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  • The Predictability of Performance In Structures during Suppression Operations

    By Christopher J. Naum - Wednesday March 17, 2010
    The essence of fire service suppression operations is predicated upon the deployment and application of water as an extinguishing agent, in sufficient quantities, location and duration to extinguish a fire within an enclosed structural compartment. The...
  • Fire Safety Traveling Trunk

    By Dayna Hilton - Monday March 15, 2010
    One of the things that I have enjoyed as a fire safety educator has been learning all of the innovative things that other educators from across the country do to help keep those in their communities fire safe.    In my early years, I was...
  • Andrew Hasty promoted to captain in 2/26/2007

    By Andrew Hasty - Sunday March 14, 2010
    Andrew Hasty was promoted to the Captain for the Fort Wayne Fire Department at the Fort Wayne Fire Station 16 at February 26th 2007. All the firefighters came to see him getting promoted to the rank of Captain for the Fort Wayne Fire Department at the...
  • Risk versus Gain: Operations in Vacant or Abandoned Structures

    By Christopher J. Naum - Sunday March 14, 2010
    Risk versus Gain: Operations in Vacant or Abandoned Structures Fire Fighter LODD after Being Trapped in a Roof Collapse During Overhaul of a Vacant/Abandoned Building. NIOSH recently published a report on a 2008 LODD that occurred in a vacant...
  • What do you know about Building Construction?

    By Christopher J. Naum - Sunday March 14, 2010
    What do you know about Building Construction? Regardless of your rank or time in your organization or company; what do YOU know about building construction? It’s a loaded question to say the least, since the characteristic replies run the gamete of...
  • Quality and Why Who We Are Matters So Much

    By Ben May - Saturday March 13, 2010
    Last Friday I had the privilege of giving the final keynote to attendees of the CPSE-Center for Public Service Excellence- Conference in Orlando. This is the group responsible for administering accreditation to the fire service. The organization has...
  • Is it worth the Weight?

    By Ryan Pennington - Thursday March 11, 2010
    After returning from the Firehouse expo 09 I started talking about some of the HOT topics at the expo. By far, it was the vast about of Bail out System’s being sold and displayed at the expo. They had everything from a simple belt and rope to a full...
  • How Much Fire Department Do You Need?

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday March 8, 2010
    Over the past several years, I have seen a certain diminution in the level of fire protection that exists in a number of areas. I have seen this in communities of every size. I have seen this in career, and combination, as well as volunteer...
  • Fire Station Design: Funding Considerations for New Stations

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday February 25, 2010
    In the never-changing environment of tight restrictions on spending, a department might consider proposing a public relations campaign and launching it, with approval from the appropriate authorities, before going public with a formal proposal for major...
  • Please Need Information

    By Leah Handville - Saturday February 20, 2010
    My husband is 25 years old and I am trying to help him find a career that he would enjoy doing. However my husband served 6 years in the Marine Corps. While serving he was injured twice he has a few injuries that I am trying to find out if he could be a...