October 2004

On Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, Jaime L. Foster, a 25-year-old rookie firefighter from the Los Angeles Fire Department, became the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in the department’s 118-year history. The cover depicts the department funeral. At press time, 78 firefighters had died in the line of duty in 2004.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Fire Engineer Mario F. Cunha, 32, of the Soledad, CA, Volunteer Fire Department; Driver Operator/Engineer Barrie J. Niebergall, 56, of the Red, White and Blue Fire Department in Breckenridge, CO; Firefighter Terri Eiland, 40, of the Forts Lake/Franklin Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Moss Point, MS; and Assistant Chief Mike Lehnen, 57, of the Bethalto,IL, Volunteer Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, March 2004.

Mr. Know-It-All

October 1, 2004

Fire At Iowa Turkey-Processing Plant Requires Massive Water Shuttle

October 1, 2004

Communication – Part 2: Status Reports

Deployable Rollbar Systems

Editorial: Paying a High Price For Life

October 1, 2004

Rekindles: October 2004

October 1, 2004

Notebooks Nuggets: Searching in Commercial Buildings

Grants Programs: Linking National Dollars To Local Fire Departments

"Smokey Joe" Martin & The "Greenwich Street Volcano"

October 1, 2004

Managing the Fire Service Toward Change

Volunteer Fire Department Recruitment & Retention

Fire-Rescue Service Still Enjoys High Profile Among Candidates

First Report: Hurricane Season 2004

October 1, 2004

Routine? Routine? Wake Up! We Don’t Do Routine!

Disaster Management Interoperability: An IT Backbone for Emergency Responders

Entrapment Hazards Continue to Endanger Firefighters

When It’s Time To Go: Emergency Escape Techniques

Thermal Imaging Training: Company Hazmat Drills

2004 Volunteer Run Survey

Death in the Line of Duty

October 1, 2004

Read the Building: It’s More Than Just Size-Up