Civilian Rescue: The Reason We Exist

July 27, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast emphasizes the need to refocus the fire service on civilian rescue. The fire service has done a great job of emphasizing the need for firefighter safety, especially over the past 25 years. Rapid intervention, two out, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, Project Mayday, and many other efforts have been a critical part of the overall firefighter safety enterprise.

Firefighters employ ladders at rail incident in Los Angeles

Photos: LAFD Companies Respond to Rail Incident

Rick McClure shared some images of City of Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department (LAFD) firefighters responding to a rail incident.
A street with a gas station and palm trees in the foreground with a plume of smoke from the Palisades Fire rising in the distance

Photos: Palisades Fire in CA

Rick McClure shared some photos from the Palisades Fire, which started earlier this month in a canyon community in Los Angeles.
Dearborn Michigan straight stick aerial ladder flowing water onto fire

Photos: Firefighters Battle Dearborn (MI) Commercial Fire

Fire photographer Ian Kushnir offered some photos of firefighters responding to a recent commercial fire in Dearborn, Michigan.
Flames shoot from a window and roof of a home

Photos: Flashover at MI House Fire

Ian Kushnir shared some photos of firefighters operating at a weekend house fire where a dynamic fire event occurred.
Firefighters at the scene of a crash that sent one vehicle into a porch

Photos: Indianapolis Firefighters Respond After Crash Sends Car into Porch

On May 12, 2021, firefighters with the Indianapolis (IN) Fire Department responded to a collision that sent one vehicle barreling into a porch.
LAFD firefighters remove roof of vehicle

Photos: LAFD Crews Rescue Patients at Deadly Crash

Rick McClure shared photos of firefighters working to free victims from the scene of a deadly motor vehicle accident.

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