Firehouse Exclusives

  • '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

  • FDIC Panel Debates Issue of Diversity

    When it comes to diversity in the fire service, it's ironic that there are many divergent opinions about what that is, and just as many on how to achieve it.A panel discussion conducted a courageous conversation on diversity at the Fire Department...

    News • April 24th, 2010

  • FDIC Spotlights Firefighter Free Speech

    What would you do if a firefighter came into your station sporting a brand new tattoo with KKK written on his bicep - and he is a white captain supervising a predominately black engine company? Could you, as a chief, ask him to cover it up? What about...

    News • April 23rd, 2010

  • Little Rock Firefighter Jeremy Barber, Capt. Tony Springer and Acting Engineer Jacob Lear-Sadowsky

    They were responding to a possible water rescue when they saw people attempting to tie a rope to a car that was being swept away by rushing water.

    Article • April 23rd, 2010

  • Ricci Pushes 'Political Courage' at FDIC

    Frank Ricci is making a name for himself in the fire service for lots of reasons, and that now includes a provocative keynote speech at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

    News • April 23rd, 2010

  • Instructor of the Year Named at FDIC

    Robert Colameta Jr. is this year’s recipient of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award. Colameta received the award during the opening of the Fire Department Instructors Conference in...

    News • April 22nd, 2010

  • New Technologies Make Splash at FDIC

    Wednesday evening, hundreds of vendors were putting the finishing touches on their booths and many were preparing for the unveiling of new products at FDIC, the Fire Department Instructors Conference, which is now underway in Indianapolis. Course...

    News • April 21st, 2010

  • Little Rock Engineers Dennis Davis, John Payne and Firefighters Lance Bradshaw and Brian Whitley

    When Capt. Eddie Tackett fell through a hole while at a house fire, his fellow firefighters lifted him out.

    Article • April 21st, 2010

  • Charleston Fire Chief Tom Carr Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Charleston Fire Chief Tom Carr announced Tuesday afternoon he has Parkinson's.After notifying his command staff of his diagnosis, Carr sent an e-mail to members of the department he has headed since 2008.The former chief in...

    Article • April 20th, 2010

  • FDNY Lt. Michael Fitall

    FDNY Lt. Michael Fitall recalled the Jan. 27, 2009 incident in which he and his crew rescued a grandmother as one of the defining moments of his career.

    Article • April 15th, 2010

  • FDNY Firefighter Michael A. Czech

    “It was a Monday night around 5 a.m.… Before we went out the door, we knew we were going to work,” Czech said of the Jan 27, 2009 incident.

    Article • April 12th, 2010

  • FDNY Lt. JonPaul Augier and Firefighter Joseph Jurgens

    On Feb. 24, 2009, at 3:48 a.m., Augier and Jurgens responded to a Chinatown tenement fire – an incident that turned out unique compared to anything they had experienced before.

    Article • April 8th, 2010

  • Bethesda, Md. Lt. Curtis Warfield and Master Firefighter John Klavon

    Infant triplets were saved thanks to this pair, as well as Bethesda Naval Firefighter Jody Sealey and Montgomery County Capt. Kimonti Oglesby.

    Article • April 5th, 2010

  • Workshop: Home Fires the Most Dangerous Firefight You Will Face

    Fires in modern residential homes have become the most dangerous fires to fight, according to research presented last week at Firehouse World in San Diego. The workshop was presented by Battalion Chief Peter VanDorpe and Firefighter/EMT James Dalton, both...

    Article • March 9th, 2010

  • Human Factors and Communications

    As a firefighter in Parker, Colo., Quinn MacLeod always had a particular reaction upon reading a new line of duty death announcement, he said. He noticed that they are usually attributed to just a few different causes, and wondered, “Why do we keep...

    Article • March 3rd, 2010