positive attitude keeps Van Dyken-Rouen going

CHICAGO (AP) — Even before the accident, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen's message was the same.

California pastor says innocent in firebombing

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pastor arrested on suspicion of firebombing his ex-girlfriend's house with six people inside said he had nothing to do with the attack.


Outside In: Wearing Portable Radios

Wearing your portable radio properly-using a leather strap and case and wearing both under your turnout-ensures protecting the equipment and maintaining its usability at an incident


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

Firefighting and Preserving the Fire Scene: Finding the Balance

The company officers and firefighters all play a huge role in every fire investigation, Danny Sheridan and Steve Chasteen write.

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Jason Hoevelmann: Reading the Building: Look for Clues

Jason Hoevelmann provides some basic ideas and methods to add to your size-up arsenal that can help you and your crew make better decisions and eliminate tunnel vision when you first arrive.

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.


Hazmat Scare Scrambles Gresham (OR) Firefighters

Firefighters have given the all clear after a possible hazards materials scare


All-Seasons Intelligence

Embracing a year-round approach to preincident preparedness will improve the readiness of a fire department to protect the permanent and transient population and better safeguard its personnel for seasonal hazards, writes Eric G. Bachman.

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Drill: The Company Officer

May 29, 2015 Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses ...

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