Mike Giroux looks at what he believes is the most important step in beginning any confined space rescue to ensure survival of the victim.
Eric G. Bachman uses a July 2019 response by the Lafayette (PA) Volunteer Fire Company that taught some serious lessons on the best way to handle an incident involving a fire in a drainage system.
Kate Dernocoeur urges EMS responders to be alert when on medical calls—to look beyond the surface—where they may detect that the patient has a need beyond medical attention.
We believe the inalienable right to free speech is the way we will heal and grow, not forced speech or compelled speech, and all voices have value—especially those with whom we disagree.
Science plays an important role in helping us understand the evolving fireground. Firefighters would be wise to consider the modern fire science studies and to understand the meanings of their words in their proper context, writes Nick Salameh.
Celebrate the personal growth that may follow on the heels of adversities you witness or encounter, writes Kate Dernocoeur.
You must develop volunteers to “buy in” to the organization’s mission, vision, and values. John M. Buckman III on bringing out the best in your firefighters.
Check out some profiles of fire equipment and gear features in our October 2020 issue, including this Lake Assault Boat delivery to the San Bernardino County (CA) Fire District.
Our fellow Americans don’t care what firefighters look like when we show up. They want us to be effective in solving the problem, writes Bobby Halton.
Check out some new apparatus deliveries from our October issue, including this new Ferrara pumper for the Beaver Dam-Littlefield (AZ) Fire District.