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California State Firefighters Fired After Homicide Investigation

Two state firefighters were fired Wednesday and another has resigned after an ethics investigation prompted by the mu...

IFSI's John Leonard named Instructor of the Month

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

AFAC Releases New Research Cancer Study

In 2011, Monash was commissioned by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) to carry o...

How Well Do You Know Your Meters? Part 1

Kevin Yoos reviews two recent events that will hopefully make you think twice about a simple carbon monoxide alarm.

Construction Concerns: Hollow Core Precast Concrete Plank

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks indepth at the combustibility and uses of this common construct...

Construction Concerns: Trenching and Excavating

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel warns first responders of the dangers of entering these construction ...

Water Supply: The Great Debate

Dealing with limited water supply situations is tough; we are trying to box with one hand tied behind our backs, writ...

Getting It Just Right: Don't Micromanage

Chuck French-Some subordinates accuse managers of "micromanaging" when they are simply managing. Learn the ...

Humpday Hangout: Tactics, Training, and FDIC

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk training and firefighti...

Construction Concerns: Adhesives in Manufactured Lumber

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks into the history and combustibility of adhesives in manufacture...

FCIA Releases Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is dedicated to the education and promotion of the importan...

Humpday Hangout: UL and NIST on Fire Research

In today's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden ...

Coffee Break Training: Challenges for Instructors of Adult Learners

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Tra...

NVFC and Columbia Southern University Announce Winners of the 2014 Scholarships

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are pleased to announce the winners...

Washington Resident's Quick Action Helps Slow Fire Spread

The simple closing of a door may have significantly impacted a recent fire in Washington state that injured a firefig...

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Jack Murphy Discusses Huge Edgewater (NJ) Fire

Fire Engineering board member and John Jay professor Jack Murphy was on WABC to discuss the recent huge fire at an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey.

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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.

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Standpipe Operations: Clearing a Clogged Fog Nozzle

Fredericksburg (VA) Fire Deptartment Firefighter Donald L. Wedding offers this Traditions Training drill which illustrates ways firefighters can fix a fog nozzle if it becomes clogged or comprised.

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San Diego County Releases Butane Hash Oil Study

Various forms of marijuana hash have been in use since Egyptian times.  In the 1960’s it is believed that major hashish production and distribution started in Morocco.  A new method of extracting THC from marijuana has caught on like wildfire in the last few years, Butane Hash Oil (BHO) or some call it Butane Honey Oil (BHO).  This is a method where flammable butane gas dissolves the THC resin and concentrates it when the butane boils off.  That is the problem with this dangerous method.  The flammable butane vapors accumulate low to the ground and can find ignition sources causing an explosion.  These explosions have severely burned the BHO lab operators.  Not only do the lab operators get burned this often results in major damage to the dwelling structures where this BHO lab was in operation.  Often innocent people are involved in these incidents as the fire spreads.  

Fire Instructor Development

California State Firefighters Fired After Homicide Investigation

Two state firefighters were fired Wednesday and another has resigned after an ethics investigation prompted by the murder of a CalFire battalion chief's girlfriend.

Live Burns

Tactical Safety: Back to the Future

Those who clamor for early adoption of new firefighting tactics have to realize that people's lives will hang in the balance and not every test burn will end up successful, Ray McCormack writes.

Props

Traditions Training Drill: Less Expensive Metal Cutting Props

Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Roger A. Steger Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill focusing on creating affordable rotary saws for firefighters.

SOPs/SOGs

It’s All About the Experience

Frank Ricci, Justin McCarthy, and P.J. Norwood offer indespensible advice on how to be the best fire service customer representative your department could hope for.

ISFSI

Humpday Hangout: The ISFSI and Firefighter Training

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton talks firefighter training with Steve Pegram and Chad Hoefle of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI).

Firefighters Support Foundation

Ventilation: East Coast vs. West Coast

This training program from the Firefighters Support Foundation addresses the differences in regional ventilation techniques and provides some "tricks of the trade" for more efficient and effective application of techniques.

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