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I Found a Gun on My Patient. Now What?

The action should you take if you discover your patient has a gun on their person truly depends on several factors leading up to that moment, writes Jeremy Jones.

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Creative Thinking in Technical Rescue

Creative Thinking in Technical Rescue

Mike Donahue reviews two outside-the-box methods for technical rescue applications, including slope floor shoring and a quick way to
lash a victim into a stokes basket.

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Ordinary People and Fire Extinguishers

Ordinary People and Fire Extinguishers

William D. Hicks reports on a study done to refute the common fire service assertion that "civilians cannot safely use fire extinguishers."

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DICERS-VO: Protecting the Egress

Ray McCormack on how applying the DICERS-VO model allows you to protect your egress point on the fireground.

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Careful What You Wish For

Careful What You Wish For

A new Paul Combs cartoon on the chief's aide's plight.

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Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Jeff Simpson discusses the response tactics firefighters should employ when responding to these hazardous materials incidents.

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Traditions Training Drill: Window Roll

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Chad Cox offers this drill which allows a firefighter to make a more efficient entry through a window.

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The Dangers of Hoarder Fires

The dangers don't stop when the fire goes out, writes Ryan Pennington.

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Create a Brand for Your Department

Although it’s important that we meet our service delivery benchmarks, we need to think outside of the box and find ways to reach out to the community so we are more visible, writes Jacob McAfee.

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Foamed-in-Place Insulation

In this new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel examines this type of insulation that is being used more frequently than it has in the past.

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Understanding "Nothing Showing"

Some very notable individuals and organizations have voiced opinions relating to the effectiveness and consequences of using this term, writes Thomas N. Warren.

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Construction Concerns: Wood Framing: Sill Plate Anchors

In this new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel examines the role sill plate anchors play in wood-frame structures.

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Of Wolves and Sheep

Isaac Frazier on not letting others affect your commitment to the job.
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Another SBF Fire

John Shafer on another recent fire that occurred during the application of Spray Polyurethane Foam.
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Measure

Do your job right, because you said you would, Mark vonAppen writes.

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"2-A-Days"

Danny Owens asks, are firefighters really "occupational athletes."

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The Company Officer Balancing Act

Paul Strong discusses the company officer's many responsibilities.

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What is the Relation Between a Transitional Attack and a Lobster?

Chris Willis on this vital operation.

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