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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...

RAE Systems MultiRAE Pro Portable Multi-Threat Monitor Adopted by U.S. Government Agencies

RAE Systems announced that its MultiRAE Pro portable multi-threat monitors have been adopted by both the Environmenta...

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MAJOR INCIDENT RESPONSE

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Quick Action by Good Samaritan Saves Man in North Carolina Water Rescue

Quick action by a Good Samaritan on Sept. 6, 2014 is being credited in saving the life of an accident victim.

Terrorism

Officials Rule Fatal Manchester (CT) Fire an Accident

An apartment fire that killed a 27-year-old gun enthusiast early Thursday appears to be accidental.

9/11 Responders with Rare Cancer Denied Coverage

A growing number of first responders who worked at Ground Zero in the rescue and recovery efforts are being diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer, bu...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Creative Thinking in Technical Rescue

Mike Donahue reviews two outside-the-box methods for technical rescue applications, including slope floor shoring and a quick way to lash a victim...

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, Virginia.

Water & Ice Rescue

Quick Action by Good Samaritan Saves Man in North Carolina Water Rescue

Quick action by a Good Samaritan on Sept. 6, 2014 is being credited in saving the life of an accident victim.

In Memoriam of the Deadliest Day in the Houston Fire Department

The American firefighter exemplifies man's greatest aspirations, and that is to be of selfless service to others.

Hazmat

Indonesia Acquirers 9/11 Disaster Training Simulator

The Republic of Indonesia's commitment to disaster preparedness will take a leap forward with the arrival of the Guardian Safety and Survival Train...

Officials Rule Fatal Manchester (CT) Fire an Accident

An apartment fire that killed a 27-year-old gun enthusiast early Thursday appears to be accidental.

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California Firefighters Rescue Man from Trapped Car

September 14, 2014

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

Fire Engineering

August 2014
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