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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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Mayor: Gas explosion at New York school caused by lit match

NEW YORK (AP) — An explosion that blew a gaping hole in the side of a high school just days before classes were to begin was touched off when a wor...

Teen, grandpa die in fire caused by discarded marijuana pipe

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy and his disabled Vietnam veteran grandfather have been killed in an apartment fire caused by a marijuana pipe...

Residents clean up after Utah mudslide forces evacuations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents and officials cleaned up Friday after a Utah mudslide led to the evacuation of 14 homes and sent a couple of feet o...

Authorities search rugged California area for gunman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searching for a man linked to a killing, a kidnapping and the wounding of two sheriff's deputies focused on a rugged...

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...

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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Paul Conway Fire Announces Chief Conway’s Scholarship Program

Celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, Paul Conway Fire recently announced their latest initiative to help give back to those who protect an...


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

Buster Cooper: Forcible Exiting “The Fortified Rear Door”

Buster Cooper talks about the knowledge and skills needed for this situation and emphasizes rotary saw and chain saw applications.

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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Industrial Firefighting

Larson Electronics Releases Explosion Proof LED Light with 250’ Cord and Explosion Proof Plug

Longtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting ...


Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

Brian Zaitz has a new training bulletin on the fundamentals of firefighter self-rescue and bailout training.


Harris County Public Information Officer Re-Appointed to FCC Committee

Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Public Information Officer, Francisco Sánchez, Jr. has been re-appoint...


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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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University Miami Doctor to Lead Study Examining Firefighters and Cancer

August 27, 2015

Studies show that the cancer risk among firefighters is growing.

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