Below you’ll find a roundup of some of the features that ran on the Fire Engineering site in March 2018. More features at www.fireengineering.com/features.
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.
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.
In this back-to-basics article, Mark van der Feyst looks at firefighters conducting ventilation through removing a window.
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.
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.
In this week’s Humpday Hangout, hosts Rick Lasky and Bobby Halton talk shop with Billy Goldfeder.
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.
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 signs in multiple languages can be a clue to potential communication barriers in the event of an emergency. More from Gregory Havel.
What does it mean to be a “tactical athlete”? Todd LeDuc looks at the performance expectations of the fireground.
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.
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.
In this new Training Minutes video, Jason Revoldt and Walt Lewis discuss how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used for arson investigation.
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.
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.
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.
In this week’s Humpday Hangout, Steve Pegram, Aaron Heller, and Brad French talk with their guests about filling the gaps in fire training.
Greg Havel looks at how precautions for keeping construction sites and workplaces safe for workers highlight potential concerns for firefighter safety.
In this Training Minutes video, John Simpson and company demonstrate extrication tactics on a hoarder vehicle that has overturned with a patient becoming entrapped.
Tony Carroll has some thoughts on training on out-of-air emergencies and air management practices for this month’s drill.
Once you have an approved budget, how do you expend it strategically? Mark Wallace has a look at fire department expenditure planning.
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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