Firefighter Safety

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...

One Out of 93

2017 ended with a rise in fatalities compared to past years. However, the rise was not due to firefighters killed inside burning structures. As we look forward through this year we must seriously a...

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: Lieutenant Killed, Firefighters Injured in Crash

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 down a hill.

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.

One Out of 93

2017 ended with a rise in fatalities compared to past years. However, the rise was not due to firefighters killed inside burning structures. As we look forward through this year we must seriously ask if we are truly concerned about reducing the other fatalities and what steps, revised, renewed or brand new, need to be taken.

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

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...

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...

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...

It's Time to Meet the Challenge

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

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.

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12/01/2017
Volume 12, Issue 12

In This Issue

Unfinished Business

12/29/2017

Philip Schaenman looks at questions that need to be answered for improved community risk reduction, better budgets, and a safer fire service.

Ask for Help

12/28/2017

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

Bullying: Does It Really Matter?

12/27/2017

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

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