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Photo: Aerial outrigger pierces cop car; Video: Hundreds honor fallen FF | Jan. 23, 2013

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Using apparatus to protect firefighters on MVCs
Steps to beat the residential metal roof
Jan. 23, 2013
Featured News
Photo: Aerial's outrigger pierces too-close cop car 170 Chicago FFs battle massive warehouse blaze Video: Hundreds gather to remember fallen FF
Today's Top Stories:
Newtown shooting prompts review of workers' compensation benefits: Currently, the workers' compensation system does not recognize PTSD
Idaho pipe and drums perform at Inauguration : About 30 firefighters from the state marched at the ceremony
Firefighter has medical emergency en route to fire: The firefighter complained of chest pains and was rushed to the hospital
Vol. firefighter charged with stealing, pawning gear
Report: Fire chaplain's killer son had homicidal, suicidal thoughts
Video: Massive fire breaks out at Air Force base
150 firefighters battle L.A. hotel blaze, arson suspected
5 firefighters injured in restaurant blaze
Video: Firefighters fight back after getting pelted with snowballs
News Analysis
Thieving firefighters cast a bad light on us all
 By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor
Earlier this week we saw a great example of how a single (with support from his crew and department) firefighter's actions can positively influence residents' understanding of, trust in, and hopefully support to their local fire departments. Unfortunately, the converse is also true. While we know there are thousands of examples of good firefighters, they are not as likely to get reported as the bad ones. The impact
Product News
Blocking schemes: Using apparatus to protect firefighters on MVCs
By Robert Avsec, FR1 Columnist
A Department of Transportation report shows that 18 percent of all traffic fatalities happen as a result of secondary incidents. Don't be part of these statistics; learn to use your fire truck to protect your crew. The big picture
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From the Fireground
Steps to beat the residential metal roof
By Jason Hoevelmann, FR1 Columnist
Metal roofs are becoming more common on residential structures and they present an array of problems for firefighters. The real problem is not so much the metal roof as much as what lies beneath it.
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FR1 Video
LODD tribute video
Tribute video honors the 83 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2012.
Mixed-use structure fire
Firefighters in Whiting, Ind., battle a fully involved structure with retail and residential tenants.
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Fighting fires: You're doing it wrong
By Becky Oskin, FR1 Contributor
Wildland fire destruction will escalate, scientists predict, until we stop fighting the fires. Instead, the focus should shift to securing structures and applying new research that overturns long-standing conventional wisdom. About fire defense
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