In Case You Missed It: November 2016 Fire Engineering Features

In November we kicked off our year-long celebration of Fire Engineering‘s 140th anniversary, which includes archival content and commentary from some of the heavy hitters in the firefighting community. Below you’ll find some of those anniversary pieces along with numerous other features and videos.

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Humpday Hangout: UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Updates

This week, four members of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI)–Dan Madrzykowski, Keith Stakes Dr. Craig Weinschenk, and Robin Zevotek–join Bobby Halton to discuss their ongoing research.


Training Minutes: Transitional Attack

In this episode of Training Minutes, Sean Gray, Chad Christenson, and company explore the application of exterior hose streams in fire suppression.


Riding in the Officer’s Seat

Whether you are in a volunteer or career department, big or small, the officer’s seat offers not only many opportunities but an equal number of challenges as well, writes Brian O’Neill.


140 Years of Fire Engineering: The Tradition Continues

Ray McCormack (pictured), John Norman, and Ron Kanterman talk about what Fire Engineering and FDIC meant to them.


Humpday Hangout: ‘Safe’ Is a Four-Letter Curse Word to Many!

The fireground is inherently unsafe, but when we say, “Let’s make it safe,” some may mistake our meaning. In this week’s Humpday Hangout, P.J. Norwood and Sean Grey will look at the fireground and the safety culture with FDNY Deputy Chief George Healy and Los Angeles County (CA) Asst. Chief Derek Alkonis.


Extrication Minutes: Fender Removal

In this new extrication training video, Brock Archer provides some basic techniques to accomplish the simple task of removing the fender of a vehicle when dash displacement is required.


Training Minutes: Turning Into the Fire Room

In this Training Minutes video on engine company operations, Ray McCormack and company share a trick of the trade to make a smoother transition with the hoseline into the fire room.


Construction Concerns: Fire Containment, Part 2

In part 2 of his series on fire containment, Gregory Havel looks at structural features that will limit the spread of fire and combustion products and allow firefighters to determine the proper places from which to prevent the spread of fire into uninvolved parts of the building.


140 Years of Fire Engineering: The Back Page from ‘Random Thoughts’ to ‘On Fire’

Fire Engineering is celebrating its 140th anniversary all year long. Mike Ciampo, Ray McCormack, Dennis Rubin, Joe Pronesti, and Joe Nedder talk about what the magazine means to them.


Throw Back to Basics: Basement Fires

Basement fires are some of the most dangerous fires firefighters encounter. Brian Zaitz has some insights on how size-up can help make for more effective (and safe) firefighting operations.


Humpday Hangout: What It Takes to Spec Out That New Rig

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, hosts Terry McGrath and Rick Lasky focus on apparatus specification and maintenance topics. Their guests are Homer Robertson, Pat Siddons, and Josh Ashman.


Double LODD in Toledo, Ohio: Review and Memorial Service

Joe Pronesti examines the January 26, 2014, line-of-duty deaths of Toledo (OH) Fire Department members Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman.


Training Minutes: The Effects of Different Tools During Impalement Rescue

In this new Training Minutes video on technical rescue, Jim Adams, Mark Gregory, and Ray Griffin of PL Vulcan Training demonstrate the potential effects different tools could have when working on a piece of rebar in an impalement scenario.


The Battalion TV: Jersey Shore Boardwalk Fire

In this episode of The Battalion TV, get up close to firefighting operations during a massive 2013 fire on the Jersey Shore boardwalk in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, New Jersey.


The “RIT Order of Action”

Donald L. Haines follows up his previous article with this examination of the RIT checklist he created as a template for his academy students to make them more proficient in capturing a down firefighter.


140 Years of Fire Engineering: The Learning Never Stops

Readers and writers pay tribute to Fire Engineering magazine reaching that venerable milestone of 140 years, including John K. Murphy, Tom Merrill, FE Executive Editor Diane Rothschild, and more.


Firefighter Fitness: Stop Waiting For The Spark

When it comes to firefighter fitness, do you still have that spark? Jordan Ponder looks at what it takes to get prepared for the job.


“Can You Hear Me Now?”: Creating Controls to Avoid Hearing Loss

At some point, your career and time volunteering will go away, but your hearing should not, writes P.J. Norwood and Frank Ricci.


Engine (and Ladder) Co. EMS: To Force or Not to Force Entry

“You respond to an apartment building to a ‘check the well-being’ call…” Michael Morse has an EMS scenario that delves into the debate about forcing entry.


Humpday Hangout: Air Supply Logistics, Discipline, and Management

Michael Gagliano, captain of the Seattle (WA) Fire Department, joins the panel this week to discuss air supply logistics, discipline, and management.


Training Minutes: Dash Lift Details

Clinton Crafton and company review some operational details for effectively using the modified dash lift shown in the previous Training Minutes segment.


Extrication Minutes: Lower A Pillar Failure

In this video, Brock explains how to avoid lower A pillar failure when performing a dash lift evolution.


Construction Concerns: Fire Containment

For his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the historic ways towns and cities approached the idea of containing fires.


140 Years of Fire Engineering: A Legacy of Firefighter Training

Bobby Halton, Mike McEvoy, and other top fire instructors comment on the legacy of Fire Engineering and FDIC.


Review: NIST Study of Hose Streams and Air Flows

Seven experimental series with over 100 configurations using two structures reveal the impact of hose stream patterns and nozzle movements on air flow inside structures.


Morals in the Fire Service: Do No Harm!

We need to know that the men and women with whom we work, volunteer, and fight fire have a set of values that hopefully mirror our own, writes Michael M. Dugan.


The Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) and the Fire Service

AB Turenne looks at how thermal imaging cameras can help the first-arriving company officer when it comes to size-up.


Humpday Hangout: George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award

In this week’s Humpday Hangout, hosts Brad French, Aaron Heller, and Steve Pegram talk to guests Stephen Kerber, Peter Van Dorpe, and Eddie Buchanan about the Fire Engineering/International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award.


Training Minutes: Smoke Curtain

In this episode of Training Minutes, Sean Gray, Chad Christensen, and company offer a brief tutorial on the use of smoke curtains for controlling the flow path.


140 Years Of Fire Engineering: The Waiting Rooms

Celebrate with us all year long as we commemorate 140 years of Fire Engineering magazine. Bill Goldfeder reminisces about what the magazine means to him–and the fire service at large.

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