Members in smaller departments don't have the luxury of learning only one designated truck or engine position - they must be prepared to cross-staff during a typical shift. AARON J. HELLER
A worker falls into a smokestack at the Yale University Central power plant, requiring the fire department to extricate him and his "civilian rescuer." JUSTIN MCCARTHY AND GREGORY BOIVIN
A rope rescue off the roof of a burning building is one of the most daring rescues a firefighter can make.
In this week's Humpday Hangout, Brad French and his guests will cover best practices and challenges for training on high-risk, low-frequency incidents, such as technical rescue and hazardous materials.
Fire crews from the Fire Department of Istanbul (Turkey) Metropolitan (IMM) rescued a dog stuck in a narrow well 61 meters deep at around 06:00 this morning.
The brief initial report (BIR) is one of the most important aspects of any call to which you respond. It sets the tone of how the incident will play out; far too many times, inadequate BIRs are transmitted by the first-arriving unit.
Trench rescue is one of the least common technical rescues. Many teams do not include this discipline in their response profile because of the low frequency of trench rescue calls, the cost of training and lumber, and the inability to transport the heavy lumber components.
In this training video on technical rescue, Jim Adams, Mark Gregory, and Ray Griffin of PL Vulcan Training demonstrate the potential effects different tools could have when working on a piece of rebar in an impalement scenario.
Indianapolis (IN) firefighters and the department's collapse rescue team responded after a woman drove through a bank, heavily damaging the structure.
In this new Training Minutes video on technical rescue, Ray Griffin and Mark Gregory discuss the application of the band saw in rescue situations.