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Truckless, USA

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Loose Hoseline on Toledo (OH) Fire Apparatus Fatally Injures Man, Causes Damage

A loose fire hose trailing behind a Toledo (OH) fire apparatus fatally injured one person and caused some damage.

Detroit Fire Crews Respond to Commercial Fire

On Sunday October 19th 2014, at about 1530 hours, Detroit Engine 34 and 42 were dispatched to Grand River & Belle...

Detroit Firefighters' Equipment Stolen from Scene

Firefighters with Detroit's Ladder Company 22 had two pieces of equipment stolen from their apparatus while they batt...

Construction Concerns: Door Reinforcements

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the reinforcements of doors in commercial and residential oc...

Angry Protest over Attempt to Close Albany (NY) Ladder Company

Citizens and firefighters showed up in droves to protest the attempt to eliminate a ladder truck at a fire station in...

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Loose Hoseline on Toledo (OH) Fire Apparatus Fatally Injures Man, Causes Damage

October 22, 2014 A loose fire hose trailing behind a T...

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Fire Engineering

September 2014
Volume 167, Issue 9
Imaging the Tube

Firefighting Engine Company Operations: Elephant Hunting with a BB Gun?

Big fires require as big a water flow as you can produce to extinguish, writes Paul Shapiro, and for firefightin... Read More


Imaging the Tube

2 Girls Die in Detroit (MI) House Fire

Two girls were killed early Wednesday in a suspicious house fire in Detroit, Michigan, after they reportedly refused ... Read More


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