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David Rhodes      

Don't Be Ashamed of Your Warrior Mentality

David Rhodes has the Hump Day SOS.
Mark Cotter     

Structural Firefighting for Dummies

Mark Cotter offers his take on the firefighting acronym SLICE-RS.

Nick Martin      

People Trapped? Don't Panic

In general, a report of "victims trapped" should not cause any major changes in your initial operations, Nick Martin writes.
Frank Viscuso      

Are You Committed?

Committed people follow through on what they say they are going to do long after the mood they were in when they said it has passed, says Frank Viscuso.
Joe Pronesti      

The Large Victorian and Pocket Doors

A new fireground simulation from Joe Pronesti.


What Does 'Unlimited Passion' Mean to You?

Being a passionate firefighter is a common theme, but what does it really mean? Joseph Kitchen has more.
Jonah Smith      

Sizing Up the Situation

The first-arriving officer can set the tone of the incident quickly, writes Jonah Smith.




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Today’s structural firefighting gear offers unparalleled thermal protection and safety. Although it is the finest quality given today’s technology, it is not impervious to failure under catastrophic conditions. In this guide, Karen Owens gives a detailed step-by-step process for removing compromised gear and assessing and treating firefighters with burn injuries. Firefighters often underestimate respiratory injuries that can occur during overhaul. Jeffrey Herbert provides life-saving information regarding serious respiratory hazards that exist during overhaul. Eric Schmidt offers a realistic view of donning gear in context and provides an excellent four-stage training process. This Training Guide is sponsored by FireDex.

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What Would You Do? Sewer Fire

This fire involves a fire of unknown origin and materials in a city sewer system.  All traffic in the area has been stopped. Skip Coleman has another firefighting simulation for you and your crew to consider.


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