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The FireRescue1 incident command resource page offers in-depth information about incident command principles, crew and resource deployment, best practices related to incident action plans and size-ups, training for specialized fireground teams, plus the latest news about incidents involving command issues.

Grand Rapids firefighters quickly extinguished fire in the basement and on the roof of the Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Two Tomah firefighters were injured as the fire extended into several buildings
Officials in Hawley cancelled school to try and conserve the town’s limited water supply
Firefighters from several FDs worked to contain the fire to the end unit of the Clinton strip mall
While not the preferred method of ventilation in the modern era, horizontal ventilation remains a valid option in some circumstances
Nearby residences were evacuated during the fire at Georgia Crate and Basket in Thomasville
Former Vancouver Captain Gregory Weber’s attorney stated “a firefighter’s life should only be put at risk for the life of another, not mere property”
Texas City firefighters responded to an apartment fire and a report of people trapped inside
An occupant who jumped from the fourth floor was one of several people injured during a two-alarm South Shore high-rise fire
The after-action report information from the Boise hangar collapse focuses on rescues, triage and scene safety
Emergency response requires increased focus; this is a balancing act when approaching a scene with numerous factors in play
Several people were injured, rescued as fire tore through a house in Queens
Firefighters in Loudoun County were investigating a gas leak when the house they were inside exploded
Video showed smoke filling the platform at the Eastern Market station
Fire in the Martin’s Country Market building extended to the roof and quickly spread
The victim stayed inside the burning Bronx apartment as neighbors begged him to leave
Firefighters in South Huntingdon Township faced a lack of hydrants and relied on a water shuttle
Bloomington firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to locate bulk of fire in attic
Bloomfield police checking on the well-being of a person found a working house fire
Three homes under construction were fully involved when Lexington firefighters arrived
Union President John Sibiga said the report shows the Baltimore County Fire Department “lacks sufficient fiscal, physical, and human resources to accomplish its core mission”
“Take care of your troops and they will take care of you” and other military command lessons applied to the fire service
A mayday was transmitted when four Toledo firefighters were injured in an explosion
Authorities report several people were killed when a plane crashed into a Clearwater mobile home park
Firefighters from a dozen fire departments across three counties fought a three-alarm fire in Rapid Valley
Boise Fire Department Operations Chief Aaron Hummel described the scale of the scene as a “global collapse”
A collapse at a Hawthorne apartment building fell on boilers and compromised utilities
The Sunday evening fire in Evanston was brought under control by Monday morning