October 2009

The snorkel of Squad 2 operates at a 2-11 alarm fire in the truss loft and ceiling area that then spread to the entire roof and caused the collapse of the truss roof. Initially, units used thermal imaging cameras to inspect holes in the double ceiling to find the fire. The fire occurred in Chicago, IL, on Sept. 5, 2008.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter Patrick Reardon, 42, of the New Haven, CT, Fire Department; and Crew Chief Brian Joseph Buss, 32, First Officer Michael Wayne Flynn, 59, and Captain Thomas L. Risk, 66, of Neptune Aviation Services Inc. of Missoula, MT, who died in the line of duty, April 2009.

Cover by: Steve Redick

100 Years Ago

New Leadership Settles In At U.S. Fire Administration

Never Forget

Changing a Culture, One Firefighter And One Fire Department at a Time

Near-Miss: Chicago

Class A Foam and CAFS Briefing: Structural Firefighting, Part 1 — Debate on New Technology

Rule 5: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!


Your Apparatus Has a Voice — Are You Listening?

RECRUITING & RETENTION: You Cannot Leave Them to Chance

"Station Fire" Claims Two L.A. County Firefighters

High Blood Pressure Screening: An Opportunity to Reduce Line-of-Duty Deaths

Lessons Learned In San Francisco

Which Factor Is Present In Most Wildland Firefighting Fatalities and Burnovers?

Third-Row-Seat Occupant Rescue

Tri-District Hazmat Response In Northwestern Missouri

Dead Man Walking? It Happens More Often Than You Think

Deploying a Diversion Chute

Good Things Are Happening

ICC Spearheads National Effort On Wildland Fire Management