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FireRescue1 Exclusive Articles Archive

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Current PPE not ready for Ebola threat - 10/29/2014
Full Story... The mishmash of untested PPE available is not proven to guard against Ebola; here's how to get the best available PPE.
 
Fire attack: Sizing up an abandoned factory - 10/29/2014
Full Story... Abandoned industrial sites pose numerous threats to responding fire units; watch this video and discuss how to mitigate those risks.
 
Understanding the new fire grant rules - 10/29/2014
Full Story... The new regulation that takes affect later this year makes substantial changes to how fire departments can interact with vendors prior to buying equipment with AFG money.
 
How to keep your rigs from getting ripped off - 10/27/2014
Full Story... Whether on scene or at the station, fire trucks and ambulances are targets for thieves; here's how to keep them safer.
 
6 assault response guidelines - 10/27/2014
Full Story... Not every aggressive encounter with a patient can be met with an O2 bottle to the head. Here are six levels of threat and the appropriate response for each.
 
Can firefighters sue building owners? - 10/27/2014
Full Story... Firefighters suing building owners for injuries sustained on scene stirs an emotional debate about the Firefighter's Rule.
 
4 tools for firefighter accountability - 10/22/2014
Full Story... Once you've selected the right system, use this method to buy and implement it.
 
Fireground Operations: Lesson 1 - 10/22/2014
Full Story... This lesson lays out fireground training evolutions that focus on the role of command in a coordinated fire attack.
 
Victory: How one firefighter beat breast cancer - 10/22/2014
Full Story... Laura Baker, a 20-year firefighter, was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer; she started a plan immediately to get healthy again.
 
Firefighter invents tool to conquer snowed-in hydrants - 10/20/2014
Full Story... On average, it takes 20 minutes to dig and move to the next hydrant; the Hydrant Snorkel eliminates this problem.
 
The Dallas reports: Leadership lessons from an LODD - 10/20/2014
Full Story... The reports on the fire that claimed Firefighter Stanley Wilson's life show that incident commanders must be trained and prepared to lead.
 
Using an SCBA harness to move a downed firefighter - 10/20/2014
Full Story... Firefighter Ericka Artz, of the Ferguson, Mo., Fire Department, demonstrates a quick and simple way to move a downed firefighter with only SCBA harnesses.
 
"Pass it on: What we Know, What we Want you to Know" - 10/15/2014
Full Story... From Chief Billy Goldfeder's book of essays, comes this tale of a first fire and a life of learning.
 
Reality Training: Pre-arrival backdraft - 10/15/2014
Full Story... Firefighters don't know it, but this house has already backdrafted before they arrived. Chief Wylie looks at how to handle this and other issues like truck placement.
 
4 ways firefighters can prep the EMS scene - 10/15/2014
Full Story... Here are some ways firefighters can prepare the scene before EMS arrives.
 
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