Firehouse Exclusives

  • 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

  • Future of CPR Discussed at FH World

    The American Heart Association is expected to release new guidelines later in 2010, and agencies should prepare themselves now for the potential impacts, according to Joshua Stapleton, Fire Capt./Paramedic and an EMS Representative for the AHA Regional...

    Article • March 3rd, 2010

  • Lessons Shared from Calif. Train Crash

    Preparation was the main theme pushed by LAFD Battalion Chief Joseph Castro at his Firehouse World presentation on the Metrolink/Union Pacific train collision of Sept. 12, 2008.

    Article • March 2nd, 2010

  • Arson Spotlighted at Firehouse World

    Firehouse World 2010 officially opened Tuesday at the San Diego, Calif. Convention Center along with the Calif. State Firefighters Association's annual conference.

    Article • March 2nd, 2010

  • Sessions Set for Firehouse World 2010

    Numerous special sessions and new features await at the upcoming Firehouse World 2010 conference and exposition, set for Feb. 28 – March 4 in San Diego, Calif.

    Article • February 27th, 2010

  • Financial Hard Times Means Layoffs for Firefighters

    Editor's Note: An abbreviated version of this article appears in the February 2010 issue of Firehouse Magazine, starting on page 60. Also read "Telling it Like it Is - Doing less with less. When will we learn?" and respond with your thoughts and...

    Article • February 4th, 2010

  • Layoffs, Budget Cuts & Deficits

    From Glendale, AZ, to Tulsa, OK; from Philadelphia to Atlanta to Los Angeles, the news is the same — budgets are in crisis and firefighters must be laid off. The depth of the financial crisis is deep and emergency workers who haven't been handed a...

    Article • February 3rd, 2010

  • Finding Qualified Technicians is Key to Apparatus Maintenance

    Fire apparatus are sophisticated, complicated machinery and, generally, it's best to leave repairs and maintenance to trained professionals. Certified Emergency Vehicle Technicians (EVTs) can be found in privately owned shops and dealerships as well as...

    Article • January 4th, 2010

  • Following Manufacturers’ Guides Keeps Apparatus in Top Condition

    Editor's Note: This article is part of a year-long series that explores the recommendations and philosophies of manufacturers and maintenance crews to help keep fire apparatus in good condition and available for the next response. The series starts on...

    Article • January 4th, 2010

  • Innovation Marked 2009

    This past year, 2009, was a rather slow one for apparatus makers with some reporting new sales off by as much as 40 percent over previous years – perhaps a reflection of the sour economy and the reduction of tax revenue. Other segments of the fire...

    News • January 1st, 2010

  • Firehouse® Roundtable Apparatus Maintenance

    Fire apparatus that won't start, breaks down enroute to a call or, worst of all, fails at the scene of a fire can have catastrophic consequences. That's why having an apparatus maintenance program is vital to fire department operations.

    Article • December 29th, 2009

  • Worcester 10 Years Later

    Every year, the Worcester, MA, Fire Department hosts a ceremony at the site of the Dec. 3, 1999, Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse fire, but the most recent memorial service held last month was different. It was the 10th anniversary of the tragic...

    Article • December 29th, 2009

  • Apparatus Makers Recommend Routine Maintenance for Safety

    Editor's Note: Fire apparatus that won't start, breaks down enroute to a call or, worst of all, fails at the scene of a fire can have catastrophic consequences. That's why having an apparatus maintenance program is vital to fire department operations.

    Article • December 11th, 2009

  • Award Ceremony Spotlights Worcester

    It was fitting and proper that the 2009 Massachusetts Firefighter of the Year Award Ceremony was moved to Worcester from Boston this year as a way to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the loss of the Worcester Six.

    News • December 4th, 2009

  • A Fitting Tribute to the Worcester Six

    Like thunder rolling through a valley, the heavy beat of the pipe and drum brigade reverberated off buildings in downtown Worcester, advancing to the site.

    News • December 4th, 2009