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Most suspended, confined-space rescue victims are working in some capacity and are using a fall-arrest system; here's how to treat and reach those victims. ...
Several fire departments monitor carbon monoxide after fires to know when it is safe for everyone to remove their SCBAs. Some departments wait until there isn't smoke to sound ...
Here's a roundup of past and present news coverage paying tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives ...
Laziness, arrogance and apathy are often masks for incompetence; not identifying and fixing the root cause can jeopardize firefighter safety. ...
For the company officer, having a dash cam in the rig can provide proof of wrong doing, serve as a training tool and change driver behavior. ...
Researchers are taking on the monumental task of finding a verifiable, measurable method for removing contaminants for firefighting turnout gear. ...
Intimidated by the revised grant application, many needy fire departments are not going after available money; here's how to quell those fears. ...
Despite their popularity around the world, the motorcycle as a fire rig has been slow to catch on in the U.S.; here are some reasons to give them a close look. ...
Rehabbing is among the most important safety aspects on a fire scene; here's some examples of good and bad rehab ...
Reliving your first fire in vivid detail may save the life of a firefighter under your command. ...
There is nothing unique about the Pittsburgh fire; history proves that Americans ignored the risks until disaster struck. ...
How a fire department allocates its money says more about its priorities than does any mission statement; how you spend is who you are. ...
Great leaders share certain characteristics; to improve your leadership abilities, develop these traits. ...
Incompetence can be part of the learning curve, or it can betray a lack of ability that will crush a career and damage a department. ...
We say we'll do anything to prevent cancer, but that's not true; look at how often we don't wear SCBA and other protective gear. ...
After setting aside the easy-to-reach conclusions, one family of firefighters still needs to put its community and department first. ...
With the different financing options, it is important to know where the department wants to be at the end of the payment schedule. ...
Emergency vehicle repair experts weigh in on how to keep your engine in fighting form. ...
Ignore the rumors, expect delays, consider micro grants and get your house in order for the next round of grants as this year's money is released. ...
A chief with mouth shut and ears open, especially around the boss, is most likely to avoid a career-crushing verbal suicide. ...