LAFD Allegedly Received Complaints that a Top Official was Drunk on...

In May, as the Los Angeles Fire Department was battling the Palisades fire, Chief Ralph Terrazas received a report that his top administrative commander appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on duty at the agency's headquarters, where he was overseeing its operations center, the Los Angeles Times has learned.

New Technologies for Aerial Fire Trucks

August 24, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

How safe is your aerial? From SMART controls technology to short jacking, centralized command seats and pedestals, new technology is helping make today's aerials safer than ever before. In this webinar, we'll discuss new aerial technologies and how to specify them in your next aerial apparatus. Our job at Rosenbauer is to help you save lives and protect property, and an aerial apparatus is a key component to that.

What You Should Know About Your Station Wear: Myths and Misconceptions

August 12, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

We receive a lot of questions from firefighters about station wear, and in this Webcast we'll answer some of the more common questions. Led by Workrite's Technical Training Manager, Derek Sang, we'll explore what to look for when selecting station wear, how it should be used, and how to properly care for and maintain it.

Fire for Effect: The Lost Art of Realistic Training

August 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

The focus is on the impact realism in training has on firefighters. In today's fire service training, we often are faced with having to choose between realism and safety. You will learn how to incorporate both and why it is vital that trainees be exposed to situations as close to real life as possible.

Tactical Response to Explosive Gas Emergencies

July 22, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This presentation provides a practical, fact-filled, reality-based, critical skills program that covers what fire officers and firefighters need to know to effectively and safely respond to natural gas and propane emergencies. The focus is on our mission of life safety for civilians, protection of our members using the kill box concept, and tactical use of sweeping search procedures for large buildings with major uncontrolled leaks.

Crews Battle Five-Alarm Kearny (NJ) Fire

Multiple departments responded to a fire that raced through three homes in Kearny, New Jersey. See photos from Ron Jeffers.