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Myth-busting the new fire grant rules - 11/19/2014

In recent weeks the pending implementation of 2 CFR, also known as Super Circular 2, has raised a third-alarm controversy among some firefighters and vendors. This new regulation will drastically ...


How to dress up your fire truck for the holidays - 11/18/2014

'Tis the season for fire departments across the country to deck out their rigs for the holidays. And like homeowners, some departments go for the subtle and some go for the extreme.

Each ...


How the public sees a fire attack - 11/17/2014

The fire department responded to a liquor store and a cell phone store involved in fire. Ultimately, a total of nine agencies assisted in the suppression operations. The two stores were a ...


Learn unified command before disaster strikes - 11/11/2014

By Michael Brigati

Life happens. We hope for the best, but when storms rage, fires break out, or violence brings chaos to our streets, emergency response units are prepared for the ...


How a 1942 fire changed fire safety - 11/11/2014

Quickly after the Japanese attack on the American naval fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor, Americans prepared for fighting on a global scale. The war ultimately brought far ranging and unprecedented ...


Fire chiefs: Break the law, lose your career - 11/11/2014

It seems painfully obvious that involvement or even the perception of involvement in illegal activity would spell the end for a fire chief's career. One could speculate that any member ...


Fire officers: Don't give 'fraudulent, bogus' performance evals - 11/11/2014

A few years ago I worked with a fire department that did not do performance evaluations for any of its members. The attitude on this department was that if you did something extraordinarily ...


Can the fireground be research driven? - 11/11/2014

Evidence-based fire suppression strategy and tactics are being made available through the research being conducted by the NIST and


2 efforts to clarify firefighter PPE rules - 11/11/2014

There is an initiative within NFPA's Technical Committee on Structural and Proximity Firefighting Protective Clothing and Equipment to develop ancillary materials to help firefighters ...


Taking care of the rescued firefighter - 11/10/2014

We've all placed a great deal of emphasis on improving firefighter safety on the fireground by developing and implementing Rapid Intervention Team strategies, procedures and training. ...


Quick Clip: How to attack the McMansion fire - 11/06/2014