Forcible entry training on inward-swinging doors

Detroit Firefighters Battle Fire at Vacant Apartment Building

Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Extinguish Vacant House Fire


Three Firefighters Burned in Uniondale (NY) House Fire

Firefighters Battle Four-Alarm Meriden (CT) Apartment Fire

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On June 11, Anthony Avillo will discuss issues firefighters must be aware of to operate more safely in the buildings we are entering.

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John K. Murphy      

Selecting Diverse Fire Instructors

How does a fire chief or training officer select a diverse cadre of instructors for fire academies? John K. Murphy has some thoughts.
Jarrod Sergi      

It's Just a T-Shirt

Jarrod Sergi: Anyone can wear a shirt with gold letters on their backs, but does your performance warrant it? 

David Rhodes      

Flow Paths Aren't Real?

David Rhodes has your Hump Day SOS.

Why Departments Need to Hire Military Veterans

A new commentary from Joseph Kitchen.
Brian Brush      

Smooth Bore Nozzle Advancement

Brian Brush on changes to the smooth bore.
Joe Pronesti      

Venting the Stairway Landing Window

Joe Pronesti has something to think about before your next worker in the upper floors of a legacy structure.
Isaac Frazier      

Dash Alternative

Isaac Frazier has a dash displacement alternative in this week's tip.




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Fire Service Leadership Issues

This digest is a must read for anyone considering promotion, recently promoted, or currently serving in the rank of chief officer. For the aspiring officer, Sal Scarpa provides an insightful look at leadership and the characteristics and activities you must engage in to be successful. Kent Collins provides an overview of one of the most controversial issues of our time: social media and policy. He offers several case studies and sound advice for developing departmental policy. Kat Sonia Thomson looks at department allocation decisions regarding budgets and leads a robust discussion about the need to improve research and reporting.

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What Would You Do? Two-Story Commercial Building

This fire occurs in an ordinary constructed commercial building on the outskirts of downtown. Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman.


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Report: Probationary FDNY Firefighter Reluctant to Go Inside

The New York Post reported on the case of a probationary firefighter in New York City who apparently is reluctant to go inside burning buildings.

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