Structural Firefighting



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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Investigators Look for Cause of Fatal McKeesport Fire

Officials searched for the cause of a house fire in McKeesport, Pennsyvlania that took the lives of 4 young children ...

Four Alarm Fire Engulfs Old Reading (PA) Outlet Building

A building that was part of the old Reading Outlets was the scene of a massive fire that started early Saturday morni...

Dallas (TX) Firefighters Respond to Vacant Structure Fire

The four-alarm fire is the second fire at the $50 million development in the 700 block of Fort Worth Avenue this year.

5-Alarm Fire in Roxbury

A Roxbury duplex is involved on all floors.

Funeral Details Announced for Fallen Hartford (CT) Firefighter

The preliminary funeral arrangements for fallen Hartford (CT) Firefighter Kevin Bell have been announced.

The Odor of Smoke

Fire Department of New York Battalion Chief Daniel P. Sheridan offers some personal experiences on these sometimes my...

Nash County (NC) Firefighters Battle Fully Involved Home

Shortly after 10 pm on October 4, 2014, Nash County (NC) 911 center received a call from a resident that their home w...

California Chemical Plant Catches Fire

A large 4-alarm fire has broken out at a chemical manufacturing building in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Fire at Flight 93 National Memorial in Pa. May Have Damaged 9/11 Artifacts

A fire has erupted in Shanksville, Pennsylvania at the Flight 93 Memorial Headquarters on Friday 10/3/14.

Oakland Fire Crew Rescues Window Washers from High-Rise

Oakland paramedic and firefighter Brian Fukuhara isn't fond of heights, but it didn't stop him from rappelling down t...

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Atrus Inc Adds Four New Locations to Aed Link Services

Developers of the AED Link system, Atrus, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of four new EMS systems for AED Link.


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

First-Due Battalion Chief: Information Is Vital

When it comes to firefighting in modern buildings, building construction information can go a long way toward keeping firefighters safe, Dan Sheridan writes.

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.


Fire Blog Roundup: Ebola, Leadership, and More

Check out what members of the Fire Engineering Blogging Network were writing about this week.

Industrial Firefighting

AIHA Urges White House and Federal Agencies to Provide Adequate Protections to Healthcare Workers for Ebola Concerns

As cases of Ebola begin to emerge in the United States, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is urging the President and federal agencies to help the healthcare community emphasize personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety precautions for healthcare workers. 


Firefighter Staffing Shortage in Minneapolis May Violate Laws

Short-staffed Minneapolis (MN) fire crews may violate the federal "two in/two out" rule, according to a new report.

Structural Firefighting

Investigators Look for Cause of Fatal McKeesport Fire

Officials searched for the cause of a house fire in McKeesport, Pennsyvlania that took the lives of 4 young children and 2 adults.

Wildland Firefighting

King Fire Stopped Just Short of 100,000 Acres

Authorities reported that the King Fire is now 100% contained, but not before nearly 100,000 acres burn.


Christopher Reed Appointed As New Chief Executive of CHEMTREC

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Reed as Chief Executive for its CHEMTREC® Division.


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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Fire Damages Several Minneapolis Businesses

October 19, 2014 A fire well after dark inflicted devastating damage to several retail businesses near a north Minneapolis i...

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