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FireRescue Magazine Announces Erich Roden as Editor-in-Chief

FireRescue Magazine Announces Erich Roden as Editor-in-Chief

Lt. Gregory Pickard's widow accepts Ray Downey Courage and Valor award at FDIC

Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department (BFD), who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempt...


We are learning new concepts related to initial fire operations because of the Underwriters Laboratories and National...

Effective Teaching Strategies

I have served as an officer in the fire service for five years.

Names in the News

DAVE BLETSCHER, a second-generation firefighter and captain with the Gifford (IL) Fire Protection District (GFPD), re...

Safety and Health Week: The Safety Officer

The safety officer, or anyone designated to fill this role on the fireground, has a lot more to consider on the fireg...

ISFSI to Unveil New Training Program 'Principles of Modern Fire Attack'

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is releasing a training program soon, "Principles ...

Evacuating medical facilities

I enjoyed "Fires in Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Be Prepared for the Unexpected" by Dan Sheridan (Fire Engi...

Ten Steps to Creating a Successful E-Learning Course

Freddie Diaz-Batista returns to discuss the best and most proper ways to construct your e-learning fire service cours...
A building of Type III (ordinary, or brick and joist) construction after a fire. The exterior walls are of three-wythe brick masonry, with pockets to support the wood floor and roof joists. Photo by Greg Havel.

Construction Concerns: Remodeling Older Buildings

Under fire conditions, firefighters should not assume that remodeling has used materials similar to the original cons...

IFSI Recognizes Instructors for LARA

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, st...

Names in the News

CHIEF DAVE CASEY was appointed as Director of Louisiana State University's Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Tra...


I remember something I learned in the State of Ohio Fire Service Instructors course that I took in the mid-1980s.

Constructing and Implementing the Complete Training Program

Regardless of where you hang your turnout gear, the fire service is constantly facing challenges, from budget cuts an...

Van Johnson Selected as First Recipient of $5,000 in Spartan Erv's '€Forged by Fire' Campaign

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), a business unit of Sparta...

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In Underwriter Laboratories' Fire Safety Journal series you can learn more about the impact that new materials, construction techniqes and emerging technologies have on Fire Safety today.



Akron (OH) Police and Firefighters Investigate Suspected Arson

Police and firefighters are investigating the link between a domestic fight and a suspected arson at the same apartment two days later.

Training Days

DHS Teams Up With NASA to Find Heartbeats in Rubble

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will demonstrate the latest prototype of the Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER)--a radar technology device designed to detect heartbeats of victims trapped in wreckage.


Roundtable: Officer Development

What preparation for promotion does your department formally provide once the testing is complete and the list is established? Share your experience and knowledge with other firefighters from around the nation and world.


Traditions Training Drill: Window Roll

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Chad Cox offers this Drill which allows a firefighter to make a more efficient entry through a window.


Training EMTs for "Real-Life" Responses

Emergency medical tech- nicians (EMTs) are assaulted every week.

Live Burns

FDIC 2014 Preview: Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

Greg Fisher, who heads the annual live burning training at FDIC, discusses safety and other considerations to live burns in acquired structures.


Firefighter Training Prop: Smooth Bump/Bump to the Pump

Firefighters from Spotsylvania County (VA) Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management have created a training tool to remind students how to use a hose coupling to find their way when disoriented.


Crude Oil By Rail Information and Hazards

Jeff Simpson discusses the response tactics firefighters should employ when responding to these hazardous materials incidents.


ISFSI to Unveil New Training Program 'Principles of Modern Fire Attack'

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is releasing a training program soon, "Principles of Modern Fire Attack," that aims to incorporate many of the findings of modern fire dynamics research.

Firefighters Support Foundation

 Marcus Wynne, the world's foremost training designer for high-stress occupations, discusses neural-based learning for firefighters.

Firefighter Training: Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters

The Firefighters Support Foundation's (FSF) newest training program is now available. Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters is a unique program, detailing for the first time several techniques based on advanced in neuroscience that can immediately enhance a fire fighters performance under extreme stress.

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