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Indianapolis Firefighters Undertake Rope Rescue Training at Former Newspaper Site

Indianapolis firefighters recently got a chance to train in a part of the building that was the former site of the In...

The Rescue Lab: Drawing Shoring Systems

In this new technical rescue series, Mike Donahue will provide quick tips on tech rescue operations and specific skil...

Book Celebrates 100 Years of FDNY Rescue 1 Company

On March 8, 2015, FDNY SOC will celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Rescue 1 Company as the first Rescue Company ...

Colorado Firefighters Use Drone to Help in Underground Rescue Training

South Metro firefighters are working to improve their skills at saving lives -- namely rescuing people trapped in tig...

Training the Technical Rescuer

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

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 c...

Before You Get in the Water

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

Small Spaces, Big Tips

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

Winkler Fire Department Saves Dog Trapped in Well

Creative Thinking in Technical Rescue

Mike Donahue reviews two outside-the-box methods for technical rescue applications, including slope floor shoring and...

Rescue Crews Free Worker Trapped in Falls Church (VA) Trench Collapse

Firefighters and dozens of rescue crews helped rescue a worker trapped in a trench collapse yesterday in Falls Church...

MAJOR INCIDENT RESPONSE

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

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Firefighters Respond to Riga (NY) Vehicle Crash

The Churchville (NY) Fire and Ambulance Services were dispatched for a single-car accident that took place after midnight in Riga, New York.

Terrorism

Mitigating the Dangers of Ammunition at Fire Incidents

Storing ammunition presents an uncalculated risk for danger to firefighters at a structure fire, writes Susan Tamme.

Situational Awareness for the Modern Responder

Responders from departments of all sizes need to prepare and train regularly to handle situations involving bombings, weapons of mass destruction, ...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Indianapolis Firefighters Undertake Rope Rescue Training at Former Newspaper Site

Indianapolis firefighters recently got a chance to train in a part of the building that was the former site of the Indianapolis Star newspaper.

The Rescue Lab: Drawing Shoring Systems

In this new technical rescue series, Mike Donahue will provide quick tips on tech rescue operations and specific skills and knowledge that can help...

Water & Ice Rescue

Sudbury (MA) Fire Department Rescues Pet Dog from Frigid Waters

Fire Chief William Miles reports that the Sudbury Fire Department successfully rescued a dog who fell into frigid waters after walking out on thin ...

When Heroes Fail: a Story of One Rescuer

Ian Bland-Firefighters train to succeed and fight to win, but as one rescuer explains in recounting a failed rescue and its lasting impact on those...

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The Multigas Meter

It is important to always refresh your memory by training and reviewing the proper operation of your meters to keep you and your responders safe, w...

Crews Working to Contain Toxic Smoke and Runoff from 4-Alarm Fire in San Jose

Huge flames and dangerous chemicals created a massive environmental nightmare in San Jose overnight.

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The Multigas Meter

May 22, 2015 It is important to always refresh your memory by training and reviewing the proper operation of your meters to keep y...

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