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  1. Firefighting Techniques: Not Every House is Created Equal

    Online Articles

    Wed, 12 Mar 2014

    All homes are not created equal, and it’s more than just size that makes them different, writes Brian Zaitz.

  2. Fire Service News: White House Recommends Cuts to Key Fire Service Programs

    Online Articles

    Tue, 4 Mar 2014

    The White House unveiled the Administration's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal. The $3.9 trillion budget, which is an estimated increase of $250 billion over the Fiscal Year 2014 levels, contains $38.2 billion for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This represents a decrease of approximately

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

    Online Articles

    Thu, 16 Jan 2014

    On Wednesday, January 15th, the House approved H.R. 3547, the Fiscal Year 2014 omnibus spending bill. Included in the bill are funds for several programs of importance to the nation's fire and emergency services.

  2. Technical Rescue: Collapse and Entrapment at Omaha (NE) Industrial Site

    Online Articles

    Mon, 20 Jan 2014

    Various media sources reported multiple injuries and entrapment at an industrial site in Omaha, Nebraska.

  3. Expanding the Fire Department's Service Model

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 28 Jan 2014

    The traditional "business model" of the fire service has in many cases remained largely unchanged for years despite the dramatic changes to the landscape in which we operate.

  4. Initial Search and Interior Isolation at Dwelling Fires

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

    Much research has been done over the past few years on fire behavior in modern furnished dwellings.

  5. Fire Service Industry News: NFFF Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors and Advisory Committee

    Online Articles

    Thu, 30 Jan 2014

    Chief Charles Hood of the San Antonio Fire Department has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

  6. Responding to the East Haven (CT) Plane Crash

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

    At 1122 hours on August 9, 2013, the station alert tone broke and the dispatcher's voice crackled: "Structure assignment ... Charter Oak Avenue plane crash ... into a house."

  7. Fire Service Leadership: When to Lead, When to Manage

    Online Articles

    Thu, 13 Feb 2014

    Management is not a dirty word, and leadership is not the all-time, go-to answer; each has its place in effective positions of authority, writes Brian Zaitz.

  8. Firefighting Equipment: BullEx Introduces Battery-Operated Smoke Generator

    Online Articles

    Mon, 3 Feb 2014

    BullEx announces the release of its latest innovation, the SG1000, a portable, battery-operated smoke generator that's ideal for adding smoke to training locations where power is not accessible.