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The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 18—Delivering the Drill

Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Remember, the training ground is the time to identify your department’s strengths and weaknesses. Repetition is one of the best ways to train to a competent level, writes Thomas A. Merrill.

Drill: The Louver Cut

Fri, Jan 16, 2015

This drill from Kyle Stephens looks at the "louver cut" and some advantages to this type of cut.

USFA Coffee Break Training: Administration - Emergency Communications Centers

Wed, Jan 14, 2015

Learning Objective: The student will be able to identify the three major categories creditable by the Insurance Services Office in the Emergency Communications section under the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule.

Training Minutes: Search Rope Management

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

In this video, Paulie Capo and company demonstrate effective ways of managing the search rope.

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Selects New Life Saving Cutting and Extraction Fuel

Mon, Jan 12, 2015

MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today that it has received formal confirmation from the Special Operations Command of the Fire Department of the City of New York ("FDNY") that it has successfully completed testing of MagneGas(r) for use as a metal cutting and extraction tool and has placed its first order of fuel.

It’s All About the Experience

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

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.

Harness the Power of Applied Fire Service Research

Wed, Jan 7, 2015

Don’t be intimidated by applied research. Embrace it as a tool to help you solve some of your most complex, adaptive problems, writes Dan Kerrigan.

5-5-5 Fitness Announces Grant Program

Tue, Jan 6, 2015

5-5-5 Fitness is an nonprofit organization founded by firefighters, focused on reducing preventable firefighter line of duty deaths related to cardiac events.

Training Minutes: Stretching the Attack Line

Tue, Jan 6, 2015

Columbia (SC) Fire Battalion Chief Nick Martin and company demonstrate ways to efficiently stratech a hoseline at a dwelling fire, with a focus on managing excess hose.

Mayday, Firefighter Injured in Kansas City

Mon, Jan 5, 2015

One firefighter suffered second-degree burns at a huge house fire Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

Drill: Vertical Fire Travel

Fri, Jan 2, 2015

Vertical fire spread can quickly make a "one-room job" escalate to a multiple alarm fire. Doug Mitchell discusses aspects of locating potential avenues for vertical fire spread.

In Case You Missed It: December 2014 Fire Engineering Features

Tue, Dec 30, 2014

View some of the online-only features that ran this month on the Fire Engineering Web site.

NFFF, Maryland Fire Department Release Safety Video

Tue, Dec 30, 2014

The Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have released a video launching a new campaign to further reduce the number of firefighters who die in the line-of-duty.

USFA Coffee Break Training: What is the Insurance Services Office?

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Learning Objective: The student will be able to understand the history of the Insurance Services Office and community fire risk management. 

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.

Five Hartford (CT) Firefighters Accuse Department of Poor Leadership

Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Five Hartford firefighters are accusing the fire department of rampant mismanagement after a slew of incidents, including firefighter arrests and the death of a firefighter in the line of duty. All of them spoke under the condition of anonymity


Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

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.  

Firefighter Suicide: It Can Happen Anywhere

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Eric H. Madison-It is the job of chiefs and officers to recognize all the hazards of this profession and do their utmost to protect personnel off the fireground as much as on the fireground. Recognizing PTSD and suicidal tendencies and helping firefighters in distress are crucial parts of that job.

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