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On February 12, Sean Gray examines fires that originate on the exterior and extend into the attic. Sponsored by TargetSolutions.

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New Residential Search

How would you conduct a search in this building? Skip Coleman shares another simulation.
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Just Be Nice

Is it time for a kinder, gentler fire service? Joseph Kitchen on what that would look like.
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Glue vs. Gusset Plates

Jeremy Rebok on the construction dangers that surround firefighters.
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You Can't Change People

David Rhodes has the Hump Day SOS.
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On Promotion

Promote the best or clean up the mess, Warren Cersley writes.
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A New Acronym

Joe Pronesti on the opportunities of the most recent UL tests.
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Fireground Ballistics

Donald McD. Chambers on establishing target flows to maximize Your firestream effectiveness.

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This Training Guide should be mandatory reading for every firefighter. The information is of unparalleled importance. If a firefighter does not understand the limitations of his personal protective equipment, then he is at tremendous risk and places his entire company at tremendous risk. Understanding the limitations and capabilities of personal protective equipment should be the first field-oriented training a firefighter receives. J. Randall Lawson does an outstanding job describing the effect that heat has on gear and how the unprepared and uneducated firefighter can be burned.

The care and maintenance of gear is critical to its performance. Every firefighter should understand and be able to do a basic inspection of his gear and should be required to perform the inspection regularly. Gear should be routinely cleaned, inspected, and repaired when necessary. Mitch Lopez provides an excellent explanation of the NFPA 1851 standard and how to make that standard a reality for your organization.

The purchase of personal protective clothing is arguably one of the most critical functions an officer can be responsible for. Knowing how gear works, the different layers of gear, and the types of layers on the market requires diligent and comprehensive research. Many factors come into play in the selection of the appropriate gear, and Andrew Pompe provides the direction every officer needs who is delegated this incredibly important function.

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What Would You Do? Fast Food Restaurant Fire

Skip Coleman provides a new training simulation on a fire that occurs in a fast food restaurant. What would you do?

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Las Vegas Firefighters Donate $2,000 to Honor Flight of Southern Nevada

The Las Vegas Firefighters donated $2,000 to Honor Flight of Southern Nevada on January 23, 2015 at the Veterans Memorial in Boulder City, Nevada.

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