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Webcast: Clearing the Air

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From a Different Perspective

Do modern fire attack methods make more sense to non-firefighters? Mark J. Cotter shares his take.
John K. Murphy      

Thanks for Hiring Me

John K. Murphy on the complexities of the hiring process.
Doug Mitchell      

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

Doug Mitchell: If there are no parameters for performance, how can the team know when they achieve success?
David Topczynski      

Understaffed Company Operations

David Topczynski on why addressing short staffed operations is so important
Dave McGlynn      

A Fireman's Wife

Dave McGlynn discusses a firefighter spouse's selflessness and sacrifice.
Jarrod Sergi      

Water Supply: When 'SHIP' Happens

Having a dedicated water supply in the event there is a shipboard fire is crucial, writes Jarrod Sergi.


Improving Internal Communication

Joseph Kitchen shares one of his personal pet peeves and solutions to the problem.




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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? Overturned Tanker Fire

This fire involves an overturned tanker with a 1203 placard. The fire appears to be from a leak of the front tank car near the cab area of the tractor. Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman.


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FDNY Honors Make-A-Wish Firefighter

On August 26 and 27, 2015, the Fire Department of New York helped 17-year-old Volunteer Firefighter Michael Schatzel fulfill the wish of a lifetime.

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