Frank Ricci and P.J. Norwood examine the sometimes complex and wide-reaching scientific studies done to aid in firefighting tactics.
Deployment of the RIT to help save a civilian’s life isn’t its primary duty, but in some instances, we’ll have to deviate from our procedures, writes Mike Ciampo.
Mike Ciampo demonstrates the teepee cut, especially useful for opening up a high-pitched roof.
Mike Ciampo discusses opening walls made of lath and plaster, an older form of interior wall construction that can be difficult to remove.
Open lots provide many options for the second-due truck. Read some tactical thoughts from Jimmy Davis.
The firefighter, six-year SFFD veteran Matthew Vann, was initially listed as being in critical condition.
Use some sense when you’re operating on a sidewalk, writes Mike Ciampo.
Mike Ciampo and his crew demonstrate how firefighters can "shoot" a ground ladder under overhead obstructions such as power lines, or even place the ladder under a dangling victim.
At around 4 a.m., a local passerby called the fire at Jilly's Bar & Grill in Pikesville on Reisterstown Road.
A 63-year-old resident died of cardiac arrest and more than 100 residents were displaced when a fire in a sixth-floor apartment tore through United House Apartments last night.