2013 Fire Engineering Authors Index


Angemi, G., Glassman, E., and Stratton, D. 14-Alarm Warehouse Fire Strikes Urban Neighborhood. Feb, p51

Angulo, R. and Lozier, J. Stairway to Heaven: Tower Rescue. Sept, p45

Atkinson, N. and Wildermuth, C. The Volunteer and the Spouse: A Study in

Cooperation. (Volunteers Corner). Apr, p12

Avillo, A. Preparing for the Hard Environment: Where Does It Start. Mar, p83; Fireground Strategies: Roc Harbor Complex, Rounds 1 and 2. Aug, p49;


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

Bachman, E. New Tier II, The: An Expanded Preplanning Tool. Nov, p83

Biggart, J. Are You Ready for EMS Challenges? (Fire Service EMS). Mar, p40

Bisson, S. and C. Martin. CT Train Derailment and Mass Casualty Response. Nov, p49

Bland, C. Protect You Hearing. (Fire Service EMS). Oct, p36

Bloomer, A. Superstorm Sandy: New Jersey’s US&R Response. Jun, p37

Booth, B. and Milan, K. Find Success with Online Training and Education. (Training

Notebook). Apr, p22

Bowker, G. Fighting Fires in Disposable Structures. Mar, p99

Brennan, C. How to Avoid Training Scars. Apr, p161

Brown, J. and Schnepp, R. Dangers of Fire Smoke Exposure. Mar, p147

Brunacini, A. Fluffy the Cat. (Bruno “Unplugged”). Jan, p40;

Texas Bull’s Eye. (Bruno “Unplugged”). Feb, p38; Fit for Duty: The Biological Component. (Bruno “Unplugged”). Mar, p60; Fit for Duty: the Cognitive Component. (Bruno “Unplugged). Apr, p68; Fit for Duty: the Emotional Component. (Bruno “Unplugged”). Jul, p52; Fit for Duty: the Social Component.  (Bruno “Unplugged). Aug, p 46; Added Value. (Bruno “Unplugged”). Sept, p40; Eat an Elephant, Choke on a Gnat. (Bruno “Unplugged”). Oct, p48; Shirt Pocket Notes. (Bruno “Unplugged”). Nov, p44; “Let the Big Dog Eat.” (Bruno “Unplugged”). Dec, p48

Buckman, J. Structural Firefighting with Limited Staffing. (Volunteers Corner). Dec, p12

Burns, R. Leadership in the Real World. Aug, p79

Bryan, P. Three-Step Method to Reduce Unnecessary Alarms. Jan, p87; Family Member Medical Crisis: How Would You Respond? Dec, p75


Califano, F. EMS and Hazmat: When Your Ambulance Becomes the Hot Zone. (Fire Service EMS). Aug, p28

Capoziello, M. You’re an ex-Chief; Now What? (Volunteers Corner). Mar, p12

Carley, D. Pursuing Proactive Fire Service Solutions. Jul, p79

Ciampo, M. Protecting and Preventing 24/7, 365. (On Fire). Jan, p160; Grab the

What? (On Fire). Feb, p104; Learning Something New. Mar, p192; Pull Back Methods of Rock Cutting. Apr, p127 A Different Sea of Blue. Apr, p188;

Working the Streets: Rapid Response Vehicle Operations. May, p83; Like Clockwork. Jul, p112; The Circle of Danger. (On Fire). Aug, p104; Working in Unison. (On Fire). Sept, p104; The Curveball. (On Fire). Oct, p120; Holiday Hardship. (On Fire). Nov, p104; Gasping for Information. (On Fire). Dec, p124

Coffman, B. Code Enforcement: Critical for a Successful Fire Prevention Program. Jan,


Collins, L. FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Operations. Jun, p9

Comstock, D. Preston v. City of Pleasant Hill. (Fire Service Court). Jan, p101

Conley, L. Growing Leaders Using E.M.P.O.W.E.R.ment. Mar, p153


Dalrymple, D. Educating Today’s Extricators. Apr, p54

Dicus, C., Korman, T., Grant C., et al. Compressed Air Foam and Structural Firefighting Research. Jul, p65

Dittmar, M. Sandy “Toughest Test” for New York and New Jersey Responders. May, p6

Tracking Recovery Progress. Jun, p95

Downey, J. FDNY Swift Water Rescue Operations. May, p70; FDNY Assists with Odd Job in the PATH Tubes. May, p97

Duckworth, R. Pediatric Scene Management. (Fire Service EMS). Nov, p28

Duffy, R. The Quick Step Anchor. (Technology Today). Nov, p96

Dugan, M. Factory Building Fire. (Fire Focus). Jul, p28

Dunne, T. Evaluating the Human Factor on the Fireground. Jan, p45; Perception and Reality on the Fireground. Aug, p75; Trenching Strategy: Drawing a Line in the Sand. Dec, p61


Ellson, J. Working the Streets: FDNY Swift Water Team 2. May, p94


Fee, T. The RAP. Mar, p161

Fenton, N. The Safety Spot. (Technology Today). Oct, p98

Fernandez, F. and Johns, D. Promotional Assessment Center Preparation. Mar, p141

Fields, A. Overcome Line Staffing Issues with the “Clamp.” (Training Notebook). Oct, p18

French, C. Training for Change: Saving Lives on the Front End. Apr, p135


Gaggin, A. and Pruden, G. Optimizing the Use of Live Fire Training Structures. Apr,


Gallagher, K. Modular Construction: Hidden Hazards Within. Oct, p73

Gerber, Alfred. Northern New Jersey: Flood Rescue. Jun, p43

Gray, S. Lessons Learned from a Civilian Rescue. Sept, p93

Greer, J. Fireground Survival: Upgrade Your Profile. Dec, p69

Gregory, M. Man vs. Machinery. (Training Notebook). Mar, p20

Griffin, D. From Tragedy to Triumph: Lessons Learned in Charleston. Sept, p77

Gustin, B. Miami Warehouse Fire. (Fire Focus). Mar, p28; Changes in High-Rise Buildings: Is It Time to Change Your Procedures? Apr, p101; Hoarder House Fire. (Fire Focus). Oct, p28


Halton, B. Common Sense for Uncommon Events. (Editor’s Opinion). Jan, p6; The Company You Keep. (Editor’s Opinion). Jan, p6; The Majority Opinion. (Editor’s Opinion). Mar, p6; Honor Enough. (Editor’s Opinion). April, p6; Culture Wars. (Editor’s Opinion). Jul, p6; Blood, Sweat, and Tears. (Editor’s Opinion). Aug, p6; Exceptional Service. (Editor’s Opinion). Sept, p6; Fire Service, The: 250 Years of Driving Progress. (Editor’s Opinion). Oct, p6; Old and in the Way. (Editor’s Opinion). Nov, p6; Science on the Fireground for a Better Firefight. (Editor’s Opinion). Dec, p6

Hellard, W. Hazardous Materials “Sand Traps.” Mar, p123

Hittle, S. How to Build a Cheap Hose Dummy. Oct, p53; Entering Windows. (The Truck Company). Dec, p32

Hopson, B. Jersey Shore Ops. Jun, p52


Imbarlina, S. Developing Response Guidelines for Fires in Vacant Buildings. Jan, p63


Jefferies, J. Selecting Wire Cutters. (Training Notebook). Jan, p16

Johnson, S.Notes from the Public Information Officer. May, p42


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

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

Kennedy, M. Fire Department Response to Select-Agent Facilities. Nov, p93

Knapp, J. House Fires: New Threats, New Tactics. Apr, p149; Big Storms, Big Emergencies. Sept, p59; Rapid Fire Spread at Private Dwelling Fires. Oct, p59

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


Lambert, K. Configuring Power Blowers. Jul, p83

Lasky, R. Firehouse Survival: Dealing with “Him.” Apr, p167

Leidig, T. Fire Safety Education for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jan, p81

Lentsch, S. One Department’s Journey from Volunteer to Paid. (Volunteers Corner). Oct, p12

Lichtenstein, I. Why and How to Prepare for a Search in the Wilderness. Sept, p83

Luizzi, P. Performance Management: A Balanced Approach. Feb, p87


Marinucci, R. “Good” Problems. (The Chief Problem Solver). Jan, p24; Quality Is the Problem!. (The Chief Problem Solver). Apr, p50; Hiring Problems. (The Chief Problem Solver). Aug, p26

Martinez, B. Suffolk County US&R Task Force 1 Response. Jun, p31

Mason, M. Surviving the Fireground. Mar, p131

Massey, C. The Impact of Air Movement on High-Rise Commercial Fires. Dec, p51

Maynes, R. FDNY IMT: Putting the Plan in Action. May, p41

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

May, p90; Understanding a Culture of Extinguishment. (The Engine Company). Oct, p34;

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

Jan, p10

Mitchell, J. Pump Panel Leadership. Jul, p92

Moore, K. Blood Pressure in Firefighters: A Silent Killer? (Fire Service EMS). Dec, p26

Morris, R. Crane Collapse: Rescue 1 Operations. May, p80

Mueller, K. How Many Personal Computers Do We Need in the Stations? Jul, p75

Murphy, J. Statewide Mutual-Aid Deployment to Toms River. Jun, p75


Nelson, C. Crew Resource Management: The Elephant in the Fire Station. Jul, p89

Newby, S. Drilling for Tactical Command and Control. (Training Notebook). Sept, p16

Nemick, B. A 2½-inch Alternative? Oct, p93

Niebling, C. Jersey Shore: Mantoloking OEM. Jun, p61



Paskett, C. Memory Aids, Mnemonics, and Acronyms: A Company Officer’s Perspective. Jul, p71

Peetz, B. Manufacturing and Industrial Fires: Do You Know What You’re Getting Into? Nov, p69

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

Jan, p14

Peters, W. NFPA 1901 Silently Improving Firefighter Safety. Apparatus Supplement. p5;

FDIC 2013: What’s News. Apparatus Supplement. p. 28; Proposed Apparatus Changes by the EPA and the ISO. p. 36

Pfeifer, J. Conflagration in Breezy Point, Queens. May, p61

Pignataro, C. Interacting with Alzheimer’s Patients. (Fire Service EMS). Jan, p26; Helping Mentally Distressed Firefighters Help Themselves. (Fire Service EMS). Apr, p38; Automatic Crash Notification: A Promising Resource for Fire EMS. (Fire Service EMS). September, p.26

Pillsworth, T. Starting Over— Again. (Volunteers Corner). Jul, p12

Pinsky, B. Developing a Fire Service Training Program. Apr, p93

Pronesti, S. Oriented Vent-Enter-Search for Small Departments. Mar, p93

Prziborowski, S. Succession Planning 101: Are We Doing the Best We Can for Our

Personnel? Mar, p109


Quinalty, J. The Six Ts of Fire Service Learning. (Training Notebook). Jul, p18


Rickenbach, E. What Is Really Our Biggest Challenge in Vehicle Rescue.

(Extrication Tactics). Jan, p32;

Robinson, T. Wayfinding in Zero Visibility. (Training Notebook). Dec, p18

Roden, E. Detroit Multiple-Dwelling Fire. (Fire Focus). Jan, p28; Chicago’s “Ice Palace”

Fire. (Fire Focus). Apr, p30; Ventilation-Limited Fires in Residential Buildings. Jul, p57;

Rose, M. Grain Bin Rescue. Nov, p61

Rossi, M. The First-Due Engineer. Feb, p91

Rounds, S. Firefighter Safety: Fire Leaders’ Perspectives. Dec, p77

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

Mar, p136; You’re the New Chief; Now What? Aug, p61

Ruff, B. Fire Accountability App. (Technology Today). Aug, p95


Scarpa, S. Where Have All the Good Officers Gone? Mar, p127

Schmitt Williams, S. Customer Service: A View from the Other Side. Jan, p91

Schwalbe, G. B.L.A.S.T. the Fire. Jan, p95

Sheridan, D. FDNY Incident Management Team. May, p52

Shouldis, W. Radio Communications Discipline Through C.A.R.D.S. Mar, p119

Shupe, J. It’s Gallons Per Minute that Put the Fire Out! Oct, p79

Silvernail, J. Second-Arriving Company: The Facilitator. Oct, p89

Sitz, T. What to Do When Things Go Wrong at the Pump. Feb, p73

Smith, J. Fire Without Water: Toady’s Truck Company. Mar, p65

Smith, K. What the Fire Protection Engineer Didn’t Tell You. Jan, p77

Spadafora, R. Calm Before the Storm: FDNY Preplanning and Preparation. May, p24

Spurgeon, P. Friction Loss Rules of Thumb. Feb, p83

Steed, J. Live-in Firefighter Program. (Volunteers Corner). Nov, p12

Steger, R. Hand Tool Security Bar and Gate Removal. (Training Notebook). Nov, p22 

Story, K. Two-Man Pike Poles. Mar, p159

Strong, P. RIT for Real. (Real-World RIT). Mar, p48

Sudnik, J. W. 57th Street Crane Incident: A Command-Level Critique. May, p77

Sutkus, T. Using Aerial Ladder Tip Lights to Maximum Advantage. (Training Notebook). Aug, p18


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

Jan, p69

Tinagero, G. Stucco Wall Fires: Check All Electrical Sources. Jan, p73



Vandale, K. Sleep Deprivation in EMS. (Fire Service EMS). Jan, p18

Vernon, A. Response to “One-Pot” Meth Labs. Nov, p79

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


Waters, M. Responding to “Unknown” Emergencies. Feb, p67

Winborne, W. Vehicular LODDs: A Reassessment. Feb, p77

Weigle, W. Overcoming Financial Obstacles to Improve Life Safety. (Volunteers Corner). Aug, p12

West, K. The Vaccination “Disconnect.” (Fire Service EMS). Jul, p34

Wodicka, R. Measuring Department Performance. (Volunteers Corner). Jan, p12; Understanding Public Policy and Its Role in the Fire Service. (Volunteers Corner). Aug, p12;

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