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Fire Chief Digital Edition - Fall 2015 focuses on how some departments have put fire science into practice on the fireground ...
Having a bid dispute policy is often required and always a good idea; here are steps to build one. ...
Use this three-step size up method to identify the safety red flags when committing to roof operations. ...
Not knowing the hazardous materials they faced or how to address them doomed an under-trained firefighting force. ...
Part of understanding why so many firefighters died in the recent explosions is knowing how their fire service is structured. ...
There's a lack of evidence that drag rescue devices have ever worked in the field, yet abandoning an established rule has risk. ...
For eye-protection devices to do their job, they must be protected from the threats common on a fireground. ...
These five features will improve versatility, reduce operating costs and get the gear as clean as possible. ...
Repurposing rigs for fire-service duty can be a great cost savings, but they require great care to make sure they are safe for firefighting. ...
Specialty-use vehicles can slip across the line of not being classified as emergency vehicles; here's what to know about these units. ...
This playbook to better rescue management will help you avoid the common mental mistakes on a rescue operation. ...
The old way of teaching and training firefighters is not only irrelevant, it is dangerous; here's how to fix that. ...
To have community backing, dispel the common belief that firefighters stop training once they are on the job. ...
When perfection is the expectation, failure the exception rather than the rule, the outcome will be at least excellence. ...
Creating and operating a successful regional team rests on communication and trust. ...
True leadership is remembering who you are all the time not just when making a formal presentation or commanding an emergency scene. ...
Masive aerials, no LDH hoses and six-person rigs were some of the interesting concepts on display at Interschutz. ...
In some busy departments, durability is trumping design when it comes to how much chrome a rig is dressed in. ...
Two emerging models of rescue task forces and tactical medics offer different, yet more aggressive approaches to active-shooter incidents than standing by until all is clear. ...
Summer means added stress on firefighters' bodies; a well-planned and executed rehab will mitigate that danger. ...