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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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The Job

Effort at the Station

How does a leader deal with team members who are aren't putting forth solid effort in the firehouse? P.J. Norwood shares some ideas on how to deal with such situations.

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Implementing a Suicide Prevention Program

If you have considered including suicide prevention in your training regime but keep pushing it further down your list of priorities, think again, writes Mary VanHaute.

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Breaking Down Building Intelligence

Jack Murphy and Sean DeCrane propose a real-time solution to enable fire suppression forces to stay ahead of the construction industry and ever-changing building systems.

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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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Intense Interval Overhaul to Burn Fat

Aaron Zamzow offers 10 minutes of interval training to lighten your load.

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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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