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David Rhodes      

Which Came First...

David Rhodes brings you the Hump Day SOS.
Bill Carey      

The Hard Surface Flowpath

Bill Carey notes that nine firefighters have lost their lives while on the road, to date, in 2014.
Mike Alt      

Recognizing Trends

How you connect the dots when it comes to recurring situations for your agency? Mike Alt has some thoughts.
Skip Coleman      

Upper/Lower Duplex

Check out a new search training scenario from Skip Coleman.Read More >>
Isaac Frazier      

Displace It!

Isaac Frazier has a new Extrication Quick Tip.
Jarrod Sergi      

'Six-Minute Abs' for the Fire Service

Jarrod Sergi on the next big thing.




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This Training Guide should be mandatory reading for every firefighter. The information is of unparalleled importance. If a firefighter does not understand the limitations of his personal protective equipment, then he is at tremendous risk and places his entire company at tremendous risk. Understanding the limitations and capabilities of personal protective equipment should be the first field-oriented training a firefighter receives. J. Randall Lawson does an outstanding job describing the effect that heat has on gear and how the unprepared and uneducated firefighter can be burned.

The care and maintenance of gear is critical to its performance. Every firefighter should understand and be able to do a basic inspection of his gear and should be required to perform the inspection regularly. Gear should be routinely cleaned, inspected, and repaired when necessary. Mitch Lopez provides an excellent explanation of the NFPA 1851 standard and how to make that standard a reality for your organization.

The purchase of personal protective clothing is arguably one of the most critical functions an officer can be responsible for. Knowing how gear works, the different layers of gear, and the types of layers on the market requires diligent and comprehensive research. Many factors come into play in the selection of the appropriate gear, and Andrew Pompe provides the direction every officer needs who is delegated this incredibly important function.

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Detroit Firefighter Recovering After Fall

A Detroit firefighter is stable after falling from an aerial bucket Wednesday morning during firefighting operations at the Fisher Body Plant.

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