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California State Firefighters Fired After Homicide Investigation

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

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.

IFSI's John Leonard named Instructor of the Month

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base.  

AFAC Releases New Research Cancer Study

Sun, Jan 4, 2015

In 2011, Monash was commissioned by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) to carry out a national retrospective study of firefighters' mortality and cancer incidence known as the Australian Firefighters' Health Study.

How Well Do You Know Your Meters? Part 1

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

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

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

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

Construction Concerns: Trenching and Excavating

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

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

Water Supply: The Great Debate

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

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

Getting It Just Right: Don't Micromanage

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Chuck French-Some subordinates accuse managers of "micromanaging" when they are simply managing. Learn the subtle differences among management, micromanagement, and undermanagement to better prepare you for being the manager or the one being managed.

Humpday Hangout: Tactics, Training, and FDIC

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk training and firefighting tactics with a number of well-known fire service instructors.

Construction Concerns: Adhesives in Manufactured Lumber

Mon, Nov 24, 2014

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

FCIA Releases Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual

Sun, Nov 16, 2014

The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is dedicated to the education and promotion of the importance of Life Safety Firestop Systems and Effective Compartmentation to interested parties all over the world. The first step to widespread implementation begins with the education of the specialized Firestop Containment Workers performing this work.

Humpday Hangout: UL and NIST on Fire Research

Wed, Nov 12, 2014

In today's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Steve Kerber of UL and Dan Madrzykowski of NIST about fire research and fire dynamics.

Coffee Break Training: Challenges for Instructors of Adult Learners

Sun, Nov 9, 2014

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has a new training drill out in their Coffee Breaking Training series, in this one the student will be able to identify five challenges of adult learning.

NVFC and Columbia Southern University Announce Winners of the 2014 Scholarships

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 NVFC-CSU Scholarships: Joseph Ondrasek, Jr. and Marc Veilleux. 

Washington Resident's Quick Action Helps Slow Fire Spread

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

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

IFSI's Randy Schlichter Named Instructor of the Month

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) recognizes instructors who exemplify quality instruction, student engagement, professional demeanor and knowledge base.  Randy Schlichter is IFSI's October Instructor of the Month.

IFSI's Steve Williams Honored at St. Louis Firefighter's Ball

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Steve Williams, long-time field instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), was honored at the 7thAnnual St. Louis & Metropolitan Firefighters’ Appreciation Ball.

Traditions Training Drill: Reducing Visibility

Fri, Sep 26, 2014

FDNY Lieutenant Douglas Mitchell Jr. offers this new Traditions Training drill which uses wax sheets to practice working in light smoke conditions.

Humpday Hangout: Firefighting Coast to Coast

Wed, Sep 24, 2014

So what are the real differences between East Coast and West Coast firefighting? In this week's Humpday Hangout, hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to guests Anthony Avillo of California and Anthony Kastros of New Jersey on some of the differences in firefighter operations in their two locales.

Why You Should Attend FDIC

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

FDIC is a major event for the fire service, bringing together tens of thousands of firefighters, instructors, and manufacturers to keep up with the latest developments, tactics, and equipment in the firefighting industry. Frank Viscuso has some reasons why firefighters should be sure never to miss attending.

We Will Always Remember 9/11/2001

Tue, Sep 9, 2014

An overview of the many events scheduled to commemorate Thursday, September 11, 2014, the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks involving the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania, confirms that the nation "will always remember."

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