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Texas volunteer firefighter dies in car crash -

Houston Chronicle

PLANTERSVILLE, Texas — A weekend car crash in Plantersville has left a young volunteer firefighter dead and a community in mourning.

Grimes County ...


What does the brother and sisterhood mean to you? -

One of the greatest things about the fire service is something that cannot be explained to the average person.

Whether you're a rookie or 20-year veteran, you've most likely ...


Fire Officers: How to keep your crew safe at crash scenes -

Traffic management at emergencies on highways and by-ways is getting a great deal of attention in recent years, and with good reason. Too many members of public safety agencies, not just firefighters, ...


What's the best firefighter rehab vehicle? -

The fire service has always been proud of their vehicles. We've got big trucks with lots of lights and all the bells and whistles.

Do an Internet search using the key words "fire ...


Fire attack: Use the deck gun on offense -

Most fire apparatus or engines are equipped with a top-mounted deck gun. This is a great asset for the engine company, as they have access to a large weapon that can be used for both defensive ...


How to goof off at the fire station -

When I worked as a backcountry ranger at Mt. Rainier in the late 1970s, we were required to make a list of work projects for our areas each season. These lists might include ongoing work (split ...


16 Fla. firefighters needed to move 750-pound patient -

By Emily Miller
The Sun Sentinel

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Sixteen people were needed Friday night to maneuver a nearly 750-pound patient out of his Deerfield Beach home ...


High-angle rescue: How to execute mid-height pick off -

In light of the recent rescue that FDNY performed, ...


9 ways to protect fire trucks from road salts -

Many areas of the country use a variety of liquid salts to treat roadways during periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain. They are great for roads, but rough on fire trucks.

Salt, ...


3 keys to fire service leadership -

There are hundreds of books that list the most frequently sought after traits in a successful leader. Traits such as integrity, honesty, knowledge and experience are prime examples.

However, ...


Why fire officers need emotional intelligence -

When firefighters talk about competency, what they are usually referring to is technical skills and abilities related to the job. The list of technical competencies necessary for good fire ...


Fire response: How not to ruin the holidays -

Emergency response during the holidays can be the most challenging of the year. Increased focus, heightened emotions and historical stressors can create a difficult situation for any firefighter ...


Fire attack: Hose size matters -

Last month we looked at the dominos that can be created when advancing a hose line improperly and the issues that can arise with that. This month we will look at the issue of selecting the ...


Prejudice in the fire service: 2 leaders, 2 reactions -

This past week's news brought us a tale of two cities of sorts, at least as it relates to fire service leadership.

In one area, you had fire service leaders confronted with a ...


Hitting the abandoned commercial building -

This fire involved an unoccupied commercial structure that was no longer open for business. For many departments the arrival of firefighting forces at a fire in an abandoned commercial structure ...


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