Firehouse

January 2014

Fort Worth, TX, Engine 23 and Quint 23 responded first due to an early-morning fire at an apartment complex, with fire on the first floor extending to the second floor. The fire was confined to four apartments, damaging four others. Two additional engines were requested. One occupant was injured and five occupants were displaced. The fire occurred on Dec. 1, 2013.

Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter Mark T. Urban, 40, of the Boise Smoke Jumpers, Bureau of Land Management, in Boise, ID, who died in the line of duty, September 2013; and to Captain Richard Floersch, 59, of the Milan, TN, Fire Department; Chief John Allison, 51, of the Mason County Rural Fire Authority/Custer Fire Department in Custer, MI; Captain David Heath, 48, of New Hanover County Fire Rescue in Wilmington, NC; Firefighter Jantzen M. Frazier, 28, of Oden Ridge Fire and Rescue in Eva, AL; and Firefighter Leroy Murphy Jr., 56, of the Gettysburg, OH, Rural Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, October 2013.

Cover by: Cover photo by Glen E. Ellman

LODDs 1/14

Fire Law: When Is Arson Not Arson?

Hot Shots 1/14

Hot Shots 1/14

Rekindles 1/14

Rekindles 1/14

For the Record 1/14

For the Record 1/14

The Apparatus Architect 1/14

The Apparatus Architect 1/14

As Firehouse Sees It: A Golden Opportunity

As Firehouse Sees It: A "Golden" Opportunity

Commercial Aircraft Rescue

Commercial Aircraft Rescue

Disaster Response: Commanding the Storm: Lessons Learned From Oklahoma Tornados - Part 2

Disaster Response: Commanding the Storm: Lessons Learned From Oklahoma Tornados - Part 2

Firehouse Roundtable: Apparatus Maintenance

Firehouse Roundtable: Apparatus Maintenance

Fire Dispatch: PDAs and the PSAP: Why Smarter Isn't Always Better

Fire Dispatch: PDAs and the PSAP: Why Smarter Isn't Always Better

Hazardous Materials Response: Understanding Ammonium Nitrate - Part 2

Hazardous Materials Response: Understanding Ammonium Nitrate - Part 2

University of Extrication: Airbag Cutting

University of Extrication: Airbag Cutting

Speak Up: Emergency Responses: Know the Rules

Fire Politics: Advocating on Behalf Of Fire Service-Based EMS

Close Calls: Chief First on Scene: Working Fire, People Trapped - Part 2

Close Calls: Chief First on Scene: Working Fire, People Trapped - Part 2

Thermal Imaging: Where's the TI? Here's the Answer

Thermal Imaging: "Where's the TI?" Here's the Answer

EMS: Pronounced Dead – But Not Quite!

EMS: Pronounced Dead – But Not Quite!

The Fire Scene: Firefighting: The Greatest Job

The Fire Scene: Firefighting: "The Greatest Job"

Command Post: Riding the Right-Front Seat: Discipline As a Training Tool

On the Job Pennsylvania: Fire Destroys Fire Station, Apparatus and Equipment

On the Job Pennsylvania: Fire Destroys Fire Station, Apparatus and Equipment

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

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

20 Tough Questions sidebar: Fire Department Partners with School District To Teach Firefighting to High School Students

20 Tough Questions sidebar: Fire Department Partners with School District To Teach Firefighting to High School Students

New Deliveries 1/14

New Deliveries 1/14

Cover Story: Texas Fire Destroys Four Apartments

Cover Story: Texas Fire Destroys Four Apartments

 

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