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Fire Guts Warehouse: ‘Not Enough Water’

On June 21, 1982, fire severely damaged a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse, less than a month after the local fire chief warned about inadequate fire protection. See the August 1982 Fire Engineering article on the fire and Technical Editor Glenn Corbett’s comments on its significance.

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Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and...

Tornados hits Illinois towns but no significant injuries

CAMERON, Ill. (AP) — At least three tornadoes hit communities in the northwest corner of Illinois and the central part of the state late Thursday, ...

Material being lifted by crane in NYC falls; 10 injured

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive air-conditioning unit being lifted by a crane to the top of a Manhattan office building broke free Sunday, fell 28 storie...

Material being lifted by crane in NYC falls; 10 injured

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive air-conditioning unit being lifted by a crane to the top of a Manhattan office building broke free Sunday, fell 28 storie...

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 epi...

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...

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VEIS: The Engine Company's Perspective

Dan Kerrigna writes, From the engine company perspective, failure to consider adjusting tactics in response to VEIS operations can potentially incr...


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 utilit...

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.

FDIC International

Patrick J. Kenny: “Mayday” for Mental Health

Patrick J. Kenney discusses the awareness of mental health in the fire service.

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.


Positive Power

In last month's column, we continued our discussion about how a boss personally uses the power that goes with his position. We included a fairly lo...

Industrial Firefighting

Thousands Go Home After Tennessee Train Fire Forced Evacuation

About 5,000 residents evacuated after the derailment of a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas in eastern Tennessee were allowed home on ...


Achieving Radio Discipline

Your success on the fireground as a firefighter or an officer centers around your training and self-discipline. Part of your responsibilities while...


New Hurricane PSAs Urge Residents to Prepare

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) urging hurr...


MORE Intelligence

When a tool is left to deteriorate and personnel skills are not consistently reinforced, the expected end result is ineffectiveness, writes Eric G....

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Fire­fighters Battle Large Fire at Steel Mill Near Seguin (TX)

July 29, 2015

Guadalupe County area fire departments battled a large fire early Wednesday at a steel plant near Seguin.

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