Firehouse Exclusives

  • Former Illinois Chief Who Lost Son to Suicide Puts Focus on Mental Health

    Former Fire Chief Patrick Kenny talked about the death of his son and the need to shine a light on mental health in the fire service.

    Article • July 23rd, 2010

  • Expo Examines Everyday Emergencies

    While there may be a decrease in the number of fires being fought nationwide, fire departments are increasingly being called upon for other kinds of emergencies on a daily basis.

    News • July 23rd, 2010

  • Firehouse Expo Instructor Saves Wife

    When Tony Tricarico got the call Thursday morning from his wife telling him she was trapped in a hotel elevator, he thought it was a joke.

    Article • July 23rd, 2010

  • Standard Will Change Thermal Imagers

    BALTIMORE, Md. -- The current inventory of thermal imaging cameras available to departments can be confusing to navigate due to unique features on each model.With the creation of NFPA 1801 -- released at the beginning of this year -- this should soon...

    Article • July 23rd, 2010

  • Coordination Between Fire, Police Has Improved Since Columbine Shooting

    BALTIMORE, Md. -- When the first responders arrived at Columbine High School in Littleton, Col., they had no idea of the magnitude of the event.Firefighters and EMTs stopped in front of the school where students were running toward them. They found a...

    Article • July 23rd, 2010

  • Expo: Level Funded Budget Is a Win

    Lt. James Kirsch of the Bergenfield (N.J.) Fire Department said there's no panacea, or magic bullet, that will miraculously make fire departments' economic woes disappear. He does, however, have a bunch of tips to help lessen the pain. " In these tough...

    News • July 23rd, 2010

  • Baltimore Welcomes Firehouse Expo

    Firehouse Expo 2010 officially opened this Wednesday in Baltimore, Md.

    Article • July 23rd, 2010

  • L.A. County Chief Recalls Haiti Rescues

    He said the lessons learned can be applied to disasters that occur in the U.S.

    Article • July 22nd, 2010

  • Injured New York Fire Chief to Talk About Need to Buckle Up at Firehouse Expo

    On Thursday morning during opening ceremonies at Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, Eddie DiMartino and his wife will discuss the ramifications of his decision not to buckle up.

    Article • July 19th, 2010

  • Fireworks Safety for Firefighters

    When it comes to professional fireworks displays, there are some important things firefighters need to know to keep themselves and the public they are sworn to protect safe.

    Article • July 1st, 2010

  • Chicago Fire Department Works to Address Suicides

    Between the beginning of 2007 and the middle of 2008, the Chicago Fire Department experienced a growing number of suicides within its ranks.

    Article • June 25th, 2010

  • Education is Key to Infection Control

    For more than 35 years, Katherine West has been involved with infection control and was a pioneer in education for emergency medical service personnel.After all those years involved with educating providers West said it's "abundantly clear that...

    News • June 25th, 2010

  • Firehouse® Roundtable: Apparatus Maintenance

    Fire apparatus and emergency equipment must respond in extreme heat, bitter cold, flooding, dusty conditions, over pothole-filled roads — you name it, it's got to be able to get there. Firefighters and first responders are like the letter carriers of...

    Article • May 5th, 2010

  • L.A. Fire: ‘Pranks to Professionalism’

    Firehouses across America are hotbeds of pranks and practical jokes, and many say it’s the culture of the fire service. Some say firefighters just need to learn to deal with it, but there’s a growing segment who say pranks have no place in a...

    News • April 27th, 2010

  • 'Everyone Goes Home' Promoted in Indy

    Firefighters don't usually go to work each day thinking that this may be their last day alive, but the reality is, it could be. That's why it's important to do everything one can to prevent firefighter line of duty deaths. That's why it's the mission of...

    News • April 26th, 2010

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