Firefighter Safety

Will You Raise Your Hand?

Brandon K. Dreiman examines suicide in the fire service. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Mississippi Captain Dies after Fitness Training

The Captain smoked one pack of small cigars per day for 50 years.

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...

NIOSH LODD Report: Houston Southwest Inn Fire

Review lessons learned on the anniversary of a commercial structure fire that claimed four firefighters and injured s...

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

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

NIOSH LODD Report: Houston Southwest Inn Fire

Review lessons learned on the anniversary of a commercial structure fire that claimed four firefighters and injured several others.

No More Surprises

Todd McNeal looks at strategies for mitigating the cognitive reduction that can occur during suppression surprises. 

On-Duty Deaths Under Search, 2011 – 2016

It’s not as bad as what you might be led to believe.

Line of Duty Deaths

NIOSH LODD Report: Mississippi Captain Dies after Fitness Training

The Captain smoked one pack of small cigars per day for 50 years.

NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims New York Firefighter

Atherosclerotic coronary heart disease was listed as the immediate cause of death of the 40-year old volunteer.

On-Duty Deaths Under Search, 2011 – 2016

It’s not as bad as what you might be led to believe.

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).

Manatee Technical Rescue

Robin R. Gainey presents a study in how cooperation equaled success in Jacksonville, Florida.

Technology and Communications

Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

Captain Dena Ali shares what’s developing in wildland firefighter safety.

Fire Prediction: Making Sense of Big Data

FireRescue Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Erich Roden shares an article to help us move beyond simply collecting data.

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...

Training

On-Duty Deaths Under Search, 2011 – 2016

It’s not as bad as what you might be led to believe.

Built to House an Inferno

The National Fire Research Laboratory aims to make buildings better and safer.

NIOSH LODD Report: Houston Southwest Inn Fire

Review lessons learned on the anniversary of a commercial structure fire that claimed four firefighters and injured several others.

Virginia Significant Injury Report

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

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.

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06/01/2017
Volume 12, Issue 6

In This Issue

Will You Raise Your Hand?

06/24/2017

Brandon K. Dreiman examines suicide in the fire service. 

Fighting More Than Fires

06/21/2017

Nicola Davies examines eating disorders in firefighters.

Ready for Anything

06/20/2017

If your incident location is two miles up, are you really prepared to respond?

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