January 2010

Los Angeles, CA, Fire Department Engine 6 and Task Force 20 were first on scene at a greater-alarm fire involving a vacant two-story dwelling. The exposures on both sides of the fire were protected, although the fire communicated to several vehicles parked nearby. The fire, commanded by Battalion 11, occurred on Sept. 13, 2009.

Dedication: This month's Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter Conrad Mansfield, 45, of the Delaware Township Volunteer Fire Department in Defiance, OH; to Firefighter Lyle Lewis, 50, of Osborne County Fire District 3 in Alton, KS; to Firefighter Jimmy E Cameron, 47, of the South Chester Fire Department in Blackstock, SC; and Firefighter William Thompson, 65, of the Dushore, PA, Fire Company, who died in the line of duty, June, 2009.

Cover by: Martin Nate Rawner

100 Years Ago

On the Road Again

HazMat IQ: Simplifying Complex Chemistry for Emergency Responders

Ethanol — Part 1: Physical and Chemical Aspects

The Human Side Of Fireground Communication

James Arden Barnett Jr. Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau


Shorten Your Specifications

The Apparatus Architect

Firehouse® Roundtable Apparatus Maintenance

My New Year's Wish for You

Training Focuses on Rehab and Monitoring

Welcome, 2010

Hybrid Vehicle Emergencies

"It Felt Like a Bomb Went Off!" — Part 1

Where Ignorance Trumps Safety

Worcester 10 Years Later

An Introduction to a New Monthly Column

"Manhood Versus Safety"

History Repeats Itself