If we are serious about preventing cancer among first responders, we must prioritize changing the way we view sleep. The fire service must normalize the need for sleep in the same way it has normalized the use of self-contained breathing apparatus, writes Dena Ali.
In the case of coming up short with a tower ladder, there is an evolution that firefighters should drill on so they can increase the reach of their tower ladders by using a portable ladder from the bucket for access, removal, or rescue.
Venting for fire and life are planned and rehearsed procedures that allow the release of smoke and heat from the building.
Jim Miller provides an overview of a successful approach to improving your ISO results.
People should follow you not because they “have” to but because they “want” to. Be the type of leader you always wanted to work for, says Frank Viscuso.
Just because there is no ladder truck on scene does not mean truck work is not performed.
Russell Maitland details a carbon monoxide leak at a local roasted coffee facility to underscore the need for first responders to better acquaint themselves with the hazards involved in the production of the product.
Ali Rothrock proposes that firefighters train on ways to recognize when their health and well-being are being adversely affected by the traumatic events they witness.
This article will assist chief officers and administrators to understand the responsibilities of the designated infection control officer.
The observations and decisions we make when we initially arrive at a strip mall fire will set the tone for the success and safety of an operation, says Tom Dunne.