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Four-Alarm Fire Destroys San José Market

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Doug Mitchell      

Past and Present

On the heels of a somber tribute at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, Doug Mitchell reflects on sacrifice.
Chad Menard      

Master the Basics

How can one become a good firefighter? What is a good firefighter? Chad Menard offers some thoughts.


Billy Greenwood      

Gaining the Readership Edge

Billy Greenwood discusses the ability to take book knowledge and apply it to the real world.
Joe Pronesti      

NIOSH Review

Joe Pronesti says that line-of-duty death reports deserve a place in your everyday training.
Chris Langlois      


It's not just about what we do, but why we do it, says Chris Langlois.
Jarrod Sergi      

We Are Old School

A new generation of "old school" firefighters is being created, writes Jarrod Sergi, and needs the help of senior firefighters to preserve our traditions.
Steve Pegram      

Stop the Madness!

Another video clip has caused a firestorm of debate among the fire service. Steve Pegram weighs in.




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Two Firefighters Exposed to Toxic Chemicals in Pasadena Fire

Two firefighters were rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after being exposed to chemicals from an explosion at a Pasadena plant.

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