Firehouse

March 2013

A 5-11 alarm and two specials were transmitted for a fire in a large commercial building in Chicago, IL on January 22, 2013. The temperature was in the single digits and wind chill below zero. The fires was the largest number of alarms since 2006.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse is dedicated to Firefighter Jonathan Wayne Burgess, 33, of the South Alabama Regional Airport FD, AL, and to Captain Matthew J. Porcari, 34, of the Owego, NY FD both who died in the line of duty, January, 2013.

Cover by: Cover photo by Gordon J. Nord Jr.

Firehouse Insider March 2013

Scuttlebutt 3/13

Scuttlebutt 3/13

20 Tough Questions For the Fire Chief: Are You Prepared To Answer Them? Question 11

20 Tough Questions For the Fire Chief: Are You Prepared To Answer Them? Question 11

Fire Technology: iPads, iPhones, Apps And the Fire Service

New Deliveries 3/13

New Deliveries 3/13

EMS:The Educated Patient: A Drain on EMS Resources

Fire Politics: 15 Lessons in Leadership From the U.S. Senate Floor

Fire Politics: 15 Lessons in Leadership From the U.S. Senate Floor

Industry News 3/13

Rekindles 3/13

Rekindles 3/13

Thermal Imaging: NFPA 1801-Compliant Thermal Imagers

Thermal Imaging: NFPA 1801-Compliant Thermal Imagers

Close Calls:Firefighter Trapped in Marijuana-Grow "Fortress" Part 1

Fire Safety Education:Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

Chicago Fires

Chicago Fires

For the Record 3/13

Combination Fire Department 2012 Run Survey

Combination Fire Department 2012 Run Survey

Speak Up: Night Club Fires

Safety & Survival: Fireground Setup Time, Measured Scientifically

Safety & Survival: Fireground Setup Time, Measured Scientifically

The Fire Scene: Times Are Tough, And So Are We

The Fire Scene: Times Are Tough, And So Are We

New Products 3/13

New Products 3/13

Chief Concerns: It's All Hands on Deck When a Disaster Strikes

Chief Concerns: It's "All Hands on Deck" When a Disaster Strikes

Riding the Right-Front Seat: Ensuring Safety

Riding the Right-Front Seat: Ensuring Safety

University of Extrication: Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Identification – Part 2

University of Extrication: Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Identification – Part 2

Technical Rescue: First Due to a Confined-Space Rescue

Technical Rescue: First Due to a Confined-Space Rescue

 

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