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Shut the Door! VEIS, Search, and Sheltering in Place

Research and experience confirm that a closed door can save lives. Bill Gustin reviews several options for protecting life at a fire.

Fires in High-Rise Fireproof Multiple Dwellings

Danny Sheridan weighs in on factors firefighters must contend with when fighting fires in high-rise fireproof multiple dwellings.

Two Chicago Firefighters Treated After Fighting Jeweler’s Row Fire in The Loop

City police and fire officials responded to a fire reported in the 22-story Mallers Building at Wabash and Madison in Jewelers Row at around 4 a.m.

Today’s Evolving Fire Attack

The time has come to stop arguing over what we call something and put our energy into learning the “when” and “how” to effectively apply water to our firegrounds in the quickest way possible, writes P.J. Norwood and Nick J. Salameh.
San Francisco Fire Department

San Francisco (CA) Firefighter Expected to Survive After Being Critically Injured by Hose

The firefighter, six-year SFFD veteran Matthew Vann, was initially listed as being in critical condition.

Three Hospitalized, Dozens Displaced After NC Apartment Complex Fire

High Point Fire Department crews responded to an electrical fire on the fourth-floor laundry room in Astor Dowdy Apartments around midnight Friday morning.

Early-Morning Three-Alarm Restaurant Fire in MD Causes Partial Roof Collapse

At around 4 a.m., a local passerby called the fire at Jilly's Bar & Grill in Pikesville on Reisterstown Road.

One Dead, More Than 100 Displaced After Scranton (PA) Apartment Fire

A 63-year-old resident died of cardiac arrest and more than 100 residents were displaced when a fire in a sixth-floor apartment tore through United House Apartments last night.

Aerial Footage Shows Response to Cahokia (IL) House Fire

A large early-morning fire destroyed the roof of a home in the 1100 block of Water Street.

Dozens Displaced, 20 Units Damaged by Massive GA Apartment Complex Fire

The fire happened at the Creekside at Holcomb Bridge Apartments on Creekside Way.