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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.

Firefighter Training: Responding to Dumpster and Trash Fires

It has been said that firefighters "risk a lot to save a life, risk a little to save little, and risk nothing to...

White Paper: Properly Interpreting NFPA Codes

The Joint Commission has focused an unprecedented amount of attention on fire and life safety issues for hospitals. T...

Kidde Recalling Nearly Five Million Disposable Fire Extinguishers

Kidde is recalling nearly 5 million disposable fire extinguishers because they may not discharge properly, posing a r...

Edison (NJ) DPW Explosion Destroys Facility, Equipment and Highlights a Long-Standing Challenge

Mary Jane Dittmar has news on a recent four-alarm fire that destroyed the Edison (NJ) Department of Public Works faci...

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FIRE DYNAMICS

No One Is Reinventing the Fire Service

Brian P. Kazmierzak asks: Why are we afraid of the science? In this commentary, Kazmierzak offers his take on the war of words being waged in social media regarding modern fire science and its adherents.

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

Drills: Are You Smarter Than a Rookie?

This next series of training drills from Forest Reeder pits veteran firefighters against new recruits, forcing them to test their knowledge about common firefighting concerns in their departments.

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

Take Time to STRETCH

Before you take over the world, take time to “STRETCH” and remember what it was that you wanted from your training officer, writes Brian Zaitz.

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

Drill: Inexpensive VES Prop

Salem (VA) Fire-EMS Lieutenant C. "Mike" Elston brings you this new Traditions Training drill that offers an inexpensive way to train on vent-enter-search.   

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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