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FDIC Preview: Adam Hansen Looks at ‘Smells and Bells: Rooftop Units’

Adam Hansen offers a preview of some of the topics he'll be reviewing at his FDIC International 2021 class on HVAC rooftop units.
Smoke from a significant fire in Ohio

Command, Coordination, and Drones Key at Bowling Alley Fire

Joe Pronesti recounts an incident that may prompt “what if” scenarios for larger buildings and target hazards in your jurisdiction.

UL FSRI: Energy Storage System Installation Test Report Now Available

This research demonstrates a clear need for responding firefighters to have early access to data from instrumentation installed within an ESS, particularly gas measurement instrumentation, available through a monitoring panel.

NFPA 1700 Guide for Structural Fire Fighting Available Online, Free

The course covers how to enter buildings, where to apply hose streams, and when to stand down due to potential life-threatening situations; and culminates with a Capstone exam to help firefighters synthesize learning and put knowledge to the test.
Firefighters at the scene as flames leap up the exterior walls during a Long Island house fire

Photos: Firefighters Battling Raging Garden City (NY) House Fire

A house was heavily damaged by a raging fire on Thursday evening, March 18, in Garden City on Long Island, New York.
Tom Warren on porch fires

Porch Fires

Thomas N. Warren reviews some of the operational challenges firefighters must overcome at porch fires.
Firefighters at fire in Rockford, Illinois

Firefighter, Civilian Injured in IL House Fire

Firefighters were dispatched at about 9:15 p.m. to 1535 E. State St. where smoke and flames were coming from the third floor.
Burned interior

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.