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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.
Anthony Avillo and Jim Duffy

Podcast: Fireground Strategies: Truck Tasks

Anthony Avillo and Jim Duffy discuss how to account for truck functions even if you don't have a truck.
Firefighters on a hoseline

Brattleboro (VT) Fire Chief Stepping Down After 43 Years of Service

After serving the Brattleboro Fire Department "his entire adult life," Chief Michael Bucossi plans to retire, and Assistant Chief Leonard Howard will succeed him
Guido Calcagno

Podcast: In Their Own Words: Guido Calcagno

Joe Pronesti talks with Guido Calcagno about high-rise firefighting and his recent article on high-rise stairwells.
Tyler Warfield of Clear Spring Fire-Rescue SC

Firefighter Killed in SC Motorcycle Crash Mourned by Colleagues

Tyler Warfield of Fountain Inn was killed in a motorcycle crash Wednesday morning in Spartanburg County. He was 23.
Sean Brown and Guy Newbery

New Chief Named to Concord (NH) Fire Department

Sean Brown has been with the Concord Fire Department since 1995, when he started as a firefighter/EMT.
Rick Lasky and John Salka

Podcast: The Command Post: Your Fire Service Idols

Rick Lasky and John Salka ask: If you had the chance to go back and work with one of your fire service idols, who would it be?
Firefighter facing away with turnout gear

CT Fire Chiefs Promote Volunteer Tax Breaks

Area fire chiefs spoke on Tuesday about the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act, which they said would assist them in recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters.
Women in Fire

Podcast: Women in Fire: Diversity in the Fire Service

Members of Women in Fire discuss the value of diversity in the fire service.
Politics and Tactics

Podcast: Politics and Tactics

Frank Ricci, David Polikoff, and Sam Villani discuss the issue of teachers during the pandemic and letting firefighters make decisions so they can develop.
Fire chief screaming at firefighter

Drawn by Fire: Preparation Compensation

A calm and well-delivered radio transmission from the first-arriving company will always drown out a screamer.