Firefighter Safety Magazine Articles

  • Firefighter = Fire Victim

    This account is provided by a reader. Chief Goldfeder's comments follow. We are a large volunteer fire company responsible for protecting a highly populated seaside resort city. We staff at least one engine company with volunteer duty crews to...

    Article • January 31st, 2003

  • Hearing Damage And Tinnitus In Emergency Responders

    Robert M. Winston shares the results of his research on the need for hearing protection by firefighters and other emergency responders.

    Article • January 31st, 2003

  • Working Safely Around Commercial Structures

    It is early morning and your shift has just begun when the alarm comes in. It could be a warehouse, the corner grocery store or maybe even the local hardware store. Upon arrival, you see some smoke. You don't know the source yet, but it doesn't appear too...

    Article • January 31st, 2003

  • Rescue Of A Trapped Firefighter

    Michael Bryant reports on the work of rapid intervention crews to rescue a downed captain shortly before a total structural collapse.

    Article • January 31st, 2003

  • Working Safely Around Wooden Trusses

    Trusses have been used in the building industry for over 100 years. Some of the largest Type IV mill buildings constructed during the late 19th century utilize trusses in their roof construction. They contain large wooden framing members with iron...

    Article • December 31st, 2002

  • Close Calls

    Survivors share dangerous fireground experiences and detail what was learned from them.

    Article • December 31st, 2002

  • Are We On The Right Road?

    In the June issue, I wrote a Chief Concerns column titled "The Right Road" that raised the question of whether or not we in the U.S. fire service are taking the right initiatives as a result of the terrorist attacks which occurred last year. I also made...

    Article • November 30th, 2002

  • Close Calls

    Survivors share dangerous fireground experiences and detail what was learned from them.

    Article • November 30th, 2002

  • Close Calls: Anatomy Of A Tragedy

    Ron Baran presents a valuable lesson in what can go wrong at a fire when standard operating procedures are disregarded.

    Article • October 1st, 2002

  • Should – Or Can – The Fire Service Be Safe?

    The high number of FDNY members who were killed on 9/11 has fixated us. To lose 343 members of a department is in itself not only catastrophic, but also worthy of causing changes to the paradigms, mores and culture of the fire service. In 1997...

    Article • October 1st, 2002

  • Wood-Frame Building Fires And Collapses

    By request of the author, this article is not available online

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • Close Calls

    Survivors share dangerous fireground experiences and detail what was learned from them.

    Article • August 1st, 2002

  • Are Architects, Engineers And Code-Writing Officials Friends Of The Firefighter?

    By request of the author, this article is not available online

    Article • July 1st, 2002

  • Close Calls

    Survivors share dangerous fireground experiences and detail what was learned from them.

    Article • July 1st, 2002

  • Rapid Intervention Teams: Are You Prepared For The Entrapment?

    James K. Crawford reviews the reasons why it is so important for the rapid intervention team to monitor all fireground functions and to be prepared to rescue a downed firefighter.

    Article • May 1st, 2002