Table of Contents

Fire Rescue

Volume 12, Issue 11
  • Features

  • Departments

    • Apparatus Ideas

      • S.A.M.

        Bob Vaccaro looks at Phantom Controls’ fully automated fire pump that controls the entire 

    • Community Risk Reduction

      • Anaheim CARES Unit

        Jim Crawford presents a case study of a medical response vehicle in Anaheim, California, that has measurably reduced risk for the community with changes to the emergency response capabilities. 

    • Distant Fires

      • November 1917 Fires

        Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in November 1917. 

    • Fire Attack

    • From the Chief's Desk

      • Just Rewards

        Ronny J Coleman looks at scholarships for fire students. 

    • From the Editor

      • Minding the Machine

        In the January 2017 issue of FireRescue, Shawn Pruchnicki wrote about how the fire department—and fire service—is a complex system. As we look to see what went and or is going wrong in our organizations, we tend to develop a hindsight bias that clouds our solutions and outcomes and passes blame on individuals. We tend to create a culture of blame and, henceforth, get comfortable pinning the misfortune, act, or intent on an individual to pacify the organization or outside observers.

    • Health and Wellness

      • Be Recovered

        Jordan Ponder provides a stress management recovery plan. 

    • Hump Day S.O.S.

    • Nozzlehead

    • The Backstep

      • Come in Out of the Darkness

        Matt Tobia looks at the efforts firefighters need to make to help their own move away from the thought of suicide. 

    • ToolsNewsTechniques

      • Leader Ladder

        What happens when you jump a few rungs on the ladder?

    • Wildland Urban Interface

      • Grow or Burn?

        Dena Ali looks at WUI growth and how this growth comes at a cost to the environment and to the firefighters who protect lives and property there.  

        • Image Gallery

In This Issue

High-Performance Brush Trucks


Bob Vaccaro looks at Skeeter Brush Trucks high-performance brush trucks. 

Pretty Stripes and Pumpless Ladders


Nozzlehead responds to a letter about a department that chose to not follow protocol when painting its new apparatus. 



Introducing women to the fire service.