In Case You Missed It: March 2018 Firefighting Articles

Below you’ll find a roundup of some of the features that ran on the Fire Engineering site in March 2018. More features at

Humpday Hangout: The Firehouse Environment and Morale

In this week’sHumpday Hangout, hosts Frank Ricci and PJ Norwood talk to guests Mike Dugan and Mike Gagliano about the firehouse environment and morale.


Training Minutes: Considerations for Infant Victims

In this new Training Minutes video, Walt Lewis and company demonstrate a method to more accurately train on caring for an infant patient during rescue on the fireground.


Truck Company Ops: Taking the Window

In this back-to-basics article, Mark van der Feyst looks at firefighters conducting ventilation through removing a window.


Tailboard Talk: Is the Fire Service Trading Effectiveness for Efficiency?

An efficiency is only effective, and should only be implemented, when considered in the context of an outcome, and never in the context of just saving money. Dane Carley and Craig Nelson on how a shift toward efficiency may be compromising fire departments’ status as higher reliability organizations.


Stop The Bleed: What It Is, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Help

Spurred on by recent active shooter situations, “Stop the Bleed” is a training program to prepare civilians to take action in the event of a mass casualty incident. Find out more about the program.


Humpday Hangout: Talking Shop with Chief Billy Goldfeder

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, hosts Rick Lasky and Bobby Halton talk shop with Billy Goldfeder.


Training Minutes: Elevator Rescue: Drop Key Access

In a new segment ofTraining Minutes,Mike Dragonetti and company demonstrate some of the considerations for using a drop key for access during elevator rescue operations.


On the Road with Bobby Halton at Milliken ResQ

Fire EngineeringEditor in Chief Bobby Halton will be visiting Milliken & Company, one of the most advanced textile manufacturers in the world, at their South Carolina headquarters. Here, Bobby and the audience will learn more about Milliken ResQ, a business dedicated to creating flame resistant fabrics for firefighters.


Construction Concerns: Languages

Construction signs in multiple languages can be a clue to potential communication barriers in the event of an emergency. More from Gregory Havel.


Are You a Tactical Athlete?

What does it mean to be a “tactical athlete”? Todd LeDuc looks at the performance expectations of the fireground.


Humpday Hangout: Air Management and Crew Accountability

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Mike Gagliano of Seattle (WA) Fire Department joins Bill Gustin, Mike Dugan, and the rest of the crew as they discuss the measures their departments have taken to maintain accountability and keep personnel from running out of air in large commercial buildings.


Multifamily Dwelling Fires Training

Noting a dearth of in-depth training on multifamily dwelling fires, the Boise (ID) Fire Department moved to develop a substantive training piece on the subject.


Training Minutes: UAVs for Arson Investigation

In this new Training Minutes video, Jason Revoldt and Walt Lewis discuss how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used for arson investigation.


Are Current Fire Prevention and Education Models Failing Us?

Ales Jug notes some challenges to fire department’s current models of fire prevention and public education and considers how the fire service may adapt to overcome them.


Do Fire Departments Need a Futures Command?

Brian A. Carr proposes that fire departments looking for creative solutions for emerging responses create a Futures Command that can evaluate and test new strategies and approaches.


SCBA Quick Tips: The Safety Apparatus

In this SCBA Quick Tips video from MSA, Joe Alvarez discusses some of the upgrades that have elevated the MSA G1 from being merely a breathing apparatus to being the “safety apparatus.


Humpday Hangout: Filling the Gaps in Fire Training

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Steve Pegram, Aaron Heller, and Brad French talk with their guests about filling the gaps in fire training.


Construction Concerns: Walking and Working Surfaces

Greg Havel looks at how precautions for keeping construction sites and workplaces safe for workers highlight potential concerns for firefighter safety.


Training Minutes: Overturned Hoarder Vehicle with Entrapment

In this Training Minutes video, John Simpson and company demonstrate extrication tactics on a hoarder vehicle that has overturned with a patient becoming entrapped.


Mayday Monday: Air Management

Tony Carroll has some thoughts on training on out-of-air emergencies and air management practices for this month’s drill.


Fire Department Budget Strategies

Once you have an approved budget, how do you expend it strategically? Mark Wallace has a look at fire department expenditure planning.


Training Program: Horizontal Ventilation Essentials

Horizontal Ventilation Essentials, a training video from the Firefighters Support Foundation, is a back-to-the-basics presentation of this essential fireground skill



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