June 2010

Eleven engines, six ladders, on squad and six ambulances battled an early-morning fire in a garden apartment building in Laurel, MD, on May 31, 2010. Firefighters from Howard, Prince Georges’s, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties battled the blaze. Two occupants were injured and transported to area hospitals.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Fire Police Captain Donald G. Mellott, 62, of Woolrich, PA, Volunteer Fire Company 1; and Fire Chief Jonathan Siemers, 44, of the Clay Center, KS, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, February 2010; and to Firefighter/Inspector Brian P. Waynant Sr., 45, of the Wilmington, DE, Fire Department; and Firefighter Gerard Marcheterre, 50, of the Borodino Fire Department in Skaneateles, NY, who died in the line of duty, March 2010.

Cover by: Jim Codespote

The Science of Tower Rescue and the Art of Multiple Agency Cooperation

HAITI: A Moving Mission: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Aids Its Caribbean Neighbor

TUNNEL Training

After-Action Review: Fire in a Residential High-Rise

Potential Disaster During An Electrical Power Outage

Reigniting Responsibility

Texas Pipeline Explosion Challenges Rural Responders

On The Job: TEXAS

Thermal Imaging Terminology

Firefighter Photography

Mutual Aid for Dispatchers

Total Sidewall Removal

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Tactical Paramedic Program: Two Decades in Development

Firefighter/Paramedic — A Most Stressful Job

Mayday at Single-Family-Dwelling Fire

Hot Topics in Fire Service Politics

Advice to a Rookie Firefighter

The "Everyday Routine Complex" Fire

Rule 9: Be the Customer Service Advocate

Next-Generation Building Codes

Issues, Issues and More Issues to Deal With