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Step by step: forced entry; Woman plows into on-scene apparatus | May 9, 2012

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Step By Step: Forcing an outward-opening door
Commentary: Keeping an open mind
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Thwarting violence against firefighters and medics
By Rick Markley, FR1 Editor
If you've never done so, type "firefighters attacked" into your Internet search field — the results are unsettling. Stories of firefighters having rocks thrown at them, being stabbed and pepper sprayed are but a small sampling of the results. Violence against emergency responders is one of the more universal and ugly aspects of the job. Here's how to mitigate these types of incidents through preparation. Trust your gut
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Trooper, firefighter honored by peers for daring NH heroics
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Firefighter Keith Knight and a state trooper, who rescued a man from a burning vehicle, were honored at the opening day of the Professional Fire Fighters of N.H. convention. (Image WMUR) Highest honor
Today's Top Stories:
FD that watched suicidal man drown makes water rescue: Since 2011 suicide, Calif. FD has beefed up water rescue equipment and training
Woman plows into parked fire truck at accident scene: Truck stopped her from ramming cars involved in the original collision
Theme park gives rescue trainers a challenge
Scotland: Pub-ed in schools slashes number of intentionally set fires
Calif. fire dist. may close half its stations if tax proposal is defeated
Fire Capt honored by Clemson University
News Analysis:
Public education delivers tangible results
By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor
We often focus our prevention efforts on school children for several reasons: among them is reducing the potential for youth fire-setting. It's nice to have another positive example to support the continued need for these programs. It's also important to note that public education is just one facet of a comprehensive community risk-reduction program. Reduce incidents
Step By Step
Forcing an outward-opening door
By Henry S. Magaña, FR1 Contributor
You are assigned to open up the rear side of a structure fire by forcing an outward-opening metal door set in a block wall. It has multiple deadbolt locks and is constructed of stainless steel. How would you force this door? Bring irons and sledge

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Commentary: Keeping an open mind during tough times
This tough economy means continuing to look for savings ideas, even extreme ones — because if we don't, someone else will and they'll be the ones who decide what gets cut.
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Big tire drag
Firefighters in full turnout train outside with push ups, overhead pull and a truck tire to drag.
Fully involved: Detroit Fire at work
Conversation of letting a building collapse is audible during a fully involved fire.
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