Engine Company Operations

Virginia Significant Injury Report

05/25/2017

Details from Loudoun County fire that injured seven firefighters, six significantly. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Philadelphia Firefighter Dies in Structure Fire

04/18/2017

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

Science for Dummies Like Me, Part 3

03/30/2017

In part 3 of this series, David Rhodes looks at the simple solution of using water for extinguishment. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Boston Back Bay Fire Tragedy

03/27/2017

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

 

Water Mapping with UL

01/31/2017

UL continues their work on the Fire Attack Study with development of visual aids to assist future online training.

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

01/16/2017

A closer look at reported firefighter fatality on the hoseline data.

The Week’s After Action Review

01/12/2017

Fire extension to the structure has taken-hold and is spreading via the concealed space.

Review: NIST Study of Hose Streams and Air Flows

11/04/2016

Seven experimental series with over 100 configurations using two structures reveal the impact of hose stream patterns and nozzle movements on air flow inside structures.

September 1916 Fires

09/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in September 1916.

Fighting Fire on the Roof

09/01/2016

Greg Jakubowski looks at commercial building metal deck roof fires.

Roll-Down Security Gates, Part 3

09/01/2016

Paul DeBartolomeo looks at cutting-roll down gates in part three of this three part series.

Beyond “Normal”

08/01/2016 Nozzlehead looks at single-family dwelling tactics on non-single-family dwelling fires.

The Design of the High-Rise Handline

07/01/2016 Paul Shapiro provides guidance for selecting the right size handline for a high-rise fire.

High Rise, Big Water, Part 2

06/02/2016 Paul Shapiro continues his examination of high-flow tandem pump operations for high-rise fire protection systems.

Engine Operations: Locating the Fire

06/01/2016 Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp offer strategies for identifying the location and extent of a fire.

High Rise, Big Water, Part 1

05/01/2016 Paul Shapiro looks at high-flow tandem pump operations for high-rise fire protection systems.

May 1916 Fires

05/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in May 1916.

First Due Response to Auto Accidents

05/01/2016 Greg Jakubowski looks at companies that are first due on extrications—what to do and how to get started.

A Small Line with a Big Punch

04/01/2016 Paul Shapiro looks at the large flow handline flow concept with a different twist to it - using 1¾-inch high-performance attack hose for the high flow handline for the purpose of making this big hit line easier to deploy.

Engine Operations in Multiple Dwellings

04/01/2016 Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp offer tactics for conducting engine company operations in multiple dwellings on fire.

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09/01/2017
Volume 12, Issue 9

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