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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Dog Turns on Stove and Starts New Jersey House Fire

St. Charles (IL) Crews Battle Three Fires in a Day

St. Charles firefighters battled three structure fires Wednesday that shuttered a downtown restaurant, scorched the a...

Texas Firefighters Exposed to Hazardous Chemicals

Fort Worth fire authorities say 20 firefighters were exposed to hazardous chemicals at a commercial structure fire

Firefighter, Residents Hurt in Indiana Apartment Fire

A Jeffersonville (IN) firefighter was taken to a hospital for observation after a ceiling partially collapsed while h...

Occupants Rescued from Cliffside Park (NJ) Fire

Several occupants of a 2 1/2-story wood-frame dwelling were rescued as thick smoke and flames raced through their dwe...

Firefighter Among Eight Injured in New York City Fire

A firefighter and seven other people were injured in a high-rise fire in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, New Y...

High-Rise Safety Initiative Files Suit as NYC Blocks Petition from 67,000 Voters

The High-Rise Safety Initiative, a group of 9/11 family members and concerned citizens who are sponsoring a ballot me...

Funeral Details Announced for Fallen New Carlisle (IN) Firefighter

Funeral details were announced for New Carlisle (IN) Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook, who died in the line of ...

Columbia Gorge Fire Threatens Town

Firefighters told residents of 70 homes in the Columbia Gorge community of Rowena to evacuate on Wednesday. Another 1...

Reelcraft Offers Reel Mounting Assembly for Easy Overhead and I-beam Mounting

Reelcraft Industries offers mounting assemblies for mounting Series 7000 reels to an I-beam or for overhead support.

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Risk Management: It's Not Just a Catchphrase

Jennifer Chadwick-How can firefighters combat the dangers they face in the modern fire environment? Learning to use risk management as the life-saving tool that it is can help keep firefighters alive. It is a dynamic process that involves identifying potential hazards/risks, implementing a plan, and constantly monitoring conditions to change the plan as needed.


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.


Firefighters Respond to Two-Alarm Wildwood (NJ) Structure Fire

On August 28, 2014, the Wildwood City (NJ) Fire Department responded at 1059 hours to Oak & Park Blvd. for a building fire.

Industrial Firefighting

Larson Electronics releases a Class 1 Division 1 Five Color Explosion Proof Stack Light with Horns

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a five color explosion proof LED stack light equipped with two Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof horns. 


RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short ladder as an alternative to a stokes basket.

Wildland Firefighting

Hawaii Fire Caused by Kids Burns Hundreds of Acres

Firefighters battling a Hawaii wildfire caused by young boys playing with a lighter are using helicopters and clearing terrain to attack the 1¼-square mile fire.


New Argon White Paper Shows Way to Better CBRN Training

Argon, in the CBRN and Hazmat training systems industry, has released another free white paper, this time offering tips for emergency services and first responders on how to provide the best possible CBRN response training.


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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Firefighters Respond to Two-Alarm Wildwood (NJ) Structure Fire

September 2, 2014 On August 28, 2014, the Wildwood City (NJ) Fire Department responded at 1059 hours to Oak & Park Blvd. for a buil...

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