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With department budgets stretched thin, fire chiefs are constantly searching for other sources to fund their equipment needs. As a result, competition for funding from programs
During this difficult time, a new paradigm has emerged: the mobile care program concept
Firefighters must approach vehicles like an opponent; understand where its weaknesses lie and use that to gain an advantage.
Firefighters climbed through the elevator's emergency hatch to reach the woman, who was transported to a hospital in critical condition
Firefighters put the man in a rescue basket, then brought him up from the floating roof to the roof of the tank
Firefighters and EMTs pried open the elevator doors in the sub-basement to reach her and hoist her up in a basket
The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — A firefighter was briefly trapped in the smoky basement of a burning home in north Portland. KPTV reports the firefighter was unable to
These shoring devices and techniques will make rescuers safer and more effective.
A successful rescue ends with no injured firefighters and no further injury to the victim; a key step in this is stabilizing the hazards.
SHROPSHIRE, England — A group of firefighters were called to rescue a cow after getting its head stuck in a tree Monday afternoon. Metro reported that the firefighters used
When other risk factors are added, such as a structure or natural hazard, vehicle extrication becomes more complicated; here's how to handle those situations.
We asked readers to throw off the constraints of money and physics and tell us what improvements they want to see in extrication tools. We asked them to dream of a day they
In early November of 2012, FireRescue1 conducted a survey on Rescue Equipment use and trends in the industry. We have posted the results to the survey below. They represent a poll
Train all of your personnel to count units of tension and understand mechanical-advantage physics.
Before one window is shattered, it is important to know the types of glass firefighters will encounter and the additional forces that can be present at a motor vehicle accident.
It's been a good year for new products in the fire service. From rescue tools to speaker microphones, and LED lights to command boards, there's been a number of highlights
From 'Lego bricks on steroids' to new chocks, these devices can help responders during extrication evolutions.
By Scott Wyland The Las Vegas Review-JournalLAS VEGAS — Clark County firefighters have broadcast their second message criticizing plans to disband heavy rescue and hazardous
By Ron Shaw Also read 'Considerations for Purchasing Heavy Rescue Tools' Whenever you compare rescue tools, it is important to do so under the same conditions,
By Ron Shaw Also read 'How to Evaluate Heavy Rescue Tool Systems' Photo Tod Parker/ Indianapolis firefighters work at the scene of a car collision in

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