March 2010

Chicago Firefighter David Doyle and members of his company searched a three-story apartment building with heavy fire on the second- and third-floor interior stairwell. After a search under high heat and smoke, Doyle located a lifeless child inside a third-floor bedroom and removed the child via an exterior fire escape to waiting paramedics who administered CPR. The child was saved. The fire occurred on Oct. 6, 2009.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter Ryan Wingard, 28, of Strattanville, PA, Volunteer Fire Department Company 1; Firefighter David Grass, Jr. 34, of the Ste. Genevieve, MO, Fire Department; Apparatus Operator Joseph T. Grace, 47, of Saint Tammany Fire Protection District 4 of the Mandeville, LA, Fire Department; and Firefighter Thomas Marovich, 20, of the USDA Forest Service – Modoc National Forest, Alturas, CA, who died in the line of duty, July 2009.

Cover by: Jack Nakanishi/CFD

Think Before You Drive

Emergency Communications: A Parallel Path

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Firehouse Interview: William F. Jenaway, Ph.D.

Leaders Must Understand Their Environment

Gauging Defective Drywall's Effects In High-Heat Environments

Metro Chiefs Headed to Memphis

Emergency Responder Radio Coverage

Marketing a Noble Calling

Prevention Culture Destroying Fire Service?

Rule 7: Tell the Truth — Always!

2010: The State of Fire Service Communications


An All-Year Approach

Fragile-Handle with Care

Don't Just Park Those Rigs on First Response!

Working With Outside Agencies

Applying Findings from NIOSH Investigations: Incident Command, Safety Officers and Rapid Intervention

The Scarab Rescue Tool

If We Can't Prevent Line-of-Duty Deaths, Let's Just Compensate the Survivors

Ethanol — Part 2: The Manufacturing Facility

In Living Color

You Really Just Never Know

The Annual CFSI Dinner and Seminars

I Can't Hear You, Can You Hear Me?