2015 Fire Engineering Authors Index


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


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

Bachman, E. Use Open Sources of Intelligence as a Preplanning Aid. Jan, p83; Hidden in Plain Sight. Jul, p73

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

Barakey, M. et al. Near Miss Stresses the Need for Chain Saw Safety Training, A. (What We Learned). Mar, p175; Two-Alarm Condo Fire Challenges Virginia Beach Firefighters. Aug, p59

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

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

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

Brunacini, A. The Power of Checklists (Bruno “Unplugged”). Jan, p38; I Know it When I See It (Bruno “Unplugged”). Feb, p38; POSDCORB (Bruno “Unplugged”). Mar, p54; Reciprocal Rescue (Bruno “Unplugged”). Apr, p64; Power Goofs (Bruno “Unplugged”). May, p36; More Power Goofs (Bruno “Unplugged”). Jun, p48; Positive Power (Bruno “Unplugged”). Jul, p32; Boundary Management (Bruno “Unplugged”). Aug, p44; More Boundary Management (Bruno “Unplugged”). Sept, p42; Expectations and Boundaries (Bruno “Unplugged”). Oct, p40; Idea Management (Bruno “Unplugged”). Nov, p38; The Human Condition and the Hierarchy (Bruno “Unplugged”). Dec, p36

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

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


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

Califano, F. EMS Respiratory Protection Made Easy (Fire Service EMS). Jan, p24; Flakka: a New EMS Challenge (FireEMS). Sept, p28

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

Capoziello, M. The Smartphone Photo Hunt (Training Notebook). Jan, p20; Achieving Radio Discipline (Volunteers Corner). Jun, p12; Thoughts on Mutual Aid (Volunteers Corner). Nov, p14

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

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

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

Ciampo, M. Red Light, Green Light (On Fire). Jan, p152; Hat Trick, The (On Fire).Feb, p96; See-Saw Technique: Rescue Maneuver with a Portable Ladder. Mar, p57; Just Another Brick in the Wall (On Fire). Mar, p204; March Madness Recap (On Fire). May, p136; I-O-U My Life (On Fire). Jun, p92; Opening Up (On Fire). Jul, p112; And I’m Climbing a Stairway to…. (On Fire). Sept, p96; “Can” I Help You? (On Fire). Oct, p112; Avenue of Egress (On Fire). Nov, p88; A Few Gifts for You (On Fire). Dec, p116

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

Comstock, D. Engineering & Manufacturing Services, LLC v. Ashton, et al. (Fire Service Court). Mar, p171; Willis v. Charter Township of Emmett (Fire Service Court). Sept, p83

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

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

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


Daly, C. Drive to Survive: It Starts at the Top. Feb, p61; Is Your Personal Vehicle Covered in a Crash During a Response? (Volunteers Corner). Dec, p14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dugan, M. Brooklyn Dwelling Fire (Fire Focus). Feb, p20; Brick Warehouse Fire (Fire Focus). Mar, p28; Fires Involving Means of Egress (Fire Focus). Apr, p24; Fire Involving Roofs (Fire Focus). Jun, p28; Fire in a Detroit Vacant Building (Fire Focus). Sept, p26; Fracking and the Fire Service. Nov, p43; Bailout in Staten Island (Fire Focus). Dec, p24



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Gustin, B. “Big Box” Store Fire: Lesson Learned. Jan, 41; Structure Fires: Beware of the Danger Above Your Head. Apr, p69


Haigh, C. Climbing the Ladder of Success: Demystifying the Hiring Process. Aug, p47; Incident Scene Rehabilitation: a Leadership Challenge (w/D. Smith). Dec, p49

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

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

Halton, B. The Content of Your Character (Editor’s Opinion). Jan, p8Protests, Violence, Terrorism, and Firefighter (Editor’s Opinion). Feb, p8; Those Worthless Kids (Editor’s Opinion). Mar, p8; Duty, Honor, Country (Editor’s Opinion).  Apr, p8; Ideologues and Their Bad Behavior (Editor’s Opinion). May, p8; Art, Reality, and Influence (Editor’s Opinion). Jun, p8; Transgressions and Forgiveness (Editor’s Opinion). Jul, p8; The Heroic Dream, The (Editor’s Opinion). Aug, p8; Sacred Obligation, Failure Is Unacceptable (Editor’s Opinion). Sept, p8; A Fall from Grace (Editor’s Opinion). Oct, p8; The Character of Stirring Symbols (Editor’s Opinion). Nov, p8; Ben Franklin, Opinions, and Maturing (Editor’s Opinion). Dec, p8

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

Kanterman, R. Sprinklers Made Simple. Jan, p69

Kastros, A. The Tactical Gap. Apr, p87

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Lukas, B. Denver’s Legalized Marijuana Industry and the Fire Code. Feb, p53


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

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

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

Marinucci, R. Are Liability Concerns Real? (The Chief-Problem Solver). Apr, p28; Solving the Unsolvable (The Chief Problem Solver). Aug, p32

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

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

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

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

McCaslin, C. Organizational Plan Increases Efficiency on All EMS Calls. June, p32; Officer’s Role in EMS, The (FireEMS). Dec, p28

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

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

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

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

Montagna, F. Utility Response: What You Can Expect from Your Utility and What You Should Expect. May, p55; Water Main Breaks: Preplan for Safety. Oct, p61

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

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

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

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


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

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

Norwood, P.J. and S. Gray. Tactical Considerations for Spray Polyurethane. Jan, p49; Searching in the Flow Path. Jun, p59


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

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


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

Peters, W. Understanding Air Brakes on Fire Apparatus (Apparatus Supplement). Jun, p4; NFPA Updates the Apparatus Standards (Apparatus Supplement). Jun, p16; Another Spectacular FDIC! (Apparatus Supplement). Jun, p31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Rhodes, J. Training Programs Matter for Today’s Changing Fire Service (Training Notebook). Apr, p16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sheridan, D. New System Helps to Prevent Gas Leaks (Technology Today). Jul, p97; Water Supply: Preplanning Alternatives. Sept, p67

Shouldis, W. Core Command Competencies. May, p67

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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


Wallace, M. Managing Your Strengths. May, p84

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

White, W. Effective Training: Making the Challenging Routine. Apr, p149; The Leverage of Leadership. Aug, p75

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

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

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