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Newspaper: FDNY 'babying' cadet who can't pass fitness test - 07/28/2014

NEW YORK — The New York Post is reporting allegations again that a female FDNY recruit is getting special treatment during training.

Reporters claimed that 39-year-old female ...


Rookie D.C. firefighter saves grandmother's life - 07/25/2014

Rookie D.C. firefighter saves grandmother's life - 07/25/2014

NBC Washington

WASHINGTON — A 19-year-old D.C. firefighter rookie is being credited with saving an elderly woman's life in the same neighborhood he grew up in.

Amir ...


Study: 70 percent of firefighters overweight - 07/11/2014

Los Angeles Times

ATLANTA, Ga. — Sexy images of rippling abs and rock-hard biceps under those firefighter uniforms may obscure a serious problem: More than 70 percent of ...


Detroit-area firefighters save toddler from burning home - 06/29/2014

By Eric D. Lawrence
The Detroit Free Press

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — The boy had stopped crying by the time firefighters arrived at the apartment complex in Highland ...


Volunteer firefighter Marine killed in battle - 06/22/2014

By Dave Anderson
The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript staff

MONADNOCK, Mass. — A U.S. Marine who grew up in Greenfield was killed Friday morning in Afghanistan, just ...


1 firefighter hurt in 3-alarm Mass. fire - 06/21/2014

By Taylor Rapalyea
The Salem News

DANVERS, Mass. — A three-alarm fire ravaged the house at 8 Sylvan St. late Friday afternoon, leaving one firefighter injured.

Firefighters ...


FIREGROUND Flash Tip: Advancing a hose line - 06/16/2014
Jason Hoevelmann looks at how crawling on all fours can be dangerous and detrimental when advancing hose line and he shows you better methods.

First arriving: How do you attack this fire? - 06/16/2014

When a structure fire is the result of an unidentified explosion, the incident commander and all personnel on scene must be cognizant of three possible outcomes: structural instability, damaged ...


NJ lawmakers to cap firefighter, police raises - 06/15/2014

By Andrew Seidman
The Philadelphia Inquirer

TRENTON, N.J. — Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said Friday that he had reached a deal with Gov. Christie to renew a ...


FIREGROUND Flash Tip: Rapid hose line advancement - 06/13/2014
Jason Hoevelmann shows how spreading out on the hose line and creating loop will get water to the fire faster and with less effort.

FIREGROUND Flash Tip: Advancing hose line up stairs - 06/13/2014
Jason Hoevelmann shows how feeding loops up staircases will make it easier for a limited-staffed crew to advance a charged hose line.

FIREGROUND Flash Tip: Descending stairs with a hose line - 06/13/2014
Jason Hoevelmann demonstrates the best way to advance hose down stairs to be sure there's enough line to reach the seat of a basement fire.

6 firefighting mistakes and what makes them so bad - 06/13/2014

By Ben Waller
May 25, 2009
Updated June 13, 2014

We're in the All Hazards business. As discussed at


4 questions to evaluate emergency response progress - 06/13/2014

By Ben Waller
April 11, 2009
Updated June 13, 2014

During simple call like a room-and-contents fire, it's usually fairly easy to evaluate progress. The ...


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