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Understanding and Preparing for Structural Firefighting Phases

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

How we approach each structural fire depends on numerous variables.

Outside Vent Firefighter: A Critical Role

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

The outside ventilation (OV) firefighter is often an underused and unassigned position in a lot of smaller, often understaffed departments.

Power Saw Operations: How Proficient Are You?

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Ventilating a roof with a power saw WHILE working over hostile conditions demands a level of proficiency that too many firefighters are lacking.

March 2014

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

I am a 25-year veteran of the fire service. I was recently appointed acting chief after serving 15 years as a lieutenant on an engine company.

Firefighter Safety and Health Week, June 15-21

Wed, Mar 5, 2014

June 15-21 has been designated Safety and Health Week. Firefighters are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during this week to focus on safety and health training and education.

Surprise Problems

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

The title of this column may seem redundant: All problems are somewhat of a surprise either because of their timing or of the people involved.


Tue, Mar 4, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute have been working with some larger and some smaller fire departments on firefighting tactics.

And the Band Played On

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

There is an interesting conversation that some think is sacrilegious to question: the role of the first-arriving company officer assuming the role of incident commander (IC), as if it is something that we must accept on blind faith.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Command, Control, and Accountability

Tue, Mar 4, 2014

At FDIC 2014, North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Anthony Avillo will be presenting a workshop entitled
"Fireground Strategies: Command, Control, and Accountability."

Cape Coral FL Firefighters Help Couple from Burning Boat

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Rescuers saved two people who jumped ship after the flames ignited

Boulder (CO) Fire Department Helps Father of Fallen Firefighter

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Duaine "Whitey" Smith--whose son, Scott, was one of two firefighters killed in a Boulder (CO) Fire Department training exercise in 1982--recently lost almost everything he owned in a mobile home fire. But now of the Boulder firefighters union, the International Firefighters Local 900, have stepped up to help the 91-year-old recover from the fire.

Two Los Angeles Fire Commanders Reassigned

Sat, Mar 1, 2014

Two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training at the Los Angeles Fire Department have been reassigned after officials learned their sons advanced during a recruitment process that has come under scrutiny at City Hall.

Firefighter Training Drill: Maintaining Access and Egress

Fri, Feb 28, 2014

FDNY's Dan Saalfrank of Traditions Training, LLC brings you this drill which focuses on forcible entry and egress with an emphasis on door chocks. 

On Scene Training Associates LLC Presenting Benefit Seminar for Ian Swarr

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

On Scene Training Associates, LLC is holding a benefit seminar for Ian Swarr on March 29.

PROFILE Appoints New Dealers

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

AB Inflatables USA's commercial inflatable boat division has appointed two new PROFILE dealers.

Fire at University of Nebraska, Omaha's Pacific Campus, Displaces 48 Students

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

A fire broke out in Building G of the Scott Village Apartment Complex on the University of Nebraska at Omaha Pacific Campus around 3:12PM, Wednesday afternoon.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Implementing a Successful Training Program

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Edmond (OK) Fire Chief Jake Rhoades will present "Overcoming the Obstacles to Implementing a Successful Training Program" at FDIC 2014.

FDIC 2014 Preview: Blue Card Simulation Lab and Conference

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Alan, Nick, and John Brunacini will be presenting the Blue Card Simulation Lab and Conference at this year's FDIC.

Interview with 2014 Instructor of the Year Award Recipient Steve Kerber

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Director Stephen Kerber, UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, the recipient of the 2014 Fire Engineering/ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award at the FDIC 2014 General Session, about the whole FDIC "experience."

Argument Grows for Laws Requiring Carbon Monoxide Monitoring at Commercial Entities

Wed, Feb 26, 2014

A carbon monoxide leak in the heating system at a Legal Sea Foods in Huntington Station, New York resulted in the death of a restaurant manager, the hospitalization of another staff member and the need for 26 patrons to be treated at a local hospital.

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