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How to buy fire suppression nozzles -

Is there anything more basic and fundamentally needed on the end of a hose line (besides the operating firefighter) than a good and dependable nozzle? The answer to that question is easily ...

How to buy firefighting foam -

The purchase of firefighting foam can be a daunting task for fire service leaders and their staff. For many, a lack of knowledge about what foam can or cannot do for particular types of fires ...

How fire trucks got their color -

There's probably not a more controversial topic in the fire service than what firefighters consider to be the right color for fire apparatus. Whether their apparatus is red, yellow, green ...

Preparing fire, EMS for multi-location attacks -

By Jim Morrissey FR1 contributor

There is an increasing violent threat to emergency responders on the horizon — Hybrid Targeted Violence attacks.

HTV is the ...

When firefighter courtesy-light laws go bad -

I wasn't surprised by the amount of reader interest in the story about Pennsylvania State Police issuing warnings to firefighters for illegal lights mounted inside their vehicles. Since ...

2015 AHA guidelines can be the backbone of your funding request -

The 2015 American Heart Association emergency ...

Dead leaves, old fire stations and a needed new pumper -

I had the good fortune to take a recent trip to the far northeast early this autumn. My spouse and I went on a fall leaf adventure. There is even a term for this: leaf peepers.

I ...

Fire grant delay: What to do while you wait -

For 95 percent of my life, when we enter the months at the end of the year you could always expect to hear the same questions being asked.

  • "What are you doing for the ...

Are state, federal firefighter PPE safety rules safe? -

We often cite National Fire Protection Association standards because they are the prevailing, most up-to-date and leading standards that relate to firefighter protective clothing and equipment.

NFPA's ...

Firefighter PPE: fit is a safety issue -

A protective ensemble for structural firefighting that meets the NFPA 1971 ...

Why firefighter medical exams are a must -

Medical clearance exams have taken center stage in a number of discussions lately nationally, regionally and within individuals departments.

On the face of it, it seems like an easy ...

4 ways fire chiefs can be better communicators -

By Jo-Ann Lorber

Effective communication helps us better understand a person or situation, resolve differences, build trust and respect, and create environments where creative ideas, ...

Fire service census: Beyond the numbers -

The U.S. Fire Administration released its 2015 fire service census in mid October that gives us an interesting set of statistics ...

Fire and police: Bridging the divide -

Detroit's mayor and city council recently made Eric Jones the next ...

Halting firefighter cancer starts with clean PPE -

Unfortunately, too many firefighters and officers are not getting it. And "it" is that firefighters face an increased cancer risk compared with the general public.

In its ...

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