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FFs dodge flying bullets; Video: Fire chopper crashes into ocean | Jan. 3, 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE
Steps to successful tactical ventilation
Innovative solutions to firefighting problems
Jan. 3, 2013
Featured News
Firefighters dodge flying bullets at fatal fire Video: Fire chopper crashes into water DC man dies while waiting for ambulance
Today's Top Stories:
USFA documents 83 on-duty firefighter fatalities in 2012: Almost half of the deaths were volunteer firefighters
3 killed in Iowa medevac crash: The cause of the incident is unknown, but is currently under investigation
Parole board transcripts shed light on firefighters' killer: Parole board was afraid he may turn to violence again, saying he 'remains without insight'
Firefighter receives second-, third-degree burns to hands
Responders weigh pros and cons of being armed
NYC has record low number of fire deaths in 2012
Off-duty firefighter helps rescue 2 people from burning home
Firefighter raises money for fallen NY firefighters
Firefighters, officers pry drunk woman off of fire truck
News Analysis
Be ready: Cardiac events can strike anyone, anytime
 By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor
I've written several times in the past about the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms, in ourselves and others, of a potential heart attack, stroke or other medical condition. This is easy to say, of course, but in my experience it's not always easy to practice. Generally speaking, we firefighters don't always make the best patients. The real lesson
The Butcher's Bill
Steps to successful tactical ventilation
By Tom LaBelle, FR1 Columnist
Ventilation decisions are not only made based on where the fire is, but where it will be by the time the vent hole is opened. Understanding ventilation's effect on fire behavior and its safe techniques is key to a safe firefight. Fraught with hazards
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Tactical Tips
Hacks: The most innovative solutions to firefighting problems
By FR1 Staff
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FR1 Video
Firefighters save a cat in fire
Polish firefighter resuscitates a cat rescued from a house fire.
Evacuation order given at apartment fire
Prince George's County firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire at an apartment complex.
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Product News
What to know before buying a fill station
By Robert Avsec, FR1 Columnist
The most important part of a firefighter's respiratory system protection is the quality of the air contained in their SCBA cylinder. And like the old computer adage of "garbage in, garbage out" having cylinders full of quality air is paramount. And this ultimately comes down to the fill station. 6 considerations
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