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Off-duty firefighter: playing 'what if' - 09/29/2014

Have you ever played the 'what if' game? It's not very hard to do, but there is at least one rule that I strongly suggest out of experience: never play if you are on a date, especially ...


Fire command: Going defensive - 09/29/2014

The safe and efficient transition from an offensive mode of operations at a structure fire to a defensive mode of operation is a transition with which many departments and their personnel ...


Former fire chiefs question tactics used at Dallas LODD fire - 09/28/2014

By Tristan Hallman
The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — When Dallas firefighter Stanley Wilson died battling a condo blaze last year, everything fell apart — from ...


Maine fire Lt. recounts difficult, heroic search at apartment fire - 09/20/2014

By Edward D. Murphy
The Portland Press Herald

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Searching for victims of Thursday's fire in Biddeford was especially difficult because the apartment ...


Fire attack: How to beat a thrift-store fire - 09/15/2014

Fires in salvage yards and thrift stores can present an immense number of tactical challenges to responding fire officers and firefighters. Anything and everything can be in the building or ...


Conn. all-hands factory fire mostly out - 09/13/2014

By Matt McFarland, Rob Polansky, and Robert Goulston
WFSB

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A massive fire at two factories in Bridgeport continues to have a widespread ...


Charges dropped against out-of-state firefighters at chaotic tunnel fire - 09/13/2014

By Samantha Perry
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON, W.Va. — The case against two out-of-state firefighters facing obstruction charges for taking an emergency ...


Mich. firefighters make 2 dramatic rescues - 09/11/2014

By Kyle Feldscher
Milive.com

YPSILANTI, Mich. — One woman was in serious condition and another man was injured in a fire that required a dramatic rescue from a downtown ...


Aerials: Safety around powerlines - 09/11/2014

The recent tragedy in Campbellsville, Ky. that injured ...


Minority group unhappy over Cleveland Fire promotions - 09/09/2014

By Ed Gallek
WOIO

CLEVELAND — New promotions coming up in the Cleveland Fire Department are sparking hard questions about race. Dozens of bosses get promoted, ...


Poor firefighter health: Risk with no reward - 09/09/2014

Many firefighters dreamed of joining the service at a very early age and worked diligently to reach the goal of pinning on a Maltese cross badge on their chest one day. Considering all of ...


Detroit fire department has alert system made of pop cans, doorbells - 09/08/2014

By Tresa Baldas
The Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — Detroit is so broke that firefighters get emergency alerts through pop cans, coins, door hinges, pipes and doorbells.

And ...


5-year-old dies in Ohio fire; firefighters rescue several others - 09/06/2014

The Blade

TOLEDO, Ohio — A 5-year-old girl was killed Friday in an early morning apartment fire in West Toledo.

Danika Caldwell was pronounced dead at the scene ...


Miss. fire department ATV stolen for second time - 09/05/2014

By Jimmie E. Gates
The Clarion-Ledger

TERRY, Miss. — A 6-Wheeler used to help the Terry Volunteer Fire Department fight grass fires has been stolen for the second ...


Ariz. woman reports false fire, spits on, kicks medic - 09/04/2014

KINGMAN, Ariz. — A woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for kicking and spitting on a paramedic after calling to report a fire.

Firefighters arrived ...


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