June 2009

A two-alarm fire ripped through two vacant buildings at Rosewood State Hospital in Owings Mills in Baltimore County, MD, on March 8, 2009.

Dedication: This month's Firehouse is dedicated to Corporal Christopher Allen Dill, 43, of the Oklahoma City, OK, Fire Department; Lieutenant William Rodger Vorwark, 49, of the Odessa, MO, Fire & Rescue Protection District; Firefighter Gregory Carroll Cooke, 60, of the Salem Volunteer Fire Department in Whitakers, NC; and Chief Nolan Schmidt, 37, of the Hydro, OK, Volunteer Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, March 2009.

Cover by: Michael Schwartzberg/IFPA

Thermal Imagers: What's Your Deployment Model?

Do You Get the Message?

Decontamination Best Practices

Rowhouse and Townhouse Fires: Characteristics and Considerations

What's In Your Pockets? Don't Carry Too Much Stuff!

100 Years Ago

Do You Get the Message?

Fire Service-Based EMS: Re-Informing Policy-Makers

June 1, 2009

Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel in Vehicles: Part 2 - Advanced Steel

Time to Adjust Our Thinking!

H1N1 - The Next Thing That Is Going to Kill Me!

June 1, 2009

Rube's Rules of Leadership - Rule 2: Lead from the Front

Firefighter Accountability: Critical in Reducing America's LODDs

Interstate Mutual Aid for New York Construction Storehouse Fire

"You Have Firefighters Jumping Out the Rear of the House!" - Part 1

On The Job - New York: Multi-Alarm Fire Heavily Damages Plattsburgh Hotel

June 1, 2009

The Success of SAFECOM

Overcoming Barriers To Testing Fire Hose