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Hoseline Selection: 1¾- and 2½-Inch Hoselines

Mon, Apr 13, 2015

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

What Would You Do? Apartment Building Fire

Mon, Apr 6, 2015

This fire occurs in an apartment building immediately after a thunder storm moves through the area. Check out a new firefighter training scenario presented by Skip Coleman.


Mon, Mar 30, 2015

They say that a writer should select a title that intrigues the reader and makes the reader want to look at what the author has written.

What Would You Do? Four-Story Apartment Building

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

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

Sun, Mar 1, 2015

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

Attempt to Thaw Pipes Blamed in Buffalo Fire

Tue, Feb 24, 2015

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

Fireground Management: I Know It When I See It

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

In our ongoing march through the vertically arranged performance activities that connect to a boss's capability level, we have covered attendance, appearance, and maintenance.

Structural Firefighting: Detroit Companies Control Vacant Dwelling Fire

Detroit Companies Control Vacant Dwelling Fire

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

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

Zero Casualties: Dubai First Responders Praised

Sat, Feb 21, 2015

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

What Would You Do? Cold Storage Facility Fire

Mon, Feb 16, 2015

This fire occurs in a cold storage facility. It is concrete construction. Interior individual storage compartments are cork-lined for insulation. Try a new fire scenario from Skip Coleman.

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

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

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

What Would You Do? Occupied Storefront

Mon, Feb 2, 2015

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

Report Released on West Virginia LODD

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

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

Stepping Up: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

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 Accountability: Where Are We Failing?

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The incident commander's (IC's) job as an "incident manager" has been consistently discussed and evolving since the birth of the American fire service.

Indago UAS Proves Firefighting Capability in Australia

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

In an effort to combat forest fires in Western Australia, Lockheed Martin's Indago small UAS was used to provide intelligence to the Planning and Incident Management team responsible for firefighting operations.

What Would You Do? Fast Food Restaurant Fire

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

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

Mon, Jan 5, 2015

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

Managing Appearance

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

When you are lucky enough to have the monthly job of writing a column in the hit parade fire service trade journal, you must select something that you hope is relevant; slightly interesting; and, once in a while, entertaining.

Humpday Hangout: Organizational Behavior

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

In this week's Humpday Hangout, guest hosts Mike Dugan of the FDNY and Bill Carey of Firefighter Nation talk to the Dane Carley, Craig Nelson, and Jeff Wallin about higher reliability organizations (HROs) and how this approach applies to the fire service

Walking the Point in Incident Command

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Gary Seidel-Firefighters are able to meet citizen expectations and perform under stress in an emergency-they are able to "walk the point." Can incident commanders and company officers "on scene and in charge" do the same?

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