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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...

Walking the Point in Incident Command

Gary Seidel-Firefighters are able to meet citizen expectations and perform under stress in an emergency-they are able...

The Dangers of Hydrogen-Based Experimental Fuels

Richard Stilp and Armando Bevelacqua-An explosion in a warehouse teaches the Orlando (FL) Fire Department some valuab...

Twenty Miles from Home with a Briefcase

During a recent conference, a discussion focused on the issue of regionalization.

Innovative Rolling Base Enhances Rookie Hose Management Systems by Reducing Wear on Fire Hose

Deschutes River Manufacturing (DRM), an Oregon-based company, has rolled out a new offering to its fire hose manageme...

Improving by Evaluating

When one takes an open and honest look at his performance and measures it against established standards, it opens the...

RescueSim User Conference Gathers Safety Professionals from Around the Globe

The RescueSim User Conference 2014 saw a successful gathering of industry, defence and emergency response profes...

What Would You Do? Fire in an Old Auto Repair Garage

Skip Coleman provides a new training scenario on response to a fire in an older ordinary constructed auto repair gara...

USFA Coffee Break Training: Petroleum Crude Oil Principles of Successful Incident Management

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training...

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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

Green Bay (WI) Firefighters Union Loses Fight Over Making House Calls

The Green Bay (WI) firefighters union has lost a grievance regarding the implementation of a program that would see firefighters checking up on discharged hospital patients.

FDNY Firefighter in Trouble Over 'Merit Matters' T-Shirts

A veteran Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighter is in hot water over wearing "Merit Matters" T-shirts while on the job.

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired in Wake of Book Controversy

Atlanta (GA) Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been terminated, according to news reports.

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

Wisconsin Volunteer Firefighter Dies During Mutual Aid Response

A firefighter from the Rosendale Volunteer Fire Department in Wisconsin died January 21 after becoming unresponsive during a mutual aid response to a structure fire.

Legal

Second Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey Apartment Building Fire

A second lawsuit was filed Thursday against the owners of an apartment building that burned to the ground last week, while in Trenton a state lawmaker proposed a moratorium on all approvals of multi-family developments until state building codes can be reviewed

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

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 operation.

Volunteers Corner

Morristown (NJ) Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Stores

Dozens of firefighters and emergency management officials before dawn Saturday were still battling smoke billowing from the roofs of 82-84-86-88 Elm Street, six hours after 911 calls came in about a fire at 11:14 p.m. Friday.

Grants

NIH begins early human clinical trial of Ebola vaccine

The testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate, VSV-ZEBOV (developed by researchers at the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory), was begun in October at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Morristown (NJ) Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Stores

January 31, 2015 Dozens of firefighters and emergency management officials before dawn Saturday were still battling smoke billowing fr...

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