Firehouse

November 2013

Firefighters from portions of five counties battled a wind-swept fire that destroyed almost 50 businesses in a four-block long stretch along the boardwalk in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, NJ, on Sept. 12, 2013. Many of the businesses had just recovered from Hurricane Sandy. See page 48.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter John Hammack, 58, of the U.S. Forest Service-Deschutes National Forest in Bend, OR; Firefighter Jesse Trader, 19, of the Southwest Oregon District-Oregon Department of Forestry in Central Point, OR; Firefighter Kevin Hall, 59, of the Bureau of Land Management-Vale District in Vale, OR; Captain/Paramedic Matthew G. McKnight, 51, of the Los Angeles, CA, Fire Department; and Engineer Juan Pablo Casanova, 53, of the Brownsville, TX, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, August 2013.

Cover by: Cover photo by Michael Messar

New Products 11/13

New Products 11/13

For the Record 11/13

Apparatus Showcase 2013

Apparatus Showcase 2013

Safe Building Codes Act: Worth a Pound of Cure

Safe Building Codes Act: Worth a Pound of Cure

Overcoming Adversity: A Fire Service Tradition

Overcoming Adversity: A Fire Service Tradition

Using Building Systems To Fight High-Rise Fires

Using Building Systems To Fight High-Rise Fires

Fire Captain Struck Minutes After Arrival - Part 2

Fire Captain Struck Minutes After Arrival - Part 2

Rebrand Your Fire Department's Name to Include EMS

Rebrand Your Fire Department's Name to Include EMS

The Apparatus Architect

The Apparatus Architect

20 Tough Questions For the Fire Chief: Are You Prepared To Answer Them? - Question 19

20 Tough Questions For the Fire Chief: Are You Prepared To Answer Them? - Question 19

Fire, Explosion and Arson Investigation

Fire, Explosion and Arson Investigation

What to Expect at FAEI Residency

Rekindles 11/13

Rekindles 11/13

Riding the Right-Front Seat: Leadership Landmines

Riding the Right-Front Seat: "Leadership Landmines"

Great Expectations Of Those Who Serve

"Great Expectations" Of Those Who Serve

Company-Level Hazmat Response and Training

Company-Level Hazmat Response and Training

EMS sidebar: Why One Department Made the Switch

EMS sidebar: Why One Department Made the Switch

Boardwalk Fire Storm

Boardwalk Fire Storm

Industry News 11/13

Industry News 11/13

University of Extrication: Shapes of Advanced Steels in Vehicles

University of Extrication: Shapes of Advanced Steels in Vehicles

Safety and Survival Sidebar: Chicago Fire Department Conducts High-Rise Drill

Safety and Survival Sidebar: Chicago Fire Department Conducts High-Rise Drill

Hot Shots 11/13

Hot Shots 11/13

 

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