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Residents Jump to Safety, 100 Displaced in PA Apartment Fire

The fire began shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Washington Tower Apartments in Fort Washing...

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...

Harness the Power of Applied Fire Service Research

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

NFFF, Maryland Fire Department Release Safety Video

The Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have released a vi...

Five Hartford (CT) Firefighters Accuse Department of Poor Leadership

Five Hartford firefighters are accusing the fire department of rampant mismanagement after a slew of incidents, inclu...

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Firefighter Suicide: It Can Happen Anywhere

Eric H. Madison-It is the job of chiefs and officers to recognize all the hazards of this profession and do their utm...

Maintaining a Second Means of Egress

Daniel P. Sheridan says, take that extra time in your size-up and ensure that you have a way out, off the roof, or a ...

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

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

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

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 Air...

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FIRE DYNAMICS

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.

Drills

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.

Simulations

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

Residents Jump to Safety, 100 Displaced in PA Apartment Fire

The fire began shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Washington Tower Apartments in Fort Washington

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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December 2014
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