May 2010

Firefighters from FDNY Rescue 5 operate at an all-hands fire in an occupied multiple dwelling in the Stapleton section of Staten Island on May 17, 2009.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse ® is dedicated to Major Terry Cannon, 52, of the Buechel Fire Protection District in Louisville, KY; and Firefighter Henry Sandy, 52, of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department in Batesville, AL, who died in the line of duty, January 2010; and to Assistant Chief John Coyle, 63, of the West Pend Oreille Fire District in Priest River, ID; and Fire Chief Stanley L. Giles, 69, of the Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department in Linn Valley, KS, who died in the line of duty, February 2010.

Cover by: Warren Fuchs

Theft in the Volunteer Fire Service

Protecting Your Organization's Funds from Theft

Political Campaigns and Elections

Taking Firefighter Fitness to the Next Level

B.E.S.T. Practices: Using Training Programs That Conform to the Highest Professional Standards

Keeping Your Health and Fitness Resolutions

Real Leaders Don't Accept Change: They Initiate It!

Truss Truce: Part 3

Truss Truce: Part 3

Firehouse® Roundtable: Apparatus Maintenance


Who Really Needs a Thermal Imager?

Ethanol — Part 3: Transit and Fixed Facilities

A Missed Opportunity in Health Care Reform

Door-Hinge Design

"Routine" Gas Leak Results in Major Explosion

Ethical Behavior

The Proof Is in the Pudding

Sharing Pre-Plan Data to Improve Responses

Intelligent Communication

100 Years Ago

On the Safe Side