Drawn by Fire: A Prickly Predicament

Firefighter as a cactus
Check out the May 2021 Fire Engineering magazine illustration from Paul Combs.

Civilian Rescue: The Reason We Exist

July 27, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast emphasizes the need to refocus the fire service on civilian rescue. The fire service has done a great job of emphasizing the need for firefighter safety, especially over the past 25 years. Rapid intervention, two out, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, Project Mayday, and many other efforts have been a critical part of the overall firefighter safety enterprise.

James Davis

From Tactical to Practical: The Fire Investigation Team at High-Rise Fires

July 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast highlights the important functions of the Fire Investigation Team (FIT) during the first few crucial minutes of a high-rise incident, which will undoubtedly set the tone for the entire incident. The FIT becomes the incident commander’s (IC’s) “eyes and ears.” The instructor walks you through the front door of a high-rise building and methodically works your way up to the fire floor.

New Trends in Pumper Specifications

June 22, 2021 | 1 PM EDT
The horizon is changing on pumper apparatus specifications. In this webinar, we'll discuss new trends in pumper specification, including clean cab, clean air scrubbers, SAM systems and pump panel locations. Our job at Rosenbauer is to help you save lives and protect property. A pumper fire apparatus is a key component to that. This discussion will serve as a resource to you as you specify your next pumper apparatus.
Flames in the background with firefighter in the foreground

Crafting a Small Unit Vision Statement

Adopting a vision statement at the local level can spur widespread changes that will impact your firefighters when it's needed most, writes Todd Donovan.
Uniting the Brotherhood

Drawn by Fire: Unite the Brotherhood

Paul Combs and Bobby Halton on the state of the fire service brotherhood.
Commander going after subordinate

Drawn by Fire: A Disturbing Situation

For everyone out there dealing with a tyrannical leader, May the 4th be with you!
Bobby Halton

Known and Unknown

Firefighters should not work out, stair climb, or do emergency medical calls in our gear, given the “known and unknown” health risks.

Mission Deprivation: The Stress of Not Experiencing the Stress

Will “mission deprivation” become a legitimate concern in the fire service? Brett Snow considers the feelings associated with missing out on calls.
John K. Murphy

Facing the New Normal

John K. Murphy reviews some of the challenges facing the fire service as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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