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TOP-FLOOR FIRES

Just what is a top-floor fire? Well, in multistory buildings, you guessed it! But remember, any remarks about top-floor fires also pertain to onestory buildings. Fires in this location are different because side (or horizontal) internal exposures become very important.

Biloxi (MS) Council May Approve Mayor’s Choice for Fire Chief

Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich had 90 days from July 20 to nominate a new fire chief, but he'll submit a candidate to the Biloxi City Council.
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Drawn by Fire: Do The Right Thing

Putting in the work and taking pride in the job impacts every aspect of being a firefighter. More from Paul Combs and Dan MacAuley.
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Racial Bias Investigation Called for By Black and Latino L.A. Firefighters

Two groups have called for an investigation into what they allege is widespread racial bias in the agency's treatment of employees.
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Podcast: The Future Firefighter: Dave Emanuel

Host Chris Baker and guest Dave Emanuel discuss grounding, values, and organizational culture in the fire service.
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Complaints: Top LAFD Official Reportedly Drunk on Duty

Chief Ralph Terrazas received a report that his top administrative commander appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on duty.
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Drawn by Fire: The Well-Oiled Machine

As firefighters, how do we maintain our passion for the job? A cartoon from Paul Combs with commentary by Shane Furuta.
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Councilman, Former Firefighter Charged with Stealing PA Fire Department Funds

A Latrobe councilman and the patriarch of a city family involved in an ongoing dispute with the local fire department and its chief were arrested.
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Tucson Fire Chief: Attack on First Responders ‘a Lot to Unpack’

Tucson Fire Chief Chuck Ryan discusses dealing with the aftermath of an attack that targeted fire and EMS members.
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San Diego Struggles to Diversify Firefighters with More Women, Minorities

A new analysis shows firefighters in San Diego are still 95 percent male and 67 percent White despite efforts to recruit more women and minorities.
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Report: Former NH Fire Chief’s Lack of Communication Led to Problems

A study of Hampton's fire department cited a lack of communication as one of the major problems.