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

Ethical Behavior

Door-Hinge Design

"Routine" Gas Leak Results in Major Explosion

Political Campaigns and Elections

Intelligent Communication

Ethanol — Part 3: Transit and Fixed Facilities

100 Years Ago

A Missed Opportunity in Health Care Reform

Who Really Needs a Thermal Imager?


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

Taking Firefighter Fitness to the Next Level

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

Sharing Pre-Plan Data to Improve Responses

Theft in the Volunteer Fire Service

On the Safe Side

The Proof Is in the Pudding

Keeping Your Health and Fitness Resolutions

Protecting Your Organization's Funds from Theft

Truss Truce: Part 3

Truss Truce: Part 3

Firehouse® Roundtable: Apparatus Maintenance