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

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

Precision Location Meets the Real World

Cardiovascular Disease in Firefighters: Annual Physical Exams

100 Years Ago

2008 National Run Survey

Emergency Operations Centers: The Ultimate Command Posts


The Wise Leader Must Understand Master Planning

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


FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate

Thermal Imaging As a Force Multiplier

21st Century Firefighting

On The Job: MAINE

The "Anatomy & Physiology" Of the Structural Fireground

Yes — First Response Is Needed!

Apparatus Seatbelt Study: Just How Big Is a Firefighter?

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

The Ugly Truth

Rule 4: Relentless Follow-Up

CDLs: We Should All Be Ashamed — Part 2

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