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


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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.

Arizona Firefighter Dies During Wildland Fire Training

A firefighter died during a training evolution Saturday in Payson, Arizona.

California Brush Fire has Burned 75 Acres

A brush fire near Pine Valley has burned about 75 to 100 acres and is 5 percent contained.

White House Recommends Cuts to Key Fire Service Programs

The White House unveiled the Administration's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal. The $3.9 trillion budget, which is an...

Tennessee Firefighter Dies in the Line of Duty

Firefighter Jerry Campbell, of Tennessee Division of Forestry, passed away Saturday of an apparent heart attack.
Oshkosh Debuts Storm Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle

Oshkosh Debuts Storm Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle

Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), introduced the all-new Oshkosh Storm a...

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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.


Study Request: EMS versus Athletic Trainers

The University of Minnesota is conducting a study to analyze the understanding of the Certified Athletic Trainers versus Emergency Medical Services professions.

Industrial Firefighting

Brush Fire Burns Over 250 Acres Near Edison NJ

A brush fire charred more than 250 acres of land Thursday a marshy part of central New Jersey.


Lt. Gregory Pickard Posthumously Awarded 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award

Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department, who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter in a fire in a social hall, was named the winner of the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award. Lt. Pickard was part of the rapid intervention team.

Structural Firefighting

New York City Police Receive Orders on Fire Response

The New York Police Department has issued mandatory protocols for officers entering buildings in response to fires, after an officer responding to a fire in a Brooklyn high-rise died.

Wildland Firefighting

Brown Fire Reaches 100 Acres

The Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains, which began Sunday, continues to burn expanding from about 25 acres reported to nearly 100 acres of brush and timber blackened and no containment reported as of 3 p.m. today.


DHS Releases Updated First Responder Biodetection Technology Guide

A 2014 update to a detailed product guide listing biodetection technologies and sampling products is now available.


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.