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Texas Firefighter Saves Twin Brother's Life

A Port O'Connor (TX) volunteer firefighter used his training while off duty to save his twin brother's life following...

Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Announce More Winners in 2014 Gear Giveaway

Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the sec...

Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from FEMA to Address Health of Volunteer Firefighters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Fe...

Nevada Governments Hold Firefighter Recruitment Drive

Five local governments are launching an interagency regional recruitment drive for citizens interested in becoming fi...

Impostor Firefighter Shows Up at Pennsylvania Fire Scene

A former Mt. Oliver (PA) firefighter who was convicted of arson in 2003 showed up at a large fire Saturday, spurring ...

Freeze Protection of Piping

Preventing the freezing of piping outside of a building's heated interior spaces can be a significant challenge.

Probie letter

The following letter is one I wrote and give along with a binder of helpful information, contacts, and career develop...

The Nine Tire Drill

On March 7, 2008, two firefighters from the Salisbury (NC) Fire Department were killed when they were trapped by rapi...

Succession Planning in Volunteer and Combination Departments

Mimicking the country's strong beliefs of self-determination, volunteer fire departments have held elections to selec...

NVFC Releases New Guide for Families of Volunteer Firefighters

Joining the volunteer fire service means a lifestyle change not only for the individual volunteer, but also for their...

Tennessee Fire Displaces Five People

A kitchen fire on August 8 caused considerable damage to a home and left a family of five homeless.

Globe Offers Discount to NVFC Members

Globe is providing assistance with the launch of an innovative new style available at a value price. In addition, Nat...

The State of Volunteer Firefighting

The the ranks of volunteers are dwindling, reports The New York Times.. What was once an iconic part of Ame...

Nebraska Firefighter Dies Following Crash

A Fairbury (NE) volunteer firefighter has died several days after being injured in a pickup crash.

RIT Operations: Short Ladder for Firefighter Removal

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston offers this Traditions Training drill which uses a short la...

Montana Firefighter Dies After Training

A volunteer firefighter in Montana died after fire department training, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (US...

Glenolden (PA) Firefighter Charged with Arson

Intelligent Response Structures, Part 1

Eric G. Bachman offers this two-part article on reinforcing the need to develop a response structure methodology.

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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

Arizona Firefighters' Group Chief: We Should Voluntarily Cut Pensions

The head of an Arizona firefighters' group says police and firefighters should volunteer to have their pensions cut in the interest of helping their struggling communities avoid financial disaster.

Albuquerque Sues Over Union Work

The city of Albuquerque is suing three labor unions over claims that their leaders drew pay while conducting union business.

McCook (IL) Firefighters Protest Mass Layoff

Firefighters in one suburban Chicago fire department picketed after the municipality decided to privatize its fire service and gave the contract to an outside company.

Fire Service Traditions & History

The Halligan: “The Maximum in Utility, Efficiency and Speed”

How, when, and where did the halligan originate? Check out our latest From the Fire Engineering Vault feature, where you can find Fire Engineering articles on the topic. Fire Department of New York (FDNY) officer Mike Ciampo offers some more background on this classic firefighting tool and the man behind it.

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Family Seeks Answers to Dallas Firefighter's Death

The widow of Dallas firefighter Stan Wilson seeks answers to his death

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Family Seeks Answers to Dallas Firefighter's Death

The widow of Dallas firefighter Stan Wilson seeks answers to his death

Officer Development

The Seniors Must Teach the Juniors

Academy training is the foundation on which junior firefighters will build their skills, but after its completion, the experience learning begins, writes Jeff Johnson.

Fireground Management

Roundtable: Door Control

What steps has your department taken to add this "evolution" or assignment of door control in your department? How would your department handle this fire usng the new procedure? Share your thoughts with other Fire Engineering readers.

Volunteers Corner

Texas Firefighter Saves Twin Brother's Life

A Port O'Connor (TX) volunteer firefighter used his training while off duty to save his twin brother's life following an accident.

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Family Seeks Answers to Dallas Firefighter's Death

August 30, 2014

The widow of Dallas firefighter Stan Wilson seeks answers to his death

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