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Joe Pronesti reviews various types of construction you may encounter in the “Main Street” sections of your response area.

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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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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? Restaurant Fire

This fire occurs in a restaurant approximately 30 minutes before opening for the day. View a new firefighter training simulation video from Skip Coleman.


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Two Students Charged in Pepper Spray Incident at Gwinnett High School

Two Gwinnett County high school students are facing criminal charges after a Monday morning pepper spray incident that left nearly a dozen classmates needing medical attention.

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