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Isaac Frazier      

Alternative Steering Wheel Lift

Isaac Frazier has another option for your extrication tool box.
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Avoid Being a 'Body'

If you are going to be a leader, than don’t just be a body showing up to the firehouse, Martin Benjamin writes.
     

Touching the Ground

Ricky Riley discusses the ability of ladder towers to place their baskets on the ground.
 
Mark vonAppen      

The Long Road

It's supremely difficult to have a passion for something and not be able to express it, Mark vonAppen writes.

 

Bill Carey      

On-Duty Deaths

Bill Carey examines the data on February fire service fatalities.
     

Aggressive and Safe

An aggressive fireground is a safe fireground, Zach Schleiffer writes.
 
Billy Greenwood      

Tactical Mastery

What does it take to become the go to guy in the firehouse? Billy Greenwood has some thoughts.

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PPE: Survival on the Fireground

Today’s structural firefighting gear offers unparalleled thermal protection and safety. Although it is the finest quality given today’s technology, it is not impervious to failure under catastrophic conditions. In this guide, Karen Owens gives a detailed step-by-step process for removing compromised gear and assessing and treating firefighters with burn injuries. Firefighters often underestimate respiratory injuries that can occur during overhaul. Jeffrey Herbert provides life-saving information regarding serious respiratory hazards that exist during overhaul. Eric Schmidt offers a realistic view of donning gear in context and provides an excellent four-stage training process. This Training Guide is sponsored by FireDex.

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What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

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Burlington (NC) Firefighter Killed, Another Injured in Off-Duty Crash

The Burlington Fire Department said one of their firefighters was killed and another was injured in a car crash.

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