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Detroit Crews Control Fire in Vacant Dwellings

Detroit firefighters responded to this box alarm fire in a vacant dwelling that extended to another vacant dwelling.

Warren (MI) Fire Crews Control Commercial Fire

At approximately 1030 a.m. on March 25, firefighters with the Warren Fire Department was dispatched to a reporte...

Fire Tears Through Detroit Dwelling

At around 1220 hours on March 23, Detroit 7th Battalion Companies were dispatched to a reported vacant dwelling fire ...

Firefighter Requires Medical Treatment After Michigan Fire

A firefighter was transported after fainting at a fire Wednesday morning in Marne, Michigan, according to news reports.

Detroit Firefighters Battle Vacant Fire with Extension

Detroit (MI) firefighters responded to this box alarm fire in a vacant dwelling extended to an occupied dwelling.

High-Rise Boom Leads to New Training for Austin Firefighters

The downtown Austin skyline has changed with high rises in recent years and the Austin Fire Department has taken noti...

Firefighters Control Wisconsin Commercial Fire

Fitchburg (WI) firefighters and MABAS 115 did a good job controlling a fire in a large commercial building at a compa...

Detroit Firefighters Confront Fire in Five Dwellings

Detroit fire crews responded to this box alarm fire in an occupied dwelling.

Detroit Fire Crews Battle Fire in Vacant Commercial Structure

Detroit (MI) firefighters respond to a box alarm fire in a vacant commercial building extended to the rear of a 2 1/2...

Firefighter Among Six Injured in Chicago Apartment Fire

A firefighter was among six people hospitalized after a fire in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood yesterday, accordi...

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Fire Tears Through Detroit Dwelling

At around 1220 hours on March 23, Detroit 7th Battalion Companies were dispatched to a reported vacant dwelling fire at Stair & Dix.

SUBURBAN FIREFIGHTING

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.

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.

HAZMAT

CSB Releases Report on Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery

Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the accident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others. In the message Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso emphasizes the need for continued safety improvements across industry in order to prevent similar accidents from occurring.

PREINCIDENT INTELLIGENCE

Intelligent Response Structures, Part 1

Eric G. Bachman offers this two-part article on reinforcing the need to develop a response structure methodology.

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