Firehouse Exclusives

  • Virginia Department Regroups After Fire Hits Station

    The blaze at Brosville Community Volunteer Fire & Rescue destroyed two pieces of apparatus.

    News • January 31st, 2012

  • House Fire Claims One in Woodsville, N.H.

    A two-alarm structure fire claimed the life of an occupant in a fast moving blaze that destroyed much of the two-story home. Several pets inside the building were rescued cold and wet, but unharmed.

    Photostory • January 30th, 2012

  • Black Sunday Firefighter Remembered

    One of four FDNY firefighters who survived a jump from a blazing Bronx building in 2005 was found dead in his Long Island home Tuesday morning.Lt. Joseph DiBernardo, 40, was seriously injured in the 2005 fall, and eventually was forced to retire from the...

    News • November 23rd, 2011

  • Eight N.J. Firefighters Hurt in Gas Explosion

    Eight New Jersey firefighters were taken to a hospital Monday morning after a fire triggered a gas explosion in the basement of a Pennsauken home.

    News • November 21st, 2011

  • Hal Bruno Remembered Fondly at Service

    CHEVY CHASE, MD – Warm, gentle, friendly, a man of incredible integrity, devoted, passionate…These were just some of the words people used Friday to describe Hal Bruno, fire service legend, political journalist and advocate for survivors of fallen...

    News • November 12th, 2011

  • USFA Official: Fire Service Must Adapt to Change

    Ken Farmer, chief of the USFA's Prevention and Leadership Development Branch, spoke to attendees at the opening of the VCOS symposium Friday morning in Clearwater, Fla.

    News • November 11th, 2011

  • Specifying & Financing Fire Apparatus in Today’s Economy

    Firehouse Magazine asked a cross-section of apparatus manufacturers, large and small, about their recommendations and creative ideas on how to specify and finance apparatus in this challenging economic environment. An excerpt appears in the November issue...

    Article • November 4th, 2011

  • National Fire Official Continues Seat Belt Push

    Dr. Burt Clark is currently conducting research on the issue through Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    News • November 1st, 2011

  • Manufacturers Roundtable

    It is no secret the economy is in deeply troubled times. Fire stations are closing. Firefighters are losing their jobs and taxpayers are having trouble paying their taxes. Yet, your department needs a replacement engine and the aerial is getting a...

    Article • October 31st, 2011

  • National Fire Academy Changing Grading System

    Officials are working on establishing a grading system that will likely include a letter grade similar to ones received at colleges and universities.

    News • October 20th, 2011

  • Thousands Honor Fallen Firefighters at Memorial

    About 5,000 gathered under a brilliant sky for the 30th annual memorial service.

    News • October 17th, 2011

  • Motorcycle Ride Honors Fallen Firefighters

    The roar of motorcycles filled the air on Saturday as the Red Helmet ride arrived at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

    News • October 16th, 2011

  • Honor Flag Flies Over Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    Hundreds stopped what they were doing Saturday afternoon when the U.S. flag flying over the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial was replaced.

    News • October 15th, 2011

  • Crews Ready Campus for NFFF Memorial

    EMMITSBURG, MD – Despite the showers, workers plowed ahead here Friday readying the campus for the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial weekend events.2011 National Firefighters Memorial CoverageChairs were set up, risers were erected and...

    News • October 15th, 2011

  • Fire Heritage Center Opens Near Memorial

    EMMITSBURG, MD – A long-awaited dream became reality here Friday afternoon when the National Fire Heritage Center opened its doors.2011 National Firefighters Memorial CoverageUnlike traditional fire museums, this one will host collections of books and...

    News • October 15th, 2011