Technical Rescue

Manatee Technical Rescue


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

One Stop Shop


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

A Perfect Storm


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.

Three-Diver Rotation


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

NIOSH LODD Report: Oklahoma Storm Drain Rescue


Captain swept into underground drain during flooding

Cave Rescue Capabilities


Are cave rescues just confined spaces?

Goodbye 2016


The year in critique 

New Professional Guidelines in Hungary


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

Water in, Water Out


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.

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.

Risk Management Models

04/01/2016 David F. Peterson looks at a real-life incident that applied a risk management model and saved a life.

Haz-mat Response

02/01/2016 David F. Peterson looks at haz-mat response and how it needs to be more effectively incorporated into fire service response.

Calling Mayday

02/01/2016 Gary Bird and Brian Gettemeier examine the responsibilities of fire service personnel on the fireground when a Mayday is called.

CO Sensor System Project

02/01/2016 Raymond T. Ranellone Jr. looks at the threat carbon monoxide poses on the fireground and shares a project that aimed to introduce more effective CO monitors.

Hydrogen Explosion in Japan in 2011

12/01/2015 The tsunami that struck the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the earthquake on March 11, 2011, disabled all the AC power supplies at Reactor Units 1 to 5, causing the cooling systems to shut down and leading to a hydrogen explosion. The Tokyo Fire Department responded.

Leading Georgia Smoke Divers

10/01/2015 Judith Glick-Smith looks at the Georgia Smoke Diver program: a brotherhood, a group of equals, leaders committed to service, there to teach you how to save your own life and the lives of others.

Getting a Military Feel

09/01/2015 Gea Haff describes her experience at Patriot Warrior/Global Medic with the FAST team.

Trench Rescue

08/01/2015 Andy Speier looks at strategies for rescuing a victim trapped in a trench.

Coastal Rescue

07/01/2015 Peter Ong examines the San Francisco Fire Department (S.F.F.D.) Coastal Rescue.

Fireworks and the Fire Service

06/01/2015 Rich Clark sheds some light on one very popular, but little understood, fair weather activity, community fireworks displays. Commercial displays are a very complex event; this article focuses on the basics, safety items, rules of the game, and information to keep everyone as safe as possible.


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