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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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Fire Crews Control Detroit (MI) Vacant Fire

At approximately 1120 hours on Tuesday, March 3, the Senior Chief reported heavy smoke in the area of Helen & I-9...

Basement Fire Tears Through Indiana Home

Firefighters made a quick attack on the initial body of fire, but hidden void spaces and difficult access to the atti...

Attempt to Thaw Pipes Blamed in Buffalo Fire

Fire officials told reporters that a residents attempt to thaw pipes with an open flame led to a recent Buffalo (NY) ...

One Dead, Several Hospitalized After Ohio Senior Center Fire

An overnight fire at a Cleveland (OH) senior living center has left one person dead and several hospitalized, accordi...

Firefighter Survival: Residential Frame Dwelling Fire Injures Firefighter and Yields Important Lessons

Anthony Riehl-Members have a multitude of excuses for not wearing their gear properly. A New Jersey firefighter recou...

Structural Firefighting: Brooklyn Dwelling Fire

The fire service is undergoing a change in thinking right now.

Structural Firefighting: Detroit Companies Control Vacant Dwelling Fire

Detroit Companies Control Vacant Dwelling Fire

On February, 21 at around 1200 hours, Detroit 7th Battalion companies were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire at ...

Oakland (CA) Firefighters Contain Two-Alarm Structure Fire

Firefighters contained a two-alarm structure fire Friday morning at an auto body shop in Oakland.

Fire at High-Rise Tower in Dubai

One of the world's tallest residential towers caught fire early Saturday in Dubai's Marina district, sending bright y...

Mom, Six Kids Escape North Carolina Fire

Rocky Mount (NC) firefighters responded to a house fire that left a mother and her children scrambling to escape.

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Two Arizona Firefighters Suspended for Punching Patient

March 4, 2015 A pair of Glendale firefighters have been suspended without pay for punching a patient and cursing at him and his fam...

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