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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?

The Dangers of Hydrogen-Based Experimental Fuels

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Richard Stilp and Armando Bevelacqua-An explosion in a warehouse teaches the Orlando (FL) Fire Department some valuable lessons about hydrogen-based fuels, their hazards, and their risks when involved in emergency situations. With the sidebar "Experimental Gas Cylinder Failure: Incident Report" by Robert Coschignano and Edward J. Maerkl.

Twenty Miles from Home with a Briefcase

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

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

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Deschutes River Manufacturing (DRM), an Oregon-based company, has rolled out a new offering to its fire hose management line - the Sidewinder ReLoader by Firequip.

Improving by Evaluating

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

When one takes an open and honest look at his performance and measures it against established standards, it opens the door to improvement, personally and for the organization as a whole, writes Thomas N. Warren.

RescueSim User Conference Gathers Safety Professionals from Around the Globe

Sat, Nov 15, 2014

The RescueSim User Conference 2014 saw a successful gathering of industry, defence and emergency response professionals from around the globe engaging in animated group discussions, interactive workshops and best practice presentations during a packed day programme.  

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

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

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

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

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, this one explains the key principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Unified Command as they relate to the successful management of a crude oil transportation incident.

What Would You Do? Frat House Fire

Mon, Nov 3, 2014

This fire occurs in a building originally built as a side-by-side duplex but has undergone numerous alterations over the years.

How to Measure Management

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

I recently was in a conversation with a young company officer who asked me, "How do you measure management"? My fairly predictable response was, "Beats me."

Stretching and Advancing the Initial Handline

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

An engine company's most basic function is to get water on the fire.

Detroit Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire at Vacant Apartment Building

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

On Friday, October 17, 2014, at about 1500 hours, Detroit 5th Battalion companies responded to a reported building fire at W. Chicago & Nardin Dr.

Chief Dennis Compton Receives Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research

Fri, Oct 17, 2014

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation congratulates Chief Dennis Compton, chairman of the foundation's Board of Directors, on receiving the Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research.

What Would You Do? Fire in a New Residential Building

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Skip Coleman has a new firefighting simulation on responding to a fire in a new residential building.

RescueSim Training Course Gets Official LASER Certification

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

The UK awarding body LASER has certified the RescueSim Virtual Incident Command training delivered by Peter Stanley Training.

PHMSA Announces Best Practices for Crude Oil Rail Transportation Emergency Response Operations

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration and the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy, have been working to develop incident management "best practices" reference materials for emergency responders to prepare them to safely and effectively respond to crude oil transportation incidents.

What Would You Do? Residence, Office, or...?

Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Check out a new fire simulation from Skip Coleman. This scenario takes place in a residence that is being occupied as an office.

Change is ACTION

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

David Griffin asks, "How can my organization perform a similar assessment and then take the appropriate action to create a cultural change with the use of learning?"

My "Top 10" List

Wed, Sep 17, 2014

East Manatee (FL) Fire Rescue Training/Safety Officer Tim Hyden gives you the "Top 10" ways to better answer the call.

Thousands of Firefighters Attempt to Contain 12 California Wildfires

Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Nearly 6,000 firefighters were trying to contain a dozen wildfires in California Tuesday, including a fast-spreading fire east of Sacramento and a fire near Mount Shasta that left ashy skeletons of houses and a church in its wake

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North Carolina Fire Chief Found Dead After Calls

December 18, 2014

A 61-year-old North Carolina fire chief died recently following emergency responses.

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