Firehouse

February 2012

A suspect was arrested after the worst arson spree to strike the Los Angeles, CA, area since 1992. More than 50 incidents were reported in a few days involving vehicle fires, many that spread to occupied structures. a multi-agency task force of investigators worked for several days before nabbing the suspect.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Lieutenant Timothy Oliveira, 53, of Salisbury, MA, Fire Rescue, who died in the line of duty, July 2011; and to Firefighter Jeffery Alan Cocke, 59, of the Altavista, VA, Fire Department; Firefighter/EMT Timothy R. White, 50, of the Cedar Lake, IN, Fire Department; Firefighter Trampus Haskvitz, 23, of the South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression Division in Rapid City, SD; Lieutenant Larry Gale Nelson, 61, of the Val Verde County Rural Fire Department in Del Rio, TX; and Lieutenant Todd Krodle, 41, of the Dallas, TX, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, August 2011.

Cover by: Cover photo by Mike Meadows

Coffee Makers Etc

Java Medic Coffee Company

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING: Staying Out Of the Gun Sight

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING: Staying Out Of the "Gun Sight"

FIRE CHIEF RICHIE BOWERS Montgomery County, MD, Fire and Rescue Service

FIRE CHIEF RICHIE BOWERS Montgomery County, MD, Fire and Rescue Service

Dedication

Close Calls: Speaking THEIR Language While Operating in OUR World

Close Calls: Speaking THEIR Language While Operating in OUR World

Fire Politics: Looking Forward in 2012: USFA & CFSI Need Your Help

Fire Politics: Looking Forward in 2012: USFA & CFSI Need Your Help

Scuttlebutt 2/12

Scuttlebutt 2/12

The Five Deadly Sins Of Thermal Imaging

The "Five Deadly Sins" Of Thermal Imaging

Rekindles 2/2012

Rekindles 2/2012

The Fire Scene: Surviving a House Fire: Response & Operational Factors

The Fire Scene: Surviving a House Fire: Response & Operational Factors

Hot Shots 2/12

Hot Shots 2/12

Hazmat Studies: Safe Response to Aerial Crop-Spraying Accidents

Hazmat Studies: Safe Response to Aerial Crop-Spraying Accidents

Leadership Lessons: An Effective Leader Facilitates A Quality Work Environment

Leadership Lessons: An Effective Leader Facilitates A Quality Work Environment

Fire Safety Education: The Key to Preventing Fires

Tools & Technologies: Fire Service Prepares for Change In PPE Technology

Tools & Technologies: Fire Service Prepares for Change In PPE Technology

Higher Education FESHE: National Fire Academy Promotes Standardized Fire Science Education

Higher Education FESHE: National Fire Academy Promotes Standardized Fire Science Education

Marketing ICS: Marketing Tales: Recession Presents An Opportunity for the Fire Service

Marketing ICS: Marketing Tales: Recession Presents An Opportunity for the Fire Service

Fire Law: 2011 Retrospective of Fire Service Legal Developments

Fire Law: 2011 Retrospective of Fire Service Legal Developments

EMS: Study Proves Fire Service Is Top EMS Provider in U.S.

EMS: Study Proves Fire Service Is Top EMS Provider in U.S.

COVER STORY: Los Angeles Car Fire Epidemic

COVER STORY: Los Angeles Car Fire Epidemic

SPEAK UP: Keeping the Media Safe in Danger Zones

SPEAK UP: Keeping the Media Safe in Danger Zones

OTJ Calif sidebar: Explosions & Heavy Fire at Facility Processing Titanium and Super Alloy Scrap

OTJ Calif sidebar: Explosions & Heavy Fire at Facility Processing Titanium and Super Alloy Scrap

Firewire 2/12

Firewire 2/12

As Firehouse Sees It: Does Everybody Get It?

As Firehouse Sees It: Does Everybody Get It?

 

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