Table of Contents

Fire Rescue

Volume 13, Issue 4
  • Departments

    • From the Editor

      • Establishing Purpose
        FireRescue’s editor-in-chief looks at complacency in the fire service and the things we can do to overcome that complacency.
    • ToolsNewsTechniques

      • A Full House
        The priority of any emergency response is to protect life first. When faced with hoarding conditions, this priority does not change, but rather it requires some adjustments for carrying out the task of searching the inside of a cluttered environment.
    • Nozzlehead

    • Apparatus Ideas

    • Wildland Urban Interface

      • Rein in the Renegades

        Differences develop between the NWCG Wildland Fire Investigation Subcommittee and the NFPA Fire Investigation Technical Committee.

    • Hump Day S.O.S.

      • Purpose vs. Position
        When you only use rank as a requirement without consideration for the subject matter expertise required for a job function, things get tricky and dangerous.
    • Full-Contact Leadership

      • Peripheral Perspective
        A leader needs peripheral perspective: The ability to see beyond the obvious; to sense conditions, actions, and behaviors outside the direct line of a leader’s sight.
    • Firefighter Cancer Support Network

    • Construction Under Fire

      • Building Size-Up
        The size and age of a structure, types of materials used in the construction, and the use or occupancy of the space are arguably some of the most important factors that affect our strategies and tactics during a fire, and neglecting to identify hazards associated with the building can have devastating consequences.
    • High-Rise Operations

      • The Gopher Creep
        Dave McGrail looks at the task level operation of properly preparing an attack hoseline for fire attack off a standpipe system.
    • Career Matters

    • Taming the Fire Environment

    • Step Up

      • Ruthless Repetitions
        If you are not discussing ways to improve, you are not leading a team. In fact, if you are not focused on finding ways to prepare and improve, you are failing in the role as a team leader.
    • Distant Fires

      • April 1918 Fires
        Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in April 1918.
    • Emerging Technologies

      • Reality in Virtual Reality
        Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the first United Kingdom fire and rescue service to explore the potential of virtual reality technology; it recently created a ground-breaking 360-degree public safety film simulating a fatal road traffic collision.
    • Health and Wellness

      • Allowing Negative Thoughts In
        Nicola Davies looks at how suppressing thoughts, instead of accepting them, can lead to disturbances in the sleep cycles of first responders.
    • Urban Essentials

      • The Urban Edge
        Hoselines are often laid with little if any regard to easily moving them forward. The result of this oversight is hose that gets caught on door frames and contains multiple unnecessary kinks that will need to be removed so that a proper flow is attained along with a smoother advance.
    • Company Officer Development

      • Focusing on Objectives
        For a company officer, multitasking is a requirement, not just an art. Pulling up to a working fire with victims trapped takes that art form to an entirely new level.
    • Community Risk Reduction

      • A Valuable Partnership
        Jim Crawford looks at the possible increase in recycling fires and examines how working with environmental groups can allow the fire service to get out ahead of these potential problems.
    • Thermal Imaging

      • Working Side By Side
        Fire departments often lend their TIC to help law enforcement in police situations.
    • The Backstep

      • “Lever Pullers”
        Becoming and remaining a “good firefighter” requires continuous learning and work on technical competency.
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