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N.Y. fire officials said the proposed standards are costly and could affect recruitment and response times.
Can you guess the No. 1 fire movie for firefighters? (Spoiler alert: It’s not ‘Backdraft’)
Fort Myers Fire Department officials plan to make Nathaniel Lee Wilcox an honorary firefighter
The purpose of the challenge is to improve relationships between dive teams from law enforcement and fire/EMS agencies
Reviewing how to initiate VEIS and step-by-step procedures for conducting this essential operation
The data on how often firefighters divorce may surprise you, and it offers three interesting take-away points
Here’s how to correct the most common pump operator mistakes and bonus tips from seasoned fire service veterans
There are hundreds of acronyms in the fire service, but these two are a must for fireground operations
It is sometimes difficult to know what equipment, training and miscellaneous expenses our agencies should cover
Animal Rescue
While very few cats need help down from trees these days, first responders are often called to aid an injured, sick or stuck animal – and benefit from the halo effect
Putnam County Firefighter Derrick Edwards launched Tennessee Tech’s Responder Health Lab to support first responders and their departments
Funds will go to the Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office and the Ohio Fire Academy
The engineer’s duties go far beyond the apparatus
The fire ignited at a vacant Virginia Gardens building that had been used for fire department drills for the past month
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Check out how some departments and organizations spotlighted the week of back-to-basics training
NVFC Massachusetts Director Joe Maruca appeared before a Homeland Security subcommittee to present the hardships the proposed standard would have on volunteer departments
The leap from cadet to on-shift firefighter can be daunting; here’s how to manage those first impressions you leave and build bonds with the crew
We asked FireRescue1 readers what seasoned advice they would offer their younger selves, and they delivered
Understand vehicle construction to effectively and safely manage EV fires and crashes
Key factors fire departments should consider when developing procedures for EVs and other devices powered by lithium-ion batteries
One person was transported to the hospital as a precaution following the rescue
Stay safe and get the contract as a wildland fire contractor with proper wildland fire training, gear and PPE
County-wide mutual aid drill in Monterey focused on firefighting and communication
Firefighters love testing new tactics and tools, but some methods simply don’t address the key issue with EV fires
Follow these 20 rules from Day 1 to lay the foundation for a long and successful career in the fire service
First responders from the Quad-Cities region worked on rescue task force and EMS best practices
Detailing the expectations of the job and the three steps to becoming a volunteer firefighter