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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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Firefighters Use Jaws of Life in Fresno Crash

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to extract a man from an SUV following a crash Wednesday morning in sout...

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As operations deputy for the Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue, my first experience with compressed air foam ...

Tennessee Firefighters Rescue Child Trapped in Arcade Toy Machine

A young boy had to be rescued Tuesday night after he managed to climb into an arcade-style toy machine at a Tennessee...

Firefighters Help Rescue Man from Collapsed Baltimore Row House

Firefighters helped rescue a man trapped for about four hours after a row house collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland.

California Firefighters Rescue Man from Trapped Car

Firefighters rescued a 60-year-old man trapped in a car 100 feet down from state Highway 4 in Hercules.

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

EXTRICATION ZONE

Firefighters Use Jaws of Life in Fresno Crash

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to extract a man from an SUV following a crash Wednesday morning in southwest Fresno.

Terrorism

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...

No Indication of Arson Found at Flight 93 Memorial

No indication of arson or foul play has been found in the fire that broke out last week at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters in Pennsylv...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Small Spaces, Big Tips

Jacob McAfee discusses the one position within the confined space incident command structure that often gets overlooked: the attendant.

Winkler Fire Department Saves Dog Trapped in Well

Water & Ice Rescue

Fence Strainer Rescue Training

Chad Greathouse-Common in horse country and cattle farms, fence strainers are designed to allow water to flow through but not solid objects. Traini...

The Tipton Twister Exercise: Large-Scale, Multicasualty Event Tests Responders

Hazmat

Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John ...

Two Transported in Massachusetts Hazmat Situation

Crews responded to a Tier 2 Hazmat incident in Topsfield (MA) fire officials confirmed Saturday.

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Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

October 30, 2014 In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Criti...

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