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Throw Back to Basics: Bailout

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Social Media Use in Background Checks

Attorney John K. Murphy writes about the legal aspects of this situation.
Jarrod Sergi      

No More Excuses

Jarrod Sergi: What would your family say about excuses if you were seriously injured or killed on the fireground?

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Inspire Fitness Success Through Action

Dan Kerrigan shares the fitness success story of Matthew Mathes.

What's The Takeaway?

Tom Brennan was one who always left the audience with some important takeaway from his presentations. Warren Cersley recounts one.

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'So That's What It Sounds Like When Your Heart Breaks'

So many leaders lose sight of what’s really important. Benjamin Martin on the hard stuff.

Keeping Up to Date

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




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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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Firefighters Extinguish Victorville (CA) House Fire

Victorville (CA) firefighters responded to a reported structure fire in the 15800 block of the city.

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Corbett's Trivia: Fire Dynamics Simulation

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

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