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One Killed in Columbus (OH) School Bus Accident

Fri, Dec 12, 2014

One pedestrian was killed and another injured following a crash involving a school bus and a truck in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

New Hazardous Area Ex, CU TR, Approved to Spectrex Products

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The approval serves Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus and replaces the previous Gost R and Gost K certificates.

Drills: Truck Company Work

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Check out an assortment of drills from Forest Reeder reviewing some basic truck company skills that you can use to train your firefighters.

Q & A: Justin McCarthy on Down and Dirty Mayday

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

New Haven (CT) Firefighter Justin McCarthy recently presented a Webcast on the "Down and Dirty Mayday." Read some questions from viewers along with Justin's responses.

Dallas High-Rise Parking Garage Fire Forces Thousand to Flee

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Two people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire in a parking garage in a high-rise building in downtown Dallas, Texas.

Fire Death Marks Mount Airy (NC) First in Twenty Years

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

It was a streak no one wanted to see broken -- with the death of a two-year-old boy in a fire Sunday night, Mount Airy is experiencing its first tragedy of that type in decades

USFA Coffee Break Training: Petroleum Crude Oil Implementing Response Objectives

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

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.

Baseball Star Spends Day with Nevada Firefighters

Sun, Dec 7, 2014

In an interview back in 2012, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper made it clear that if the whole baseball thing didn't work out for him, he had his back up plan already figured out

IFSI Introduces Ebola Awareness Online Class

Sat, Dec 6, 2014

The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) has introduced a new class in response to concerns on the spread of the Ebola virus.  

New Training Center Opens in Midwest

Fri, Dec 5, 2014

The brand new facility in Wisconsin has training grounds for first responders.

Training the Technical Rescuer

Thu, Dec 4, 2014

There’s a big difference between “instructing” and “teaching”; this is something on which students pick up quickly, writes Mike Donahue.

Drills: Engine Company Work

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

Check out a collected of engine company training drills from the Fire Engineering archive.

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.

Ontario Firefighters Launch Carbon Monoxide Safety Video

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

The Perth East and West Perth (ON) Fire Departments are excited to launch an attention-grabbing Carbon Monoxide (CO) safety video, "The Wake Up Call."

Humpday Hangout: Smoke Curtains, Ventilation, and High-Rise Firefighting

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

In this week's Humpday Hangout, Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton and FireRescue Editor in Chief Erich Roden talk to Frank Ricci, P.J. Norwood, and Justin McCarthy.

NIST Video Examines Fire Dynamics in Chicago Line-of-Duty Death

Tue, Dec 2, 2014

A video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examines the fire dynamics involved in a fire that killed a Chicago (IL) firefighter in 2012

Walking the Point in Incident Command

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Gary Seidel-Firefighters are able to meet citizen expectations and perform under stress in an emergency-they are able to "walk the point." Can incident commanders and company officers "on scene and in charge" do the same?

The Three Vs of Preincident Intelligence

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Eric G. Bachman-Preincident intelligence helps you to identify, anticipate, contemplate, and counter the myriad hazards and challenges in your response district, especially industrial and commercial properties, which may change usage and hazards frequently. Including the Three Vs-variables, valuables, and vulnerabilities-will help you gather preincident intelligence.

Ammonia Release: The ONE PLAN Integrated Response Strategy

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Gary W. Smith-Firefighters nationwide have common concerns about ammonia emergencies, namely its flammability, the life hazard within the invisible vapor, the recognition and mitigation of a potential catastrophe, and containing an aerosol release. The nonprofit Ammonia Safety and Training Institute is educating firefighters with the goal of making ammonia one of the most safely managed hazmats in the world.

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