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Mobilization Exercises: Long Island USAR Training

Brett Martinez-Long Island, New York, has distinct issues in dealing with catastrophic events because of its populati...

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 earthqua...

The U.S. National Grid: Read Right, Then Up

U.S. National Grid advocate and Florida lieutenant Al Studt examines this, the national standard coordinate system of...

Senate Appropriations Committee Advances FY15 DHS Spending Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Department of Homeland Security spending bil...

FDIC 2014: Firefighting in Modern Apartment Buildings

Dallas (TX) Deputy Chief Stuart Grant will present "Modern Apartments: New Challenges for Today's Firefighters&q...
CFSI: House Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Funding for Fire Service Programs

CFSI: House Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Funding for Fire Service Programs

On Wednesday, January 15th, the House approved H.R. 3547, the Fiscal Year 2014 omnibus spending bill. Included in the...

EMPACT Northwest Disaster Team 1 Working in Affected Communities in the Philippines

Embedded with a special Filipino Military Unit, EMPACT NW Team 1 is working under extremely difficult conditions, per...

The New Black

John Spicuzza says a lot of firefighting tactics that are now seen as cutting edge were just part of the job back in ...

House Approves Fire Service Amendments to DHS Spending Bill

On Wednesday, June 5th, the House began consideration of H.R.2217, the Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Homeland Securi...

U.S. House Passes Measure to Restore Funding for Elite Urban Search & Rescue Teams

The House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Congressmen Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Ger...

Tech Rescue Training at FDIC 2013: Managing Rescue Operations

Larry Collins analyzed a 1999 trench rescue and other technical rescue incidents along with lessons learned during hi...

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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...

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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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