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  • Reading Comprehension Test-Taking Strategies

    This tests your ability to read and understand materials you might be expected to read on the job.

    Article • November 20th, 2002

  • Conspace For Company Officers: Command & Control

    As the incident commander, you need to ask yourself, am I prepared to commit personnel into this hazardous atmosphere and what will be the outcome of this endeavor?This is the second article in a series on confined space emergency response at the...

    Article • November 19th, 2002

  • So, You Want To Become A Firefighter?–Part 2

      This is the second installment of a series of articles intended to prepare the aspiring firefighter to be the best they can be.

    Article • November 12th, 2002

  • Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

    What are the Mayday decision parameters for firefighters? How do we teach the Mayday decision-making process to firefighters? How much Mayday practice do firefighters need?These must be the most frighting three words that can be heard over the fire ground...

    Article • November 2nd, 2002

  • Oral Board Skills: The Problem Is Poor

    Most candidates think their answers are great, when they aren't. If their answers were as great as they thought, they would make the list and get a badge.

    Article • November 1st, 2002

  • When Would You Call Mayday-Mayday-Mayday?

    Somehow we think firefighters will intuitively know when to call for help. This is a very dangerous assumption.Hopefully you will never need to call mayday for yourself, or any other firefighter. But you need to be prepared to do so because your life may...

    Article • October 28th, 2002

  • So, You Want to Become a Firefighter - Part 1

    Five reaons why some never become a firefighter.

    Article • October 20th, 2002

  • Firefighter Surival In The Water

    In the event a firefighter suddenly and unexpectedly falls into deep water while wearing full turnout gear, the firefighter's survival is dependent upon the immediate actions taken during the first critical seconds of immersion.

    Article • October 20th, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 13

    Aldehydes are the next family of hydrocarbon derivatives. In the aldehyde family, most compounds are liquids, except for the one-carbon aldehyde, formaldehyde, which is a gas.

    Article • October 9th, 2002

  • Mercedes-Benz Automobile Side & Rear Window Glass

    As a standard feature on selected vehicles within its model lineup, automaker Mercedes-Benz offers an unusual window design.Subject:  Mercedes-Benz Automobile Side & Rear Window GlassTopic:  Entry Procedures for Mercedes-Benz Side and Rear Window Glass

    Article • October 1st, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 11

    The next flammable liquid hydrocarbon derivative family is ether. The primary hazard of ether is flammability.

    Article • September 9th, 2002

  • Vehicle Lockout Incidents

    This University of Extrication column is a joint effort of Firehouse Magazine and to present critical information regarding vehicle lockout calls. References are made throughout this column to additional supporting documents that are...

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • Broken Glass Containment

    When a tempered glass window is to be broken to gain access to the interior, crews may decide to contain the broken glass.When a tempered glass window is to be broken to gain access to the interior, crews may decide to contain the broken glass. This is...

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • The Physiological Effects of Heat Inside a Locked Vehicle

    The National SAFE KIDS Campaign reports that at even temperatures as mild as 60 degrees F, a closed vehicle can heat up to dangerous levels within minutes.There is a sense of urgency for removal of a person or animal locked in a vehicle. Between 1996...

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • The Street Chemist - Part 10

    The next hydrocarbon-derivative family we will discuss is the amine. Generally, amines have low boiling points and flash points, narrow flammable ranges, and high ignition temperatures.

    Article • July 16th, 2002