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Structural Firefighting


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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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...

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...

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 imm...

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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Training Minutes: Radio Tips

Communications are essential on the fireground. In this new Training Minutes video, Nick Martin provides some information and tips on wearing your ...


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

Mike Wilbur: Aerial Apparatus Operational Footprint and Scrub Area

Mike Wilbur discusses what the aerial apparatus footprint and scrub area is needed for each fire house.

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.


What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

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 ...


Training Minutes: Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Operations

Watch a set of Training Minutes videos dealing with the Mayday, down firefighter removal, and the actions of the rapid intervention team (RIT)


See Center for Domestic Preparedness Training in Action on YouTube

Responders interested in training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness can now view video descriptions of courses, as well as news sto...


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 ...

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Hawaii Firefighters Rescue Hiker After Four-Day Search

July 5, 2015

A man hiking a trail in Hawaii was found alive Saturday afternoon after he was reported missing four days ago.

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