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What Would You Do? Four-Story Apartment Building

Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman on fire response to a four-story apartment building.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

Learning Objective: The student will understand the Treatment Unit Leader's responsibilities. 

Attempt to Thaw Pipes Blamed in Buffalo Fire

Fire officials told reporters that a residents attempt to thaw pipes with an open flame led to a recent Buffalo (NY) ...

Fireground Management: I Know It When I See It

In our ongoing march through the vertically arranged performance activities that connect to a boss's capability level...
Structural Firefighting: Detroit Companies Control Vacant Dwelling Fire

Detroit Companies Control Vacant Dwelling Fire

On February, 21 at around 1200 hours, Detroit 7th Battalion companies were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire at ...

Zero Casualties: Dubai First Responders Praised

In a potentially catastrophic situation, every victim survived thanks to a swift and well-executed response by local ...

What Would You Do? Cold Storage Facility Fire

This fire occurs in a cold storage facility. It is concrete construction. Interior individual storage compartments ar...

USFA Coffee Break Training: Medical Components of the Incident Command System

The Triage Unit Leader reports to the Medical Group Supervisor and supervises Triage Personnel/Litter Bearers and the...

What Would You Do? Occupied Storefront

This fire occurs in a three-story storefront. It has many apartments on the upper two floors. Try a new fire scenario...

Report Released on West Virginia LODD

NIOSH has issued a report on a fatal accident last year that killed a volunteer firefighter engaged in a rescue opera...

Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Even when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometime...

Fireground Accountability: Where Are We Failing?

The incident commander's (IC's) job as an "incident manager" has been consistently discussed and evolving s...

Indago UAS Proves Firefighting Capability in Australia

In an effort to combat forest fires in Western Australia, Lockheed Martin's Indago small UAS was used to provide inte...

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?

What Would You Do? Older Wood-Frame Home

Check out a new firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman for an older, two-story wood-frame home.

Managing Appearance

When you are lucky enough to have the monthly job of writing a column in the hit parade fire service trade journal, y...

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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 Hiraki writes.

POLITICS & POLICIES

Cal Fire Scandal Widens

Cal Fire officials said two employees have lost their jobs and 13 others were suspended and demoted over acts discovered during a investigation sparked by a homicide, a report says.

Report Looks at Disability Retirements Among Women in FDNY

A report from the New York Post says 70 percent of female firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) have retired from the department on three-quarters disability pensions, claiming injuries on the job.

New York Firefighter Fired for 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

A Brooklyn (NY) firefighter who got in trouble for wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts has been fire from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).

Fire Service Traditions & History

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Too Small a Value on Human Lives

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. It was one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States.

LODD

Somerville (NJ) Firefighter Dies from Heart Attack

Barry Van Horn became the second borough firefighter to die this month when he suffered a heart attack after a service call last week.

Legal

San Francisco Judge Tosses Ex-Firefighter's DUI Rig Accident Case

A San Francisco judge on Friday tossed out the case against a former city firefighter accused of driving drunk when his fire rig struck and badly injured a motorcyclist, ruling that police lacked the legal justification to arrest him.

Officer Development

Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Even when corrective action is initiated in a professional manner, subordinates may be embarrassed or angry, sometimes for a long time, writes Ron Hiraki.

Fireground Management

What Would You Do? Four-Story Apartment Building

Check out a new training scenario from Skip Coleman on fire response to a four-story apartment building.

Volunteers Corner

NVFC Announces 2015 Award Winners

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce the winners of its four national fire service awards.

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Somerville (NJ) Firefighter Dies from Heart Attack

March 31, 2015 Barry Van Horn became the second borough firefighter to die this month when he suffered a heart attack after a servic...

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