Today, we celebrate the first appearance of the National Fireman’s Journal. Bobby Halton, editor-in-chief of its descendent, Fire Engineering, offers his thoughts on this anniversary. Fire department funding/staffing issues, building construction concerns, home fire hazards, and much more—they’re all here in the first issue, November 17, 1877.
Success on the fireground hinges on the quality of the messages sent and the understanding of those listening. Jared Newcombe discusses a program for training firefighters to communicate under difficult conditions.
In part 1, Clay Magee reviews the history and development of that iconic firefighting tool, the halligan.
James Hodge, 72, started at the Wampee fire station 40 years ago with some of the other men who lived in the neighborhood.
With basic firefighting skills, the more you practice, the better you perform the skill. The same is true in decision-making, writes Kenn Fontenot.
Jerry Tracy leads the Building Construction Awareness Project panel in a discussion about the legacy of this devastating New York City fire and its lessons for firefighters.
Firefighters' training for flood evacuations came in handy in the early morning hours of May 19 with the failure and collapse of the Edenville Dam.
A longtime volunteer with the Maury County Fire Department is now a member of the newly established United States Space Force.
Louisiana officials have announced a second death from Hurricane Delta.
Major Hurricane Delta roared ever closer to the U.S. Gulf coast, apparently on track to smash into the same southwestern part of Louisiana where Hurricane Laura blasted ashore six weeks ago.