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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...

Humpday Hangout: Organizational Behavior

In this week's Humpday Hangout, guest hosts Mike Dugan of the FDNY and Bill Carey of Firefighter Nation talk to the D...

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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 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

Humpday Hangout: Who Are the F.O.O.L.S.?

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and Mike Dugan of the FDNY talk to Rob Fisher and Rusty Ricker and the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.) International.

LODD

Report: Chaos in Dallas Firefighter's Fatal Fall

A Dallas firefighter's 2014 death while responding to a traffic accident on an icy overpass in Mountain Creek was accidental but preventable, a pair of investigative reports shows

Legal

Congress Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Funding Bill

The House passed H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, bringing an end to a lengthy battle between Congress and the White House that threatened to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.

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

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

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

Volunteers Corner

Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A 48-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter passed away after suffering a heart attack on the fireground last year.

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National Fire Heritage Center Board Opens Nominations

The National Fire Heritage Center Board of Directors has opened nominations for the Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders (HLLL).

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National Fire Heritage Center Board Opens Nominations

March 5, 2015 The National Fire Heritage Center Board of Directors has opened nominations for the Fire and Emergency Services Hall ...

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