September 2009

Firefighters from Finderne and South Bound Brook assisted the Bound Brook, NJ, Fire Department at an attic fire in a semi-attached private dwelling. The fire occurred on August 24, 2008.

Dedication: This month's Firehouse is dedicated to Captain James Harlow, 50, and Probationary Firefighter Damion Hobbs, 29, of Houston, TX, Fire Department; Chief Charles Fletcher Clough Jr., 41, of the Sudlersville, MD, Volunteer Fire Company; and Station Chief/Firefighter Dennis M. Simmons, 63, of the St. John, KS, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, April 2009.

Cover by: Cover Photo by Jack Calderone

The "Anatomy & Physiology" Of the Structural Fireground


2008 National Run Survey

21st Century Firefighting

FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate


Thermal Imaging As a Force Multiplier

Cardiovascular Disease in Firefighters: Annual Physical Exams

Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel In Vehicles: Part 5 — New Rescue Techniques

Yes — First Response Is Needed!

"I Thought, This Is It...I Am Going To Die In This House Fire!"

Positive and Productive Labor/Management Relations: More Important Than Ever

100 Years Ago

The Wise Leader Must Understand Master Planning

Precision Location Meets the Real World

CDLs: We Should All Be Ashamed — Part 2

A New Look at Wildland Urban Interface Structure Categories, Tactics & Strategies

Rule 4: Relentless Follow-Up

Emergency Operations Centers: The Ultimate Command Posts

On The Job: MAINE

Apparatus Seatbelt Study: Just How Big Is a Firefighter?

The Ugly Truth