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Fire Engineering Blog Network

Nick Martin      

Check the Resume

There is no experienced technical editorial panel for the Internet, so let the reader beware, Nick Martin writes.

Firefighters Are Never Really on Vacation

Joseph Kitchen on his recent visit to Washington, D.C.
Aaron Heller      

The Ego-Driven Firefighter

Ego and arrogance has to be left at the firehouse, in your gear or locker at the end of the shift, Aaron Heller writes.
Joe Pronesti      

The Mini Big Box Store

Do you have these buildings in your area? A new fireground sim from Joe Pronesti.

Dan Shaw      

Success or Failure?

Dan Shaw asks: Do you have a plan for water supply on every fire-related call you run?
Mike Alt      

Keyboard Experts

How much experience is enough to comment? Mike Alt offers some thoughts.
Paul M. Rank      

Firefighting 101

Paul M. Rank writes on the importance of the basics.




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Fire News on TV

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Training Guides

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?

What Would You Do? Downtown Commercial Fire

This fire occurs in a downtown commercial building. It has many apartments on the upper two floors and mercantile on the first floor. What would you do? Check out a new simulation from Skip Coleman.


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Three Injured in Washington D.C. Junior High School Fire

Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a fire damaged Shaw Junior High School located in Northwest, D.C. 

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