Truck Company

Mike Ciampo with other firefighters performing teepee cut on a roof

Training Minutes: Teepee Cut

Mike Ciampo demonstrates the teepee cut, especially useful for opening up a high-pitched roof.
Mike Ciampo on lath and plaster

Training Minutes: Lath and Plaster Overhaul

Mike Ciampo discusses opening walls made of lath and plaster, an older form of interior wall construction that can be difficult to remove.
Firefighters in Chicago beaching a truck

Truck Placement on the Fireground

Open lots provide many options for the second-due truck. Read some tactical thoughts from Jimmy Davis.
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.
Tower ladder outriggers on a sidewalk

Sidewalk Spots

Use some sense when you’re operating on a sidewalk, writes Mike Ciampo.
Mike Ciampo and another firefighter with a ground ladder

Training Minutes: Shooting the Ladder

Mike Ciampo and his crew demonstrate how firefighters can "shoot" a ground ladder under overhead obstructions such as power lines, or even place the ladder under a dangling victim.

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.