Firehouse

April 2014

It took 100 Los Angeles, CA, firefighters operating 16 engines, nine ladders, eight rescue ambulances and four battalion command teams to control a fire in a three-story dwelling in Encino. Four firefighters were injured in the Oct. 30, 2013, fire.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Engineer Greg Hennessey, 49, of the Orange County, CA, Fire Authority; Firefighter James A. Dickman, 31, and Firefighter Stephen A. Machcinski, 42, of the Toledo, OH, Fire Department; Fire Chief Rick Winkles, 53, of the Trumann, AR, Fire Department; and Pilot Jake Harrell, 34, of the Arkansas Forestry Commission, who died in the line of duty, January 2014.

Cover by: Cover photo by Mike Meadows

Command Post: Going for the Gold: A New Direction

Command Post: Going for the Gold: A New Direction

HOT SHOTS 4/14

HOT SHOTS 4/14

New Deliveries 4/14

New Deliveries 4/14

Scuttlebutt 4/14

Scuttlebutt 4/14

Higher Education: Assessing Higher Education's Role in the Fire Service

Higher Education: Assessing Higher Education's Role in the Fire Service

The Fire Service PIO: Beware the Pitfalls Of Social Media

Disaster Response: Commanding the Storm: Lessons Learned From Oklahoma tornados - Part 3

Disaster Response: Commanding the Storm: Lessons Learned From Oklahoma tornados - Part 3

On The Job Michigan: Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Historic Lodge in Muskegon County

On The Job Michigan: Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Historic Lodge in Muskegon County

Rekindles 4/14

Rekindles 4/14

Fire Politics: Two Important Items From Washington, DC

Fire Politics: Two Important Items From Washington, DC

Fireground Operations: How to Nail Your First-Due Strategic Responsibility Part 6

Fireground Operations: How to Nail Your First-Due Strategic Responsibility Part 6

Higher Education: Leadership in Extreme Contexts

Close Calls: Light Smoke Showing, Then Heavy Fire & Major Collapse

Close Calls: Light Smoke Showing, Then Heavy Fire & Major Collapse

Fireground Operations: 15 Priorities in Protecting Exposures: Part 2

Fireground Operations: 15 Priorities in Protecting Exposures: Part 2

The Apparatus Architect 4/14

The Apparatus Architect 4/14

Fire Law: Firehouse Bullying: How to Recognize Trouble

Firehouse Chefs Corner: Welcome to the Firehouse Chefs Corner

Firehouse Chefs Corner: Welcome to the Firehouse Chefs Corner

Thermal Imaging: Your Next TI: Choose Wisely

Rural Firefighting Academy: The Rural Pressurized Fire Hydrant – What’s It Worth? Part 3

Rural Firefighting Academy: The Rural Pressurized Fire Hydrant – What’s It Worth? Part 3

Gunshots at the Century 16: 12 Killed, Dozens Injured In Colorado Mass Shooting

Fire Studies: Incident Safety Officer: Ensuring Safety, Welfare & Accountability Part 1

Fire Studies: Incident Safety Officer: Ensuring Safety, Welfare & Accountability Part 1

Line-of-Duty Deaths LODDs 4/14

Fire Wire 4/14

University of Extrication: Mercedes-Benz Responder Safety Initiative

University of Extrication: Mercedes-Benz Responder Safety Initiative

The Fire Scene: Portable Ladder Tips: Storage & Placement

 

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