Firefighting

2013 Fire Engineering Subjects Index

1.    Apparatus / Maintenance

2.    Budget and Finance

3.    Building Construction

4.    Communications

5.    Disaster Management

6.    Emergency Medical Services

7.    Fire / Incident Reports

8.    Fire Investigation

9.    Fire Prevention

10.  Fire Protection

11.  Firefighting basics

12.  Hazardous Materials

13.  Incident Command / Fireground Management

14.  Laws and Legislation / Codes and Standards

15.  Leadership / Management

16.  Miscellaneous

17.  Public Education / Relations

18.  Rescue

19.  Safety and Health

20.  Strategy and Tactics

21.  Tools and Equipment

22.  Training

1.         Apparatus / Maintenance

Aerial Device Training: Advancing in the Basics. J. Steed. February, p. 61

Assessing Rural Water Supply: A Geospatial Approach. J. Keller. February, p. 41

FDIC 2013: What’s News. W. Peters. Apparatus Supplement. P. 28

Guide for emergency vehicle visibility. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

NFPA 1901 Silently Improving Firefighter Safety. W. Peters. Apparatus Supplement. p. 5

Prep Your Apparatus as You Prep Your Firefighters. D. Peluso. (Training Notebook). February, p.14

Proposed Apparatus Changes by the EPA and the ISO. W. Peters. p. 36

The First-Due Engineer. M. Rossi. February, p. 91

Using Aerial Ladder Tip Lights to Maximum Advantage. T. Sutkus. (Training Notebook). August, p. 18.

Vehicular LODDs: A Reassessment. W. Winborne. February, p. 77

What to Do When Things Go Wrong at the Pump. T. Sitz. February, p. 73

Working the Streets: Rapid Response Vehicle Operations. M. Ciampo. May, p. 83

2.         Budget and Finance

Blood, Sweat, and Tears. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). August, p 6

Bucket Brigade grants $270,000 to departments. (News in Brief). December, p.36

Economic Impact of Firefighting, The: A New Way to View Firefighter Service. R. Kreis. August, p.83

Fit for Duty: The Biological Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). March, p. 60

HFSC stipend programs available to fire departments. (News in Brief). September, p.32

How to Build a Cheap Hose Dummy. S. Hittle. October, p.53

Nassau County (NY)-based charity receives federal grant. (News in Brief). September, p.35

NFFF establishes Yarnell Hill (AZ) Fallen Firefighters Fund. (News in Brief). September, p.32

Obama signs AFG/SAFER reauthorization into law. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

One Department’s Journey from Volunteer to Paid. S. Lentsch. (Volunteers Corner). October, p.12

Overcoming Financial Obstacles to Improve Life Safety. W. Weigle. (Volunteers Corner). August, p.12

Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program Revised. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

Texas Bull’s Eye. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). February, p. 38

3.         Building  Construction

Attic Fires: Hazards from Above. M. Daley. March, p. 73

Fighting Fires in Disposable Structures. G. Bowker. March, p. 99

Changes in High-Rise Buildings: Is It Time to Change Your Procedures? B. Gustin. April, p. 101

House Fires: New Threats, New Tactics. J. Knapp. April, p. 149

Impact of Air Movement on High-Rise Commercial Fires, The. C. Massey. December, p.51

Modular Construction: Hidden Hazards Within. K. Gallagher. October, p.73

4.         Communications

APCO publishes ANSI-approved standard. (News in Brief). February, p. 34

Decline in caller location information on wireless 911 calls. (News in Brief). November, p.36

Radio Communications Discipline Through C.A.R.D.S.. W. Shouldis. March, p. 119

5.         Disaster Management

Big Storms, Big Emergencies. J. Knapp. September, p.59

Calm Before the Storm: FDNY Preplanning and Preparation. R. Spadafora. May, p. 24

Coalition releases CO wildfire report and video. (News in Brief). July, p. 46

Conflagration in Breezy Point, Queens. J. Pfeifer. May, p. 61

Crane Collapse: Rescue 1 Operations. R. Morris. May, p. 80

CT Train Derailment and Mass Casualty Response. S. Bisson and C. Martin. November, p.49

Detailing team restores damaged fire equipment. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

DHS national urban security technology lab reopens. (News in Brief). April, p. 62

Earthquake damage can impact fire safety performance. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

FDNY Assists with Odd Job in the PATH Tubes. J. Downy. May, p. 97

FDNY IMT: Putting the Plan in Action. R. Maynes. May, p. 41

FDNY Incident Management Team. D. Sheridan. May, p. 52

FDNY Swift Water Rescue Operations. J. Downey. May, p. 70

FEMA releases Hurricane Sandy Recovery advisory. (News in Brief). August, p. 38

FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Operations. L. Collins. June, p. 9

FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Operations. L. Collins. June, p. 9

FEMA’s 2013 NPR revelas successes and challenges. (News in Brief). October, p.40

GAO cites inefficiency in terrorism-fighting groups. (News in Brief). September, p.34

IAFC and NGA testify on emergency preparedness. (News in Brief). November, p.37

JCAT counterterrorism group replaces ITACG. (News in Brief). August, p. 37

Jersey Shore Ops. B. Hopson. June, p. 52

Jersey Shore: Mantoloking OEM. C. Niebling. June, p. 61

Lessons Learned and Reinforced. June, p. 82.

Northern New Jersey: Flood Rescue. A. Gerber. June, p. 43

Notes from the Public Information Officer. S. Johnson. May, p. 42

Regional Wildland-Fire Management Action Plans available. (News in Brief). July, p. 45

Sandy “Toughest Test” for New York and New Jersey Responders. M. Dittmar. May, p. 6

Statewide Mutual-Aid Deployment to Toms River. J. Murphy. June, p. 75

Suffolk County US&R Task Force 1 Response. B. Martinez. June, p. 31

Superstorm Sandy: New Jersey’s US&R Response. A. Bloomer. June, p. 37

Tracking Recovery Progress. M. Dittmar. June, p. 95

Volunteer firefighters suffer Hurricane Sandy losses (News in Brief). April, p. 62

W. 57th Street Crane Incident: A Command-Level Critique. J. Sudnik. May, p. 77

Working the Streets: FDNY Swift Water Team 2. J. Ellson. May, p. 94

Working the Streets: Rapid Response Vehicle Operations. M. Ciampo. May, p. 83

Working the Streets: Stabilization and Recovery One House at a Time. R. McCormack. May, p. 90

6.         Emergency Medical Services

Are You Ready for EMS Challenges? J. Biggart. (Fire Service EMS). March, p. 40

Automatic Crash Notification: A Promising Resource for Fire EMS. C. Pignataro. (Fire Service EMS). September, p.26

Blood Pressure in Firefighters: A Silent Killer? K. Moore. (Fire Service EMS). December, p.26

EMS and Hazmat: When Your Ambulance Becomes the Hot Zone. F. Califano (Fire Service EMS). August, p.28

Helping Mentally Distressed Firefighters Help Themselves. C. Pignataro. (Fire Service EMS). April, p. 38

Interacting with Alzheimer’s Patients. C. Pignataro. (Fire Service EMS). January, p. 26

NAEMT and NEMSMA announce strategic partnership. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

Pediatric Scene Management. R. Duckworth. (Fire Service EMS). November, p.28

Protect Your Hearing. C. Bland. (Fire Service EMS). October, p.36

Safety Spot, The. N. Fenton. (Technology Today). October, p.98

Sleep Deprivation in EMS. K. Vandale. (Fire Service EMS). February, p. 18

The Vaccination “Disconnect.” K. West. (Fire Service EMS). July, p. 34

What Is Really Our Biggest Challenge in Vehicle Rescue. E. Rickenbach. (Extrication Tactics). February, p.32

7.         Fire / Incident Reports

14-Alarm Warehouse Fire Strikes Urban Neighborhood. D. Stratton, G. Angemi, and E. Glassman. February, p.51.

Calm Before the Storm: FDNY Preplanning and Preparation. R. Spadafora. May, p. 24

Chicago’s “Ice Palace” Fire. E. Roden. (Fire Focus). April, p. 30

Coalition releases CO wildfire report and video. (News in Brief). July, p. 46

Conflagration in Breezy Point, Queens. J. Pfeifer. May, p. 61

CT Train Derailment and Mass Casualty Response. S. Bisson and C. Martin. November, p.49

Detroit Multiple-Dwelling Fire. E. Roden. (Fire Focus). February, p. 28

FDNY Assists with Odd Job in the PATH Tubes. J. Downy. May, p. 97

FDNY IMT: Putting the Plan in Action. R. Maynes. May, p. 41

FDNY Incident Management Team. D. Sheridan. May, p. 52

FDNY Swift Water Rescue Operations. J. Downey. May, p. 70

FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Operations. L. Collins. June, p. 9

Jersey Shore Ops. B. Hopson. June, p. 52

Jersey Shore: Mantoloking OEM. C. Niebling. June, p. 61

Lessons Learned and Reinforced. June, p. 82.

Miami Warehouse Fire. B. Gustin. (Fire Focus). March, p.28

Near-Miss Reporting System operational through 9/30/13. (News in Brief). January, p.32

NFPA issues 2012 fire loss report. (News in Brief). November, p.36

NIOSH releases report. (News in Brief). February, p.34

Northern New Jersey: Flood Rescue. A. Gerber. June, p. 43

Notes from the Public Information Officer. S. Johnson. May, p. 42

Sandy “Toughest Test” for New York and New Jersey Responders. M. Dittmar. May, p. 6

Statewide Mutual-Aid Deployment to Toms River. J. Murphy. June, p. 75

Suffolk County US&R Task Force 1 Response. B. Martinez. June, p. 31

Superstorm Sandy: New Jersey’s US&R Response. A. Bloomer. June, p. 37

Tracking Recovery Progress. M. Dittmar. June, p. 95

W. 57th Street Crane Incident: A Command-Level Critique. J. Sudnik. May, p. 77

Working the Streets: FDNY Swift Water Team 2. J. Ellson. May, p. 94

Working the Streets: Rapid Response Vehicle Operations. M. Ciampo. May, p. 83

Working the Streets: Stabilization and Recovery One House at a Time. R. McCormack. May, p. 90

8.         Fire Investigation

Fire Adapted Communities Coalition releases report. (News in Brief). September, p.34

From Tragedy to Triumph: Lessons Learned in Charleston. D. Griffin. September, p.77

Implementing a Firefighter LODD/Injury/Near Miss Investigation Program. M. Teague. January, p.69

NFDC reports on residential fires from 2009-2011. (News in Brief). September, p.32

NFPA: cooking equipment top cause of home structure fires. (News in Brief). January, p.32

Implementing a Firefighter LODD/Injury/Near Miss Investigation Program. M. Teague. January, p.69

Stucco Wall Fires: Check All Electrical Sources. G. Tinagero. January, p.73

NIOSH releases report. (News in Brief). February, p.34

USFA releases cooking fires report. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

9.         Fire Prevention

Code Enforcement: Critical for a Successful Fire Prevention Program. B. Coffman. January, p.53

Departments earn NASFM life safety awards. (News in Brief). November, p.36

Earthquake damage can impact fire safety performance. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

FEMA offers building code information for consumers. (News in Brief). April, p. 62

Fire Safety Education for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. T. Leidig. January, p.81

FPRF reports on flammability on lithium ion batteries. (News in Brief). September, p.32

HFSC stipend programs available to fire departments. (News in Brief). September, p.32

Homeowners must purchase improved smoke alarms. (News in Brief). October, p.40

Impact of Air Movement on High-Rise Commercial Fires, The. C. Massey. December, p.51

May 3, 2014, NFPA Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. (News in Brief). December, p.36

NFPA issues 2012 fire loss report. (News in Brief). November, p.36

NFPA releases new WUI best practices guide. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

NFPA reports on 2012 fire losses. (News in Brief). December, p.38

NFPA: cooking equipment top cause of home structure fires. (News in Brief). January, p.32

Overcoming Financial Obstacles to Improve Life Safety. W. Weigle. (Volunteers Corner). August, p.12

“Prevent Kitchen Fires” theme of Fire Prevention Week. (News in Brief). July, p. 45

Three-Step Method to Reduce Unnecessary Alarms. P. Bryan. January, p.87

UL introduces online courses. (News in Brief). January, p.32

USFA releases cooking fires report. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

What the Fire Protection Engineer Didn’t Tell You. K. Smith. January, p.77

10.       Fire Protection

Assessing Rural Water Supply: A Geospatial Approach. J. Keller. February, p. 41

Changes in High-Rise Buildings: Is It Time to Change Your Procedures? B. Gustin. April, p. 101

Code Enforcement: Critical for a Successful Fire Prevention Program. B. Coffman. January, p.53

Departments earn NASFM life safety awards. (News in Brief). November, p.36

Earthquake damage can impact fire safety performance. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

FEMA offers building code information for consumers. (News in Brief). April, p. 62

FEMA releases Hurricane Sandy Recovery advisory. (News in Brief). August, p. 38

Fire Safety Education for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. T. Leidig. January, p.81

FPRF reports on flammability on lithium ion batteries. (News in Brief). September, p.32

Friction Loss Rules of Thumb. P. Spurgeon. February, p.83 USFA releases cooking fires report. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

HFSC stipend programs available to fire departments. (News in Brief). September, p.32

Homeowners must purchase improved smoke alarms. (News in Brief). October, p.40

Impact of Air Movement on High-Rise Commercial Fires, The. C. Massey. December, p.51

JCAT counterterrorism group replaces ITACG. (News in Brief). August, p. 37

May 3, 2014, NFPA Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. (News in Brief). December, p.36

NFPA: cooking equipment top cause of home structure fires. (News in Brief). January, p.32

NFPA issues 2012 fire loss report. (News in Brief). November, p.36

NFPA releases new WUI best practices guide. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

NFPA reports on 2012 fire losses. (News in Brief). December, p.38

NHSC releases white paper on protection priorities. (News in Brief). January, p.32

“Prevent Kitchen Fires” theme of Fire Prevention Week. (News in Brief). July, p. 45

Overcoming Financial Obstacles to Improve Life Safety. W. Weigle. (Volunteers Corner). August, p.12

Three-Step Method to Reduce Unnecessary Alarms. P. Bryan. January, p.87

UL introduces online courses. (News in Brief). January, p.32

What the Fire Protection Engineer Didn’t Tell You. K. Smith. January, p.77

11.       Firefighting Basics

B.L.A.S.T. the Fire. G. Schwalbe. January, p.95

Chicago’s “Ice Palace” Fire. E. Roden. (Fire Focus). April, p. 30

Curveball, The. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). October, p.120

Detroit Multiple-Dwelling Fire. E. Roden. (Fire Focus). Febuary, p. 28

Developing Response Guidelines for Fires in Vacant Buildings. S. Imbarlina. January, p.63

Entering Windows. S. Hittle. (The Truck Company). December, p.32

Factory Building Fire. M. Dugan. (Fire Focus). July, p. 28

Fighting Fires in Disposable Structures. G. Bowker. March, p. 99

Fireground Survival: Upgrade Your Profile. J. Greer. December, p.69

Fire Without Water: Toady’s Truck Company. J. Smith. March, p. 65

Friction Loss Rules of Thumb. P. Spurgeon. February, p.83

Gasping for Information. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). December, p.124

Grab the What? M. Ciampo. (On Fire). February, p. 104

Hand Tool Security Bar and Gate Removal. R. Steger. (Training Notebook). November, p.22

Hoarder House Fire. B. Gustin. (Fire Focus). October, p.28

Holiday Hardship. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). November, p.104
House Fires: New Threats, New Tactics. J. Knapp. April, p. 14

Is What We Are Teaching Our New Firefighters Contradictory? M. vonAppen. August, p.88

It’s Gallons Per Minute that Put the Fire Out! J. Shupe. October, p.79

Learning Something New. M. Ciampo. March, p. 192

Like Clockwork. M. Ciampo. July, p. 112

Miami Warehouse Fire. B. Gustin. (Fire Focus). March, p.28

Oriented Vent-Enter-Search for Small Departments. S. Pronesti. March, p. 93

Protecting and Preventing 24/7, 365. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). January, p. 160

Pull Back Methods of Rock Cutting. M. Ciampo. April, p. 127

Rapid Fire Spread at Private Dwelling Fires. J. Knapp. October, p.59

Responding to “Unknown” Emergencies. M. Waters. February, p. 67

Structural Firefighting with Limited Staffing. J. Buckman. (Volunteers Corner). December, p.12

Stucco Wall Fires: Check All Electrical Sources. G. Tinagero. January, p.73

Surviving the Fireground. M. Mason. March, p. 131

Trenching Strategy: Drawing a Line in the Sand. T. Dunne. December, p.61

Understanding a Culture of Extinguishment. R. McCormack. (The Engine Company). October, p.34

Ventilation-Limited Fires in Residential Buildings. E. Roden. July, p. 57

Wayfinding in Zero Visibility. T. Robinson. (Training Notebook). December, p.18

Working in Unison. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). September, p.104

12.       Hazardous Materials

Dangers of Fire Smoke Exposure. R. Schnepp and J. Brown. March, p.147

DHS national urban security technology lab reopens. (News in Brief). April, p. 62

DOT Alert warns of gas cylinder hazard in welding kits. (News in Brief). February, p. 34

EMS and Hazmat: When Your Ambulance Becomes the Hot Zone. F. Califano (Fire Service EMS). August, p.28

Fire Department Response to Select-Agent Facilities. M. Kennedy. November, p.93

FPRF reports on flammability on lithium ion batteries. (News in Brief). September, p.32

Hazardous Materials “Sand Traps.” W. Hellard. March, p. 123

Manufacturing and Industrial Fires: Do You Know What You’re Getting Into? B. Peetz. November, p.69

New Tier II, The: An Expanded Preplanning Tool. E. Bachman. November, p.83

Response to “One-Pot” Meth Labs. A. Vernon. November, p.79

13.       Incident Command / Fireground Management

Added Value. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). September, p.40

B.L.A.S.T. the Fire. G. Schwalbe. January, p.95

Continuous Improvement: The True Culture of the American Fire Service. D. Rubin. March, p. 136

Crew Resource Management: The Elephant in the Fire Station. C. Nelson. July, p. 89

Drilling for Tactical Command and Control. S. Newby. (Training Notebook). September, p.16

Eat an Elephant, Choke on a Gnat. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). October, p.48

Evaluating the Human Factor on the Fireground. T. Dunne. January, p.45

FDNY IMT: Putting the Plan in Action. R. Maynes. May, p. 41

FDNY Incident Management Team. D. Sheridan. May, p. 52

Firefighter Safety: Fire Leaders’ Perspectives. S. Rounds. December, p.77

Fit for Duty: The Biological Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). March, p. 60

Fit for Duty: the Cognitive Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged). April, p. 68

Fit for Duty: the Emotional Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). July, p. 52

Fit for Duty: the Social Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged). August, p. 46

Fluffy the Cat. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). January, p.40

“Good” Problems. R. Marinucci. (The Chief Problem Solver). January, p.24

Growing Leaders Using E.M.P.O.W.E.R.ment. L. Conley. March, p. 153

How to Inspire and Motivate Firefighters. A. Kastros. April, p. 73

Leadership Excellence: Communicate Your Vision. E. Kanterman. April, p. 139

“Let the Big Dog Eat.” A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). December, p.48

Memory Aids, Mnemonics, and Acronyms: A Company Officer’s Perspective. C. Paskett. July, p. 71

NIMS vs. Agency Command. M. Barakey. (Fire Commentary). August, p91

Perception and Reality on the Fireground. T. Dunne. August, p. 75

Performance Management: A Balanced Approach. P. Luizzi. February, p. 87

Preparing for the Hard Environment: Where Does It Start?. A. Avillo. March, p. 83

Promotional Assessment Center Preparation. F. Fernandez and D. Johns. March, p. 141

Pump Panel Leadership. J. Mitchell. July, p. 92

Pursuing Proactive Fire Service Solutions. D. Carley. July, p. 79

Shirt Pocket Notes. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). November, p.44

Succession Planning 101: Are We Doing the Best We Can for Our Personnel? S. Prziborowski. March, p. 109

The Future of Leadership in the Volunteer Fire Service. N. Melby. (Volunteers Corner). February, p. 10

Where Have All the Good Officers Gone? S. Scarpa. March, p. 127

You’re an Ex-Chief; Now What? M. Capoziello. (Volunteers Corner). March p. 12

14.       Laws and Legislation / Codes and Standards

9/11 Health and Compensation Act signed two years ago. (News in Brief). February, p. 34

CFSI dinner and seminars draw nearly 2,000. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

Fire Service, The: 250 Years of Driving Progress. R. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). October, p.6

NIMS vs. Agency Command. M. Barakey. (Fire Commentary). August, p.91

Obama signs AFG/SAFER reauthorization into law. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

Ontario, Canada, adopts Pro-Qual Stadards in 2014. (News in Brief). December, p.36

Preston v. City of Pleasant Hill. D. Comstock. (Fire Service Court). January, p.101

Proposed Apparatus Changes by the EPA and the ISO. W. Peters. p. 36

15.       Leadership / Management

Added Value. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). September, p.40

 Continuous Improvement: The True Culture of the American Fire Service. D. Rubin. March, p. 136

Culture Wars. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). July, p. 6

Eat an Elephant, Choke on a Gnat. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). October, p.48

Economic Impact of Firefighting, The: A New Way to View Firefighter Service. R. Kreis. August, p.83

Firefighter Safety: Fire Leaders’ Perspectives. S. Rounds. December, p.77

Fire Service, The: 250 Years of Driving Progress. R. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). October, p.6

Fit for Duty: The Biological Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). March, p. 60

Fit for Duty: the Cognitive Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged). April, p. 68

Fit for Duty: the Emotional Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). July, p. 52

Fit for Duty: the Social Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged). August, p. 46

Fluffy the Cat. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). January, p.40

“Good” Problems. R. Marinucci. (The Chief Problem Solver). January, p.24

Growing Leaders Using E.M.P.O.W.E.R.ment. L. Conley. March, p. 153

Hiring Problems. R. Marinucci. (The Chief Problem Solver). August, p.26

How to Inspire and Motivate Firefighters. A. Kastros. April, p. 73

Leadership Excellence: Communicate Your Vision. E. Kanterman. April, p. 139

Leadership in the Real World. R. Burns. August, p. 79

“Let the Big Dog Eat.” A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). December, p.48

Measuring Department Performance. R. Wodicka. (Volunteers Corner). January, p.12

Old and in the Way. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). November, p.6

One Department’s Journey from Volunteer to Paid. S. Lentsch. (Volunteers Corner). October, p.12

Performance Management: A Balanced Approach. P. Luizzi. February, p. 87

Preparing for the Hard Environment: Where Does It Start? A. Avillo. March, p. 83

Preston v. City of Pleasant Hill. D. Comstock. (Fire Service Court). January, p.101

Promotional Assessment Center Preparation. F. Fernandez and D. Johns. March, p. 141

Pump Panel Leadership. J. Mitchell. July, p. 92

Pursuing Proactive Fire Service Solutions. D. Carley. July, p. 79

Quality Is the Problem!. R. Marinucci. (The Chief Problem Solver). April, p. 50

Shirt Pocket Notes. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). November, p.44

Succession Planning 101: Are We Doing the Best We Can for Our Personnel? S. Prziborowski. March, p. 109

Texas Bull’s Eye. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). February, p. 38

The Company You Keep. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). February, p. 6

The Future of Leadership in the Volunteer Fire Service. N. Melby. (Volunteers Corner). February, p. 10

Understanding Public Policy and Its Role in the Fire Service. R. Wodicka (Volunteers Corner). August, p. 12

USFA changes NFA EFOP selection criteria. (News in Brief). February, p.34

Where Have All the Good Officers Gone? S. Scarpa. March, p. 127

You’re an Ex-Chief; Now What? M. Capoziello. (Volunteers Corner). March p. 12

You’re the New Chief; Now What? D. Rubin. August, p. 61

16.       Miscellaneous

A Different Sea of Blue. M. Ciampo. April, p. 188

CFSI dinner and seminars draw nearly 2,000. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

Corbett receives Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award. (News in Brief). July, p. 42

Customer Service: A View from the Other Side. S. Schmitt Williams. January, p.91

Emery names FE/ISFSI Instructor of the Year. (News in Brief). July, p. 42

Firehouse Survival: Dealing with “Him.” R. Lasky. April, p. 167

Nominations being accepted for CFSI awards. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

Preston v. City of Pleasant Hill. D. Comstock. (Fire Service Court). January, p.101

Starting Over— Again. T. Pillsworth. (Volunteers Corner). July, p. 12

The Company You Keep. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). February, p. 6

The Volunteer and the Spouse: A Study in Cooperation. N. Atkinson and C. Wildermuth. (Volunteers Corner). April, p. 12

17.       Public Education / Relations

“Prevent Kitchen Fires” theme of Fire Prevention Week. (News in Brief). July, p. 45

A Different Sea of Blue. M. Ciampo. April, p. 188

Code Enforcement: Critical for a Successful Fire Prevention Program. B. Coffman. January, p.53

CT firefighter receives Downey Courage & Valor Award. (News in Brief). July, p. 40

Customer Service: A View from the Other Side. S. Schmitt Williams. January, p.91

Detailing team restores damaged fire equipment. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

Detailing team restores damaged fire equipment. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

Economic Impact of Firefighting, The: A New Way to View Firefighter Service. T. Kreis. August, p.83

Exceptional Service. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). September, p.6

FEMA offers building code information for consumers. (News in Brief). April, p. 62

Fire Safety Education for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. T. Leidig. January, p.81

Fit for Duty: the Cognitive Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged). April, p. 68

Fit for Duty: the Emotional Component. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). July, p. 52

Fluffy the Cat. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). January, p.40

Homeowners must purchase improved smoke alarms. (News in Brief). October, p.40

Honor Enough. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). April, p. 6

IAFC releases report on departments’ public image. (News in Brief). July, p. 45

Interacting with Alzheimer’s Patients. C. Pignataro. (Fire Service EMS). January, p.26

Lessons Learned from a Civilian Rescue. S. Gray. September, p.93

May 3, 2014, NFPA Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. (News in Brief). December, p.36

Measuring Department Performance. R. Wodicka. (Volunteers Corner). January, p.12

NFDC reports on residential fires from 2009-2011. (News in Brief). September, p.32

NFFF establishes Yarnell Hill (AZ) Fallen Firefighters Fund. (News in Brief). September, p.32

NFFF fund to help survivors of fallen West (TX) responders. (News in Brief). July, p. 46

NFPA releases new WUI best practices guide. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

NFPA reports on 2012 fire losses. (News in Brief). December, p.38

NHSC releases white paper on protection priorities. (News in Brief). January, p.32

Notes from the Public Information Officer. S. Johnson. May, p. 42

Old and in the Way. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). November, p.6

Pediatric Scene Management. R. Duckworth. (Fire Service EMS). November, p.28

Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program Revised. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

Scholarships presented to 82 survivors of fallen firefighters. (News in Brief). October, p.38

Texas Bull’s Eye. A. Brunacini. (Bruno “Unplugged”). February, p. 38

The Volunteer and the Spouse: A Study in Cooperation. N. Atkinson and C. Wildermuth. (Volunteers Corner). April, p. 12

Three-Step Method to Reduce Unnecessary Alarms. P. Bryan. January, p.87

Tracking Recovery Progress. M. Dittmar. June, p. 95

Volunteer firefighters suffer Hurricane Sandy losses (News in Brief). April, p. 62

18.       Rescue

Automatic Crash Notification: A Promising Resource for Fire EMS. C. Pignataro. (Fire Service EMS). September, p.26

Big Storms, Big Emergencies. J. Knapp. September, p.59

Common Sense for Uncommon Events. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). January, p.6

Conflagration in Breezy Point, Queens. J. Pfeifer. May, p. 61

CT firefighter receives Downey Courage & Valor Award. (News in Brief). July, p. 40

CT Train Derailment and Mass Casualty Response. S. Bisson and C. Martin. November, p.49

Customer Service: A View from the Other Side. S. Schmitt Williams. January, p.91

Educating Today’s Extricators. D. Dalrymple. April, p. 54

FDNY Swift Water Rescue Operations. J. Downey. May, p. 70

FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Operations. L. Collins. June, p. 9

Grain Bin Rescue. M. Rose. November, p.61

Jersey Shore Ops. B. Hopson. June, p. 52

Jersey Shore: Mantoloking OEM. C. Niebling. June, p. 61

Lessons Learned and Reinforced. June, p.82.

Lessons Learned from a Civilian Rescue. S. Gray. September, p.93

Man vs. Machinery. M. Gregory. (Training Notebook). March, p.20

Northern New Jersey: Flood Rescue. A. Gerber. June, p. 43

Oriented Vent-Enter-Search for Small Departments. S. Pronesti. March, p. 93

RIT for Real. P. Strong. (Real-World RIT). March, p. 48

Sandy “Toughest Test” for New York and New Jersey Responders. M. Dittmar. May, p. 6

Stairway to Heaven: Tower Rescue. R. Angulo and J. Lozier. September, p.45

Statewide Mutual-Aid Deployment to Toms River. J. Murphy. June, p. 75

Suffolk County US&R Task Force 1 Response. B. Martinez. June, p. 31

Superstorm Sandy: New Jersey’s US&R Response. A. Bloomer. June, p. 37

The RAP. T. Fee. March, p. 161

W. 57th Street Crane Incident: A Command-Level Critique. J. Sudnik. May, p. 77

What Is Really Our Biggest Challenge in Vehicle Rescue. E. Rickenbach. (Extrication Tactics). February, p.32

Why and How to Prepare for a Search in the Wilderness. I. Lichtenstein.  September, p.83

Working the Streets: FDNY Swift Water Team 2. J. Ellson. May, p. 94

Working the Streets: Stabilization and Recovery One House at a Time. R. McCormack. May, p. 90

19.       Safety and Health                                

9/11 Health and Compensation Act signed two years ago. (News in Brief). February, p. 34

A Different Sea of Blue. M. Ciampo. April, p. 188

Attic Fires: Hazards from Above. M. Daley. March, p. 73

Behavioral health focus of Safety and Health Week. (News in Brief). April, p. 62

Blood Pressure in Firefighters: A Silent Killer? K. Moore. (Fire Service EMS). December, p.26

Common Sense for Uncommon Events. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). January, p.6

Dangers of Fire Smoke Exposure. R. Schnepp and J. Brown. March, p.147

Developing Response Guidelines for Fires in Vacant Buildings. S. Imbarlina. January, p.63

DOT Alert warns of gas cylinder hazard in welding kits. (News in Brief). February, p. 34

Family Member Medical Crisis: How Would You Respond? J. Greer. December, p.75

Fire Accountability App. B. Ruff. (Technology Today). August, p.95

Firefighter Safety: Fire Leaders’ Perspectives. S. Rounds. December, p.77

Fireground Survival: Upgrade Your Profile. J. Greer. December, p.69

Firehouse Survival: Dealing with “Him.” R. Lasky. April, p. 167

From Tragedy to Triumph: Lessons Learned in Charleston. D. Griffin. September, p.77

Guide for emergency vehicle visibility. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

Helping Mentally Distressed Firefighters Help Themselves. C. Pignataro. (Fire Service EMS). April, p. 38

Implementing a Firefighter LODD/Injury/Near Miss Investigation Program. M. Teague. January, p.69

NFFF establishes Yarnell Hill (AZ) Fallen Firefighters Fund. (News in Brief). September, p.32

NIOSH issues Fire Fighters Fatality Investigation Reports. (News In Brief). September, p.35

NIOSH releases Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Report. (News In Brief). October, p.40

NIOSH releases reports on firefighter LODDs. (News in Brief). November, p.36

NFPA 1901 Silently Improving Firefighter Safety. W. Peters. Apparatus Supplement. p. 5

NFPA releases Firefighter Fatality report. (News in Brief). October, p.38

NY-NJ Port Authority fined for gaps in airport safety training. (News in Brief). July, p. 46

Obama orders review of plant safety procedures. (News in Brief). October, p.38

Perception and Reality on the Fireground. T. Dunne. August, p. 75

Prevent Tragedy: Focus on Behavioral Health. (News in Brief). December, p.37

Protect Your Hearing. C. Bland. (Fire Service EMS). October, p.36

Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program Revised. (News in Brief). August, p. 34

Retired firefighters donate to cancer research. (News in Brief). December, p.36 

RIT for Real. P. Strong. (Real-World RIT). March, p. 48

Safety Spot, The. N. Fenton. (Technology Today). October, p.98

Sleep Deprivation in EMS. K. Vandale. (Fire Service EMS). February, p. 18

Surviving the Fireground. M. Mason. March, p. 131

The Majority Opinion. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). March, p. 6

The RAP. T. Fee. March, p. 161

The Vaccination “Disconnect.” K. West. (Fire Service EMS). July, p. 34

The Volunteer and the Spouse: A Study in Cooperation. N. Atkinson and C. Wildermuth. (Volunteers Corner). April, p. 12

Training for Change: Saving Lives on the Front End. C. French. April, p. 135

UL establishes Firefighter Safety Research Institute. (News in Brief). October, p.40

Vehicular LODDs: A Reassessment. W. Winborne. February, p. 77

20.       Strategy and Tactics

14-Alarm Warehouse Fire Strikes Urban Neighborhood. D. Stratton, G. Angemi, and E. Glassman. February, p.51.

Attic Fires: Hazards from Above. M. Daley. March, p. 73

B.L.A.S.T. the Fire. G. Schwalbe. January, p.95

Calm Before the Storm: FDNY Preplanning and Preparation. R. Spadafora. May, p. 24

Changes in High-Rise Buildings: Is It Time to Change Your Procedures? B. Gustin. April, p. 101

Chicago’s “Ice Palace” Fire. E. Roden. (Fire Focus). April, p. 30

Common Sense for Uncommon Events. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). January, p.6

Crew Resource Management: The Elephant in the Fire Station. C. Nelson. July, p. 89

Curveball, The. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). October, p.120

Developing Response Guidelines for Fires in Vacant Buildings. S. Imbarlina. January, p.63

Entering Windows. S. Hittle. (The Truck Company). December, p.32

Evaluating the Human Factor on the Fireground. T. Dunne. January, p.45

Factory Building Fire. M. Dugan. (Fire Focus). July, p. 28

Fighting Fires in Disposable Structures. G. Bowker. March, p. 99

Fire Department Response to Select-Agent Facilities. M. Kennedy. November, p.93

Fireground Strategies: Roc Harbor Complex, Rounds 1 and 2. August , p.49

Fire Without Water: Toady’s Truck Company. J. Smith. March, p. 65

Gasping for Information. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). December, p.124

Grab the What?. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). February, p. 104

Hand Tool Security Bar and Gate Removal. R. Steger. (Training Notebook). November, p.22

Hoarder House Fire. B. Gustin. (Fire Focus). October, p.28

Holiday Hardship. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). November, p.104House Fires: New Threats, New Tactics. J. Knapp. April, p. 149

Learning Something New. M. Ciampo. March, p. 192

Like Clockwork. M. Ciampo. July, p. 112

Man vs. Machinery. M. Gregory. (Training Notebook). March, p.20

Manufacturing and Industrial Fires: Do You Know What You’re Getting Into? B. Peetz. November, p.69

Miami Warehouse Fire. B. Gustin. (Fire Focus). March, p.28

Modular Construction: Hidden Hazards Within. K. Gallagher. October, p.73

NIST study: “Crew size influences extinguishment time.” (News in Brief). October, p.38

Oriented Vent-Enter-Search for Small Departments. S. Pronesti. March, p. 93

Perception and Reality on the Fireground. T. Dunne. August, p. 75

Protecting and Preventing 24/7, 365. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). January, p. 160

Pull Back Methods of Rock Cutting. M. Ciampo. April, p. 127

Rapid Fire Spread at Private Dwelling Fires. J. Knapp. October, p.59

Regional Wildland-Fire Management Action Plans available. (News in Brief). July, p. 45

Responding to “Unknown” Emergencies. M. Waters. February, p. 67

Response to “One-Pot” Meth Labs. A. Vernon. November, p.79

RIT for Real. P. Strong. (Real-World RIT). March, p. 48

Science on the Fireground for a Better Firefight. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). December, p.6

Second-Arriving Company: The Facilitator. J. Silvernail. October, p.89

Structural Firefighting with Limited Staffing. J. Buckman. (Volunteers Corner). December, p.12

Stucco Wall Fires: Check All Electrical Sources. G. Tinagero. January, p.73

Surviving the Fireground. M. Mason. March, p. 131

Trenching Strategy: Drawing a Line in the Sand. T. Dunne. December, p.61

Two-Man Pike Poles. K. Story. March, p.159

Understanding a Culture of Extinguishment. R. McCormack. (The Engine Company). October, p.34

Ventilation-Limited Fires in Residential Buildings. E. Roden. July, p. 57

Wayfinding in Zero Visibility. T. Robinson. (Training Notebook). December, p.18

What to Do When Things Go Wrong at the Pump. T. Sitz. February, p. 73

Working in Unison. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). September, p.104

21.       Tools and Equipment

A 2½-inch Alternative? B. Nemick. October, p.93

Aerial Device Training: Advancing in the Basics. J. Steed. February, p. 61

Assessing Rural Water Supply: A Geospatial Approach. J. Keller. February, p. 41

Compressed Air Foam and Structural Firefighting Research. C. Dicus, T. Korman, C. Grant, et al. July, p. 65

Configuring Power Blowers. K. Lambert. July, p. 83

Dangers of Fire Smoke Exposure. R. Schnepp and J. Brown. March, p.147

FDIC 2013: What’s News. W. Peters. Apparatus Supplement. p. 28

FDNY Assists with Odd Job in the PATH Tubes. J. Downy. May, p. 97

Fire Accountability App. B. Ruff. (Technology Today). August, p.95

Fireground Survival: Upgrade Your Profile. J. Greer. December, p.69

Fire Without Water: Toady’s Truck Company. J. Smith. March, p. 65

First-Due Engineer, The. M. Rossi. February, p. 91

Friction Loss Rules of Thumb. P. Spurgeon. February, p.83

Guide for emergency vehicle visibility. (News in Brief). March, p. 54

How Many Personal Computers Do We Need in the Stations? K. Mueller. July, p. 75

How to Build a Cheap Hose Dummy. S. Hittle. October, p.53

It’s Gallons Per Minute that Put the Fire Out! J. Shupe. October, p.79

NFPA 1901 Silently Improving Firefighter Safety. W. Peters. Apparatus Supplement. p. 5

Optimizing the Use of Live Fire Training Structures. G. Pruden and A. Gaggin. April, p. 169

Overcome Line Staffing Issues with the “Clamp.” A. Fields. (Training Notebook). October, p.18

Prep Your Apparatus as You Prep Your Firefighters. D. Peluso. (Training Notebook). February, p.1

Proposed Apparatus Changes by the EPA and the ISO. W. Peters. p. 36

Pull Back Methods of Rock Cutting. M. Ciampo. April, p. 127

Quick Step Anchor, The. R. Duffy. (Technology Today). November, p.96

RAP, The. T. Fee. March, p. 161

Safety Spot, The. N. Fenton. (Technology Today). October, p.98

Science on the Fireground for a Better Firefight. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). December, p.6

Selecting Wire Cutters. J. Jefferies. (Training Notebook). January, p.16

The Majority Opinion. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). March, p. 6

Two-Man Pike Poles. K. Story. March, p.159

Using Aerial Ladder Tip Lights to Maximum Advantage. T. Sutkus. (Training Notebook). August, p. 18.

Vehicular LODDs: A Reassessment. W. Winborne. February, p. 77

What to Do When Things Go Wrong at the Pump. T. Sitz. February, p. 73

22.       Training

Aerial Device Training: Advancing in the Basics. J. Steed. February, p. 61

CDP receives reaccreditation. (News in Brief). September, p.34

Coalition releases CO wildfire report and video. (News in Brief). July, p. 46

Compressed Air Foam and Structural Firefighting Research. C. Dicus, T. Korman, C. Grant, et al.. July, p. 65

Configuring Power Blowers. K. Lambert. July, p. 83

Culture Wars. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). July, p. 6

Curveball, The. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). October, p.120

Detroit Multiple-Dwelling Fire. E. Roden. (Fire Focus). February, p. 28

Developing a Fire Service Training Program. B. Pinskey. April, p. 93

Drilling for Tactical Command and Control. S. Newby. (Training Notebook). September, p.16

Educating Today’s Extricators. D. Dalrymple. April, p. 54

Emery names FE/ISFSI Instructor of the Year. (News in Brief). July, p. 42

Evaluating the Human Factor on the Fireground. T. Dunne. January, p.45

Factory Building Fire. M. Dugan. (Fire Focus). July, p. 28

Find Success with Online Training and Education. B. Booth and K. Milan. (Training Notebook). April, p. 22

Gasping for Information. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). December, p.124

Grab the What?. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). February, p. 104

Hoarder House Fire. B. Gustin. (Fire Focus). October, p.28

Holiday Hardship. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). November, p.104

How to Avoid Training Scars. C. Brennan. April, p. 161

Interacting with Alzheimer’s Patients. C. Pignataro. (Fire Service EMS). January, p.26

Is What We Are Teaching Our New Firefighters Contradictory? M. vonAppen. August, p.88

Learning Something New. M. Ciampo. March, p. 192

Like Clockwork. M. Ciampo. July, p. 112

Live-in Firefighter Program. J. Steed. (Volunteers Corner). November, p.12

Man vs. Machinery. M. Gregory. (Training Notebook). March, p.20

Memory Aids, Mnemonics, and Acronyms: A Company Officer’s Perspective. C. Paskett. July, p. 71

Near-Miss Reporting System operational through 9/30/13. (News in Brief). January, p.32

NIST study: “Crew size influences extinguishment time.” (News in Brief). October, p.38

NY-NJ Port Authority fined for gaps in airport safety training. (News in Brief). July, p. 46

Ontario, Canada, adopts Pro-Qual Stadards in 2014. (News in Brief). December, p.36

Preparing for the Hard Environment: Where Does It Start?. A. Avillo. March, p. 83

Promotional Assessment Center Preparation. F. Fernandez and D. Johns. March, p. 141

Protecting and Preventing 24/7, 365. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). January, p. 160

Science on the Fireground for a Better Firefight. B. Halton. (Editor’s Opinion). December, p.6

Six Ts of Fire Service Learning, The. J. Quinalty. (Training Notebook). July, p. 18

Training for Change: Saving Lives on the Front End. C. French. April, p. 135

UL introduces online courses. (News in Brief). January, p.32

USFA changes NFA EFOP selection criteria. (News in Brief). February, p.34

Working in Unison. M. Ciampo. (On Fire). September, p.104