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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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Organizational Assessment from the Department Head

Billy Greenwood discusses the basic foundation or fundamentals of fire service organizational behavior.

Why We Train

Andy Marsh offers this new critique on the reasons training is so important to outcomes.

MFA #4 - The New Rules: 1. Water Flow is Good 2. Air Flow is Bad

Mark J. Cotter continues his look at Modern Fire Attack methods.
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Quality Matters

Whether it's halligans, hooks, or hoses, the sad truth is that too many firefighters are using inferior tools, Nick Ledin writes.

Firefighters and Divorce

Joseph Kitchen has some advice for both officers and firefighters on dealing with a difficult life event.




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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? 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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Washington Firefighters Save Homes from Brush Fire

Yakima (WA) firefighters responded to a two-alarm brush fire Sunday that threatened four homes even as they contended with two structure fires.

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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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