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It Wasn't Always This Way: Remembering Chief Bennett

Thomas N. Warren remembers former Providence (RI) Battalion Chief James Bennett and his contributions to firefighter ...

Construction Concerns: Roofs: Snow Load

Gregory Havel's new Construction Concerns looks at the amount of snow load that a roof is designed to hold according ...

FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application Period Now Open

Apply for FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety grant to help fund your department's fire prevention and safety efforts. ...

Pittsburgh Firefighters Agree to 4-Year Contract

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's administration successfully negotiated its first major public safety contract with a u...

Crews Face Heavy Fire Conditions at Mt. Vernon (NY) Fire

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Fire Codes and Standards: Denver's Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code

Brian Lukus-Denver was the first city to allow recreational sales of marijuana in Colorado. Here's a look at how the ...

U.S. DOT Ready to Proceed with West Virginia Derailment Investigation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that is now able to mov...

Fire Apparatus: Easy Steps for Aerial Maintenance

David T. Phelan-The safety of your apparatus depends on your steady commitment to provide ongoing inspection, testing...

Intraosseous Access: What's Out There?

Emergency medical services (EMS) have grown considerably since our humble beginnings in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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In Underwriter Laboratories' Fire Safety Journal series you can learn more about the impact that new materials, construction techniqes and emerging technologies have on Fire Safety today.

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FIRE DYNAMICS

Fire Crews Battle Flames in North Attleboro (MA) Balloon Frame Dwelling

Firefighters responded to working fire in a balloon-frame dwelling in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Ken LaBelle shares information on the incident and photos from the scene.

Roundtable

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

Drill: Outside Vent Suitcase

Wichita (KS) Fire Department Lieutenant Samuel Hittle offers this Traditions Training drill which looks at the tasks of the outside vent position.

Simulations

Fire Dynamics: It's Greek to Me: the Language of Modern Fire Protection

Glenn P. Corbett-Significant advances in fire behavior/dynamics study include computer modeling of fires and technical firefighting research. Is your basic glossary of terms up to date so you can keep up with these advances?

Fire Instructor Development

Operational Resilience

G. Howard Blythe examines this operational structure which can continually be refined and expanded to include all operations in which emergency services provide.

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

Spike the Jamb

Practice at and become efficient in the “Spike the Jamb” forcible entry technique, and I can guarantee it will be your go-to move when forcing an inward swinging door with a wooden jamb, writes Carl Meyer.

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It Wasn't Always This Way: Remembering Chief Bennett

Thomas N. Warren remembers former Providence (RI) Battalion Chief James Bennett and his contributions to firefighter health and safety.  

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

New Firefighter Leadership and Management Training Programs Available

The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) has released its two newest free video programs, Leadership Principles for Public Safety Agencies, and Management Principles for Public Safety Agencies.

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