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Berkeley, CA Mayday After Action Report


As fire conditions rapidly changed as viewed from the Command Post, IC ordered an “Abandon the Building” on all channels.

NIOSH LODD Report: Toledo Firefighters Killed


Engine 7 reported heavy heat conditions in the second-floor apartment while trying to search.

NIOSH LODD Report: Philadelphia Firefighter Dies in Structure Fire


Report lists several contributing factors in the death of a career firefighter inside a residential structure fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Virginia Firefighter Killed in Wind Driven Fire


2008 fire was the first LODD in the department’s 41-year history.

NIOSH LODD Report: Boston Back Bay Fire Tragedy


Wind driven fire claims two firefighters on March 26, 2016.


Pittsburgh, Ross Avenue Bailout Report


Five firefighters were forced to bailout during a January 2016 house fire.

NIOSH LODD Report: Connecticut Firefighter Out of Air in Apartment Fire


The firefighter was found lying on his right side near the door with his foot caught in a piece of furniture.

Transforming Your Health!

09/01/2016 Jordan Ponder looks at ways to transform your health.

The Road to Resilience, Part 2

05/01/2016 Naomi Baum looks at the impact of potentially traumatizing events and strategies for dealing with the aftermath of critical incidents.

Managing Stress

05/01/2016 Nicola Davies provides a number of stress management techniques that firefighters can use to keep stress from overwhelming them.

The Road to Resilience, Part 1

04/01/2016 Naomi Baum looks at the fact that, along with the stories of courage and bravery, there is a darker side to firefighting that needs some light shed on it.

50 Dos and Don’ts, Part 5

04/01/2016 Firefighters’ “little black book”: A pocket guide to safety

The Toxic Twins

02/01/2016 Rob Schnepp explores the dangers that are found in fire smoke, namely carbon monoxide and cyanide.

50 Dos and Don’ts, Part 4

02/01/2016 Stan Tarnowski shares his fourth set of 10 dos and don’ts for his pocket guide in this five part series.

Breathe Deep

02/01/2016 Nicola Davies looks at the importance of lung and heart health for firefighters and presents strategies for keeping them healthy.

Emergency Movement Training

01/01/2016 Improving transferrable skills, dynamic stability, and injury protectio

Hearing Loss Could Happen to You!

12/01/2015 Hearing protection is a topic that is often not talked about in the fire service, and there are numerous instances where a firefighter has lost part of his hearing and then stated that he thought it would never happen to him.

50 Dos and Don’ts, Part 2

11/01/2015 Stan Tarnowski shares his second 10 dos and don’ts for his pocket guide in this five part series.

Better Eating in the Firehouse

11/01/2015 Healthy eating is not what you may think it is. Jordan Ponder sits down with The Diet Doc, Dr. Joe, to see how firefighters can make healthy eating choices without sacrificing firehouse tradition.

The Geography of Calls

11/01/2015 Reid Wodicka examines the emergency call data to identify the characteristics that make some neighborhoods more at risk of fires than others.


Volume 12, Issue 5

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