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Paul Combs pays tribute to the 19 killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.


Wildland Firefighting Articles

True North Introduces New Dual Complaint Stationwear Pants

True North Gear, the makers of bags, backpacks and fire resistant clothing, is introducing new Dual Compliant Pants t...

Brush Fire Burns More Than 800 Acres in Florida

Less than 50 percent of a brush fire that burned near Florida City in south Miami-Dade had been contained Monday.

Examining the Connection Between Drought and Fire Season in Colorado

Drought is an indicator of how severe a fire season might be, but it is one of many things that determine what burns ...

Cities Now Struggle with Past Fire Suppression Efforts

Peter Brown, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Glenwood Springs, described a patte...

Attend the 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars Program

Before 2,000 fire and emergency officials assemble together at the Washington Hilton for the Congressional Fire Servi...

Brown Fire Reaches 100 Acres

The Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains, which began Sunday, continues to burn expanding from about 25 acres reporte...

At Least 12 Dead and Thousands of Homes Destroyed in Chile Fires

Strong winds pushed a forest fire on the outskirts of Valparaiso, Chile into urban areas, destroying at least 2,000 h...

Four Dead in Chile Forest Fire and 500 Homes Destroyed

A large forest fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least four people and destroyed 500 h...

NFPA Announces 2015 Firewise Calendar Art and Photo Contest

The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise Communities Program announces its 2015 Firewise Calendar a...
Forest Service Chief Cites Successes, Challenges in Testimony on FY15 Budget

Forest Service Chief Cites Successes, Challenges in Testimony on FY15 Budget

In testimony today before the House Appropriations Committee, Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee...

NFPA and State Farm Announce Winners of Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Contest

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm today announced the winners of the Wildfire Preparedne...
Crowds at the dedication ceremony for the Arkansas Fallen Firefigheters Memorial.

After Almost Three Decades, Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Complete, Part 2

A dedication ceremony for the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters' Memorial took place at the State Capitol grounds in Littl...

Colorado Officials May Buy Own Fleet of Air Tankers

Facing the prospect of a dangerous wildfire season made worse by a devastating yearslong drought, Colorado officials ...

Unique Fire Phenomenon: Fiery Tumbleweed Whirlwind

Firefighters from various agencies participating in a prescribed burn of 150 acres at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in D...

Report on Florence MT Firefighters Dismisses Most Allegations

Volunteer firefighters in Florence will likely undergo a new level of scrutiny before being allowed to respond to wil...

Winter Conditons Concerns Western Fire Officials

Last year's fire season was anything but typical in length. It started early and ended late. That's why Conejo M...

IBHS Announces Funding To Support Wildfire Preparedness Program

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)...

NFPA and IAFC Sign Memorandum of Understanding with UK Chief Fire Officers Association

As wildfire risk to people and property continues to be a growing international problem, the National Fire Protection...

Palo Duro Canyon TX Fire Under Control

Officials said a grass fire at Palo Duro Canyon State Park that started Monday afternoon was under control Tuesday ev...

American Hot Shots Extreme Run to Benefit Families of Fallen Firefighters This May

The event was founded by former pro football player and potential firefighter Dave Henrey.

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FDIC 2014 Chat: The Command Post

Chief Bobby Halton talks with the hosts of "The Command Post," Rick Lasky and John Salka, live at FDIC 2014.


FDIC 2014 Preview: Jerry Knapp on House Fires

Jerry Knapp, training officer at the Rockland County Fire Training Center and longtime Fire Engineering contributor, will be presenting "House Fires: Modern Strategies and Tactics for Aggressive Operations" at FDIC 2014.

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.


FDIC 2014 Recap: Hale Offers Demonstrations of its Latest Products

At FDIC 2014, Hale presented its extensive product line of firefighting pumps and foam systems including SmartCAFS systems, Class 1 electronics and gauges, and portable pump units.

Industrial Firefighting

CSB Releases Preliminary Findings in West (TX) Explosion

The CSB released preliminary findings into the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer explosion and fire in West, Texas, which resulted in at least 14 fatalities, 226 injuries, and widespread community damage.


Roundtable: Saving Our Own

Do you periodically put your members through a refresher of the evolutions taught in "Saving Our Own"? Share your thoughts with other Fire Engineering readers.

Structural Firefighting

High-Rise 101

The time tested acronym, ALS-BASE provides an effective foundation to start procedures and training for high-rise operations, writes
Demetrius Kastros.

Wildland Firefighting

True North Introduces New Dual Complaint Stationwear Pants

True North Gear, the makers of bags, backpacks and fire resistant clothing, is introducing new Dual Compliant Pants to be released in Summer 2014.


IAFC Member Offers NTSB Ideas to Plan for the Safe Rail Transport of Crude Oil and Ethanol

Assistant Chief Rick Edinger, vice chair of the IAFC's Hazardous Materials Committee, today testified at the National Transportation Safety Board forum, Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol.


The Importance of Low Expectations

Don’t take things for granted or make assumptions, especially regarding elements outside of a fire department’s control, writes Eric G. Bachman.