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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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Firefighters Use Jaws of Life in Fresno Crash

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to extract a man from an SUV following a crash Wednesday morning in southwest Fresno.

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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...

No Indication of Arson Found at Flight 93 Memorial

No indication of arson or foul play has been found in the fire that broke out last week at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters in Pennsylv...

High Angle & Confined Spaces

Small Spaces, Big Tips

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

Winkler Fire Department Saves Dog Trapped in Well

Water & Ice Rescue

Fence Strainer Rescue Training

Chad Greathouse-Common in horse country and cattle farms, fence strainers are designed to allow water to flow through but not solid objects. Traini...

The Tipton Twister Exercise: Large-Scale, Multicasualty Event Tests Responders

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Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John ...

Two Transported in Massachusetts Hazmat Situation

Crews responded to a Tier 2 Hazmat incident in Topsfield (MA) fire officials confirmed Saturday.

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Panel to Discuss Controversy of Releasing or Withholding 911 Recordings

October 30, 2014 In New York City in November, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies and The Academy for Criti...

Fire Engineering

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