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Exclusive: Firefighter says death of fire chief 'was my responsibility' -

Firefighters bear witness to tragedy. It is part of the job. Solace is often found in the idea that others might learn from our very worst moment and prevent a future tragedy from happening.

The ...


Can certified firefighter PPE be misleading? -

We have often touted the benefits of third-party certification for firefighter protective clothing and equipment. We truly believe in the benefits provided by independent testing and certification ...


Keys to firefighter roadside safety -

Keeping our personnel safe while operating on active highways and roadways is a very broad subject and many very good training programs have been and continue to be developed.

Consider ...


Aerial fire truck add-ons to boost function -

When the Manchester (England) Fire Brigade showed off its aerial rig with a piercing nozzle attached to the tip in January, the fire service let out a collective "whoa."

It ...


Fire call: Sounding the alarm to save our vanishing volunteers -

By George DeVault


How to buy manual forced-entry tools -

One can argue that forcible entry is one of the least-understood emergency service tactic, yet at the same time, one of the most important.

Forcible entry is about more than just ...


Fighting the balloon-frame construction fire -

A successful fireground operation begins with a proper size-up that identifies the type of construction involved. Balloon-frame style construction is one of the two most common styles of traditional ...


Fire grants, DHS shutdown: Is the sky falling? -

It's that time of year again in Washington D.C. and everyone is anxiously waiting to see what happens. No, we are not talking about the opening of spring training and the National's ...


Fire chief: My fight with cancer -

By Brian McQueen, NVFC

"You have cancer!"

Those are three words that no one would ever want to hear.

These ...


9 sources of firefighter stress -

When I read the recent article that declared firefighting to be the most stressful job in the United States, I remembered a conversation I had long ago with a friend who was a paramedic with ...


How fire chiefs can navigate the political jungle -

I try to practice what I preach. In the past months, I've written about leadership and the preparation it takes to become and remain a leader in any organization — but especially ...


Firefighter communication: How to avoid dangerous traps -

Communications plays an important part within our society as it forms the very basis upon which we operate, function, live and relate to each other.

In the fire service, communication ...


Baby Boomers vs. Millennials to be explored at Fire-Rescue Med -

Fire-Rescue Med session Generational Differences will ...


Make firefighters as flawless as fighter pilots -

Imagine yourself as a fighter pilot flying at over 700 mph just 300 feet above the ground. There's no room for error; and that's the easy part.

A fighter pilot may have to ...


9 keys to a competitive SAFER grant -

The Department of Homeland Security through FEMA announced that the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant application period will begin on February 9 and remain open until ...


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