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Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

Donald L. Wedding offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than 30 inc...

Cost for Fighting Lake Fire (CA) Nears $7 Million

The cost of fighting a 17,305-acre wildfire near Big Bear in the San Bernardino National Forest has jumped to $6.8 million.

Olympic National Park (WA) Fire Grows to 600 Acres

With flames traveling from treetop to treetop, the Paradise Fire in the Olympic National Park grew Sunday to about 600 acres, becoming more intense...

What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

Sockeye Fire Destroys 20 Structures

The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center lists up to 45 structures destroyed in the Sockeye fire as of early Monday, with more federal assis...

Mission Manager Upgrades NIMS ICS Forms for First Responders

Mission Manager, Inc., a provider of cloud-based incident management software, today released a dynamic upgrade to its NIMS ICS forms that wil...

Tailboard Discussions: The Role of the Incident Commander

As the IC, it is imperative that you keep the tailboard safe and supportive for the crews., writes Paul Luizzi.

Drill: The Company Officer

Fire Department of New York lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill that discusses the importance and the respons...

Core Command Competencies

Commanders must have a process for predicting strategic steps to perfect proficiency based on incident activities.

A Day in the Life of a Company Officer

As a company officer, you have the ability to influence firefighters to be great while instilling in them what is acceptable in your department’s c...

Cummins Announces New Environmental Sustainability Goals

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) today announced two new environmental sustainability goals, for its products in-use and the logistics of the Company's mana...

New HyperSpike® Loudspeakers Expand Edwards' Overall Mass Notification Solutions

Edwards Fire Safety, in the emergency communication, mass notification and life safety system (ECS/MNS/LSS) solutions industry, introduces its new&...

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.

Slow down!

A chief officer from another town asked me how I stayed so calm at fires. I pondered that question back at my office after the fire. Was I always a...

TargetSolutions and VCOS Renew Partnership to Deliver 2015 Training Officer Recognition Award

TargetSolutions, a provider of online training and recordkeeping tools for public safety agencies, is excited to announce it is teaming up again wi...

Hoseline Selection: 1¾- and 2½-Inch Hoselines

Anthony Rowett Jr. discusses the pros and cons of the two most commonly used hoselines used during operations.

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Stepping Up

Stepping Up: So Why Are We Doing This?

Taking a moment to let your firefighters know the learning objectives of a particular training session can help them focus on its purpose, Ron Hira...

POLITICS & POLICIES

Newark (OH) Firefighters Union Files Grievance on Staffing

The Newark firefighters union has filed a grievance with the city over the fire department's staffing policy and timely notification of changes

IAFF Issues Statement on Trade Agenda and Firefighter Retirement Legislation

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) General President Harold Schaitberger issued a statement on Congress’ plan to hold firefighte...

The Effects of Staffing Levels on Critical Decision Making

Keeping the officer in a role that allows him to function as a leader and not be focused on tasks will result in better situational awareness, comm...

Fire Service Traditions & History

Fire Guts Warehouse: ‘Not Enough Water’

On June 21, 1982, fire severely damaged a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse, less than a month after the local fire chief warned about inadequate f...

LODD

Yarnell Hill Fire Lawsuits Settled with Families

Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire and will implement new wildland fir...

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Yarnell Hill Fire Lawsuits Settled with Families

Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire and will implement new wildland fir...

Officer Development

Training Officer's Toolbox: Air Consumption

How well do you know your crew's air consumption capabilities? In this week's training bulletin, Brian Ward provides two air consumption drills for...

Fireground Management

Drill: Forcible Entry—Outward Opening Doors and Limited Space

Donald L. Wedding offers this new drill that demonstrates using the “spike” of the halligan to force narrow outward opening doors (less than 30 inc...

Volunteers Corner

Elysburg (PA) Holds Fire Cadet Weekend

For the 5th year, the Elysburg Fire Department has once again hosted with great success the 'Fire Cadet Weekend'.  

Grants

Xtralis VESDA-E VEA Named 2015 Campus Safety BEST Award Winner

The award is the 11th for VESDA-E series detectors since introduction in 2014.

Top News

Yarnell Hill Fire Lawsuits Settled with Families

June 29, 2015 Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire and w...

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