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

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

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

Tactical Considerations for Spray Polyurethane Foam

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

This is not the same as traditional attic insulation; it requires different ventilation tactics and poses different concerns about flame spread, smoke production, stability, and added static loads, to name a few. P. J. Norwood and Sean M. Gray

The Power of Checklists

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

We have been trudging through a discussion about how the capability of a boss can be attached to a place on a vertical list of how that person operates within his job function.

EMS Respiratory Protection Made Easy

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Scenario: It is the fifth day of a statewide health emergency.

Fireground Accountability: Where Are We Failing?

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The incident commander's (IC's) job as an "incident manager" has been consistently discussed and evolving since the birth of the American fire service.

Residents Jump to Safety, 100 Displaced in PA Apartment Fire

Wed, Jan 28, 2015

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

It’s All About the Experience

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

Frank Ricci, Justin McCarthy, and P.J. Norwood offer indespensible advice on how to be the best fire service customer representative your department could hope for.

Harness the Power of Applied Fire Service Research

Wed, Jan 7, 2015

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

NFFF, Maryland Fire Department Release Safety Video

Tue, Dec 30, 2014

The Kentland (MD) Volunteer Fire Department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have released a video launching a new campaign to further reduce the number of firefighters who die in the line-of-duty.

Five Hartford (CT) Firefighters Accuse Department of Poor Leadership

Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Five Hartford firefighters are accusing the fire department of rampant mismanagement after a slew of incidents, including firefighter arrests and the death of a firefighter in the line of duty. All of them spoke under the condition of anonymity


Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Collection of new products for the fire service industry.

Firefighter Suicide: It Can Happen Anywhere

Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Eric H. Madison-It is the job of chiefs and officers to recognize all the hazards of this profession and do their utmost to protect personnel off the fireground as much as on the fireground. Recognizing PTSD and suicidal tendencies and helping firefighters in distress are crucial parts of that job.

Maintaining a Second Means of Egress

Mon, Dec 15, 2014

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.

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

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

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

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

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 Airy is experiencing its first tragedy of that type in decades

Ontario Firefighters Launch Carbon Monoxide Safety Video

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

The Perth East and West Perth (ON) Fire Departments are excited to launch an attention-grabbing Carbon Monoxide (CO) safety video, "The Wake Up Call."

Walking the Point in Incident Command

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Gary Seidel-Firefighters are able to meet citizen expectations and perform under stress in an emergency-they are able to "walk the point." Can incident commanders and company officers "on scene and in charge" do the same?

Ammonia Release: The ONE PLAN Integrated Response Strategy

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Gary W. Smith-Firefighters nationwide have common concerns about ammonia emergencies, namely its flammability, the life hazard within the invisible vapor, the recognition and mitigation of a potential catastrophe, and containing an aerosol release. The nonprofit Ammonia Safety and Training Institute is educating firefighters with the goal of making ammonia one of the most safely managed hazmats in the world.

Kashagan Field Protected by SharpEye

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

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

Leaving a legacy

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

I have been in the fire service for 25 years, have instructed in fire programs since 1996, and now teach for the Ohio State Fire Academy and the Knox County Career Center.

Are You an EMS Detective?

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Have you ever thought about how many different factors come into play on every emergency medical service (EMS) call to which you respond?

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