Firefighter Safety

NIOSH LODD Report: South Dakota Firefighter Killed in Structure Fire Collapse

The third fire fighter on the line yelled to get out, then the other two fire fighters heard a loud explosion.

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 org...

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

NIOSH LODD Report: Minnesota Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack after Fitness Training

Biventricular hypertrophy and coronary heart disease were undiagnosed.

The Warriors...By the Thousands

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

DCFD Kennedy Street LODD Report

Lessons learned on the anniversary of a firefighting tragedy,

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

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

NIOSH LODD Report: South Dakota Firefighter Killed in Structure Fire Collapse

The third fire fighter on the line yelled to get out, then the other two fire fighters heard a loud explosion.

The Vineyard 2 Fire

Shane Klippenes looks at how a grass fire changed the way a 130-year-old fire department does business.

NIOSH LODD Report: Chicago Firefighter Killed in Fall

Firefighter was killed after falling into an elevator shaft during a December 2015 fire.

Line of Duty Deaths

LODD Anniversary: Collapse Kills Massachusetts Firefighter

On December 8, 2011, a 43-year-old male career fire fighter received fatal injuries when he was trapped under falling debris during a partial collapse at the rear of a three-story residential structure.

NIOSH LODD Report: South Dakota Firefighter Killed in Structure Fire Collapse

The third fire fighter on the line yelled to get out, then the other two fire fighters heard a loud explosion.

DCFD Kennedy Street LODD Report

Lessons learned on the anniversary of a firefighting tragedy,

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

Company Interoperability

Robert Policht looks at how communications, equipment, and training assist in effective company interoperability. 

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. 

Training

LODD Anniversary: Collapse Kills Massachus...

On December 8, 2011, a 43-year-old male career fire fighter received fatal injuries when he was trapped under falling debris during a partial collapse at the rear of a three-story residential struc...

NIOSH LODD Report: South Dakota Firefighte...

The third fire fighter on the line yelled to get out, then the other two fire fighters heard a loud explosion.

The "Yers"

Anthony Correia looks at millennials from a Morris Massey perspective.

Incident Command

Jason Hoevelmann examines strategies for finding success on and off the fireground.  

The Art of Staging

Jason Gallimore examines a tactical response when dispatched to potential violence.

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Volume 12, Issue 12

In This Issue

Ask for Help

12/08/2017

Jacob Oreshan III shares an open letter on mental health to his brother and sister responders.

The Oath

12/07/2017

Anthony Correia looks at why the fire service administers the oath and how the crafting of an oath should be a whole organization process.

Bullying: Does It Really Matter?

12/06/2017

Candice McDonald takes a look at bullying and the impact it has on the fire service. 

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