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Rick Markley, FireRescue1 Editor
News Spotlight
New fire threat: People living in storage units
Utah police found several people living in self-storage units who were using heaters and knocked passageways in the walls. "I realize people are up against hard economic times, but we will evict them," said South Salt Lake police spokesman Gary Keller. "It was just a recipe for disaster. Storage units weren't made to be habitable. They are not designed for that."
Danger to firefighters
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April's top 5 firefighting videos
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Two firefighters are hurt in a manhole explosion, and police and firefighters battle over jurisdiction during a rescue in this month's top firefighting videos. Watch the videos
Today's Top Stories:
Former Fla. fire chief convicted of sexual abuse: Sentenced immediately to life in prison, abuse began when woman was 8
Off-duty firefighter pulls driver from Mass. crash: Climbed into the burning car and an off-duty FF helped him pull the driver to safety
Mass. city to replace hydrants after 'slight delay' in dousing fire
Response times up in Wash after station closes
Researcher aims to make furnishings less flammable
FFs save woman from burning home
News Analysis:
Plan and train for unconventional living quarters
By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor
This trend brings to mind the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression, the favelas of Brazil, and the shantytowns we often associate with third-world countries. But the problem exists here and now, throughout the United States. My own department recently fought a fire in what was once a large "urban" chicken coop (something we're also seeing more of) that was being illegally used as a dwelling unit for several people. Substantial fire load
A Shared History
WWII European firefighters heroic against fire bombing
By Bruce Hensler, FR1 Columnist
Only those who experience firebombing by air fully understand the power of fire. For the rest of us, our understanding must come from the grisly details of numbers of lives lost and buildings destroyed. In air raids, firefighting was grossly defensive and still many firefighters died. Destructive potential
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Grants: Imperfect, but much-needed safety net
By Rick Markley, FR1 Editor
We heard last week that grants can lead to a sense of entitlement. And while that is something to be on guard against, grants are needed to off set local entities that cannot or will not fund fire services.
Here's why
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    Technology may improve fire apparatus safety
    By Robert Avsec, FR1 Columnist
    Roughly 25 percent of annual firefighter fatalities occur when responding to or returning from alarms. A comprehensive driver training program and certification process is the key element in dramatically reducing those types of accidents. 3 types of simulators
    FR1 Video
    Fully involved house fire in Ind.
    Firefighters take up a defensive position against this fully involved residential structure.
    Mayday training
    A firefighter learns how to make a mayday call.
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    2012 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf
    The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament has grown to include over 35 regional golf tournaments held across the country on behalf of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. These tournaments will help the Foundation continue to support the families and co-workers of fallen firefighters.

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