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The Size-Up

The scene size-up is the most important thing the first due officer can do, Chad Menard says.

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Brian Brush      

Parapet Practices

Brian Brush on training on hitting your commercial occupancies with ground ladders.
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Curbing Carcinogens

AB Turenne shares a few ideas on simple measures we could take to lessen firefighter cancer risk.
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Doug Mitchell      

One Armed Bandit

Doug Mitchell on how a remote mic can allow you to maximize the use of your hands for fire operations.
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Lou Comenale      

Old Dog, New Tricks

Lou Comenale looks at sprucing up your in-house SCBA confidence maze to make things more challenging for firefighters.

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Mark vonAppen      

Measure

The uniform doesn't give you power or credibility, your actions do, Mark vonAppen writes.

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Dan Kerrigan      

The Undeniable Truth

Until we address firefighter health and wellness issues on a national level, it’s unlikely we'll see a dramatic reduction in LODDs, Dan Kerrigan says.
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This training guide contains some of the most important firefighting research and analysis done in the past 50 years. Steve Kerber provides an insightful overview of the most significant research undertaken by Underwriters Laboratories, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and several other agencies. Also included is application of this research to the complex and dangerous work of structural firefighting. This research can make firefighting more efficient and effective and how tactics can affect fire behavior and survivability. This guide will enhance firefighters’ abilities and decision-making capabilities by providing a greater array of options for conducting life-saving operations and property saving operations.

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Fire Crews Control Detroit (MI) Vacant Fire

At approximately 1120 hours on Tuesday, March 3, the Senior Chief reported heavy smoke in the area of Helen & I-94 in Detroit, Michigan. See photos from Dennis Walus.

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