Illegal structure conversions can be deadly for occupants and crews. Firefighters must be aware of the signs of a structure designed for one purpose but illegally converted to another, and of the inherent dangers within.
Read Letters to the Editor from the June 2020 issue of Fire Engineering, including one on Chief Bobby Halton's interview with Kevin Shea.
Read recent fire news from the June 2020 issue of Fire Engineering, including research on time to flashover and fire standards.
Ronald E. Kanterman uses his 44 years of fire service experience to give this brief but vital rundown the role safety plays in the decisions every chief must make.
Donald Abbott updates readers on the findings of his study on Maydays and their causes and frequencies.
Read fire industry news from the June 2020 issue of Fire Engineering, including a roundup of recent fire department promotions.
Check out some recent fire truck deliveries, including this SEAGRAVE for the Hudson (NH) Fire Department.
Check out some firefighting products showcased in the June 2020 issue of Fire Engineering, including these structural firefighting boots from Honeywell.
At a third-alarm fire involving ductwork, the coordination of and communication with multiple responding companies ensure the structure is saved.
Tampa (FL) Fire Rescue Captain William Townsend and Incident Commander Tony Kupsis give this rundown on the tactics, strategies, and lessons learned during a response to heavy fire at a 100-year-old taxpayer structure.