As an officer, making the decision to force open a door takes a few seconds after you evaluate the situation and the conditions. Mike Ciampo on through-the-lock techniques.
Much has been made recently of freedom of speech and "cancel culture" in the media and academy. Bobby Halton addresses how freedom of expression also affects firefighters.
Every department member has control over the ability to portray a professional image, writes Tom Merrill.
Kate Dernocoeur explains that although individuals share the same profession, they react to trauma, such as death, uniquely as individuals.
The commercial occupancy presents numerous challenges that the fire service needs to train on and preplan, including access, water supply, and rope search.
See some firefighting products featured in the July 2020 issue of Fire Engineering magazine, including this Cummins X12.
Check out some new apparatus deliveries from our July 2020 issue, including this Sutphen platform quint for the City of St. John's/St. John's Regional Fire Department in Newfoundland, Canada.
Read our Letters to the Editor from the July 2020 issue, and check out an illustration from Paul Combs.
Read a roundup of fire service news from our July 2020 issue.
How are we going to manage marijuana when it finally is legal nationwide as a recreational substance? Bobby Halton on the fire service aspects of marijuana legalization.