Firefighting

2015 Fire Engineering Subjects Index

1.  Apparatus / Maintenance

 “12-20-25” Rule of Thumb for Quick Water, The. J. Polenzani. October, p90

Aerial Placement for Maximum Effectiveness. G.H. Blythe (Training Notebook). December, p16

Another Spectacular FDIC! W. Peters (Apparatus Supplement). June, p31

Boston’s Ladder Culture. S. Donovan (FDIC Preview). March, p157

Drive to Survive: It Starts at the Top. C. Daly. February, p61

Easy Steps for Aerial Maintenance. D. Phelan. February, p41

NFPA standard addresses improved safety for ambulances (News in Brief). December, p32

NFPA Updates the Apparatus Standards. W. Peters (Apparatus Supplement). June, p16

Peters receives Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award (News in Brief). June, p40

Positioning Apparatus for Maximum Efficiency and Safety. M. Rossi. February, p69

Pump Operations: Six-Step Troubleshoot. R. Nelson. October, p83

Red Light, Green Light. M. Ciampo (On Fire). January, p152

Understanding Air Brakes on Fire Apparatus. W. Peters (Apparatus Supplement). June, p4

You’re an Engineer: Now What? P. Spurgeon. February, p80

2.  Budget and Finance

911 Health Watch comments on 9/11 victim compensation. (News in Brief). January, p32

CFSI: FY-2016 Homeland Security funding in Congress (News in Brief). September, p37

Congress passes DHS and FEMA funding bill (News in Brief). May, p32

Grant to help raise awareness of firefighter suicides. (News in Brief). January, p30

Is Your Personal Vehicle Covered in a Crash During a Response? C. Daly (Volunteers Corner). December, p14

Legislation sets permanent ambulance rates (News in Brief). May, p32

Stipends for demonstrating home sprinklers (News in Brief). July, p26

USDA awards grant for research on tall wood construction (News in Brief). July, p26

U.S. House Committee releases 2015 appropriations bill. (News in Brief). March, p42

Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act introduced in H.R. (News in Brief). August, p38

3. Building Construction

Alteration Projects in Occupied High-Rise Buildings. J. Murphy. January, p59

“Big Box” Store Fire: Lesson Learned. B. Gustin. January, p41

Brick Warehouse Fire. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). March, p28

Fighting Fires in Motels of Modular Construction. J. Harwell. April, p97

Fire at High-Rise Building Undergoing Major Alterations, 510 Madison Avenue, Manhattan. T. Lapolla. January, p60

Firefighting and Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems. R. Spadafora. January, p77

Fires in Pole Building Construction: Avoiding the Pitfalls. D. Fishel. March, p109

Fires Involving Means of Egress. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). April, p24

Fire Involving Roofs (Fire Focus). M. Dugan. June, p28

Hidden in Plain Sight. E. Bachman. July, p73

High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods. C. Massey. April, p141

High-Rise Fires: Incident Command for Volunteer Firefighters. S. Selman (FDIC Preview). March, p166

Just Another Brick in the Wall. M. Ciampo (On Fire). March, p204

Luxury Apartments: Is Your Department Ready? S. Grant (FDIC Preview). March, p160

Operating More Than One Hoseline from a Standpipe. B. Gustin. May, p45

Size-Up: Why Can’t Johnny Read the Building? F. Ricci and Sam Villani III. July, p86

Sprinklers Made Simple. R. Kanterman. January, p69

Strategy and Tactics: Changing Our Center of Gravity. M. Mason. March, p127

Structural Insulated Panels and Fire Endurance. G. Havel. January, p93

Structure Fires: Beware of the Danger Above Your Head. April, p69

Tactical Considerations for Spray Polyurethane Foam. P.J. Norwood and S. Gray. January, p49

There Is No Such Thing as Extreme Fire Behavior. S. Svensson (FDIC Preview). March, p169

Tile Roof: Vertical Ventilation. G. Gorman. January, p65

Tilt-Up Wall Construction. F. Fernandez. January, p42

Today’s Fireground: Revisiting the 13-Point Size-Up. A. Bassett. July, p61

Tulsa Fire Department’s Bowstring Truss ID System. T. Kuehnert. May, p81

Two-Alarm Condo Fire Challenges Virginia Beach Firefighters. M. Barakey. August, p59

USDA awards grant for research on tall wood construction (News in Brief). July, p26

Use Open Sources of Intelligence as a Preplanning Aid. E. Bachman. January, p83

4. Communications

Achieving Radio Discipline. M. Capoziello (Volunteers Corner). June, p12

DHS S&T and CAL OES work to increase geospatial awareness (News in Brief). July, p27

Downside of Overusing Dispatching Technology, The. C. Prunansky. May, p51

Give-and-Take Drill. L. Baker (Training Notebook). July, p18

Outside In: Wearing Portable Radios. D. Stratton. May, p63

5. Disaster Management

Amtrak Derailment Operations: the First 24 Minutes. V. Mulray. October, p45

Basic Aircraft Firefighting Hazards. J. McAfee (Training Notebook). November, p26

Governors offer guide on mass evacuation. (News in Brief). February, p35

HHS reports on hospital preparedness during Superstorm Sandy. (News in Brief). January, p32

Industrial/Municipal Emergency Response: Mutual Aid, Mutual Benefit. J. Welling III. November, p71

NGA: Cybersecurity mission for fusion centers (News in Brief). September, p37

NIH begins early human clinical trial of Ebola vaccine. (News in Brief). January, p30

Prepare for a Terrorist Attack: It Happened to Us! S. Roseberry. December, p67

Responding to “Routine” Incidents at Large-Event Venues. M. Kennedy. May, p39

U.S./Canada test cross-border resiliency. (News in Brief). February, p34

6. Emergency Medical Services

At the Intersection of EMS and Hospice Care. J. Sponholtz (FireEMS). August, p34

Bird Flu outbreak serious in Midwest (New in Brief). July, p27

Damage Control Extrication: An Approach to Critical Trauma Patients. B. Hallinan (fireEMS). March, p36

DHS reports on hospital preparedness during Superstorm Sandy. (News in Brief). January, p32

EMS: Employing Modern Science. A. Dean (FireEMS). July, p22

EMS Respiratory Protection Made Easy. F. Califano (Fire Service EMS). January, p24

Fire service-based EMS promoted during National EMS Week (News in Brief). July, p26

First Responder Defensive Tactics: Animal Threats. P. Duczyminski. June, p75

Flakka: a New EMS Challenge. F. Califano (FireEMS). September, p28

Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program. T. Leduc and S. Jahnke. April, p119

Hydration and Firefighter Performance. M. McEvoy and D. Rhodes (fireEMS). April, p48

Improving Outcomes for a High-Frequency, Low-Risk Patient Group. N. De (FireEMS). May, p26

Intraosseous Access: What’s Out There? C. Pignataro (Fire Service EMS). February, p24

Legionnaire’s disease kills 12 in NYC (News in Brief). October, p33

Legislation sets permanent ambulance rates (News in Brief). May, p32

NASEMSO establishes performance measures for local patient care. (News in Brief). January, p32

NFPA 101®: increase compartment size in hospitals? (News in Brief). April, p56

NFPA standard addresses improved safety for ambulances (News in Brief). December, p32

New NIMH RDoC unit “reframes” mental health research. (News in Brief). January, p30

NIH begins early human clinical trial of Ebola vaccine. (News in Brief). January, p30

Officer’s Role in EMS, The. C. McCaslin (FireEMS). December, p28

Organizational Plan Increases Efficiency on All EMS Calls. C. McCaslin. June, p32

Paramedics fire line of treatment for stroke? (News in Brief). April, p56
Sports Injuries in Children and Young Adults: Concussions. K. Owens (FireEMS). October, p28

Truck Crashes into MRI Facility. R. Padfield and G. Stapleton.  September, p45

West Nile Virus vaccine enters human clinical trials (News in Brief). September, p36

What’s Your Blood Pressure? D. Feairheller (FireEMS). November, p30

Willis v. Charter Township of Emmett. D. Comstock (Fire Service Court). September, p83

7. Fire Incident Reports

Amtrak Derailment Operations: the First 24 Minutes. V. Mulray. October, p45

 “Big Box” Store Fire: Lesson Learned. B. Gustin. January, p41

Broken rail cause of Mount Carbon (WV) Derailment (News in Brief). December, p32

Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths. B. Crawford (FDIC Preview). March, p137

Propane Gas Barbeque Grill Fire: Expect a BLEVE. S. Joerger. November, p48

Regional Response Facilitates Complex Tractor Extrication. T. Guns and D. Rubin. September, p61

Residential Frame Dwelling Fire Injures Firefighter and Yields Important Lessons. A. Riehl. February, p63

Texas firefighters comment on NIOSH fatal fire report (News in Brief). October, p32

Two-Alarm Condo Fire Challenges Virginia Beach Firefighters. M. Barakey. August, p59

8. Fire Investigation

Broken rail cause of Mount Carbon (WV) Derailment (News in Brief). December, p32

9. Fire Prevention

Campaign should include fire sprinklers, group says. (News in Brief). April, p59

CT bill would require sprinklers in new homes (News in Brief). May, p32

DeCrane: “How do we improve our work environment if we are not involved in how it is designed, constructed, and maintained?” (News in Brief). June, p44

Denver’s Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code. B. Lukus. February, p53

Duty to Respond, A: Translating Your Fire Safety Message to a Multicultural Community. K. Carr. May, p88

Fire Education K-12: Lowering Fire Deaths. J. Sirianni. December, p80

Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 4-10 (News in Brief). August, p38

Investigating Smoke Alarm Effectiveness in Fatal Fires. J. Fleming and V. Babrauskas. July, p45

It’s Greek to Me: the Language of Modern Fire Protection. G. Corbett. February, p76

NFFF and NVFC join Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition board (News in Brief). August, p39

NFPA standards open for public input. (News in Brief). April, p59

Sprinklers Made Simple. R. Kanterman. January, p69

Stipends for demonstrating home sprinklers (News in Brief). July, p26

Structural Insulated Panels and Fire Endurance. G. Havel. January, p93

Tyco, ANSUL launch online Museum of Fire Protection (News in Brief). December, p32

Use Open Sources of Intelligence as a Preplanning Aid. E. Bachman. January, p83

10. Fire Protection

Alteration Projects in Occupied High-Rise Buildings. J. Murphy. January, p59

“Big Box” Store Fire: Lesson Learned. B. Gustin. January, p41

Campaign should include fire sprinklers, group says. (News in Brief). April, p59

CT bill would require sprinklers in new homes (News in Brief). May, p32

DeCrane: “How do we improve our work environment if we are not involved in how it is designed, constructed, and maintained?” (News in Brief). June, p44

Denver’s Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code. B. Lukus. February, p53

Duty to Respond, A: Translating Your Fire Safety Message to a Multicultural Community. K. Carr. May, p88

Fire at High-Rise Building Undergoing Major Alterations, 510 Madison Avenue, Manhattan. T. Lapolla. January, p60

Fire Education K-12: Lowering Fire Deaths. J. Sirianni. December, p80

Firefighting and Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems. R. Spadafora. January, p77

Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 4-10 (News in Brief). August, p38

Fires in Pole Building Construction: Avoiding the Pitfalls. D. Fishel. March, p109

Fighting Fires in Motels of Modular Construction. J. Harwell. April, p97

Greek to Me: the Language of Modern Fire Protection. G. Corbett. February, p76

Hidden in Plain Sight. E. Bachman. July, p73

High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods. C. Massey. April, p141

High-Rise Fires: Incident Command for Volunteer Firefighters. S. Selman (FDIC Preview). March, p166It’s Industrial/Municipal Emergency Response: Mutual Aid, Mutual Benefit. J. Welling III. November, p71

 “Ins” and “Outs” of Fire Department Connections, The. B. French. October, p87

Investigating Smoke Alarm Effectiveness in Fatal Fires. J. Fleming and V. Babrauskas. July, p45

NFFF and NVFC join Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition board (News in Brief). August, p39

NFPA standards open for public input. (News in Brief). April, p59

Residential Frame Dwelling Fire Injures Firefighter and Yields Important Lessons. A. Riehl. February, p63

Responding to “Routine” Incidents at Large-Event Venues. M. Kennedy. May, p39

Responses to Energy Storage Systems. P. Rogers. June, p79

Smartphone Photo Hunt, The. M. Capoziello (Training Notebook). January, p20

Sprinklers Made Simple. R. Kanterman. January, p69

Stipends for demonstrating home sprinklers (News in Brief). July, p26

Structural Insulated Panels and Fire Endurance. G. Havel. January, p93

Tactical Considerations for Spray Polyurethane Foam. P.J. Norwood and S. Gray. January, p49

There Is No Such Thing as Extreme Fire Behavior. S. Svensson (FDIC Preview). March, p169

Tilt-Up Wall Construction. F. Fernandez. January, p42

Tulsa Fire Department’s Bowstring Truss ID System. T. Kuehnert. May, p81

Tyco, ANSUL launch online Museum of Fire Protection (News in Brief). December, p32

Use Open Sources of Intelligence as a Preplanning Aid. E. Bachman. January, p83

Water Supply: Preplanning Alternatives. D. Sheridan. Sept, p67

11. Firefighting Basics

And I’m Climbing a Stairway to…. M. Ciampo (On Fire). September, p96

Are You Prepared for a Fire on Your Town’s Main Street? J. Pronesti. March, p101

Art of the Third Due, The: Being Prepared to Turn the Tide. D. Gallagher. April, p107

Avenue of Egress. M. Ciampo (On Fire). November, p88

Boston’s Ladder Culture. S. Donovan (FDIC Preview). March, p157

Brooklyn Dwelling Fire. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). February, p20

“Can” I Help You? M. Ciampo (On Fire). October, p112

Constant-Pressure, Variable-Gallonage Combination Nozzle, The. B. Nemick. October, p77

Defeating a Swing Arm Security Latch. J. Allen (Training Notebook). March, p24

Few Gifts for You, A. M. Ciampo (On Fire). December, p116

Fire in a Detroit Vacant Building (Fire Focus). M. Dugan. September, p26

Fire Involving Roofs (Fire Focus). M. Dugan. June, p28

Flow Paths and Fire Behavior. J. Monaghan (The Engine Company). October, p26

Hat Trick, The. M. Ciampo (On Fire). February, p96

Just Another Brick in the Wall. M. Ciampo (On Fire). March, p204

Large Vehicle Fire Operations. R. Callahan (FDIC Preview). March, p147

Luxury Apartments: Is Your Department Ready? S. Grant (FDIC Preview). March, p160

March Madness Recap. M. Ciampo (On Fire). May, p136

Modern House Fires Warrant Tactical Agility. J. Knapp. October, p67

One-Firefighter Operation: Gaining Entry with a Rotary Saw. D. Stefani (The Truck Company). March, p32

On-the-Job Training. M. Ciampo (On Fire). April, p160

Opening Up. M. Ciampo (On Fire). July, p112

Preplanning Your Preconnects. B. Shovald (Training Notebook). June, p18

Prioritizing Tasks on the Fireground. R. Ray (Volunteers Corner). March, p14

Properly Loading and Deploying the Flat Load. A. Iverson (Training Notebook). October, p20

Red Light, Green Light. M. Ciampo (On Fire). January, p152

Responding to Dumpster and Trash Fires. F. Vancuso and Michael Terpak (Training Notebook). February, p14

Searching in the Flow Path. P.J. Norwood and S. Gray. June, p59

See-Saw Technique: Rescue Maneuver with a Portable Ladder. M. Ciampo. March, p57

Simplifying the Hose Stretch with Strategically Placed Loops. B. Burnett. October, p53

Size-Up: Why Can’t Johnny Read the Building? F. Ricci and Sam Villani III. July, p86

Structure Fires Involving Hoarders. B. Mutzabaugh. June, p67

Summer Cycling. M. Ciampo (On Fire). August, p92

Tile Roof: Vertical Ventilation. G. Gorman. January, p65

Today’s Fireground: Revisiting the 13-Point Size-Up. A. Bassett. July, p61

Tunnel Vision: Responding to Road Tunnel Fires. J. Sergi. November, p76

Utility Response: What You Can Expect from Your Utility and What You Should Expect. F. Montagna. May, p55

Water Main Breaks: Preplan for Safety. F. Montagna. October, p61

Water Supply: Preplanning Alternatives. D. Sheridan. Sept, p67

12. Hazardous Materials

Basic Aircraft Firefighting Hazards. J. McAfee (Training Notebook). November, p26

Broken rail cause of Mount Carbon (WV) Derailment (News in Brief). December, p32

Four-Gas Air Monitors: A Survey of First Responders’ Competencies. R. Handy, D. Newell, et al. November, p53

Fracking and the Fire Service. M. Dugan. November, p43

Fuel Spill Response in the Marine Environment. D. Donohue. November, p78

Hazmat: Initial Actions and Chemical Assessment. K. Kreutzer. March, p117

How to Mitigate Human and Mechanical Errors Using Gas Detectors. B. Crimmins. November, p54

New System Helps to Prevent Gas Leaks (Technology Today). D. Sheridan. July, p97

NIOSH and NFPA study removing PPE contaminants (News in Brief). December, p33

NIST explosion under investigation (News in Brief). October, p34

Off-Gassing Contaminants from Firefighters’ Personal Protective Equipment. K. Fent, G. Horn, K. Kirk, et al. September, p55

OSHA proposes exposure limit for beryllium (News in Brief). October, p33

Propane Gas Barbeque Grill Fire: Expect a BLEVE. S. Joerger. November, p48

Regulatory Collaboration: Hazardous Materials. T. Sawyer. January, p95

Responding to Dumpster and Trash Fires. F. Vancuso and Michael Terpak (Training Notebook). February, p14

TRANSCAER® prepares ND responders for hazmat incidents. (News in Brief). March, p44

Truck Crashes into MRI Facility. R. Padfield and G. Stapleton.  September, p45

Utility Response: What You Can Expect from Your Utility and What You Should Expect. F. Montagna. May, p55

Will Firefighters Be Any Safer Under the New Hazardous Materials Code? V. Babrauskas. November, p66

13. Incident Command/Fireground Management

Are Your Critical Decision-Making Skills Evolving? P. Bryan. August, p71

Boundary Management. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). August, p44

Core Command Competencies. W. Shouldis. May, p67

Developing and Implementing a Field Training Officer Program. W. Lewis.  April, p115

Effective Leadership: Finding the Common Ground Between Leader and Members. M. Williams Jr. August, p65

Expectations and Boundaries. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). October, p40

Fireground Accountability: Where Are We Failing? K. Scandariato (Volunteers Corner). January, p14

Fire Officer’s Role in Reducing Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths, The. S. Prziborowski. July,p55

Fire Service Leadership in a World of Technology and Social Media. C. McDonald (Volunteers Corner). May, p14

Heroic Dream, The. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). August, p8

High-Rise Fires: Incident Command for Volunteer Firefighters. S. Selman (FDIC Preview). March, p166

Human Condition and the Hierarchy, The. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). December, p36

Idea Management. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). November, p38

I Know it When I See It. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). February, p38

Learning and Leading. P. Champagne. July, p93

Leverage of Leadership, The. W. White. August, p75

Managing Your Strengths. M. Wallace. May, p84

Mission Command, Fire Command, and Synchronization. M. Oldenburg. August, p53

More Boundary Management. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). September, p42

More Power Goofs. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). June, p48

Officer’s Role in EMS, The. C. McCaslin (FireEMS). December, p28

POSDCORB. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). March, p54

Positive Power. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). July, p32

Power Goofs. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). May, p36

Power of Checklists, The. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). January, p38

Reciprocal Rescue. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). April, p64

Responses to Energy Storage Systems. P. Rogers. June, p79

Strive to be a “Type I” Officer. H. Kajitani. July, p90

Tactical Gap, The. A. Kastros. April, p87

Thoughts on Mutual Aid. M. Capoziello (Volunteers Corner). November, p14

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. J. Falconer (Technology Today). January, p97

14. Laws and Legislation / Codes and Standards

Are Liability Concerns Real? R. Marinucci (The Chief-Problem Solver). April, p28

Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures. G. Fisher. March, p75

Congressman Pascrell to chair Congressional Fire Services Caucus. (News in Brief). March, p42

Congress passes DHS and FEMA funding bill (News in Brief). May, p32

CT bill would require sprinklers in new homes (News in Brief). May, p32

DeCrane: “How do we improve our work environment if we are not involved in how it is designed, constructed, and maintained?” (News in Brief). June, p44

Denver’s Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code. B. Lukus. February, p53

Engineering & Manufacturing Services, LLC v. Ashton, et al. D. Comstock. (Fire Service Court). March, p171

Fire chiefs endorse position papers at Urban Fire Forum (News in Brief). November, p34

House Subcommittee holds hearing on Zadroga Act (News in Brief). August, p38

It’s Greek to Me: the Language of Modern Fire Protection. G. Corbett. February, p76

Legislation sets permanent ambulance rates (News in Brief). May, p32

Momentum for extending the Zadroga Act indefinitely (News in Brief). October, p32

NASEMSO establishes performance measures for local patient care. (News in Brief). January, p32

NFPA 101®: increase compartment size in hospitals? (News in Brief). April, p56

NFPA Updates the Apparatus Standards. W. Peters (Apparatus Supplement). June, p16

PPACA legislation: volunteer firefighters no employees. (News in Brief). March, p42

U.S. House Committee releases 2015 appropriations bill. (News in Brief). March, p42

Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act introduced in H.R. (News in Brief). August, p38

Will Firefighters Be Any Safer Under the New Hazardous Materials Code? V. Babrauskas. November, p66

Willis v. Charter Township of Emmett. D. Comstock (Fire Service Court). Sept, p83

15. Leadership/Management

Are Liability Concerns Real? R. Marinucci (The Chief-Problem Solver). April, p28

Are Your Critical Decision-Making Skills Evolving? P. Bryan. August, p71

Ben Franklin, Opinions, and Maturing. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). December, p8

Boundary Management. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). August, p44

Character of Stirring Symbols, The. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). November, p8

Climbing the Ladder of Success: Demystifying the Hiring Process. C. Haigh. August, p47

Content of Your Character, The. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). January, p8

Core Command Competencies. W. Shouldis. May, p67

Developing Leaders for the Next Generation. D. Cline. July, p82

Documenting Performance and Evaluations. L. Mullikin. July, p37

Drive to Survive: It Starts at the Top. C. Daly. February, p61

Duty, Honor, Country. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion).  April, p8

Effective Leadership: Finding the Common Ground Between Leader and Members. M. Williams Jr. August, p65

Expectations and Boundaries. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). October, p40

Evolving Volunteer Management for the Emergency Services. C. Maltbie (Volunteers Corner). July, p14

Fall from Grace, A. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). October, p8

Fire Officer’s Role in Reducing Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths, The. S. Prziborowski. July,p55

Fire Service Leadership in a World of Technology and Social Media. C. McDonald (Volunteers Corner). May, p14

Halton: “Become exemplary human beings who just happen to be firefighters” (News in Brief). June, p42

Heroic Dream, The. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). August, p8

Human Condition and the Hierarchy, The. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). December, p36

Idea Management. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). November, p38

I Know it When I See It. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). February, p38

Knowledge and Experience: Becoming the Senior Firefighter. J. Johnson. April, p130

Learning and Leading. P. Champagne. July, p93

Leverage of Leadership, The. W. White. August, p75

Managing Your Strengths. M. Wallace. May, p84

Mapping Out Your Leadership Journey. T. Pillsworth (Volunteers Corner). October, p14

Mission Command, Fire Command, and Synchronization. M. Oldenburg. August, p53

More Boundary Management. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). September, p42

More Power Goofs. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). June, p48

Peters receives Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award (News in Brief). June, p40

Power of Checklists, The. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). January, p38

Power Goofs. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). May, p36

POSDCORB. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). March, p54

Positive Power. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). July, p32

Reciprocal Rescue. A. Brunacini (Bruno “Unplugged”). April, p64

Recovering from Adversity. J. VanCleve (Volunteers Corner). February, p12

Rethinking Recruitment and Retention for the Volunteer Fire Department. E. Geis (Volunteers Corner). April, p12

Solving the Unsolvable. R. Marinucci (The Chief Problem Solver). August, p32

Strive to be a “Type I” Officer. H. Kajitani. July, p90

Taking the Promotion: How Becoming an Officer Changes Us. M. Marietta. July, p69

Targeted Recruitment Strategy Yields a Strong, Stable Membership (Volunteers Corner). L. Raffel. Aug, p14

Those Worthless Kids. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). March, p8

Transgressions and Forgiveness. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). July, p8

Turnaround: You Can Get There from Here. S. Scarpa. September, p77

16. Miscellaneous

Ben Franklin, Opinions, and Maturing. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). December, p8

Content of Your Character, The. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). January, p8

Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). May, p8

Is Your Personal Vehicle Covered in a Crash During a Response? C. Daly (Volunteers Corner). December, p14

There Is No Such Thing as Extreme Fire Behavior. S. Svensson (FDIC Preview). March, p169

17. Public Education/Relations

At the Intersection of EMS and Hospice Care. J. Sponholtz (FireEMS). August, p34

Buchanan named George D. Post Instructor of the Year (News in Brief). June, p42

Campaign should include fire sprinklers, group says. (News in Brief). April, p59

Content of Your Character, The. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). January, p8

Duty, Honor, Country. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion).  April, p8

Duty to Respond, A: Translating Your Fire Safety Message to a Multicultural Community. K. Carr. May, p88

Fall from Grace, A. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). October, p8

Fire Education K-12: Lowering Fire Deaths. J. Sirianni. December, p80

Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 4-10 (News in Brief). August, p38

Governors offer guide on mass evacuation. (News in Brief). February, p35

Investigating Smoke Alarm Effectiveness in Fatal Fires. J. Fleming and V. Babrauskas. July, p45

People with disabilities star in PSAs (News in Brief). October, p34

Protests, Violence, Terrorism, and Firefighter. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). February, p8

NFFF and NVFC join Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition board (News in Brief). August, p39

NGA: Cybersecurity mission for fusion centers (News in Brief). September, p37

NFPA standards open for public input. (News in Brief). April, p59

NVFC completes research phase of recruitment campaign. (News in Brief). March, p43

NVFC unveils volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign (News in Brief). August, p38

Rethinking Recruitment and Retention for the Volunteer Fire Department. E. Geis (Volunteers Corner). April, p12

Sacred Obligation, Failure Is Unacceptable. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). September, p8

Sean Killelea is 2015 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award Recipient (News in Brief). June, p40

Sports Injuries in Children and Young Adults: Concussions. K. Owens (FireEMS). October, p28

Targeted Recruitment Strategy Yields a Strong, Stable Membership (Volunteers Corner). L. Raffel. Aug, p14

There is No Such Thing as an Ex-Firefighter! Reaching Out to Retirees. P. Kenny  August, p81

Training Programs Matter for Today’s Changing Fire Service. J. Rhodes (Training Notebook). April, p.16

Tyco, ANSUL launch online Museum of Fire Protection (News in Brief). December, p32

18. Rescue

Amtrak Derailment Operations: the First 24 Minutes. V. Mulray. October, p45

Bailout in Staten Island. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). December, p24

I-O-U My Life. M. Ciampo (On Fire). June, p92

Patient Extrication: the “Linear” Approach. J. Graziani (Extrication Tactics). April, p32

Rapid Intervention Drill: Finding the PASS Device. D. Carman (Training Notebook). September, p20

Regional Response Facilitates Complex Tractor Extrication. T. Guns and D. Rubin. September, p61

Regional RIT: the Suburban Response to Rapid Intervention. J. Pulvermacher (Real-World RIT). April, p38

Searching in the Flow Path. P.J. Norwood and S. Gray. June, p59

Simple Technique for Constructing Shores for Sloped Floors. J. Rifflard. September, p71

Single Firefighter Double-Horseshoe Below-Grade Rescue, The. C. Foster (Real-World RIT). September, p32

19. Safety and Health

911 Health Watch comments on 9/11 victim compensation. (News in Brief). January, p32

AFFC, NVFC issue guide for private vehicle response (News in Brief). November, p34

Art, Reality, and Influence. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). June, p8.

Autoimmune disease yet another risk of 9/11 site exposure (News in Brief). May, p32

Bailout in Staten Island. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). December, p24

Bird Flu outbreak serious in Midwest (New in Brief). July, p27

Campaign stress need for presumptive cancer law for NY volunteers (News in Brief). November, p35

Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures. G. Fisher. March, p75

EMS Respiratory Protection Made Easy. F. Califano (Fire Service EMS). January, p24

Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths. B. Crawford (FDIC Preview). March, p137

Exposure Tracker Helps Prevent Chronic Firefighter Illnesses, The. C. Savacool (Technology Today). December, p83

Fireground Accountability: Where Are We Failing? K. Scandariato (Volunteers Corner). January, p14

Fire Officer’s Role in Reducing Firefighter Line-of-Duty Deaths, The. S. Prziborowski. July,p55

Fires in Pole Building Construction: Avoiding the Pitfalls. D. Fishel. March, p109

First Responder Defensive Tactics: Animal Threats. P. Duczyminski. June, p75

Florida Firefighters Lower Health Risks Through Weight Loss Program. T. Leduc and S. Jahnke. April, p119

Four-Gas Air Monitors: A Survey of First Responders’ Competencies. R. Handy, D. Newell, et al. November, p53

GORE® PARALLON Liner System, The. A. Maples (Technology Today). September, p87

Grant to help raise awareness of firefighter suicides. (News in Brief). January, p30

House Subcommittee holds hearing on Zadroga Act (News in Brief). August, p38

How to Mitigate Human and Mechanical Errors Using Gas Detectors. B. Crimmins. November, p54

Hydration and Firefighter Performance. M. McEvoy and D. Rhodes (fireEMS). April, p48

Incident Scene Rehabilitation: a Leadership Challenge. C. Haigh and D. Smith. December, p49

I-O-U My Life. M. Ciampo (On Fire). June, p92

Is Your Personal Vehicle Covered in a Crash During a Response? C. Daly (Volunteers Corner). December, p14

Legionnaire’s disease kills 12 in NYC (News in Brief). October, p33

Momentum for extending the Zadroga Act indefinitely (News in Brief). October, p32

Near Miss Stresses the Need for Chain Saw Safety Training, A. M. Barakey, et. al (What We Learned). March, p175 

New NIMH RDoC unit “reframes” mental health research. (News in Brief). January, p30

NFPA: 64 LODDs in 2014 (News in Brief). September, p36

NFPA: 65,880 U.S. firefighters injured in 2013. (News in Brief). February, p34

NFPA standard addresses improved safety for ambulances (News in Brief). December, p32

NIOSH and NFPA study removing PPE contaminants (News in Brief). December, p33

NIST explosion under investigation (News in Brief). October, p34

NVFC, IAFC encourage departments to create a culture of safety (News in Brief). August, p38

Off-Gassing Contaminants from Firefighters’ Personal Protective Equipment. K. Fent, G. Horn, K. Kirk, et al. September, p55

One Firefighter’s Path Back to the Job After a Cardiac Injury. R. Lorenz. December, p57

OSHA proposes exposure limit for beryllium (News in Brief). October, p33

Overcoming Panic: Stress-Induced Training and Education. N. DeMaree (Training Notebook). May, p18

PPE, Heat Stress, and Cardiac Strain: a Study. D. Smith, J. Haller, et al. December, p41

Propane Gas Barbeque Grill Fire: Expect a BLEVE. S. Joerger. November, p48

Protecting Against the Hazards of Tunnel Vision. D. Hale. February, p85

Protests, Violence, Terrorism, and Firefighter. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). February, p8

PTSD: Calling the Psychological Mayday. D. Wiklanski. December, p62

Residential Frame Dwelling Fire Injures Firefighter and Yields Important Lessons. A. Riehl. February, p63

Responses to Energy Storage Systems. P. Rogers. June, p79

Sacred Obligation, Failure Is Unacceptable. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). September, p8Sean Killelea is 2015 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award Recipient (News in Brief). June, p40

Selection and Use of Ballistic Protection for Fire and EMS Personnel. S. Hamilton. June, p53

Structure Fires: Beware of the Danger Above Your Head. April, p69

Structure Fires Involving Hoarders. B. Mutzabaugh. June, p67

Texas firefighters comment on NIOSH fatal fire report (News in Brief). October, p32

Truck Crashes into MRI Facility. R. Padfield and G. Stapleton.  September, p45

Tulsa Fire Department’s Bowstring Truss ID System. T. Kuehnert. May, p81

 “Walking” for Safety in Fire Structures. N. Martin (What We Learned). April, p151

West Nile Virus vaccine enters human clinical trials (News in Brief). September, p36

What’s Your Blood Pressure? D. Feairheller (FireEMS). November, p30

Will Firefighters Be Any Safer Under the New Hazardous Materials Code? V. Babrauskas. November, p66

WPI announces progress in “firefighter locator” research. (News in Brief). February, p32

WTC Health Program’s Web site adds resources, The (News in Brief). July, p27

20. Strategy and Tactics

Aerial Placement for Maximum Effectiveness. G.H. Blythe (Training Notebook). December, p16

And I’m Climbing a Stairway to…. M. Ciampo (On Fire). September, p96

Are You Prepared for a Fire on Your Town’s Main Street? J. Pronesti. March, p101

Art of the Third Due, The: Being Prepared to Turn the Tide. D. Gallagher. April, p107

Avenue of Egress. M. Ciampo (On Fire). November, p88

Basic Aircraft Firefighting Hazards. J. McAfee (Training Notebook). November, p26

Brick Warehouse Fire. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). March, p28

Brooklyn Dwelling Fire. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). February, p20

“Can” I Help You? M. Ciampo (On Fire). October, p112

Constant-Pressure, Variable-Gallonage Combination Nozzle, The. B. Nemick. October, p77

Damage Control Extrication: An Approach to Critical Trauma Patients. B. Hallinan (fireEMS). March, p36

Defeating a Swing Arm Security Latch. J. Allen (Training Notebook). March, p24

Few Gifts for You, A. M. Ciampo (On Fire). December, p116

Fighting Fires in Motels of Modular Construction. J. Harwell. April, p97

Firefighter Suicide: the Need to Examine Cultural Change. S. Henderson, T. LeDuc, et al. December, p71

Firefighting and Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems. R. Spadafora. January, p77

Fire in a Detroit Vacant Building (Fire Focus). M. Dugan. September, p26

Fire Involving Roofs (Fire Focus). M. Dugan. June, p28

Fires Involving Means of Egress. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). April, p24

First Responder Defensive Tactics: Animal Threats. P. Duczyminski. June, p75

Flow Paths and Fire Behavior. J. Monaghan (The Engine Company). October, p26

Fuel Spill Response in the Marine Environment. D. Donohue. November, p78

Hat Trick, The. M. Ciampo (On Fire). February, p96

Hidden in Plain Sight. E. Bachman. July, p73

High-Rise Firefighting: Reassessing Our Methods. C. Massey. April, p141

Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). May, p8

Just Another Brick in the Wall. M. Ciampo (On Fire). March, p204

Large Vehicle Fire Operations. R. Callahan (FDIC Preview). March, p147

Luxury Apartments: Is Your Department Ready? S. Grant (FDIC Preview). March, p160

March Madness Recap. M. Ciampo (On Fire). May, p136

Modern House Fires Warrant Tactical Agility. J. Knapp. October, p67

One-Firefighter Operation: Gaining Entry with a Rotary Saw. D. Stefani (The Truck Company). March, p32

On-the-Job Training. M. Ciampo (On Fire). April, p160Patient Extrication: the “Linear” Approach. J. Graziani (Extrication Tactics). April, p32

Opening Up. M. Ciampo (On Fire). July, p112

Operating More Than One Hoseline from a Standpipe. B. Gustin. May, p45

Overcoming Panic: Stress-Induced Training and Education. N. DeMaree (Training Notebook). May, p18

Post-Traumatic Growth in Fire and Rescue Service Personnel. N. Davies. December, p75

Prioritizing Tasks on the Fireground. R. Ray (Volunteers Corner). March, p14

Properly Loading and Deploying the Flat Load. A. Iverson (Training Notebook). October, p20

Regional Response Facilitates Complex Tractor Extrication. T. Guns and D. Rubin. September, p61

Responding to “Routine” Incidents at Large-Event Venues. M. Kennedy. May, p39

See-Saw Technique: Rescue Maneuver with a Portable Ladder. M. Ciampo. March, p57

Simplifying the Hose Stretch with Strategically Placed Loops. B. Burnett. October, p53

Single Firefighter Double-Horseshoe Below-Grade Rescue, The. C. Foster (Real-World RIT). September, p32

Size-Up: Why Can’t Johnny Read the Building? F. Ricci and Sam Villani III. July, p86

Strategy and Tactics: Changing Our Center of Gravity. M. Mason. March, p127

Structure Fires: Beware of the Danger Above Your Head. April, p69

Structure Fires Involving Hoarders. B. Mutzabaugh. June, p67

Summer Cycling. M. Ciampo (On Fire). August, p92

Tactical Considerations for Spray Polyurethane Foam. P.J. Norwood and S. Gray. January, p49

Tactical Gap, The. A. Kastros. April, p87

Tile Roof: Vertical Ventilation. G. Gorman. January, p65

Tunnel Vision: Responding to Road Tunnel Fires. J. Sergi. November, p76

Two-Alarm Condo Fire Challenges Virginia Beach Firefighters. M. Barakey. August, p59

Utility Response: What You Can Expect from Your Utility and What You Should Expect. F. Montagna. May, p55

 “Walking” for Safety in Fire Structures. N. Martin (What We Learned). April, p151

Water Main Breaks: Preplan for Safety. F. Montagna. October, p61

Water Supply: Preplanning Alternatives. D. Sheridan. Sept, p67

21. Training

“12-20-25” Rule of Thumb for Quick Water, The. J. Polenzani. October, p90

Achieving Radio Discipline. M. Capoziello (Volunteers Corner). June, p12

Aerial Placement for Maximum Effectiveness. G.H. Blythe (Training Notebook). December, p16

Are You Using the Hydrant Kit to Maximum Advantage? A. Rowett. October, p94

Another Spectacular FDIC! W. Peters (Apparatus Supplement). June, p31

Boston’s Ladder Culture. S. Donovan (FDIC Preview). March, p157

Constant-Pressure, Variable-Gallonage Combination Nozzle, The. B. Nemick. October, p77

Cost of a Pocket, The: the Impact of Reinforcements on the TPP and THL. M. McQuerry, R. Barker, et al. December, p78

Defeating a Swing Arm Security Latch. J. Allen (Training Notebook). March, p24

Downside of Overusing Dispatching Technology, The. C. Prunansky. May, p51

Drive to Survive: It Starts at the Top. C. Daly. February, p61

Easy Steps for Aerial Maintenance. D. Phelan. February, p41

E-Learning: Choosing the Right Learning Management System. F. Batista. May, p73

EMS Respiratory Protection Made Easy. F. Califano (Fire Service EMS). January, p24

Exposure Tracker Helps Prevent Chronic Firefighter Illnesses, The. C. Savacool (Technology Today). December, p83

Four-Gas Air Monitors: A Survey of First Responders’ Competencies. R. Handy, D. Newell, et al. November, p53

GORE® PARALLON Liner System, The. A. Maples (Technology Today). September, p87

How to Mitigate Human and Mechanical Errors Using Gas Detectors. B. Crimmins. November, p54

 “Ins” and “Outs” of Fire Department Connections, The. B. French. October, p87

Is There Any Benefit to the Traditional Timed Donning Drill? E. Schmidt (Training Notebook). August, p20

Near Miss Stresses the Need for Chain Saw Safety Training, A. M. Barakey, et. al (What We Learned). March, p175 

New System Helps to Prevent Gas Leaks (Technology Today). D. Sheridan. July, p97

NFPA Updates the Apparatus Standards. W. Peters (Apparatus Supplement). June, p16

NIOSH and NFPA study removing PPE contaminants (News in Brief). December, p33

Off-Gassing Contaminants from Firefighters’ Personal Protective Equipment. K. Fent, G. Horn, K. Kirk, et al. September, p55

One-Firefighter Operation: Gaining Entry with a Rotary Saw. D. Stefani (The Truck Company). March, p32

Operating More Than One Hoseline from a Standpipe. B. Gustin. May, p45

Outside In: Wearing Portable Radios. D. Stratton. May, p63

Patient Extrication: the “Linear” Approach. J. Graziani (Extrication Tactics). April, p32

Positioning Apparatus for Maximum Efficiency and Safety. M. Rossi. February, p69

PPE, Heat Stress, and Cardiac Strain: a Study. D. Smith, J. Haller, et al. December, p41

Preplanning Your Preconnects. B. Shovald (Training Notebook). June, p18

Properly Loading and Deploying the Flat Load. A. Iverson (Training Notebook). October, p20

Pump Operations: Six-Step Troubleshoot. R. Nelson. October, p83

Rapid Intervention Drill: Finding the PASS Device. D. Carman (Training Notebook). September, p20

SCBA Boot Camp: A Firefighter’s Survival School. T. Steedman. March, p65

See-Saw Technique: Rescue Maneuver with a Portable Ladder. M. Ciampo. March, p57

Selection and Use of Ballistic Protection for Fire and EMS Personnel. S. Hamilton. June, p53

Simple Technique for Constructing Shores for Sloped Floors. J. Rifflard. September, p71

Simplifying the Hose Stretch with Strategically Placed Loops. B. Burnett. October, p53

Smartphone Photo Hunt, The. M. Capoziello (Training Notebook). January, p20

Training with EVALS (Technology Today). M. Jewett. February, p88

Understanding Air Brakes on Fire Apparatus. W. Peters (Apparatus Supplement). June, p4

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. J. Falconer (Technology Today). January, p97

WPI announces progress in “firefighter locator” research. (News in Brief). February, p32

You’re an Engineer: Now What? P. Spurgeon. February, p80

22. Training

And I’m Climbing a Stairway to…. M. Ciampo (On Fire). September, p96

Art, Reality, and Influence. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). June, p8.

Avenue of Egress. M. Ciampo (On Fire). November, p88

Bailout in Staten Island. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). December, p24

Brick Warehouse Fire. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). March, p28

Brooklyn Dwelling Fire. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). February, p20

Buchanan named George D. Post Instructor of the Year (News in Brief). June, p42

“Can” I Help You? M. Ciampo (On Fire). October, p112

Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures. G. Fisher. March, p75

Developing and Implementing a Field Training Officer Program. W. Lewis.  April, p115

Developing Leaders for the Next Generation. D. Cline. July, p82

Effective Training: Making the Challenging Routine. W. White. April, p149

E-Learning: Choosing the Right Learning Management System. F. Batista. May, p73

Explosion in West, Texas: Lessons Learned from Multiple Deaths. B. Crawford (FDIC Preview). March, p137

FEMA announces training classes for trainers. (News in Brief). January, p32

Few Gifts for You, A. M. Ciampo (On Fire). December, p116

Fire in a Detroit Vacant Building (Fire Focus). M. Dugan. September, p26

Fires Involving Means of Egress. M. Dugan (Fire Focus). April, p24

Flow Paths and Fire Behavior. J. Monaghan (The Engine Company). October, p26

FPRF and NIST: “Research Roadmap for Smart Fire Fighting” (News in Brief). September, p36

Fracking and the Fire Service. M. Dugan. November, p43

From Failure to Smoke Diver: A Four-Year Journey of Perseverance. P. Caceres. July, p95

Give-and-Take Drill. L. Baker (Training Notebook). July, p18

Hat Trick, The. M. Ciampo (On Fire). February, p96

Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). May, p8

Industrial/Municipal Emergency Response: Mutual Aid, Mutual Benefit. J. Welling III. November, p71

I-O-U My Life. M. Ciampo (On Fire). June, p92

Is There Any Benefit to the Traditional Timed Donning Drill? E. Schmidt (Training Notebook). August, p20

Kerber: “The more I learned, the more I learned what I did not know.” (News in Brief). June, p43

Knowledge and Experience: Becoming the Senior Firefighter. J. Johnson. April, p130

Large Vehicle Fire Operations. R. Callahan (FDIC Preview). March, p147

Leading Today’s Fire Service Youth: Using History to Understand Motivation. J. Silvernail and F Viscuso. July, p79

Learning and Leading. P. Champagne. July, p93

March Madness Recap. M. Ciampo (On Fire). May, p136

Near Miss Stresses the Need for Chain Saw Safety Training, A. M. Barakey, et al. (What We Learned). March, p175 

On-the-Job Training. M. Ciampo (On Fire). April, p160

Opening Up. M. Ciampo (On Fire). July, p112

Overcoming Panic: Stress-Induced Training and Education. N. DeMaree (Training Notebook). May, p18

Prepare for a Terrorist Attack: It Happened to Us! S. Roseberry. December, p67

Protecting Against the Hazards of Tunnel Vision. D. Hale. February, p85

Pump Operations: Six-Step Troubleshoot. R. Nelson. October, p83

Rapid Intervention Drill: Finding the PASS Device. D. Carman (Training Notebook). September, p20

Red Light, Green Light. M. Ciampo (On Fire). January, p152

Regional RIT: the Suburban Response to Rapid Intervention. J. Pulvermacher (Real-World RIT). April, p38

SCBA Boot Camp: A Firefighter’s Survival School. T. Steedman. March, p65

Shift Day: a 24-Hour Extended Training Day. J. Keyes. April, p135

Shipboard Firefighting Training from Scratch. D. Doyle. November, p63

Smartphone Photo Hunt, The. M. Capoziello (Training Notebook). January, p20

Summer Cycling. M. Ciampo (On Fire). August, p92

There is No Such Thing as an Ex-Firefighter! Reaching Out to Retirees. P. Kenny  August, p81

Those Worthless Kids. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). March, p8

Training Programs Matter for Today’s Changing Fire Service. J. Rhodes (Training Notebook). April, p.16

Training with EVALS (Technology Today). M. Jewett. February, p88

Transgressions and Forgiveness. B. Halton (Editor’s Opinion). July, p8

Tunnel Vision: Responding to Road Tunnel Fires. J. Sergi. November, p76

Volunteer Recruit Training Programs: a Recipe for Success. A. Rufer (Volunteers Corner). September, p14