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Photos: East Newark (NJ) Fire

Billy Goldfeder: How Do You Want Them Treated? 1, 2, 3, and 4

Simulation: Commercial Fire


Firefighters injured in Union City (NJ) fire

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Frank Viscuso discusses the highest-rated leadership traits: loyalty, adaptability, determination, enthusiasm, empathy, courage, and honor.

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Keeping Up to Date

Mark J. Cotter on where to look when the textbooks are wrong.
William Knight     

Am I My Brotherhood's Keeper?

Is brotherhood dead, or is it just you...or your department? William Knight on the glue that holds the fire service together.
Joe Pronesti      

The Main Street 360

Joe Pronesti on applying this size-up approach to buildings in your "Main Street" areas.

Frank Viscuso      

The Greatest Gift

Frank Viscuso shares an emotional scene from the book Common Valor.

Fire Jealousy

Quit being jealous of people who go to fires, Zach Schleiffer writes.
Isaac Frazier      

Dash Butterfly

Isaac Frazier has a new vehicle rescue quick tip on how to "butterfly" the dashboard.
Frank Ricci      

Merit and Why It Matters

Frank Ricci offers his take on the case of FDNY Deputy Chief Paul Mannix.




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Fire News on TV

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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?

What Would You Do? Sewer Fire

This fire involves a fire of unknown origin and materials in a city sewer system.  All traffic in the area has been stopped. Skip Coleman has another firefighting simulation for you and your crew to consider.


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Judge Urges Resolution in New Orleans Firefighters' Back-Pay Dispute

New Orleans firefighters remain in mediation talks with Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration, leaving a motion to hold the mayor in contempt in limbo as the talks continue.

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What fire involving firefighter fatalities was the first to be computer modeled using the fire dynamics simulator of NIST?

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