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Creative Thinking in Technical Rescue

Mike Donahue reviews two outside-the-box methods for technical rescue applications, including sloped floor shoring and a quick way to lash a victim into a stokes basket.

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Willard Marine Acquires Crystaliner Surf and Rescue Boat Designs

Willard Marine, Inc., has acquired the rights to design and manufacture Crystaliner boats, a line of surf and rescue ...

Chicago Firefighters Rescue Worker Dangling from Cell Tower

On Thursday evening, Chicago (IL) firefighters rescued a worker left hanging from his harness on a cell phone tower, ...

CMC Fire and Rescue Equipment Manufacturer Improves Operations Process with Aptean

Aptean announced that CMC Rescue, a manufacturer of specialized emergency equipment for rescue professionals, has sel...

FDNY Firefighters Respond to Staten Island Collapse

On November 28, firefighters responded to a collapse at a car dealership in Staten Island, New York.

Firefighter Recounts Des Moines River Rescue

A man is recovering in the hospital after firefighters saved his life from drowning in icy water in the Des Moines Ri...

NATURAL DISASTERS

Earthquake Monitoring System Alerts People to Anticipated 'Shaking'

The ShakeAlert, currently in the testing phase, according to the Washington Post, issued a 10-second alert for the earthquake that hit the Napa region in California.

Interview: Napa (CA) Battalion Chief on Earthquake Response

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talked to Napa (CA) Battalion Chief Jarrett Anderson about the earthquake that struck the area early on August 24, 2014.

California Quake Spurs Major Fires

A substantial earthquake in Northern California caused several major fires and injuries, including about 90 injuries in Napa alone.

 

Big Storms, Big Emergencies

In this course, discuss the reason unusual conditions lead to unusual problems during big storms and discover how to preplan with your local utility. Learn the hazards bystanders pose to first responders and how to identify critical and dangerous infrastructure in your area.

MAJOR INCIDENT RESPONSE

Fire officials conduct training at a mass-casualty incident evolution.

Download our free major incident response supplement, which among other things contains a profile of FDNY's SOC Support Ladder companies.

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Survival and Rescue TV

Top firefighting news clips gathered from local news affiliates around the country.

EXTRICATION ZONE

Humpday Hangout: Extrication

Hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to a panel of extrication experts--Aaron Heller, Isaac Frazier, and Dave Dalrymple--about the discipline.

Terrorism

Central London Rail Station Evacuated After Fire

One of London's busiest railway stations, Charing Cross, was evacuated on Sunday after a fire caused by a suspected electrical fault.

9/11 World Trade Center Display Case Dedicated at New York City Fire Museum

In collaboration with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the Fire Safety Directors Association of Greater New York (FSDA) dedicated a dis...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Training the Technical Rescuer

There’s a big difference between “instructing” and “teaching”; this is something on which students pick up quickly, writes Mike Donahue.

FDNY: Firefighters Who Made WTC Rescue are Always Training

The rescue operation this past Wednesday high up on One World Trade Center was just the latest example of complex tasks undertaken by the...

Water & Ice Rescue

Firefighter Recounts Des Moines River Rescue

A man is recovering in the hospital after firefighters saved his life from drowning in icy water in the Des Moines River.

Before You Get in the Water

Swift water rescue is one of the most challenging and physically demanding operations rescue personnel can face, writes Jacob McAfee.

Hazmat

E2s D112 Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders Gain Vds Approval

E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 3015/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to E...

Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The appropriations bill provides m...

Top News

E2s D112 Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders Gain Vds Approval

December 16, 2014 E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 3015/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alar...

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November 2014
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