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Ground Ladder Rescue

Brian Brush on the risk for ground ladder rescues at multi-family dwellings.
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Oriented VEIS

This is a viable option given today's fire environment and heat release data, Joe Pronesti writes.
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SLICE-RS Update

Eddie Buchanan shares a release from ISFSI on their "Principles of Modern Fire Attack Program."
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ROI in Firefighting

Citizens are investing in our service, so it's our utmost duty to return that investment with the best bang for their buck, Ian Schulte writes.
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Fire-First Mindset

We owe it to ourselves, our team, our families, and our citizens to be prepared to solve their problems, says Josh Chase.
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Brotherly Advice for the Soul

David Rhodes on getting transferred to a new station or taking a new job.
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This Training Guide should be mandatory reading for every firefighter. The information is of unparalleled importance. If a firefighter does not understand the limitations of his personal protective equipment, then he is at tremendous risk and places his entire company at tremendous risk. Understanding the limitations and capabilities of personal protective equipment should be the first field-oriented training a firefighter receives. J. Randall Lawson does an outstanding job describing the effect that heat has on gear and how the unprepared and uneducated firefighter can be burned.

The care and maintenance of gear is critical to its performance. Every firefighter should understand and be able to do a basic inspection of his gear and should be required to perform the inspection regularly. Gear should be routinely cleaned, inspected, and repaired when necessary. Mitch Lopez provides an excellent explanation of the NFPA 1851 standard and how to make that standard a reality for your organization.

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Firefighters Battle Four-Alarm Brooklyn (NY) Fire

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters battled a four-alarm fire in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday afternoon, November 22.

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