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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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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

Hackers Access Indianapolis Dispatch Center

A recent news report indicates that, in December of last year, computer hackers attacked the Indianapolis 911 center that dispatches firefighters, ...

New Jersey Officials Issue Security Alert Violent Extremists Urging Fire as Weapon

The Division of Fire Safety has recently been made aware of recent online propaganda published by violent extremists groups encouraging the use of ...

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

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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Morristown (NJ) Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Stores

Dozens of firefighters and emergency management officials before dawn Saturday were still battling smoke billowing from the roofs of 82-84-86-88 El...

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Morristown (NJ) Fire Causes Heavy Damage to Stores

January 31, 2015 Dozens of firefighters and emergency management officials before dawn Saturday were still battling smoke billowing fr...

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