Truck Co Operations

Choosing the Right Ground Ladder


If you are throwing ground ladders regularly, whether in training or at incidents, the ladder selection could come instinctively. However, if you are not doing this so regularly, perhaps a simpler approach could help.

NIOSH LODD Report: Chicago Firefighter Killed in Fall


Firefighter was killed after falling into an elevator shaft during a December 2015 fire.

On-Duty Deaths Under Search, 2011 – 2016


It’s not as bad as what you might be led to believe.

Virginia Significant Injury Report


Details from Loudoun County fire that injured seven firefighters, six significantly. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Colorado Firefighter Falls Through Roof


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

Roll-Down Security Gates, Part 3


Paul DeBartolomeo looks at cutting-roll down gates in part three of this three part series.

September 1916 Fires

09/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in September 1916.

Fighting Fire on the Roof


Greg Jakubowski looks at commercial building metal deck roof fires.

Roll-Down Security Gates, Part 2

07/01/2016 Paul DeBartolomeo looks at common security feature in part two of this three part series.

First Due Response to Auto Accidents

05/01/2016 Greg Jakubowski looks at companies that are first due on extrications—what to do and how to get started.

High Rise, Big Water, Part 1

05/01/2016 Paul Shapiro looks at high-flow tandem pump operations for high-rise fire protection systems.

May 1916 Fires

05/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in May 1916.

April 1916 Fires

04/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in April 1916.

Engine Operations in Multiple Dwellings

04/01/2016 Mike Kirby and Tom Lakamp offer tactics for conducting engine company operations in multiple dwellings on fire.

A Small Line with a Big Punch

04/01/2016 Paul Shapiro looks at the large flow handline flow concept with a different twist to it - using 1¾-inch high-performance attack hose for the high flow handline for the purpose of making this big hit line easier to deploy.

March 1916 Fires

03/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in March 1916.

Cross Country Support

03/01/2016 The United States will provide support to Ukraine for implementation of reform in field of firefighting.

Are You Prepared To Handle More Than The “Routine” Incident?


Funeral Guidelines

02/01/2016 Strategies for properly honoring fallen brothers.

February 1916 Fires

02/01/2016 Paul Hashagen looks at fires that occurred 100 years ago, in February 1916.


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