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Pa. FFs fall through roof, floor; Capt. saves wife at same fire | May 30, 2012

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A Shared History
Firefighting and the London Blitz
By Bruce Hensler, FR1 Columnist
It stands as a major accomplishment in history that the firefighters of London who worked the Blitz displayed courage, fortitude and grace. There are two important points to acknowledge about their actions: The level of planning executed to place the resources for the defense of vital urban and industrial centers, and the extraordinary human effort required to stand up to direct and sustained bombing. Words cannot describe
Featured News
2 FFs injured in 2-alarm Pa. fire
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After one firefighter fell through the floor and another fell through the roof, responders brought a 2-alarm Pa. blaze under control. (Image ABC27 News) Oppressive heat
Today's Top Stories:
Minn. FF helped rescue wife working at same fire: Capt. Kathrynne Baumtrog and Capt. Paul Baumtrog were among 5 injured in church blaze
Fire union challenges action over alleged test cheating: Firefighters were suspended for using a copy of an old test to study
Ill. aldermen donate raises to fire department
9/11 first responders and recovery workers honored
Fire crews using '08 lessons ahead of busy Calif. fire season
Chicago fire union: Mayor's offer 'insulting'
News Analysis:
Keep sharp, learn from past fires
By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor
While it's hard to substitute first-hand experience, none of us can make it to every noteworthy incident. This makes it all the more important that we, regardless of rank, constantly learn from the experiences of firefighters everywhere. While it's often said that every fire is unique, people are already recognizing similarities from the disastrous 2008 fire season and planning accordingly. Identify issues
FIREGROUND Flash Tip
Company officer hand tools
It is just as important for company officers as it is for firefighters to come off the truck with the right hand tool. Here are some tool options to consider.
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Be Prepared for a Hazmat Incident
Blauer's WZ9435 XRT ensemble is NFPA 1994 (2007 Ed.) Class 3 certified for protection against CBRN agents at levels below IDLH. Made with GORE® CHEMPAK® Selectively-permeable fabric, the XRT suit is lightweight and breathable for extended response operations. The suit's one-piece design allows first responders and down-range personnel to quickly self-don the suit.
FR1 Exclusive
For firefighter feet, comfort is king
By Sarah Smart, FR1 Staff
Firefighters often have to think on their feet during an emergency, but they also think about what's on their feet. Because are there many things worse than sore feet on the fireground? Leather vs. rubber
Rad-57's Quick and Noninvasive Assessment of CO Levels in the Blood
A patient can be suffering from CO poisoning even if CO is not detected in the air. The symptoms of CO poisoning can be easily mistaken for other illnesses, but it's also possible to be poisoned without any symptoms at all. That's why it's important to test every patient, every time.
FR1 Video
Responders arrive at scene of Miami face-eating attack
The victim of a face-eating attack is assisted by fire rescue.
Near miss: Fire truck
Two men narrowly jump to safety as a fire truck slams into a shop window.
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