Seattle Fire Department

Seattle Fire Department Responds to Unusual Pepper-Spray Attack

Seattle Fire was called when a "pepper-spray-like substance" was released under the door of a 10th-floor apartment.
2020 Emergency Response Guidebook

Letters to the Editor: February 2021

Greg Noll and other members of the Fire Engineering Editorial Advisory Board respond to Dr. Vyto Babrauskas's article on the Emergency Response Guidebook.
Lead from the Front

Lead from the Front: Fireground Tactics and Leadership

March 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT

Learn tricks of the trade that “slow the fireground down” and help you stay in control to avoid confusion and chaos at incidents. The instructor presents case studies and leadership lessons from his experiences gained in a 36-year career on the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. Modern tactics are compared to traditional tactics from the perspective of what has changed and why.

Wildland Fire Preplan

A Technology-Based Approach to Preplanning Your Community for the Wildland Event

March 30, 2021 at 1 PM EDT / 12 PM CDT / 10 AM PDT / 5 PM GMT

Preplan your community for a wildland fire: identify target hazards, accurately create an incident action plan, and create an overall strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow, ensuring their involvement with hazard mitigation techniques.

Health and Wellness for Women in the Fire Service

March 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT

This webcast is based on the U.S. Fire Administration study “Emerging Issues for Women in the Fire Service.” Topics include cardiac health, cancer, and behavioral and mental health. You will be presented with the results of recent studies by the Women’s Biomonitoring Collaborative, including attention-grabbing resources meant to inspire firefighters about the importance of post-incident decon.

World Trade Center 1993 attack

‘Worse Than Any Explosion I Witnessed in Vietnam’: The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

Sgt. Dan Carbonaro of the Port Authority Police was in the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 when a bomb went off.
Firefighters assist in cow rescue in Kentucky

KY Firefighters Rescue Cows Trapped in Icy Pond

There's the old cliché about firefighters rescuing cats from trees, but on Tuesday local fire departments were not called upon to throw up their ladders and coax a timid feline — it was bovines in danger.
Schiller Park firefighters use an air bag system to rescue a person trapped under a snow covered awning

Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped in IL Awning Collapse

Firefighters used an air bag system to free a Schiller Park woman trapped under an ice- and snow-covered awning.
Boston Fire Department

Two Construction Workers Found Dead in Hole in Boston Financial District

Boston Fire Chief Jack Dempsey said they lowered a firefighter and paramedic into a hole at the worksite to check on the injured workers.

Woman and Dog Uninjured After Falling Through Ice on Lake Monona (WI)

A woman and her dog are okay after falling through the ice on Lake Monona
Firefighter carrying a ladder

Second Man Dies After Plane Crash in AL

A second person died following an airplane crash that killed a Tennessee man in north Alabama


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