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High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods

Most cities' high-rise standard operating procedures/guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) were written decades ago when these build...

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Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program

Jobs in the fire and emergency services are demanding both physically and mentally. There is wide agreement that thes...

Ultra-Rugged Android Device Adds Printer for Public Safety Operations

Two Technologies, Inc® has unveiled the newest member of its ultra-rugged handheld devices, the N5Print, ideal for th...

Report: Richmond (VA) Fire Department Hires Censured Deputy Chief

I. David Daniels, who was hired as deputy chief for the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, was censured by the Internatio...

City of Oceanside (CA) Demonstrates Importance of "Future-Proof" Investing

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Firefighter Safety: A Near Miss Stresses the Need for Chain Saw Safety Training

A near miss occurred on July 2, 2013, involving a Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department (VBFD) captain (officer) and a ...

P2 ~ Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

Firefighter LODDs: Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths

The findings of the task force investigation. Brian A. Crawford

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Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Bloomfield (NJ) House Fire

Firefighters responded today to a working house fire in Bloomfield, New Jersey, that went to two alarms.

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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.

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Drill: Roof Report

Prince George’s County (MD) Fire Department Captain Donald Fletcher Jr. offers this Traditions Training drill that requires companies to go out to structures in their first due, ladder the roof, and practice giving what their statement would be.

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New Guardian Collapsed Building Simulator at FDIC International

Those interested in seeing the industry's most advanced mobile collapsed-building simulator in action will have the opportunity to do so during the 2015 FDIC International Expo (Fire Department Instructors Conference), April 23 – 25, in the Indianapolis Convention Center. Last year’s event drew nearly 32,000 attendees from over 54 countries.

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Training Minutes: Blind Forcible Entry

How do you force entry on a door when your vision is obscured by smoke? Walt Lewis and company on how firefighters can perform forcible entry blind on both inward- and outward-opening doors.

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Investigators Examining Training Issues in Hartford (CT)

Investigators are digging into training reports that show Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell, who died in a fire last October, had not participated in live fire training in more than a year and a half. The state requires every firefighter to participate in a drill or be called out to at least one live fire every year

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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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High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods

Most cities' high-rise standard operating procedures/guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) were written decades ago when these buildings were much different than they are today and the understanding of the involved firefighting dynamics was limited.

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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).

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