Firefighter Safety

Hey Firefighter... Cancer is Real... Believe Me!

Brian F. McQueen shares why it is of the utmost importance to build firefighter cancer education into your daily drills at your station.

On-Duty Deaths, January – June 2017

We must be continually looking at all aspects of our fatalities or we will miss the areas of progress and, more importantly, the areas of growing trouble.

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.

LODD Report Review: Connecticut Firefighters Unresponsive

Anniversary of double LODD in Connecticut during a residential structure fire.

On-Duty Deaths and Advancing Hoselines in 2016

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

Rescue on The Water

Eight children and two adults were rescued by Milford (CT) Fire Department Marine Division.

Wildfire Growth, Part 1

Dena Ali looks at the threats posed by wildfires and examines the hypothesis that policies aimed at controlling climate change and limiting the opportunity for a wildfire to escape initial attack will mitigate negative societal impacts of wildfires.

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

On-Duty Deaths, January – June 2017

We must be continually looking at all aspects of our fatalities or we will miss the areas of progress and, more importantly, the areas of growing trouble.

NIOSH LODD Report: North Carolina Lieutenant Suffers Acute Aortic Dissection

Lieutenant had been doing fitness training in the morning before he was found unresponsive.

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

Biventricular hypertrophy and coronary heart disease were undiagnosed.

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 Report Review: Connecticut Firefighte...

Anniversary of double LODD in Connecticut during a residential structure fire.

The Winner's Edge: A Survivor's Mindset

Jason Gallimore looks at what it takes to "win" when it matters most.

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.

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08/01/2017
Volume 12, Issue 8

In This Issue

Rescue on The Water

08/21/2017

Eight children and two adults were rescued by Milford (CT) Fire Department Marine Division.

Growth in the Fire Service

08/16/2017

Nicola Davies looks at career progression expectations and aspirations. 

If I Am the Leader, Where are My Followers?

08/15/2017

Ronny J Coleman looks at changes that need to be made in the fire service so that leadership continues to be about more than a title or a helmet.

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