Firefighter Safety

NIOSH LODD Report: Vermont Firefighter Stricken During Brush Fire

On April 27, 2016, a 58-year-old male paid-on-call fire fighter (FF) responded to a brush fire call. He drove the tanker to the scene and assisted with suppression operations. After approximately 1...

LODD Anniversary: New York Captain Killed in Floor Collapse

Lessons learned from a Jan. 22, 2013 line of duty death.

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.

Close the Door

P.J. Norwood and Sean Gray examine the impact of ventilation on victim and firefighter survivability.

Full Alignment

Seth Barker looks at how, when weather, topography, and fuel are working in each other’s favor, there is full alignment.

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

NIOSH LODD Report: Vermont Firefighter Stricken During Brush Fire

On April 27, 2016, a 58-year-old male paid-on-call fire fighter (FF) responded to a brush fire call. He drove the tanker to the scene and assisted with suppression operations. After approximately 10 minutes on the scene, he collapsed. 

LODD Anniversary: New York Captain Killed in Floor Collapse

Lessons learned from a Jan. 22, 2013 line of duty death.

Line of Duty Deaths – Learn, Live, & Never Forget, 2018

The calendar for 2018 represents the game film of the fire service.  Incidents that have forever changed a department, a community, and many families.   Incidents that we as the Fire Service promised we would never forget.

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

We Are All Brothers and Sisters

Training Tips for the TIC.

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

Training

Line of Duty Deaths – Learn, Live, & Never...

The calendar for 2018 represents the game film of the fire service.  Incidents that have forever changed a department, a community, and many families.   Incidents that we as the Fire...

It's Time to Meet the Challenge

Paul Shapiro looks at anchor and hold delivery evolutions for structure fires in the wildland-urban interface.

California Thomas Fire LODD Information Re...

At just before 9:30 a.m., while attempting to extinguish hotspots below the dozer line, one firefighter become entrapped and suffered fatal injuries. The four firefighters on the dozer line retreat...

LODD Anniversary: Lieutenant Killed, Firef...

On January 9, 2009, a 52-year-old male career Lieutenant (the victim) died and three male career fire fighters were injured, when the ladder truck they were riding in failed to stop while traveling...

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...

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01/01/2018
Volume 13, Issue 1

In This Issue

Equal Treatment in the Fire Service?

01/22/2018

Tracy Whitten examines how a department views recruitment of minorities reflects the leader’s attitude.

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

01/01/2018

Recognizing that not all critical incidents occur on the fireground

No Smoke? Time to Use the TIC

01/01/2018

How to use the TIC for fires that you don’t see—no smoke showing.

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