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

The Fog of Disaster: Into Haiti With Two Tampa Fire USAR Members

Working With Outside Agencies

The Scarab Rescue Tool

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

Fragile-Handle with Care

2010: The State of Fire Service Communications


In Living Color

An All-Year Approach

Prevention Culture Destroying Fire Service?

Don't Just Park Those Rigs on First Response!

Battery and Electrical System Management

Metro Chiefs Headed to Memphis

You Really Just Never Know

Gauging Defective Drywall's Effects In High-Heat Environments

The Annual CFSI Dinner and Seminars

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

Ethanol — Part 2: The Manufacturing Facility

Leaders Must Understand Their Environment

Think Before You Drive

Emergency Responder Radio Coverage

Marketing a Noble Calling

Emergency Communications: A Parallel Path

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

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease