July 2009

Houston, TX, Ladder 74 operates during a four-alarm-plus fire that ripped through a larged sprinklered furniture warehouse. Firefighters stopped the fire from spreading into a 100,000-square-foot landmark showroom. The fire occurred on May 21, 2009.

Dedication: This month's Firehouse is dedicated to Lieutenant Robert Strang, 60, of the Melbourne, FL, Fire Department; Fire Chief Mike Gilbreath, 55, of the Double Springs, AL, Fire Department; Firefighter Robert Andrew France, 45, of the Stateline, MS, Volunteer Fire Department; and Captain Manny Rivera, 43, of the Trenton, NJ, Fire Department. who died in the line of duty, March 2009.

Cover by: Brandon Jacob -

100 Years Ago

Time Marches On

The Apparatus Architect


Dangerous Goods Response In Western Canada

Aerial Operations And Your Thermal Imager

Marketing Leadership: A Question of Character


Handling Gas Leak Emergencies An Update

We Are Going In the Wrong Direction

Firehouse Roundtable

21st Century Firefighting

Firefighters Win the Latest Round In DC Grooming-Standards Battle

The "Anatomy & Physiology" Of the Structural Fireground

Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel In Vehicles: Part 3 — Cutting Tools

Open Joist 2000: Trusses Without Gussets

Police Are Still Our Brothers and Sisters Despite Oklahoma Incident

Riding the Right Front Seat: Clues from a Man Who Has Been There

"You Have Firefighters Jumping Out the Rear of the House!" — Part 2

The AFG Program: There's Work to Do Again

150th Anniversary of Baltimore City Fire Department

CDLs: We Should All Be Ashamed — Part 1

TENANT STAIRS: How They Impact Fireground Tactics

Rule 3: Flawlessly Execute The Basics of Your Job

Great Leaders: Take Input from Their Followers