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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...

Ontario Firefighters Launch Carbon Monoxide Safety Video

The Perth East and West Perth (ON) Fire Departments are excited to launch an attention-grabbing Carbon Monoxide (CO) ...

Walking the Point in Incident Command

Gary Seidel-Firefighters are able to meet citizen expectations and perform under stress in an emergency-they are able...

Ammonia Release: The ONE PLAN Integrated Response Strategy

Gary W. Smith-Firefighters nationwide have common concerns about ammonia emergencies, namely its flammability, the li...

Kashagan Field Protected by SharpEye

The Kashagan Field, in the Kasakhstan's zone of the Caspian Sea, has invested in over 2,000 SharpEye Triple IR Flame ...

Leaving a legacy

I have been in the fire service for 25 years, have instructed in fire programs since 1996, and now teach for the Ohio...

Are You an EMS Detective?

Have you ever thought about how many different factors come into play on every emergency medical service (EMS) call t...

Liquefied Natural Gas Now a Viable Alternative Fuel

In the past, liquefied natural gas (LNG) has affected only U.S. fire departments in the few ports that have large LNG...

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Exterior Attack: When to Use It

Dan Madrzykowski of NIST recently shared the following information on one fire department's experience fighting an attached garage fire.

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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: Truck Company Work

Check out an assortment of drills from Forest Reeder reviewing some basic truck company skills that you can use to train your firefighters.

Simulations

NIST Video Examines Fire Dynamics in Chicago Line-of-Duty Death

A video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examines the fire dynamics involved in a fire that killed a Chicago (IL) firefighter in 2012

Fire Instructor Development

Construction Concerns: Trenching and Excavating

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel warns first responders of the dangers of entering these construction areas.

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

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 general means of egress depending on the situation.

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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