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.

Texas crash scene

At Least Five Dead in Huge TX Pileup

At least five people were killed and dozens injured Thursday in a massive crash involving 75 to 100 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate.
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Podcast: Xtrication Radio

Are we really using new techniques in vehicle extrication, or are we just employing variations on old techniques? Dave Dalrymple talks vehicle rescue.
Ocala Fire Rescue firefighters on scene of a motor vehicle accident in 2020

Risky Driving: U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Despite Virus Lockdowns

The number of people killed on the nation's highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year.
Plane crash on Long Island

Photos: Small Plane Crashes on Long Island, NY

Multiple departments responded Sunday to small plane crash on Long Island. Crews extricated and transported the pilot. See photos by Bryan Lopez.
Tesla symbol on vehicle

U.S. Safety Agency Rejects Petition to Recall Tesla Vehicles

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency has rejected a request to investigate unintended acceleration in Tesla electric vehicles, saying the acceleration was caused by drivers pushing the wrong pedal.
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Vehicle Rescue in Delivery Van Incidents

There are more delivery vans on the road these days. Jake Bromage and Bill Hallinan review some of the features of these vehicles and extrication considerations.

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