Firefighter Safety

The Undefined Problem in the Fire Service: Dispatched to a Suicide

What is our obligation to act and who should be the "first" responder?

NIOSH LODD Report: Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

2013 blast killed 9 volunteer firefighters and injured an off-duty captain.

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: Boston Back Bay Fire Tragedy

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

 

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

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

NIOSH LODD Report: Virginia Firefighter Killed in Wind Driven Fire

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

Can Wildland Fires Act as Fuel Treatment?

Shannan Mills looks at the possibility of wildland fires acting as fuel treatment.

NIOSH LODD Report: Colorado Firefighter Falls Through Roof

Truck 8 engineer stepped onto a translucent corrugated roof panel, which cracked under his weight.

Line of Duty Deaths

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: Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

2013 blast killed 9 volunteer firefighters and injured an off-duty captain.

NIOSH LODD Report: Virginia Firefighter Killed in Wind Driven Fire

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

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

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...

Technology Assist: Drone at Oklahoma House...

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

Training

NIOSH LODD Report: Philadelphia Firefighte...

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

NIOSH LODD Report: Texas Fertilizer Plant ...

2013 blast killed 9 volunteer firefighters and injured an off-duty captain.

NIOSH LODD Report: Virginia Firefighter Ki...

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

2013 Boston Marathon Bombings After Action...

Lessons learned and best practices from various agencies involved in responding to the terror bombings.

NIOSH LODD Report: Colorado Firefighter Fa...

Truck 8 engineer stepped onto a translucent corrugated roof panel, which cracked under his weight.

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04/01/2017
Volume 12, Issue 4

In This Issue

Hot Zone, Warm Zone

04/27/2017

Michael D Wright looks at strategies for combining the protective services. 

The Undefined Problem in the Fire Service: Dispatched to a Suicide

04/26/2017

What is our obligation to act and who should be the "first" responder?

Combating Terror Together

04/20/2017

Stuart Cameron examines why the fire service, law enforcement, and EMS should cross train and exercise together.  

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