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Fire Engineering Blog Network

Billy Greenwood      

Gaining the Readership Edge

Billy Greenwood discusses the ability to take book knowledge and apply it to the real world.
Joe Pronesti      

NIOSH Review

Joe Pronesti says that line-of-duty death reports deserve a place in your everyday training.
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It's not just about what we do, but why we do it, says Chris Langlois.
Jarrod Sergi      

We Are Old School

A new generation of "old school" firefighters is being created, writes Jarrod Sergi, and needs the help of senior firefighters to preserve our traditions.
Steve Pegram      

Stop the Madness!

Another video clip has caused a firestorm of debate among the fire service. Steve Pegram weighs in.
John K. Murphy      

Hair-Raising Tales

I am a firefighter with a ponytail. Can my employer make me trim it or cut it off? Attorney John K. Murphy has the legal angle.

Research vs. Real World

Mark J. Cotter: How do laboratory results translate to the fireground?




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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? Restaurant Fire

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One Killed in Brooklyn Building Explosion

Fire officials suspect that the removal of a stove may have led to a gas leak that caused an explosion and fire Saturday, leaving a woman dead and injuring three others in Brooklyn’s Borough Park.

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