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The Rescue Lab: Anchor Point

Mike Donahue's second The Rescue Lab feature offers this example of how to visualize and understand how an anchor point "feels" the load.  

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MD Firefighter Team Trains for High-Risk Rescues

The Baltimore Fire Department's collapse unit is one of the units, created across the country after the terrorist att...

Firefighters Rescue Person Pinned in Gear Equipment Inside UCLA Elevator

Los Angeles firefighters responded to a call of a person trapped in an elevator on the UCLA campus on Tuesday evening.

Report: Pacific Northwest Unprepared for Massive Earthquake

A report in the most recent issue of The New Yorker magazine examined the disturbing science behind a potential catas...

Wisconsin Firefighters Free Man Trapped in Excavation Equipment

Rescuers freed a man who was trapped for 90 minutes in a piece of excavation equipment.

NATURAL DISASTERS

Report: Pacific Northwest Unprepared for Massive Earthquake

A report in the most recent issue of The New Yorker magazine examined the disturbing science behind a potential catastrophic earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone that would ravage the coastal Northwest of the United States.

Social Media in the Wake of Disaster

Although emergency management protocol is not a new topic, Twitter, as a real time news source for emergency situations, is. Twitter, Facebook, and the like, are part of Social Media Emergency Management (SMEM) a topic that Public Service Officer, Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department knows quite a bit about.

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.

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

Training Minutes: Rescue Jack to Remove Pinned Victim

In this new Training Minutes video, Fire Department of New York Firefighter Paul DeBartolomeo and company demonstrate how to use a single rescue jack to remove a patient trapped beneath a vehicle.

Terrorism

Department of Homeland Security Releases Report For First Responders

First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents is now available through the Depar...

Multi-Threat Shield Doubles as a Potentially Life-Saving Shield

MTS™Multi-Threat Shieldprotects from various guns, knives, and other weapon attacks.

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Indianapolis Firefighters Rescue Passengers from Zoo Ride

On Thursday, Indianapolis firefighters rescued several people who were stranded on a malfunctioning ride at the zoo.

Tennessee Firefighters Respond to Tree Fallen on House

The Seymour (TN) Volunteer Fire Department responded to an incident in which a woman was pinned inside her house by a fallen tree.

Urban Search & Rescue

Report: Pacific Northwest Unprepared for Massive Earthquake

A report in the most recent issue of The New Yorker magazine examined the disturbing science behind a potential catastrophic earthquake in the Casc...
CMC Rescue's Cobra-­D Uniform Rappel Belt

CMC Rescue Offers New Design of the Only Certified Uniform Rappel Belt Available

Standard uniform wear for firefighters, search and rescue, and SWAT personnel, CMC Rescue’s Cobra‐D Uniform Rappel Belt is the only NFPA‐certified ...

Water & Ice Rescue

Managing Your Strengths

Learn how to put your best organizational effort, innovation, and creativity into your collective strengths and manage around your weaknesses. &nbs...

Claremore (OK) Firefighter Drowns During Flood Rescue

A Claremore firefighter's body was recovered early Sunday after he was swept away while performing a water rescue, reports newson6.com.

Hazmat

New Hurricane PSAs Urge Residents to Prepare

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) urging hurr...

Firefighter Injured at Pasadena Courthouse Fire

Fire crews found various hazardous materials containers while responding to a small fire in a storage room at the Pasadena Courthouse early Monday,...

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New Hurricane PSAs Urge Residents to Prepare

July 29, 2015 The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service An...

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