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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.

Biden Backs COVID Vaccine Mandate For Firefighters as Controversy Roils Departments

President Joe Biden Thursday endorsed local government mandates that require first responders to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations.
City of Modesto Fire Department CA

Modesto Looks to Join Other Fire Agencies That Bill Insurance for Responding to Calls

The Modesto Fire Department wants to bill insurance companies when its firefighters respond to car accidents, medical emergencies, fires and other calls for service.
Norwalk CT Fire Department

Norwalk (CT) Fire Department Calls Jump by Nearly 600, Compared to 2020

Firefighters responded to nearly 600 more calls so far this year than in 2020, according to data from the Norwalk Fire Department.
Erika Enslin

Podcast: The Future Firefighter: Erika Enslin

Chris Baker and Captain Erika Enslin from the Sacramento (CA) Fire Department discuss future female firefighter recruitment topics.
Cambridge OH firefighters operate at the scene of a September 2021 fire

OH County Is Battling a Firefighter Shortage

Guernsey County is facing a shortage of paid and volunteer firefighters and first responders.

Unmet Expectations: What a Volunteer Firefighter or EMT Does

Being honest about what volunteering entails can help with recruiting new members for your departments, writes Joe Maruca.

Podcast: The Mikey G. and Mikey D. Show

Mike Gagliano and Mike Dugan talk fire, search operations, survivable spaces, and more with Sean Duffy.
Firefighter facing away with turnout gear

Former Firefighter Sues SC City, Alleges Sexual Harassment, Assault

A former Columbia firefighter whose complaint touched off an internal investigation that unveiled a raucous, "over-sexed" environment at an Atlas Road firehouse is now suing the city.

Interview with IAFF General President Edward Kelly

Kelly talks about his family, his love of the fire service, top priorities for his new administration, and engaging rank-and-file members.
Tom Aurnhammer and Ron Kanterman

Podcast: Back Step Boys

Ron Kanterman and Tom Aurnhammer look back on this year's extended National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.