December 2009

A three-alarm fire ripped through a private dwelling under renovation in Teaneck, NJ, on Feb. 13, 2009. The late-night fire occurred while the home was occupied. Damage to the exposure is visible in the early stages of the fire.

Dedication: This issue of Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter James M. Hall, 40, of the Greentown Volunteer Fire Department in Uniontown, OH, who died in the line of duty, May 2009; and to Firefighter Matthew Douglas Tramel, 18, of the Pembroke, NC, Fire Department; Firefighter Jeffrey H. Reed, 39, of the Pulaski, VA, Fire Department; and Firefighter/Paramedic Debra A. Cole, 40, of the South Portland, ME, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, June 2009.

Cover by: Chris Saraceno

PENNSYLVANIA: Water Shuttle Operation At Barn Fire

Extinguish or Let It Burn?

Explosion and Collapse At North Carolina Food-Processing Plant

Be Ready for "The Big One"

Dear Santa, Please Send Me a Thermal Imager

We Danced With the Devil: One Firefighter's Cancer Chronicles

Cardiovascular Disease in Firefighters: The Impact of Obesity on Fitness for Duty

Some Thoughts On Home Fire Sprinklers and EMS

Dash & Firewall Tie Downs

Love Being a Firefighter? Keep Pushing and Prove It

The Fire Grant Program: The Fight's Never Over

100 Years Ago

The Cost Of Safety

The Southwest Boulevard Fire: Kansas City Remembers a Tragedy

Rule 6: Consistent Performance

Class A Foam and CAFS Briefing: Structural Firefighting

To Live or Die As Firefighters