Firefighter Safety

Our Stress Is Real

Brandon K. Dreiman examines the reality of stress in the fire service and provides strategies for maintaining mental health. 

Line of Duty Deaths: Learn, Live & Never Forget

Brian Gettemeier shares a weekly calendar of firefighter fatality investigation reports for our education and to honor the fallen.

Upstream and Downstream Threats

Spring brings with it thawing and potential flooding. It is a dangerous time for some public safety dive teams that h...

Firefighter Health

The Warriors...By the Thousands

Nozzlehead looks at the continuing threat cancer poses to the fire service.

5 Tests to Measure Your Fireground Fitness

When talking about firefighter fitness, you are only as strong as your weakest part. As firefighters, we must not only be able to lift a lot of weight; we must also have good muscular endurance, gr...

Realistic Expectations for the Rapid Intervention Team

Too many incidents have shown that many rapid intervention crews are unprepared for the job. BC Matt Tobia defines th...

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

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

Keep It Clean

Scott Huff examines public safety diving and contaminated water.  

Are You Ready?

Brad Davidson looks at the changing wildfire season and preparing for mutual-aid calls.

Roll-Down Security Gates, Part 2

Paul DeBartolomeo looks at common security feature in part two of this three part series.

Line of Duty Deaths

NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims Wildland Supervisor after Training

Investigators conclude that the exertion of the training precipitated the heart attack

Line of Duty Deaths: Learn, Live & Never Forget

Brian Gettemeier shares a weekly calendar of firefighter fatality investigation reports for our education and to honor the fallen.

NIOSH LODD Report: Wildland Firefighter Dies during Pack Test

Autopsy listed “hyperthermia and probable dehydration due to physical exertion” as cause of death.

Special Operations

Time Notifications

Les Baker looks at why departments should consider the use of time notifications at extrication incidents.

Southeastern Slide

Les Baker discusses a tactic to quickly and effectively move a side-resting vehicle with the use of struts and a pulling device such as a vehicle-mounted winch or come-along.

Haz-mat Response

David F. Peterson illustrates how responders can underestimate the power and capability of some hazardous materials.

Ladders Crews on the Hazmat Scene

Randy Frassetto covers how ladder companies can improve the safety and efficiency of a fuel tanker off-loading operation (hazmat incident).

Cave Rescue Capabilities

Are cave rescues just confined spaces?

Technology and Communications

NFFF Releases 2016 Fire Service Technology...

New report from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation provides recommendations for next steps

Up in the Air

Nicola Davies examines the use of drone technology in the fire service. 

Is Big Data Analytics The Secret To Succes...

Fire services, like most other public bodies, are awash with data. This data comes from sensors on equipment and fire engines and should be collected, integrated and used more effectively to give f...

Technology Assist: Drone at Oklahoma House...

Nichols Hills house fire highlights advantage of drone use on the fireground

Fighting Fire with Data

Using technology and data to improve operations in the field

Training

Under Pressure

Anthony Rowett Jr. looks at pressure-reducing devices and the fire service.

NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims Wil...

Investigators conclude that the exertion of the training precipitated the heart attack

Water Mapping with UL

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

The Volunteer Playbook

Matt Beakas looks at strategies for training personnel so that training does not go to waste.

Report: Critical Health and Safety Issues ...

USFA and NVFC highlight issues related to health and safety

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02/01/2017
Volume 12, Issue 2

In This Issue

Our Stress Is Real

02/22/2017

Brandon K. Dreiman examines the reality of stress in the fire service and provides strategies for maintaining mental health. 

Lax Supervision and Enforcement

02/20/2017

Wilbur Harbin examines the failure of leadership in the fire service. 

Where's the Party?

02/17/2017

Brandon Siebert looks at how many fire service organizations are failing to integrate special events into their risk assessments.  

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