There are always two size-ups on every fire, and companies who advise the incident commander on their progress and conditions do so from a limited perspective, writes Bill Gustin.
The fire service has made many strides over the years in technology, but the ability to track firefighters inside structures still eludes us.
Bill Gustin reviews a method for maintaining accountability when advancing hoselines deep into buildings.
Review some recent posts from featured contributors on the Fire Engineering Training Community site, including Adam Hansen on blame in the fire service, Ron Kanterman on this year's NFFF Memorial program, and more.
In this week's Humpday Hangout, Mike Gagliano of Seattle (WA) Fire Department joins Bill Gustin, Mike Dugan, and the rest of the crew as they discuss the measures their departments have taken to maintain accountability and keep personnel from running out of air in large commercial buildings.
We've seen huge advancements in technology throughout our lives, especially in the past few years. It seems that everywhere you look, a new gadget is coming out to solve a problem you didn’t know you had or to make everyday life a bit easier.
ResponderX, a Bryan (TX) based startup, will unveil its TaskForce Tracker system at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 27-29.
Peak performance doesn’t happen by chance. It is achieved through a process that includes making personal decisions and holding oneself accountable.
Gateway Ambulance of St. Louis is a 175-person private EMS agency that makes about 2,600 calls each month. It was managing supplies and equipment in a traditional storeroom staffed by a team of four employees covering three shifts a day, seven days a week. But it wanted more accountability for expensive equipment and jump bags, and more control over supplies and narcotics.
Check out what the Fire Engineering bloggers were writing about last week.