Special Operations

Confined Space Rescue

10/31/2018

The worker was part of an authorized crew in the process of removing a safety barrier around a pier hole when he fell 42 feet into a 36-inch-diameter hole.

Hotshots

04/09/2018

While wildland firefighters face significant demands during the typical fire season, the expectations placed on smokejumpers, rappelers, and hotshots are even more demanding. 

Terror and Crisis Situations

02/19/2018

It has become evident that crisis and terror events may take place in all types of communities, involving both fire and police departments, regardless of their size or capacity. Are we prepared for these types of incidents? 

Staying Sharp Underwater

11/22/2017

Scott Huff looks at the diver and mental preparedness. 

Manatee Technical Rescue

05/26/2017

Robin R. Gainey presents a study in how cooperation equaled success in Jacksonville, Florida.

One Stop Shop

05/23/2017

Matthew Stelle looks at technical rescue for the suburban combination department.

A Perfect Storm

05/23/2017

FireRescue's editor-in-chief looks at how fire service personnel must take care of themselves and each other to steer the ship through any storm.

Hot Zone, Warm Zone

05/01/2017

Michael D Wright looks at strategies for combining the protective services. 

2013 Boston Marathon Bombings After Action Report

04/17/2017

Lessons learned and best practices from various agencies involved in responding to the terror bombings.

Keep It Clean

02/27/2017

Scott Huff examines public safety diving and contaminated water.  

Three-Diver Rotation

01/30/2017

Scott Huff examines strategies for protecting public safety divers while they work to protect others. 

Up in the Air

01/24/2017

Nicola Davies examines the use of drone technology in the fire service. 

NIOSH LODD Report: Oklahoma Storm Drain Rescue

12/30/2016

Captain swept into underground drain during flooding

Cave Rescue Capabilities

12/30/2016

Are cave rescues just confined spaces?

Goodbye 2016

12/02/2016

The year in critique 

New Professional Guidelines in Hungary

11/30/2016

Peter Jackovics examines the national classification system for cave/rope rescuers in Hungary.

Water in, Water Out

11/01/2016

FireRescue's editor-in-chief examines how firefighters should use lessons learned as the driving force in making any evolutional change to the fire service.

Haz-mat Response

10/26/2016

David F. Peterson illustrates how responders can underestimate the power and capability of some hazardous materials.

International Disasters

10/10/2016

Brian Wilson examines how fire department ICS experience can help non-government organizations in large scale disaster response.

The Windshield Survey

08/01/2016 Dave Donohue looks at initial damage assessment for large-scale emergencies and disaster as the starting point for the response and recovery process.

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